The second in the series of Archive Films from International Harvester
At their peak the International Harvester Company was reputed to be the largest and most influential farm equipment manufacturer of the 20th century. These promotional and information films make up the second in a series of DVD programmes featuring mostly agricultural machinery but also includes large trucks and heavy plant manufactured by International Harvester – a reminder of their heyday in which all things seemed possible.
This DVD starts with a fabulous film providing thorough analysis of IH manufacturing in the 1970’s at Doncaster and their other sites in the UK. It’s a celebration of them winning their third Queen’s Award for Industry. Two up-to-the-minute British tractors are looked at in detail, the 454 & 574 models representing a brand new concept in farming. While we witness some bizarre machinery picking corn and explore the benefits of the 400 series balers.
Certainly International Harvester was a force to be reckoned with in the middle part of the 20th century and these old movies go a long way to capturing a flavour of that success.
- Running time 81 mins
- PAL DVD