Anybody have info on this tractor?

Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:55 pm

Came across a different tractor today. From afar it looked strange. It is an International B-414. Anybody have any info - good or bad - on this one?

The grill is beat up, has been painted with what looks like a brush, seat is shot, but the rest of it looks to be their. It is for sale with what looks like a 5 or6 foot snow-blower. Serial # is 1101. Have not heard it run. Would this be something to look into just for collectability? Are parts hard to come by? It would be neat to have a utility to share the stable with the letter series. I know it is hard to say, but any idea what price range something like this would be? I haven't called on it yet. Would like a little info first. Thanks.

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:20 pm

I believe that is British made, parts may not be real handy.

http://www.tractordata.com/td/td329.html

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:35 pm

Found this on Tractor Data:
tractordata.com wrote:International Harvester B-414

General tractor information:
Manufacturer: International Harvester
Model: B-414
Type: Farm/Agricultural tractor
Years produced: 1961 - 1966
Total built: -unknown-
Factory: Bradford, England
Original price: $2,900 (1967)
Tractor power:
Drawbar (rated): 31 hp [23.1 kW]
Drawbar (max): 31.7 hp [23.6 kW]
PTO (max): 36.5 hp [27.2 kW]
PTO (rated): 40 hp [29.8 kW]
Engine:
Manufacturer: International Harvester
Fuel: gasoline
Cylinders: 4
Bore/Stroke: 3.375x4.00 inches [86 x 102 mm]
Displacement: 143.1 ci [2.3 L]
Compression: 6.3:1
Rated RPMs: 2000
Cooling: liquid
Torque: -unknown-
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Oil capacity: 5 qts [4.7 L]

Engine:
Manufacturer: International Harvester
Fuel: diesel
Cylinders: 4
Bore/Stroke: 3.50x4.00 inches [89 x 102 mm]
Displacement: 154 ci [2.5 L]
Compression: 22.6:1
Rated RPMs: 1875
Cooling: liquid
Torque: -unknown-
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Oil capacity: 5 qts [4.7 L]

Transmission:
Type: -unknown-
Forward: 8
Reverse: 2

Mechanical:
Chassis: 2WD
Steering: -unknown-
Brakes: -unknown-

Capacity:
Fuel: 12.75 gal [48 L]

3-Point Hitch:
Rear Hitch Category: I
Rear lift: -unknown-

Power Take-off (PTO):
Rear PTO: live
Rear speed (RPM): 540

Hydraulics:
Type: -unknown-
Capacity: 3 gal [11 L]
Total flow: -unknown-
Valve flow: 6.9 gpm [26.1 lpm]
Pressure: -unknown-
Valves: -unknown-

Tires:
Ag front: 6.00-16
Ag rear: 13.6-28


Dimensions:
Weight: 3600 lbs [1632 kg]
Wheelbase: 77 inches [195 cm]
Length: 115 inches [292 cm]
Width: 64 inches [162 cm]
Height: 61 inches [154 cm]
Ground clearance: 18.75 inches [47 cm]

Electrical:
Volts: 12
Ground: positive
Amps: 17 (generator)


Nebraska Tractor Test 817:
Test Date: May 1962
Engine: gasoline
PTO (max): 36.5 hp [27.2 kW]
Drawbar (max): 30.9 hp [23.0 kW]

Nebraska Tractor Test 827:
Test Date: September 1962
Engine: diesel
PTO (max): 36.0 hp [26.8 kW]
Drawbar (max): 31.7 hp [23.6 kW]


B-414 Serial Numbers:
Location: Right side of clutch/transmission housing

1961: 501 (diesel)
1962: 2575 (diesel)
1963: 14838 (diesel)
1964: 29647 (diesel)
1965: 42135 (diesel)
1966: 51664 (diesel)
1962: 501 (gasoline)
1963: 2159 (gasoline)
1964: 3995 (gasoline)
1965: 5699 (gasoline)
1966: 6345 (gasoline)


Which makes that one a 1961

David Chown over at Chown Tractor Parts will know part availability and general questions. The Brit IH's were often imported to Canada and then the US I think. They have parts for the 414

IH 414 at Chown Tractor Parts Sussex NB Canada
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Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:27 pm

Very good no-frills tractor. The main chassis including engine--if it was a diesel--was used to create the 424, 444, and several others. Parts shouldn't be too bad. We have a 424 gas since new and it's a very tough tractor.

Al

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:13 am

Fixed the starter on one of these just today :D :D . Guy said it was a great tractor.

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:22 pm

Thanks for the responses. It must have been a good deal. Went by today and it is gone.

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:18 am

i have one, gas.

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a good medium duty utility tractor.low range makes the tractor.

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:41 pm

Back to the top...going to look at one this weekend. Glad I did a search. Strange that it is an English tractor but they did build tractors over there. Anyone on else have any input??? I heard there is a place in Maine that has parts available. ArtC would this tractor be good for pulling a baler?

Thanks guys!!

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:00 pm

Maine Tractor Parts Waldoboro (not Waterboro) Me. scott@mainetractors.com Frank

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:09 am

Chuckwheat Farm wrote:Back to the top...going to look at one this weekend. Glad I did a search. Strange that it is an English tractor but they did build tractors over there. Anyone on else have any input??? I heard there is a place in Maine that has parts available. ArtC would this tractor be good for pulling a baler?

Thanks guys!!


what is the horsepower rateing for your baler? if you need anything over 36hp, no it won't work

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:13 am

parts availability is not bad, but at times a bit pricey. i recently removed the gas engine from mine due to low compression on cylinder #4. turns out it only needed head work, the cylinders showed little wear, bearings good, etc. the engine gasket set is NLA, but individual gaskets are available. $150 for all.

it is a 5 main bearing, wet sleeve engine. an excellant worker with low range and IPTO. and now i'll have all 4 cylinders working properly :!:

if i can hi-jack this thread a little, mine is missing the sending unit for the oil pressure idiot light, and i'm not positive where it is supposed to be installed. i believe it's located below and to the left of the fuel pump, but the manuals (i have) do not show it. could someone take a look? thanks

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:58 am

I am going get this tractor!!! It is $500.00 and was a former Rhode Island highway tractor. It is painted highway orange and has turf tires. The head has been redone and the engine is apart ready to be rebuilt. It needs a clutch...which is missing. But otherwise it has good tin and is complete. Art...It comes with a manual so maybe it has more info than the one you have. Should be a great winter project and am glad I'm finally getting a bigger tractor than the Cub...more HP and with a PTO that isn't reversed.
:D
Frank...thanks for the email link for MaineTractors...I wasn't able to find. That's way up North near Rudi. Hmmm a visit to Rudi might be in order.

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:24 pm

if you do need some stuff that David Chown might have, he's a great guy, i got a gear for my hydraulic pump on my C from him and he was great...

my friend has some good stories about a B-414, he says they were one amazing tractor, did just about anything they asked it to, even if it didn't want to do it, it still did it :lol:

Johnny

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:12 pm

Chuck; Actually its a little South of Augusta, roughly between Freeport and Augusta, East of the Turnpike. Look up his Website he lists what he has in stock on it.. Also you might check Kaminskys in West Bridgewater, he just scrapped everything but kept most of the IH tractors. Frank

Re: Anybody have info on this tractor?

Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:44 am

Frank,

Where is Kaminskys? Sounds familar but...

Thanks,
CW