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Farmall 1206 paint scheme

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440 six pack

12-06-2012 13:37:21

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This is kind of one those pointless questions but here goes. Why did IH paint the grille, fenders and rims white on the 1206's ? On the 706/806's they painted them red. Just wondering if anyone knew the answere?

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12-06-2012 21:12:04

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 Re: Farmall 1206 paint scheme in reply to 440 six pack, 12-06-2012 13:37:21  
They added white to the 350/450 which made them more noticable and the 560 was a big styling change.The white on the 1206 has made them a Classic and the Gold Demo has also became a sought after tractor.The 5 million paint job is being repeated on pullers and a few collectors so white has been one of IHs marketing ideas.Why? Just quesses.

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pete 23

12-06-2012 16:24:56

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 Re: Farmall 1206 paint scheme in reply to 440 six pack, 12-06-2012 13:37:21  
I remember when they introduced them. John Deere had put out a letter to their dealers apparently that it was just a 806 with a turbo put on it . IH was quick to retaliate with a letter to us IH dealers telling all the differences. Carburized gears was the biggest item I remember. Back in those times every one knew when a new model tractor was coming and they got a lot of attention. Had large field demonstrations where some customers and parts dept went to. Mechanic had to stay home and repair tractors.

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Harold H

12-06-2012 16:09:14

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 Re: Farmall 1206 paint scheme in reply to 440 six pack, 12-06-2012 13:37:21  
MARKETING, IHC wanted all to notice it was a new model. Most people at the time, and now, agreed that the 1206 is a very sharp looking tractor.

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todd hamilton

12-06-2012 15:57:59

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 Re: Farmall 1206 paint scheme in reply to 440 six pack, 12-06-2012 13:37:21  
it was the 60s baby, live and let live

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12-06-2012 15:29:17

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 Re: Farmall 1206 paint scheme in reply to 440 six pack, 12-06-2012 13:37:21  
I have two 1206 my thinking is it was the 1st IH row crop with a factory turbo engine and they wanted it to stand out from the rest ie.706,806.

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