Vol XVII – #071 – Setting Up

Report #5907 Photo: LR_6-9-17


LR 06-09-2017

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Vol XVII – #070 - The Iris Farm
Vol XVII – #072 - 2017 Wine Festival


A perfect day to set-up the tents for the wine festival, sunny, warm and no wind.

Below: I’m guessing a1977 International scout in fantastic condition. The ’77s were manufactured with rust pitted steel shipped over from Japan. For some obscure reason after being advised not to use the steel, IH Fort Wayne used it anyway.  The result was 100% of the Scouts rusting away, I had one.  Back in the late 1950’s, my step father Charles Kluk created the scout concept. He was Director of Order and Distribution, Motor Truck and special advisor to the Board of Directors.  I was a design engineer at the same time with IH’s Farm Tractor Advanced Engineering developing the Cub Cadet concept.



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Restored in Glen Arbor
Restored in Glen Arbor

Thank goodness…”They don’t make them like the used to.”

John Frank
John Frank

The Scouts of the same vintage that had the Air Conditioning option (our boss had one) had an interesting design characteristic: when you turned the AC on and ran the fan on high speed the AC worked great — you would get nice and cool. But if you then turned the fan down to a lower speed, the AC evaporator unit would ice up in a few minutes and you would have no AC. Your only remedy then was to turn the AC off for a half hour or more and sweat it out until the ice all melted from… Read more »

Steve Hyde
Steve Hyde

Thanks for the photo and the nice memory of the Scout. I worked at IH / Navistar for 36 years, and I deeply appreciate all of the folks who worked to design and manufacture the red farm machines, Loadstar and S-Series trucks, Scouts and Travellals, and many more iconic American products. BY THE WAY – I owned a really rusty 1979 model Scout.

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin

Oh, the stories that you could tell