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International 340 1958
International 340 utility with gasoline engine, 1958
Model history
Model introduced 1958
Model discontinued 1963
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 11,838
Preceded by International 330
Superseded by International 504
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-135
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 34 belt, 32 drawbar
Governed rpm 2000
Displacement cu in /(litre) 135 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.25"
Stroke in (mm) 4.0625"
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type 5-speed sliding gear plus 2-speed planetary
Gearbox make International
Forward 10
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category 2-point "Fast Hitch"
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 5.50-16 4-ply
Rear 11-28 4-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 116"
Height (inches/meters) 60"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3300 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 18 ft
Wheelbase 73"
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating 3
Approximate Cost new in (year) $3810 (1962)
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The International 340 was a utility tractor built by International Harvester from 1958 to 1963 in the USA.

Model historyEdit

Main article: International Harvester

For orchard & grove model see: International 340 Grove. For industrial model see: International 340 Industrial

The International 340 utility replaced the International 330 in 1958. The new model got a new chassis with centered steering and new styling shared with the International 240 and the larger 460 and 560 tractors. A new 166 ci 4-cylinder diesel engine was made available for the 340 in 1960.

Tractor Comparison, gasoline version Edit

In 1958 the International 340 gasoline-powered utility tractor was roughly competitive in power with the Case 310B, David Brown 25, Ferguson T)35, Ford 601-series, Massey-Ferguson MF50, and Minneapolis-Moline 335 Utility. The Oliver 550 offered more power than the International 340 for a lower price. John Deere's nearest model, the 430 Utility, was a slightly smaller, less powerful, tractor. In 1960 the Case 540 produced more power than the International for a slightly lower price and the Case 440 gave almost as much power as the International for an even lower price. The Ford 2000 utility, John Deere 1010 Utility, Massey Ferguson MF35, and Oliver 500 all achieved about the same power level as the International 340 for lower prices. The Fiat 411Rb and Fiat-built Cockshutt 411Rg also had about the same power as the International 340. In 1962 International brought out the more-powerful International 504 to replace the 340.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
International 340 34 135 5-10 3300 3810 (1962)
Case 310B 32 148 4-12 3235 2460 (1959)
Case 440 33 148 4-12 3050 2940 (1962)
Case 540 40 159 4-12 3455 3495 (1962)
Cockshutt 411 35 116 6
David Brown 25 35 154 6 3250
David Brown 850 32 154 6 4000 4370 (1960)
Ferguson TO35 33 134 6 2850 2485 (1960)
Fiat 411Rb 35 116 6 3162
Ford 601-Series 34 134 4-5-12 3291 2790 (1962)
Ford 2000 33 134 4-12 3358 3413 (1963)
John Deere 430U 30 113 4-5 3210
John Deere 1010U 36 115 5 3350 2480 (1962)
Massey-Ferguson 35 33 134 6 2970 2595 (1964)
Massey-Ferguson 50 33 134 6 3290 3161 (1963)
Minneapolis-Moline 335 Utility 33 165 10 3361 2475 (1961)
Oliver 500 33 154 6 3725 2670 (1963)
Oliver 550 41 155 6 3229 2675 (1962)

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

Tractor Comparison, diesel version Edit

When the International 340 was introduced in 1958 there was no diesel engine option to compete with the many other diesel utility tractors its power class. Finally, International brought out a 166 ci 4-cylinder diesel in 1960. The 340 diesel competed with the Case 530, Ford 801-Series, Minneapolis-Moline 445 Utility, and Oliver 550. The David Brown 850, Fiat 411R and similar Fiat-built Cockshutt 411R, John Deere 1010 Utility, Massey Ferguson MF35 and MF 50, and David Brown-built Oliver 500 were all slightly less powerful. The John Deere 2010RU "row-crop utility" was larger and more powerful. In 1961-62 the new David Brown 880, David Brown-built Oliver 600, and smaller Ford 2000 Super Dexta all equaled the power of the International 340 diesel.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
International 340 39 166 5-10 4110
Case 530 41 188 4-12 3600 3975 (1962)
Cockshutt 411R 37 139 6 3350
David Brown 850 34 154 6 4179
David Brown 880 40 154 12 4040 3750 (1962)
Fiat 411R 37 139 6 3350
Ford 801-Series 40 172 4-12 3010
Ford 4000 41 172 4-12 3280 3900 (1963)
Ford 2000 Super Dexta 39 153 6 3150 3250 (1963)
John Deere 1010U 36 144 5 3435 2880 (1962)
John Deere 2010RU 47 165 8 4700 3950 (1962)
Massey-Ferguson 35 37 153 6 3559 3320 (1964)
Massey-Ferguson 50 38 153 6 3490 3620 (1963)
Minneapolis-Moline 445 Utility 41 206 5-10 4240 3750 (1960)
Oliver 500 36 154 6 3825 3080 (1963)
Oliver 550 39 155 6 3000 3430 (1962)
Oliver 600 40 165 6 4047

Timeline Edit

  • 1958 - International 340 replaced International 330
  • 1960 - Diesel version added
  • 1961 - International 504 introduced to eventually replace 340
  • 1963 - International 340 discontinued

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SpecificationEdit

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  • C-135 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • 2 or 3-point "Fast Hitch" with "Traction Control" and "Tel-A-Depth"
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 5.50-16 4-ply
    • Rear: 11-28 4-ply; 12.4-28 4-ply (1960)

OptionsEdit

  • Distillate engine
  • LPG engine
  • D-166 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary gearbox
  • Fast reverser
  • Heavy-duty fixed tread front axle
  • Power adjusted rear wheels
  • Independent pto
  • "Hydra-Touch" hydraulic valves
  • Power steering
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 and 7.50-16
    • Rear: 12-24, 13.6-28, 13-24, 14.9-28, 14-24; 13.6-24, 14.9-24, 16.9-24 (1960)

Serial numbers version)Edit

Year Serial no. run
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Serial no. run
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Number Built Notes
1958 501 2466 1966 Production calculated from serial no. range
1959 2467 5740 3274
1960 5741 8735 2995
1961 8736 11140 2405
1962 11141 12031 891
1963 12032 12338[3] 307 Last built
Total built 11838

PreservationEdit

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Acushnet, MA. 02743 Working tractor still
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See alsoEdit

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References/sourcesEdit

  1. 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. 3.0 3.1 "Implement & Tractor Red Book Issue 1966", p.B-196

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