Dating farmall tractors
In 1946 IH acquired a defense plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which was enlarged, expanded, and re-equipped for production of the Farmall A, B, and the new 340 tractors.Then in 1948, IH acquired the Metropolitan Body Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut.Parlin & Orendorff - P&O Plow and Chattanooga Plow were purchased in 1919.
Union members became increasingly irate over production cutbacks and other cost-cutting measures.
When IH sold the agricultural products division to Tenneco in 1985, the International Harvester name and "IH" logo, went with it.
One of the early products (besides the harvesting equipment that Mc Cormick and Deering had been making prior to the merger) from the newly created International Harvester Company was the Traction Truck: a truck frame manufactured by Morton Traction Truck Company (later bought by IHC) with an IHC engine installed.
The Mc Cormick reaper sold well, partially as a result of savvy and innovative business practices.
Their products came onto the market just as the development of railroads offered wide distribution to distant market areas.
Navistar International Corporation continues to manufacture medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, and engines under the International brand name.