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In the discussions on the Red Power forum that happen from time to time about which IH was best, the 856 wins more than any other model, with the 1256 & 1456 coming in right behind it.
I really like it when they are kept up nice and shiny red! Like that one.
 

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In the discussions on the Red Power forum that happen from time to time about which IH was best, the 856 wins more than any other model, with the 1256 & 1456 coming in right behind it.
I really like it when they are kept up nice and shiny red! Like that one.
Yes, my main reason was that this was the tractor I probably spent the most time on. Dad has a 1256 as well (got it after I'd married) and a 560 that we've had since we started farming in 76...
 

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...and where, may I ask, did you get the lights. Looking to upgrade my 30 year old Ford tractor.
 

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...and where, may I ask, did you get the lights. Looking to upgrade my 30 year old Ford tractor.
I've converted all my big tractors with LED's


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Just a bit of trivia - Hiniker Cab was located in Mankato MN. There was also a small park in Mankato called Hiniker pond. Great place to go hang out as a young adult on weekends during the summer months.
 

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Does anyone know what cab is on the 856?
It used to have a fan on the roof but we removed it many years ago when it quit working. I distinctly remember it blew more dust and stuff then air...
 

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I'm thinking it's an EXCEL cab by the frt lights. IH used a similar version of that cab for their Delux cab on the 56 series for several years.

The only cab we ever had was a Koehn Tractor cab, (pronounced cane) on a '57 FARMALL 450, a rectangular fiberglass tub for the top, light thin wall tubing for the frame the flexible lexan windows slid up into the roof, two small strips of steel 1/8" x 1/2" formed grooves the lexan slid up in. In late fall and winter a white canvas enclosure closed off the bottom and channeled engine heat from around the engine back into the cab. Compared tocsome of the 1960's vintage steel cabs the Koehn cab was really quiet. If you pulled the engine too hard the engine heated up and you got too warm, and had to open a window. It was a good place to work in late fall and early spring, or clearing snow in winter. Neighbor had an almost identical cab on a D-19 Allis. After 2 years the 450 was replaced with a '63 4010-D, the cab spent two years on the 4010. There's a video of almost the identical Koehn cab on an IH 656 running a snow blower on the Internet somewhere, I've seen it on the Red Power website a couple times.
 
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