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Template:List of International Harvester Models Navistar (formerly International Harvester) started in Chicago, United States, which produced agricultural machinery, construction equipment and vehicles. It was the result of a 1902 merger between the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company, along with three smaller agricultural equipment firms: Milwaukee; Plano; and Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner (manufacturers of Champion brand). International Harvester changed their corporate name to Navistar International Corporation in 1986. Current headquarters are in Warrenville, Illinois.

Passenger vehiclesEdit

Light dutyEdit

IH (International Harvester) is often remembered as a maker of relatively successful and innovative “light” line of vehicles, competing directly against the Big 3. The most common were pickup trucks. International Harvester made light trucks from 1907 to 1975. The final Light Line truck was made on May 5, 1975. The Travelall was similar to a Chevrolet Suburban. The Travelette was a crew cab, available in 2 or 4 wheel drive. It was available starting in 1961, and was the first 6 passenger, 4 door truck of its time. The Scout was a small, 2 door SUV, similar to a Jeep in 1972 the Scout became the Scout II, and in 1974 Dana 4x4 axles, power steering and power disk brakes became standard. after the trucks, and Travelall were discontinued in 1975, The Scout Traveler, and Terra became available, they were longer than a standard Scout II.

IH would abandon sales of passenger vehicles in 1980 to concentrate on commercial trucks and school buses. Today the pickups and Scouts are minor cult orphaned vehicles. All were available as rugged four-wheel drive off-road vehicles. Models and toys of IH vehicles are very difficult to find, though Micro Machines made a 70s Travelall with a camping trailer. They had a major presence in East Idaho.

School and commercial bus chassisEdit

Although based upon truck chassis, IHC also became the leading manufacturer of the chassis portion of body-on-chassis conventional (type C) school buses. IHC successor IC Corporation is the 21st century market leader in both types C & D school bus production in the United States as of 2006.

Most of International Harvester's agricultural assets were purchased by Tenneco, and merged with their subsidiary Case Corporation (now CNH Global) in 1985, who continue to produce tractors, combines, and equipment under the Case IH brand. The truck and engine businesses remained and in 1986 International Harvester changed their corporate name to Navistar International Corporation. The Cub Cadet line was purchased by MTD Products. The Scout & Light Truck Parts Business was sold to Scout/Light Line Distributors,Inc. in 1991.

Today, “Power Stroke” Diesel is a trade name of Ford Motors for the six and eight cylinder diesel engines made by International Truck and Engine Corporation for use in Ford vans, trucks, and SUVs.

TrucksEdit

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Commercial vehicles

Current

9000 Series  • LoneStar  • ProStar  • TranStar  • CityStar  • TerraStar • DuraStar  • PayStar  • WorkStar

Discontinued

Loadstar  • Fleetstar  • Transtar/Transtar II  • S-Series  • Newport Series COE

Buses

Current

3000  • 3200  • 3300

Discontinued

S-Series "Schoolmaster"  • 1853FC  • 3600  • 3800  • 3900

Military vehicles

MXT-MV  • FTTS  • MXT-MVA  • 4000-MV  • 5000-MV  • 7000-MV  • International APC  • MaxxPro

Retail vehicles

Metro Van  • K and KB  • L-Series  • R-Series  • S-Series  • A/B/C-Series  • XT-Series  • Scout  • Travelall



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