IH 444 info needed

Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:09 am

took a look at a '60's ? IH 444 with a 3 point. since i've been lookin for something to pull my woods york rake, and a large mower for the Zagray Farm, i thought this might fit the bill.
any info would be helpful

thanks

Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:32 pm

Art, the 444 was made from 70-78. They are a British made tractor, the diesels had a BD-154 engine, the gassers in the US were shipped in as crates, and had a C153 American engine installed.
We've used many of the 444 and that series tractor. We like them a LOT!! (Have 2 of them right now) They were the best made tractor of their size on the market in their day, they'll out-pull, out-work, and out-last any MF 35 or Ford 3000 ever built. (IMHO) :D

New parts are still availlable through the dealer network, and through after-market sources. We have also parted out somewhere around 40-50 of that series if you ever want used parts. :wink:

Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:10 am

the guy wanted $3800 us for it, which i thought was a lot. tractor and 3 point only, gasser, decent shape, 50 % tires.
anyway i called last night, he said he sold it.
i'll keep looking, thanks for the info, though. how many HP was that c153 engine?

Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:50 pm

Art, I'm not sure what the 153 was rated at, but in Canada the 444 was rated at 38.4 HP, gas or diesel.

Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:23 pm

Art, just thought I'd post a couple of pics of what one of those tractors can do. These are from us working in the woods just the other day. We are trying to clean up a nasty spot down over a steep hill.
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Notice the trees in the back ground,, that'll give you an idea how steep the hill is.

We only take a small twitch of wood up over the hill, but still not bad for 38HP.
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Likely 1/3 to 1/2 cord of wood hooked up there.

Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:22 am

i was already sorry i missed the tractor. but i hesitated at the $3800 price tag, not knowing if it was reasonable or not.
i will find one, though.

enjoyed the pic's. makes me want one more.
later

Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:56 am

Around here, a 444 goes around $4500-$6000 CDN, depending on condition, with a loader about$6000-$8000.

Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:49 pm

I have a late 60's industrial version of the 444 with the BD154 diesel engine. I have been very happy with this little tractor.

Shown here is my IH2444.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/762 ... 9861aSqpez


TBAR

Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:39 pm

I don't know what number is on the side of your IH but it does not look like 444 and my 444 don't look like your picture.

Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:45 pm

Jim, the tractor in the picture is a 384, the next version of a 444. Both have the same BD 154 engine, and identical drive lines through out. We have 1 of each, and they perform the same.