Friday, February 15, 2019

NEW Prestige Collection Tractors Coming Soon from ERTL

International Harvester, now Case IH, has been an institution in farming for well over a hundred years. Forging American steel for a century has led to a wide variety of tractor designs through the decades, several of which are coming soon as part of ERTL's Prestige Collection.

Debuting in the 1960s as a replacement for the aging IH 706 series, the Farmall 806 had a variety of engine options and originally sold for almost $7000 in 1967! ERTL's 1/16 scale replica features steerable front wheels with rubber tires in a narrow-front configuration:

#44190 - 1/16 Scale
May - June Arrival
Farmall 806 w/ Clamshell Fenders - Prestige Collection

In the 1970s IH assembled hundreds of dedicated demonstrators, to be sent to dealerships across the nation. These beautiful tractors, incredibly rare now, included Golden Demonstrators and Black Knights, the latter of which appears below. The Case 970 Black Knight is a rare breed, and ERTL has precisely replicated it in 1/16 scale, from the interior of the cab to the gold highlights and badging that mark this model as a demonstrator:

#44189 - 1/16 Scale
May - June Arrival
Case 970 Black Knight - Prestige Collection

A true success story, Case IH lives on even today, continuing to produce high-quality tractors and implements for some of the hardest working people on the planet: farmers. The Case IH Steiger 580 is one such machine, designed to provide the power you need for any job. ERTL has replicated the wheeled, heavy duty version of this tractor, which adds additional muscle and sets a unique profile:

#44177 - 1/16 Scale
March - April Arrival
Case IH Steiger 580 Tractor w/ Duals - Prestige Collection
All of these beautiful 1/16 scale models are available to pre-order today at!

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