McCormick ODS-6 1952
McCormick-Deering ODS-6
Model history
Model introduced 1947
Model discontinued 1953
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by New model
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model D-248
Fuel type diesel
Power hp 35 belt, 31 drawbar
Governed rpm 1450
Displacement cu in /(litre) 248 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.875 in
Stroke in (mm) 5.25 in
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 5
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category drawbar
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.50-16 6-ply
Rear 14-26 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 133 in
Width (inches/meters) 60 in
Height (inches/meters) 62 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 5020 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 25.5 ft
Wheelbase 76 in
Other info
Factories Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Plow rating 3-14"
Nebraska Tests No. 368
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The McCormick-Deering ODS-6 was an orchard tractor built by the International Harvester company from 1947 to 1953 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA.

Model historyEdit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The McCormick-Deering ODS-6 was the same as the OS-6 except for its diesel engine. The 248 ci diesel used the same block as the gasoline engine but was strengthened with a 5-main bearing crankshaft instead of 3. The diesel engine used International's well-known gasoline atarting method.

Timeline Edit

  • 1940 - McCormick-Deering W-6 gasoline-powered standard-tread tractor replaced the W-30
  • 1940 - Later in year, O-6 orchard, based on W-6, replaced orchard version of W-30
  • 1944 - OS-6, without the shielding of the O-6, added
  • 1946 (approximately)- Brand name shortened from McCormick-Deering to McCormick
  • 1947 - ODS-6 diesel version added
  • 1953 - ODS-6 discontinued

Factory locations Edit

  • Farmall Works, Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 4-ply (1946)
    • Rear: 12-26 6-ply (1946); 13-26 6-ply (1948); 14-26 6-ply (1951)

Variations and Options Edit

  • Optional tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 6-ply or 6.50-16 4 or 6-ply (1946)
    • Rear: 13-26 or 14-26 6-ply (1946)

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
Serial no. run
Number Built Notes
1947 ODKBS17792 22980 Serial range includes W-6, WD-6, O-6, OS-6, ODS-6, I-6, ID-6
1948 22981 28703 Number built included with W-6
1949 28704 33697
1950 33698 38517
1951 38518 44317
1952 44318 45273
1953 45274 45280[2]
Total built


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References / Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendel, C. H., 150 Years of International Harvester, Crestline Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, 1981
  2. Baumheckel, Ralph and Borghoff, Kent, International Farm Equipment Product History, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1997

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