International 284 Diesel 2WD
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Model history
Model introduced 1980
Model discontinued 1984
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 3,019 (excluding 1984)
Preceded by New model
Superseded by Case-International 284
Engine Specification
Engine make Nissan
Engine model SD-16
Fuel type diesel
Power hp 30 engine, 27 pto, 22 drawbar
Governed rpm 2600
Displacement cu in /(litre) 99 ci
No. of Cylinders 3
Bore in (mm) 3.27"
Stroke in (mm) 3.94"
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type dual-range sliding gear
Forward 8
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Category I 3-point hitch, draft control
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 5.00-15 4-ply
Rear 11.2-24 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 104"
Width (inches/meters) 56"
Height (inches/meters) 56"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 2270 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 14.5 ft
Wheelbase 64"
Other info
Factories KIMCO, Japan
Plow rating 2
Nebraska Tests No. 1387
Approximate Cost new in (year) $7990 (1981), $8695 (1985)
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The International 284 Diesel 2WD was built by KIMCO from 1980 to 1984 in Japan.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

International harvester was slow to market a diesel-powered compact utility tractor. Several Japanese brands were sold in the USA earlier and Allis-Chalmers, Bolens, Ford , Massey Ferguson, and White began marketing Japanese-built models before International. When International finally began selling a compact utility, it was the gasoline-powered International 284 Gasoline. It was built in Japan by Kimco, a joint venture of International Harvester and Komatsu, and powered by a Mazda 4-cylinder engine. International touted the smooth, quiet, operation of the engine, but really needed a diesel model to be competitive with other makes. In 1980 International began selling the International 284 Diesel 2WD, essentially the same as the gasoline model, but fitted with a Nissan 3-cylinder diesel engine. A separate serial number range was used for the diesel model. When International Harvester sold its farm equipment operation to Tenneco, the 284 continued as the Case-International 284.

Tractor Comparison Edit

The International 284 Diesel 2WD matched up very well in power, weight, and price with the Allis-Chalmers 5030, Ford 1900, John Deere 950, and Kubota L295. The updated Ford 1910, Kubota L305, Massey Ferguson MF220, Mitsubishi-Satoh Bison S670, White 2-30, and Yanmar YM336 were more expensive and generally somewhat heavier.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
International 284 Diesel 2WD 27 2270 7990 (1981)
Allis-Chalmers 5030 26 2280 7669 (1981)
Belarus 250 25 3750 6500 (1988)
Bolens-Iseki G242 ~26 1672 7350 (1982)
Ford 1900 27 2518 7587 (1981)
Ford 1910 29 2600 8774 (1983)
John Deere 950 27 3169 7826 (1981)
Kubota L295 25 2305 7495 (1981)
Kubota L305 26 2555 8130 (1981)
Long 310 28 3250 7000 (1981)
Massey-Ferguson 220 26 2390 8661 (1981)
Mitsubishi-Satoh Bison S670 25 2315 9810 (1981)
White 2-30 28 2624 8000 (1981)
Yanmar YM336 27 2854 9300 (1981)

Note: Most specifications and prices in comparison tables from The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010[1], Farm Tractors 1950-1975[2], and Farm Tractors 1975-1995[3]

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

  • KIMCO (Komatsu-International Mfg. Co. Ltd.), Japan

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Nissan 3-cylinder diesel engine
  • Dual-range 8-speed transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Differential lock
  • Electric starter and lights
  • Hydraulic system
  • Category I 3-point hitch
  • Pto
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 5.00-15 4-ply
    • Rear: 11.2-24 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • ROPS

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built Notes
1980 670 2145 1476 Production calculated from serial no. range
1981 2146 2998 853
1982 2999 3342 344
1983 3343 3688 346
1984 3689
Total built 3019 Excluding 1984

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  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
  3. Gay, Larry, Farm Tractors 1975-1995, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1995

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