"IH SERVICE BULLETINS 1963-1972 BOOK 6-9 HITCHES OCR.pdf"
"IH SERVICE BULLETINS 1963-1972 BOOK 6-8 HYDRAULICS OCR.pdf"
"IH SERVICE SLANTS 1965-1968 OCR.pdf"
NOTE from SgtPresto on Slants:
IH Blue Ribbon Service Slants were a more urgent form of communication, see explanation below:
Documents known as “Service Slants" were used to communicate urgent or especially important information or when IH' s service section wanted to highlight vital information with respect to which dealers were to take action. Relatively few Service Slants were issued in any given year thereby emphasizing the importance of their messages. A master copy of any given Service Slant would be sent first-class mail to IH's district managers, each of whom would then mimeograph copies and mail them to the appropriate dealers in their respective districts
Documents known as "Service Bulletins" were used for more routine messages and as more formal announcements of the information transmitted to the dealers via "Service Slants. " Service Bulletins were printed in bulk and shipped via truck to IH' s district offces. This consumed more time than the handling of a Service Slant. They were then provided to the dealers. Typically, the Service Bulletins were circulated among dealership personnel who then could pass on any relevant information to their customers. It was understood by IH service personnel that urgent messages would not be communicated through service bulletins. Although there is no regular pattern and the number received at anyone time may vary, a dealer receives a large number of Service Bulletins. They may arrive 20 at a time. The district offces hate to receive Service Bulletins because they present so much work. They usually are not processed the day they are received in the district office.