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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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Finding the Market: 1909–1945
Chapter 2: Postwar Optimism: 1946–1955
Chapter 3: Big Dams and Interstate Highways: 1956–1965
Chapter 4: Expanding Lines at Hough: 1956–1965
Chapter 5: Aging Markets and Economic Turmoil: 1966–1975
Chapter 6: Hough Division: 1966–1975
Chapter 7: PayLine: 1976–1985
What People are Saying About This
Equipment Echoes, Issue 84
“To our knowledge, no other book has gone into the history of this venture in such detail. The story is told honestly, warts and all. Successes, breakthroughs and innovations are described along with fizzles, flops and other results of poor planning and mismanagement. The text is well-written, and the photographs, many of which are from the International Harvester collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society, are uniformly clear, sharp and well-reproduced. Several pages of tables provide condensed specifications of I-H’s crawler tractors, monthly production tallies for the TracTracTors, and serial number and year references for a great many other products.”