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International 244 1984
International 244, 1984
Model history
Model introduced 1982
Model discontinued 1985
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 1,804
Preceded by New model
Superseded by Case IH 244
Engine Specification
Engine make Mitsubishi
Engine model K3D
Fuel type diesel
Power hp 21 net, 18 pto
Governed rpm 2700
Displacement cu in /(litre) 60 ci
No. of Cylinders 3
Bore in (mm) 2.87"
Stroke in (mm) 3.07"
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type triple-range constant mesh
Forward 9
Reverse 3
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Category I 3-point hitch
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Rear 9.5-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 113"
Width (inches/meters) 44"
Height (inches/meters) 53"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1670 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 15 ft
Wheelbase 58"
Other info
Factories Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Plow rating
Approximate Cost new in (year) $7395 (1985)
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The International 244 was built by Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co. from 1982 to 1985 in Japan.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The International 244 was a diesel-powered compact utility tractor built for International Harvester by Mitsubishi in Japan. It was slightly larger than the International 234.

Tractor Comparison Edit

As shown in the table, the Japan-built International 244 was closely matched with Japan-built models sold by several American companies as well as some Japanese companies.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
International 244 18 1670 7395 (1985)
Bolens G2102 ~18 1580 6595 (1985)
Ford 1510 20 2218 7370 (1985)
John Deere 750 18.5 2465 7070 (1985)
Kubota L235F 19.5 1950 7300 (1985)
Massey Ferguson 205 16.5 1849 6210 (1984)
Mitsubishi-Satoh MT210 18 1720 7270 (1985)
Yanmar YM226-2 19 2022 7851 (1985)

Note: Some specifications and prices for comparison tables from [1] and [2]

Factory locations Edit

  • Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • 3-cylinder diesel engine
  • Triple-range 9-speed transmission
  • Standard tires
    • Front:
    • Rear: 9.5-24 4-ply
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Variations and Options Edit

  • Hydrostatic transmission

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End[1]
Number Built Notes
1982 8002 8459 458 Number built calculated from serial number range
1983 8460 9088 629 2080014J0
1984 9089 9715 627
1985 9716 9805 90
Total built 1804

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See also Edit

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References / Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hall, Mike, Ed., The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010, Price Digests, Overland Park, Kansas, 2009
  2. Larsen, Lester, “Farm Tractors 1950-1975”, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1981

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