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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hey guys just bought a 1968 or 1969 ihc 4100 tractor in great shape was wondering if it is rare or not and if any were built in 69 cause anything I see says there were only 1200 built from 65-68
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Couldn't answer the questions,but my uncle bought a new one. He never used it. It went out of there by spring and he got a Case 1200 instead. The 4100 sat there in the barn for a few months over the winter.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No idea why it just sat there? Was it a gas hog? Not maneuverable enough? Not enough pulling power for the money?

Is strange that there isn't more info on these tractors as to why they just never seemed to take off. Seems if they would have been a "bad" tractor, there would be reports of it. ...Maybe it has to do with the dual-axle steering??
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Prairie River Guy wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:29:36 03/29/17) hey guys just bought a 1968 or 1969 ihc 4100 tractor in great shape was wondering if it is rare or not and if any were built in 69 cause anything I see says there were only 1200 built from 65-68


Dad bought a 4100 in the early 70's and kept it about a decade. He farmed with it, and also had a snow blade for it. In the winters of '77 and '78 it got a workout. He traded it toward a 1256, which he still has, and, from what I gather, wouldn't trade the 1256 for any 4100.

Before trading it off, a farmer in the neighborhood wanted to buy the 4100 from dad, screwed him around, and tried to talk him down on the price. In the end, he paid $3000 more at a jockey auction for that tractor than dad wanted for it, and had the expense of having it hauled it 100 miles back home. That 4100 sat in a pasture about 5 miles from here for years when I was a kid. Supposedly something gave up the ghost in the rear end and they parked it. They cleaned up the pasture about 15 years ago.

The 4100 is not a common tractor. Most probably had the snot worked out of them, and few are probably functionally intact today. I think IH changed the model designation, and maybe a few small things and it became the 4156. From what I gather, the 4156 is far rarer than the 4100.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the design was too radical at a time when farmers expected tractors to have little wheels in the front and big wheels in the back. "A tractor with four MEDIUM-size wheels? It can't possibly be any good!"

From what I've heard they were pretty helpless in mud, and the drivetrain wasn't all that reliable.

The much simpler articulated design came about not long after that and pretty much sealed the fate of the rigid frame 4x4's.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not too many in farm fields, but there were and still are some on construction jobs pulling discs and packers.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

4156 for sale near here, 8500 I think. Ben
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


A friend who used to farm in upstate NY had one that looked just like a 4100. He bought it in southern NH and took it with him when he bought the farm up there.
 
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A friend who used to farm in upstate NY had one that looked just like a 4100. He bought it in southern NH and took it with him when he bought the farm up there.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tractor itself was a good horse. The steering was the weak link. We have a 4166 same tractor. Would pull fine and got around good in mud. The steering was the issue.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You would have thought IH made 12,000 judging by how many are and used to be around here. Right now I can think of 4 that I know off and but I know there use to be at least twice that many. My great uncle had one along with a 5020. I really haven't heard anything good or negative about them. I think the engine is kind of orphan. One thing is the 4100 was a lot more successful then IH's first 4x4 the 4300.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: IHC 4100 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have it backwards. The first 4 wheel drive tractors were the Wagners first out in the 50s and they were articulated. Steiger brothers starting making their tractors in the late 50s and JD introduced the 8010 in 1959 and all of those tractors were articulated. It was IH that tried the rigid frame concept with the 4300 in 1960. The 4300 didn't go over to well so IH came out with the much smaller 4100. Both tractors were made by the Hough Industrial Division of IH which is why they were painted yellow. Case introduced their 1200 in the mid 60s which was a rigid frame and continued to make rigid frames 4x4s up the merger with IH and even beyond into the 90s. IH's rigid frames fizzled out in the 70s.
 
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