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November 30, 1960 – The first International Harvester Scout
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November 30, 1960 – The first International Harvester Scout

1961 Scout 80. International Harveter doesn't just make combines, they are are combine. What? The company was founded during the merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, Deering Harvester Company, Milwaukee Harvesting Machine Co., Plano Manufacturing Co. and Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner in 1902. While IH initially focused on agricultural machinery, such as large tractors, the business began truck production in 1907 at the company’s McCormick Works factory in Chicago. While International Harvester was commercially successful building and selling large trucks and farm equipment, the launch of their Jeep competitor, the Scout, would become the company’s most successful consumer vehicle to date. The first International Harvester Scout left the assembly line on this day in 1960 for...

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