Young Nebraska Farmer Buys His Late Grandpa's IHC 986 Tractor

Micah M. from Neb:Pete, just wanted to share with you, I love your podcast (www.MachineryPete.com/podcasts). I have an IH 986 my grandfather bought new in '81. After my grandpa passed away in 2011 the tractor was parked in a dirt floor machine shed and the mice moved in. Fast forward to June of this year I bought it from the estate and have been slowly fixing it up as money allows! We use it almost everyday in some capacity and I just love it because my grandfather bought it new from Osceola, IA. Thanks for your time!

Very cool Micah! Keeping grandpa’s IHC 986 in the family. Love it. Here are a few pics Micah sent me of his grandpa’s 1981 IHC 986 as it was, as they hauled it home and action shots back in the field.

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We haven’t repainted her yet, but I did full interior in it, waxed it, serviced and since have been baling hay and pulling gravity wagons with it regularly! Also have a turbo off an IH 1486 lined up for it and plan to do the Magnum door hinges eventually!

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I think grandpa is smiling down Micah :slight_smile:

"Tractor Specs" on IHC 986’s: https://www.machinerypete.com/specs/international-harvester/986/6945

Link to (9) IHC 986’s for sale today: https://www.machinerypete.com/tractors/100-174-hp/international-harvester/986

Pete
Machinery Pete
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