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International Harvester 460 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.20
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
4
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
3


A Good Old Workhorse Posted by Steve on 01/05/2012

The 460 Utility is just that - a utility tractor which is made to last. The only negative aspect of this tractor is the power steering system. The former owner sold it mainly because the steering was not working. I quickly found out that parts are not readily available and not cheap if the tractor is more than 20 or 30 years old.

The interesting part is that if I had bought the tractor six months earlier than I did the part I needed (power steering piston rack) would have only cost $60. As it was, International raised the price (obsolete/vintage pricing) from $60 to $500 just before I bought the tractor. Live and learn.

I was able to get a part made at a local machine shop for $75 which lasted for over 20 years (just broke again this past summer). A Wagner I-260 loader is mounted on this tractor which has no problem carrying the weight.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1961 Date Purchased: 07/04/1992 Number of Hours:
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Heavy. Solid. Built in the USA. Built to last. Cons: Fuel economy (burns gas), power steering, parts are expensive. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States New York I also considered buying: John Deere M, Kubota B3030, New Holland 5010
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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