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11-13-2012 17:59:04

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I am enjoying the exchange of info you guys are having and would like to add something. My dad purchased one of the very early 970's. Factory cab it had a tag on the RH post in the cab saying who manufactured the cab. I am not 100% confident my memory is correct, but I think it said Ansel, I am sure it was not Hinniker which is a Mankato MN company I know. Who ever made the factory cab for the 9-1030's I think made the first 70's cab. I am confident in saying the very first 70 series cab were of CASE spec's ,but built by someone else. Rod.

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11-13-2012 18:50:04

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to 1370rod, 11-13-2012 17:59:04  
Allen was the company that built the 9-1030 and Case combine cabs. Was under the impression Allen built the first cabs for the 70 series, but was rejected by Case, then they built their own cabs to control quality.

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11-13-2012 18:58:16

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to casecollectorsc, 11-13-2012 18:50:04  
yes that is the same thing I said, that I was told by our rep,,lets see how many are on our side LOL Case also made their own cabs for the 580B with a built in ROPS starting in 1971 cnt

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11-13-2012 20:00:39

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 11-13-2012 18:58:16  
The Allen cabs were in my opinion very good for what they were. I have a factory cab on a 1030 and I like it. Same with the combine cabs. They were much better than some of the after market companies. Vision was so much better and ventilation was good on the combine cabs compared to the after market companies. Plus they don't shake and rattle.

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Case Nutty 1660

11-13-2012 20:37:40

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to casecollectorsc, 11-13-2012 20:00:39  
Yes I agree with you completely they are very well designed cabs I think they still make cabs today or at least A/C systems I ran a Hough loader back in the late 80's that had a Allen Air system in it cnt

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11-13-2012 18:24:09

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to 1370rod, 11-13-2012 17:59:04  
We're on the same track, but the cogs in my brain have become a bit worn. LOL. As I think about this an other name comes to mind also, "Hinson". I will set back and see where this thread goes from here.

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11-13-2012 21:12:21

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to Adirondack case guy, 11-13-2012 18:24:09  
Loren, that might be it, I belief thats it. Hinson, good call, I'll go with that. I will try to dust off some of these old brain cells and think a little more,but Hinson I bet is correct. Those first cabs were built by them. All those cabs with that dumb air filter above the steering wheel and the cab windows have square corners are Hinson, cabs with rounded window corners are the CASE built cabs. Also when the cab air filter got moved back were they slide into the rear of the cab is the first CASE built cab with rounded window corners. It was a year or so later when they added that little overhang on the back that remained the same till halting production of the 70's. My BK has the rear slide in filter and rounded window corners, a CASE cab, built Oct, 71. Thanks for jogging my memory, Rod.

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11-13-2012 21:50:57

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 Re: more on Demostrators in reply to 1370rod, 11-13-2012 21:12:21  
I forgot to add, go back to the Golden Demo pic your Bro posted. Square corner windows, that is a Hinson cab, the poor guys going to get the dash and steering wheel full of dust when ever he hits a bump because of that filter location. I know, dads 970 was a good tractor and I spent a lot of hrs on it, that was about the only complaint we had, Rod.

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