International 444 tractor

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  1. RebelDigger

    RebelDigger Well-Known Member Supporter

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    DH purchased an International 444 tractor (1975 model) last Fall when we purchased out homestead. He needs a drawbar and a clevis (sp?) fot it and cannot find one. I told him I would post here and ask if any of you know where he might find one since, as I told him, if anyone knows, you all would. So, anybody have any ideas? Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. clovis

    clovis Well-Known Member

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    As crazy as this sounds, post your question on allischalmers.com in the forums.

    You'd be surprised how many IH guys hang out on that forum.
     

  3. HermitJohn

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    Not sure which part of drawbar you are talking about, assume you mean the long narrow piece that sticks out and you put the hitch pin in? Some people remove them as they get in way of some 3 pt hitch equipment. Then they lose them somehow or at least they dont bother to include it when they sell the tractor. My MF65 was missing its drawbar when I bought it at an auction. I just looked in my scrap pile and found drawbar off some old Allis Chalmers, reversed it end to end and it fit right on with no cutting or welding, go figure.

    So you can probably make one or get one from some tractor salvage yard if you want exact original equipment version. A brand spankin new OEM one, if you could find one, would cost both an arm and a leg....

    As to a clevis that hitch pin goes through and you then can easily attach log chain or whatever, thats generic and any TSC or simular farm store should have it. You also might look at TSC for a drawbar. They wont have an OEM drawbar for a 444, but they carry lot hitch parts for old Fords. They might have one for such an old Ford. No guarantee it would work, but it would be as cheap as it gets for a new one.
     
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    Yep, lots of tractor salvage yards around, should be no problem finding one at one of them. > Marc
     
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    Thanks to all of you who have given info. I will pass it on to DH. Our biggest problem is that there is only one tractor junkyard type place locally and they couldn't help him. These ideas should help a lot.
     
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    My Int 240 is very simmilar to your tractor, and with the fast hitch (3pt) option they didn't come with a drawbar, And the ones that didn't come with the fast hitch had drawbar mounts that bolted inplace of the fastr hitch on the sides of the rear housing. This started on the model C tractor. The 240 is the evolution of the C. 2404,404,etc. models are all based on the 240. Mike
     
  8. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    Some people put a bar between the 3 point arms and call it a drawbar, and I think they are sold under that name.

    The drawbar most of us are thinking of attaches under the tractor and extends back for hitching drawbar implements and is used for pulling.

    Some are swinging drawbars from their attachment point, some are limited in their travel by a holder near the back.
     
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    If you get in a jam and can't get one of these parts, let me know.
    All I need is a good description, specs or even a print of some kind (hand drawn is ok) and I can make you one.
    I love being a machinist.......:happy0035:

    Just pm me.
    No, it won't cost you an arm and a leg.

    And that goes for the rest of y'all, too.:happy:
     
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  11. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    adeptr.com has a listing for wreckers across the continent.
     
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