The 444 is included in the IH 2000 installation instructions (which covers multiple models). My 444 came with this loader properly fitted. I am challenged to sort out was is original as my example, as best I can figure, is a 444 transmission fitted with a 2444 body (but with 444 grill shell/hood). I might hazard the 2444 donated the loader as the frame and piping were proper, but the drive to the front pump was cobbed together from parts.Anyone know if the IH 2000 front loader will work well and fit on an International 444 tractor ?
I have only used my loader with light loads, and it works fine. I replaced the control valve with aftermarket (rebuild parts for the original valve NLA) and built a new driveshaft from common Ford parts. Now it works even better by holding position, not leaking, and the driveshaft has no slop.Anyone tell me if they've used an IH 2000 loader, and what they think of it ?