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Farmall 544 Hi-Clear
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Model history
Model introduced 1968
Model discontinued 1973
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by Farmall 504 Hi-Clear
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-200
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 66 gross, 60 net, 53 pto, 46 drawbar
Governed rpm 2200
Displacement cu in /(litre) 200 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.813"
Stroke in (mm) 4.3875"
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
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-20 6-ply
Rear 15.5-38 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 147"
Height (inches/meters) 90"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 7400 lb
Wheelbase 94"
Other info
Plow rating 4
Nebraska Tests No. 984
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The Edrob/Farmall 544 Hi-Clear was a high clearance tractor built by International Harvester from 1968 to 1973 in the US.

Model historyEdit

Main article: International Harvester

For high clearance version with hydrostatic transmission see: Farmall 544 Hi-Clear Hydro. For regular row-crop version see: Farmall 544.

The Farmall 544 Hi-Clear was based on the regular Farmall 544 but with larger diameter tires and longer front spindles to provide several inches of additional crop clearance.

Tractor Comparison, gasoline version Edit

Competing directly with the Farmall 544 Hi-Clear were the Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy High Clearance and John Deere 2510 HC. The John Deere 2520 HC, which replaced the 2510 HC, was a more powerful tractor. The Case 730CK High-Clearance was also a larger and more powerful tractor.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
Farmall 544 Hi-Clear 53 200 5-10 7400
Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy High Clearance 54 226 8
Case 730CK High-Clearance 58 251 8
John Deere 2510 HC 54 181 8 6945 6470 (1967)
John Deere 2520 HC 60 203 8 7125 7417 (1969) 8511 (1973)

Tractor Comparison, diesel version Edit

Competing with the International 504 were several other diesel-powered utility tractors in the 46 pto hp range: the Case 630, Ford 4000 3-cylinder, John Deere 2010U, Massey Ferguson MF65, and Zetor 4011. The Ford 801-series and 4-cylinder 4000, Long BMC Nuffield, Nuffield 10/42 and 3/45, Oliver 550 and 600, and Ursus C350 were all less powerful. The David Brown 990, John Deere 2020U, Massey Ferguson MF165, and Zetor 5511 were all slightly heavier and more powerful. Also competing to some extent with the International were the taller, heavier, Cockshutt 560, Fordson Super Major and Ford Super Major 5000, Nuffield 4/60 and 10/60, and Oliver 770 and 1550.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
Farmall 544 Hi-Clear 53 239 5-10 7700
Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy High Clearance 54 236 8
Case 730CK High-Clearance 57 267 8 7300
John Deere 2510 HC 55 203 8 7125 7245 (1968)
John Deere 2520 HC 61 219 8 7225 7918 (1969) 9164 (1973)

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]

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SpecificationEdit

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  • C-200 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Hydrostatic power steering
  • Independent pto
  • Category II 3-point hitch with traction control
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 6.00-20 6-ply
    • Rear: 15.5-38 6-ply

OptionsEdit

  • D-239 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary gearbox
  • Forward-reverse shuttle (not available with Torque Amplifier)
  • Power adjusted rear wheels
  • "Hydra-Touch" hydraulic valves

Serial numbersEdit

Year Serial no. run
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Serial no. run
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Number Built Notes
1968 10250 12540 Production included with regular Farmall 544 gear drive
1969 12541 13584
1970 13585 14506
1971 14507 15261
1972 15262 15737
1973 15738 16049[4] Last built
Total built

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References/sourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Gay, Larry, Farm Tractors 1975-1995, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1995
  4. Baumheckel, Ralph and Borghoff, Kent, International Farm Equipment Product History, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1997

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