Payline: International Harvester's Construction Equipment Division

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, Feb 1, 2007 - Transportation - 159 pages
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To many people, a wheel loader is called a PayLoader, thanks to the dominance of the classic rubber-tired, hydraulic front-end loader first developed by the Frank G. Hough company in 1944. When International Harvester acquired Hough and combined it with its struggling construction equipment division in 1974, PayLine was born, with the PayLoader as its signature machine.

This book tells the story of PayLine, which marked the high point of International Harvester's foray into construction equipment. Oscar H. Will III chronicles the company's early efforts, its success with machines ranging from the PayLoader to the PayHauler, and it's expansion right up to its sale to Dresser Industries in 1982.

With attention to each particular model, including history, specifications, market position, and color photographs of these mighty machines at work, this book is a fitting tribute to International Harvester's giants in the earth, and a critical chapter in the story of American industry.

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User Review  - randall4construction - Overstock.com

EXCELLENT READING ON I/H AND FRANK G. HOUGH CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT COMPANIES.FOLLOWS THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THEIR PRODUCTS UNTIL THE EVENTUAL BREAK UP OF THE COMPANY.PLENTY OF PHOTOS OF EQUIPMENT RIGHT ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Oscar H. Will III is an IH construction equipment enthusiast and has written many magazine articles on the subject. He is also an accomplished photographer. Will lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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