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International Harvester 444 Review



Overall Rating:
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 5.00
Build Quality:
5
Features:
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5
Performance:
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5
Value:
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5
Reliability:
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5


Buying Used Posted by William Stewart on 02/02/2013

Got the tractor driven home. It was overheating. Saw the hoses were rotten, and replaced all the rubber. Intermittent stoppages led to a fuel line plug, just above the manual lift-pump, that was removed and fixed the problem. Changed the two in-line fuel filters (just to be safe..) and had a glow-plug blow out.. The new plugs were supplied with a 'plastic' grommet insulator that melted on running the engine because of lost electrical contact. Sliced up an old ceramic "tube" insulator from an old demolished house (knew they'd come in handy some day..) and used the ceramic grommet to replace the melted plastic one that came with the new glow plug. Tractor has been amazingly reliable ever since.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1974 Date Purchased: 05/21/2011 Number of Hours: 456
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: All. Cons: New glow plugs come with a stupid plastic insulator instead of the older ceramic ones. Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: Canada Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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