This IH 444 when it arrived was the largest piece of farm machinery I ever owned. On our property my grandpa had a jublie 600 ford, and for years it was the only thing we had to work with. When the 444 arrived deisel power bushhog ing plowing, road scraping ect... it just showed us a thing or two about what was possible.
In the years that have past, I've pulled the head, jerked out the sleeves dropped in new pistons ring, and bearings, once I let the water freeze in the block and had to work, to find a new used bd154 block but that was my own dumb fault. Still after a lot of years service she still runs fine and dose all I could ask for.