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IH 2 Plus 2 cab on 1466 tractor
"It fits tighter than the original cab and is much quieter," says Myron Krauskopf, Decorah, Iowa, who mounted a cab salvaged from an International Harvester 3588 "2 plus 2" tractor onto a 1973 Inter-national 1466 model.
"The 1466 cab was noisy and dirty and didn't have air conditioning," says Krauskopf. "The company redesigned the cab when it introduced the 86 series tractors. It was a big improvement. The 86 series cab and the 2 plus 2 cab are very similar so after I mounted the 2 plus 2 cab my 1466 looked a lot like a 1486. I even mounted a 1486 decal on the tractor. The 2 plus 2 cab itself cost $2,500 and the total cost to install it was about $4,000.
"The biggest problem in rebuilding the new cab was reworking the hydraulic lines. The return lines had to be drilled out at the rear end of the cab. There wasn't room for the air conditioner condenser so I had to mount it in front of the radiator. I also had to modify the clutch throwout shaft. The steering column wouldn't fit the new cab so I removed it and replaced it with a new one."
The tractor is now owned by David Larson, Albert Lea, Minn.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Myron Krauskopf, Rt. 3, Box 194, Deco-rah, Iowa 52101 (ph 319 735-5897).


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