McCormick-Deering I-4
International I-4 1949
McCormick-Deering W-4 Standard, photo of restored tractor at tractor show
Model history
Model introduced 1940
Model discontinued 1953
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 33968 (includes W-4, O-4, OS-4, I-4)
Preceded by 10-20
Superseded by Super W-4
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-152
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 24 belt, 21 drawbar
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) 152 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged na
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Clutch Rockford single dry disc
Gearbox make International
Forward 5
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-16 4-ply
Rear 13-26 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 114 in
Width (inches/meters) 59 in
Height (inches/meters) 67 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3890 lb
Wheelbase 67 in
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating
Nebraska Tests No. 353
Approximate Cost new in (year) $959 (1940)
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The McCormick-Deering W-4 was built by International Harvester from 1940 to 1953 in the USA.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

International Harvester introduced a new styled W-series of standard 4-wheel tractors in 1940. Production was slow getting started so the older unstyled W-series was continued through the year as well. The new W-4 eventually took the place of the smaller W-14 at the bottom of the line and also replaced the old, slightly larger, 10-20.

The W-4 used the same 152 ci ohv 4-cylinder gasoline engine and 5-speed transmission as the Farmall H. However, the standard-tread W-4 had a unit frame instead of the straight frame on the H row-crop model. The W-4 was available with steel wheels but most tractors were equipped with rubber tires. The power output was 24 belt and 21 drawbar hp (uncorrected) when tested at Nebraska on gasoline.

Only 213 W-4s were built in 1940 but full production in 1941 turned out 3,554 tractors, making the W-4 the best seller in this class. In 1940 the W-4 competed with the John Deere AR, Oliver 70 Standard, and Case S. The Graham-Bradley 104, Massey-Harris 101 Junior Standard, and Minneapolis-Moline ZTS all had a bit more power. By the late 1940s the John Deere BR and Minneapolis-Moline RTS had grown in power to where they equalled the W-4, and the Massey-Harris MH-30 and Oliver 77 were more powerful.

The W-4 was named McCormick-Deering through to about 1945. After that the name was shortened to just McCormick. However, restored tractors may have either decal.

Timeline Edit

Factory locations Edit

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 4-ply (1940); 22"x3.5" steel (1941); 5.50-16 4-ply (1951)
    • Rear: 12.75-24 6-ply (1940); 40"x8" steel (1941); 13-26 6-ply (1951)

Variations and Options Edit

  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 6-ply (1940); 5.50-16 4-ply (1941); 6.50-16 4-ply (1951)
    • Rear: 11.25-24 4-ply, 11.25-24 6-ply (1941); 11-26 4-ply, 11-26 6-ply, 12-26 6-ply, 13-26 4-ply, 13-26 6-ply (1947)

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built[2] Notes
1940 WBH501 942 213 Serial range includes W-4, O-4, OS-4, I-4
1941 943 4055 2741 Number built includes W-4, O-4, OS-4, I-4
1942 4056 5692 1888
1943 5693 7592 1759
1944 7593 11170 3705
1945 11171 13933 2799
1946 13934 16021 1893
1947 16022 18879 2822
1948 18880 21911 2975
1949 21912 24469 2973
1950 24470 28166 3186
1951 28167 31213 3519
1952 31214 33066 2385
1953 33067 34176 1110
Total built 33968


A number of examples of this model can be seen in museums and at tractor Shows and Meets in the UK and America.

List of Preserved Farmall H series 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
Farmall H DVF 323 sn FBH4141 1939 IH  ? Farmall H sn FBH4141 - DVF 323 at Newark 09 - IMG 6813 At Newark 2009 early version
Farmall H - sn FBH236506  ? IH owner ? IH Farmall H sn 236506 - Tricycle at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2384 At Isle of Anglesey Vintage Show 2010 fitted with Tricycle option
Farmall HV - Unknown 1952 IH Chris Dart Image needed LHB

Featured in Old Tractor Magazine June 2010 High-clearance - One of only 387 built
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Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Collection related info
  • Shows and Meets - events featuring tractors and other machinery
  • Clubs Listing - List of clubs including various tractor marques
  • Collections - list of private collections with tractors (add yours)
  • Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)

References / Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981
  2. Klancher, Lee, International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, 1996

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