International B250
International B250 - REW 270 at Belvoir - DSCF0251
A International B250 at the Belvoir Castle Show in 2007
Model history
Model introduced 1955
Model discontinued 1961
Model status Discontinued Discontinued
Engine Specification
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 30
Power kW 22
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories Bradford, England
Plow rating Unknown
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The International B250 was built by the International Harvester Company of GB Ltd, at the Bradford works,England. The Bradford works was formerly the Jowett cars and van factory and also built the Bristol crawlers for a period. It featured a 30 hp (22 kW) engine and was built from 1955 through 1961.

Model historyEdit

The B-250 was made at the old Jowett car factory in Bradford U.K.,and was the first English made IH medium size tractor.It was introduced at the 1955 Royal Smithfield show,and continued in production until 1961.A 4 cyl indirect diesel engine,with glow plugs powered it,a 5 speed forward,one reverse gear box,live hydraulics,3 point hitch,two stage clutch.One of the first tractors to have disc brakes and a diff lock.( Thanks to Woolbeef & the Yesterday's Tractors Co. Forums.)


McCormick International
Technical information: B250
Years 1955-1960
Engine Model BD-144
Cyl / Turbo / Intercooler 4
Displacement 2360
Bore x stroke mm 85,7x101,6
Rated Power DIN hp / rpm x
Max. Power DIN hp / rpm 30SAE/1750
Torque DIN Nm / rpm 142/1600
Cab noise level dB x
Steering mech.
Transmission: 5+1
Synchronized gears x
Quick-change gear x
Reverser x
Speeds in km / h 2,9-19,1
Max. Speed km / h 22
Hydraulic system:
Hydr. Flow l / min 22
Hydr. Pressure bar 140
Lift capacity kg 1030
PTO speeds 540
Dimensions & Weights:
Weight kg 2WD 1550
Weight kg 4WD x
Height w cab cm 127
Length cm 284
Wheelbase cm 188
Fuel tank l 38,6
Turning circle m 2WD 6,8
Turning circle m 4WD x
Front tires 2WD 5,50-16
Front tires 4WD x
Rear tires 2WD 12,4/11-28
Rear tires 4WD x

Variations / optionsEdit


Serial numbers15167Edit


The serial numbers started at sn 501.

S/N 15456 located in Tasmania Australia Year 19?? S/N 10302 located in Queensland Australia 2015 still working

S/N 14749 located in Branxton, New South Wales, Australia 2016.  Still working.

Preservation in the UKEdit

International B250 at Sandbach

A B250 at the Sandbach Transport Festival in 2008

International B250 sn 2865 reg 467 XUC at Stoke Goldington 09 - IMG 9816

A restored B250 at Stoke Goldington Steam Rally 2009

International B250 sn 6057 reg KCF 686 at Woolpit 09 - IMG 1275

IH B250 sn 6057 at Woolpit Steam Rally 2009

International B250 sn 19200 - TEW 677 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 1396

At the Old Warden Steam Rally 2009

A large number of these tractors have survived, and as a compact tractor are a popular choice for ploughing and road runs. The claimed earliest example is disputed, but several with a serial number below sn 500 exist.

Reg no 169uyy sn 3725 of 1956

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List of Preserved International & Farmall B-250 tractors
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Make + Model No. Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No. Build-Date Engine-Type/Make Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info
B250 REW 270 sn 606  ? IH owner ? IH B250 sn 606 - REW 270 at Belvoit 2010 - IMG 3403
B250 JSU 460 * 13134 1958 ? IH owner ? Image needed LHB

*Reregistered was ?
B250 TEW 677 19200  ? IH owner ? International B250 sn 19200 - TEW 677 at Old Warden 09 - IMG 1396 at Old Warden 2009
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