The Farmall 1026, produced by International Harvester from 1970–1971, is a row crop tractor with a Hydraulic drive system, or hydro. The 1026, rated at 112 power take off, (PTO) horsepower, was the first 100+ horsepower hydro tractor ever produced. The Farmall 1026 was produced as a hydro only model. This was unique to the 1026, as the other hydro models produced by International Harvester at the time were also built as gear drive versions in addition to the hydro versions, while still maintaining the same model number. The Farmall 656 and 826, for example, were available as hydro as well as gear drive versions.
Farmall 1026 production lasted only 2 years, with only 2,414 of the Farmall version built. The International, or standard version production totaled only 158. These totals are quite low compared to other tractor models built by International Harvester, and today the Farmall 1026 could be considered a rare tractor, and the International 1026 extremely rare.
- Nebraska Tractor Test 1047 - International Farmall 1026 Hydrostatic Diesel, The University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station UNL Larsen Tractor Museum Archives (PDF file)
- International Harvester Tractors 1955-1985, Ken Updike, MBI publishing, pg. 53
- International Harvester Tractors 1955-1985, Ken Updike, MBI publishing, pg. 54