1831 Cyrus Hall McCormick invents the mechanical reaper
1831 Cyrus Hall McCormick demonstrates his mechanical reaper at Steele's Tavern, Virginia. The reaper could cut 10 acres a day - as much as five men. He later added a self-raking feature that allowed one man to cut 40 acres in a day. He does not patent the reaper until 1834.
1842 Jerome Increase Case establishes Racine Threshing Machine Works in Racine, Wisconsin.
1848 Cyrus Hall McCormick establishes McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in Chicago, Illinois.
1851 McCormick’s mechanical reaper earns a Gold Medal at the Royal Exposition at the Crystal Palace in London, England. McCormick enters the European market.
2011 As a result of the demerger, Fiat Group becomes two new groups (both quoted on the Milan Stock Exchange) with two distinct logos: Fiat SpA and Fiat Industrial SpA. Case IH is a part of the Fiat Industrial group.
2011 Case IH creates a one-of-a-kind skid steer that will be sold at auction in the fall of 2012. All of the proceeds will support the National FFA Foundation. The uniquie RED POWER skid steer symbolizes our commitment to FFA and the next crop of American agriculture leaders.
2012 Case IH celebrates 25 years of Magnum tractor leadership.