1984 IH 3088

Mark Parker's Chrome Masterpiece
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Lee Klancher
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The 88 series International tractors set a new standard industry-wide when they were introduced in 1981, featuring radical styling and innovative technology. This 1984 model is the last year of production, not to mention the last year for International Harvester, which was purchased by Tenneco. This particular 3088 has been meticulously restored by Mark Parker of Burlington, Kentucky. The level of detail on this tractor is completely over the top, with the finishes and stylish touches far beyond what is usually found on redone tractors. The frame has been polished, and the paint is smooth as glass. The chrome nuts used to replace every fastener provide a custom touch, along with updated electronics in the cab.





You can see more tractor photography by Lee Klancher in Red Tractors 1958-2013, the annual Farmall Calendar or Red Combines 1915-2015.