1967 was a big year for International Harvester, as well as their Farmall brand. This year brought about the release of their first tractor that could produce more than 100 horsepower: the 1206 Turbo. The IH/Farmall 1206 Turbo had a powerful PTO horsepower output of 112hp.
While the vast majority of these were row-crop tractors produced under the Farmall name, over a thousand were “wheatland” models with a larger platform and heavier drawbar, and were produced with the IH name. Both models had basically the same engine, with the only difference being the Bore/Stroke. The Farmall engine had a Bore/Stroke of 4.321×4.625 inches, while the IH engine’s Bore/Stroke was 4.125×4.25 inches.
This diesel-ran tractor was the first row-crop tractor from International Harverster with a turbocharger. The first year of the 1206s release, it had a white, gold-trimmed decal on the radiator that read “1206 Diesel”. The next year, IH replaced the white decal with a gold metal plate. These eye-catching emblems, in addition to the newly implemented red and white color-scheme, brought a lot of very good attention to the 1206, making it a big seller.
The serial number is located on the left side of the clutch housing on this model. The number corresponds with the production year as follows:
Antique Farmall 1206 Tractors And Parts