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LanceB 15768 112 IH 1256 either
IH 1256
I really love old IH and Farmall tractors. This is a 1256.
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Oops I accidentally posted this two times. Blame it on my
computer, it had a timeout error.

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Hi Lance,

Are you sure it's a 1256 and not a 1206 ???
1256 is a german model.

greetzzzz Peet
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Hi Lance,

after a close look in my IH maps, i saw that a 1206 has a
different sheetwork. So i was wrong.

Re: IH 1256
Hi Peet,

I've had the wonderful privilege of driving one of these
tractors and I LOVE them! Actually it does look like a 1206,
doesn't it?

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Man that 1256 looks “junk yard dog” mean! I love those old
‘06, ’56 and ’66 series tractors. In never did like the ’86
series that much (except for the 4wds). The styling on those
old ones is awesome. My dad (a diehard Deere man) always
said that the only reason he didn’t use IH equipment was
that they were notorious for transmission and hydraulic
system problems but that when they were set up right, it was
tough to outpull ’em! Seems they’ve always had extremely
strong engines. Maybe I’ll get to run one some day. Post
some more pics of those old red ones if you got ’em.
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Hi John,

Yes these are some "mean" tractors! I know you told me
earlier about your tractors, but I forget, what kinda
combine do you use?

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Hi Lance. We currently have a 6620 deere 2wd with a 16’ flex
header. We don’t row crop anymore but we still grow some
small grains like wheat, rye and browntop millet so thats
what we use it for. When dad started farming he had two
Massey Ferguson 510s and they were pretty good machines but
then we switched to two Deere 6600s with 15’ flex headers.
In about ’78, we added a 7720 Deere with a 20’ flex header
and ran three combines until about ’83-’84. We then sold one
6600 and about 6-7 years later we sold the other 6600
because at that point we had gone from a 3,000 acre soybean
farm to about a 1,000 acre farm which the 7720 could handle
with ease. Dad used to always joke about running hydraulics
to the rear of the combine so he could pull a 20’ harrow
behind it while he harvested. It was a very strong machine
until we lost it in a flood about 4 years ago. I liked
running the 7720 best of all because it was such a hoss
although those old 6600s were great machine as well and a
pleasure to operate (until you plugged them up...the 7720
had a reversible feeder house that would make short work of
plugs). The 6620 we have now is a great machine also. It has
the 466 turbo engine like the 7720 but with 4 fewer feet of
header it will really walk the dog. It actually feels
stronger than the 7720 did.
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Hi John,

Well I am sorry to hear that you lost your 7720 in that
flood. I think the 6620 is an awesome combine. My uncle runs
a Gleaner R62. I believe that it's either a 98' or 99'
model. However it's a great machine. His tractor lineup
includes a Case IH 9250, Case IH 7250, Case IH 8940, Case IH
MX 170, Case Ih 485, and a JD 7210.

Lance :-)
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Hi Lance,

after some searching i found a catalog of a 1206. I only own
a few US catalogs but i have about 600 German, French and UK

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Nice photo, and that's a beautiful tractor!

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