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International crawler excavators?

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Hi all

Until recently, I hadn't really looked at the International company that much. I can't honestly say I've ever seen a TD-series crawler which is a shame, but the excavators that the company produced have drawn my attention.

So far I am aware only of 3 models, the 630, 640 and from a later (?) product line, the 3980.

Can anyone fill me in on any other model numbers they might be aware of as far as the crawler machines are concerned? Maybe someone here might have ran one and has memories to share?

Thanks for any reply.

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Here's a quick list out of the 78-79 product guide...

3965B 4WD excavator

3984 Tracked excavator

3864B Tracked excavator

3864B-LGP Tracked excavator

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They were actually built by a company called Yumbo and rebadged. The single boom cylinder is pretty distinctive, not sure if anyone else used that or not.

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From the serial # book I have; International hydraulic excavators listed are;

MODEL------------YEARS MANUFACTURED

3964-----------------1975-1976

3964B----------------1976-1978

3960R----------------1976-1977

3984------------------1975-1977

630-------------------1987-1989

630W-----------------1988

635-------------------1987-1988

635B-----------------1987-1988

635W-----------------1987

640-------------------1987

645-------------------1987-1988

650B------------------19871990

6120----------------1991-1994

6150LC-------------1991-1992

6200/6200LC-------1990-1993

6220LC-------------1990-1994

6300LC-------------1990-1994

6400LC-------------1991-1992

6650/6650LC------1991-1993

I have found several errors in this book in other sections ,so don't know how accurate these #'s are, but thats what is listed.

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Here's a few brochure pics of several different models

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Ahhh....now that 650 looks like quite a unit! With those double boom cylinders-it looks pretty heavy duty. It also looks like it has an adjustable boom. Does anyone know the production numbers of the 650?

Definitely the most impresive one of the bunch!

BTW. Drott made those single cylinder boom excavator's also. IMO I can't believe a single cylinder would give you enough lifting capacity. It also makes them look cheaply built.

Thanks,

IH RD :)

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I found one of these machines a few years ago, apparently it is/was for sale but I never managed to track down the owner... Seems to have a Cummins engine in it like what is in the early style diesel dodge trucks. Here's a picture. Oh yeah, before I forget to ask, anybody have an idea what the boom configuration on that 630 might be good for? I've seen a few drott excavators configured like that but never really understood why they did it... Just curious... Enjoy,

Toby in Pemberton, B.C.

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Toby, that machine is still sitting at the yard under second narrows. I see it every time I'm headin for work, although it looks like it has been moved. kinda hard to get a good look while crossin the bridge with one eye on traffic & the other lookin for that excavator :blink:

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Hi I'm Bert new to the forum I was looking for an introduction thread but could't find it. I've had a long interest in International excavators as a friend of mine took me for my first ride in an excavator when I was about eight or nine years old as his 3964 had a little space behind the operators seat where I could stand safely and not be in the way. His machine was a basic tracked excavator with a mono boom with the only modifications that I know of being a screen over the windshield as it worked in the bush a lot and he repositioned the boom cylinder mount so it would lift higher as he had a log grapple attachment for loading pulp wood and he also had a shear type feller buncher for harvesting. He also had a regular toothed bucket and a ditching bucket. I keep asking him when he's going to sell it to me to which he replies he'll die with it. lol He's got two other machines with nicer to run pilot controls but he says his International just keeps going and getting parts for the most part is pretty easy.

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the strange boom on the 630 is called a "y" boom. the round part of the dipper could be swapped out with longer or shorter sticks to allow bigger buckets or longer reach. also by having the piston under the boom pushing the stick out you could also put a wide front facing bucket on the machine and it could be used as a front shovel too. drott used this design on the early excavators as well. i have an old international magazine here that shows the shovel version. perhaps ill post some pics when i have time.

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Welcome to Redpower Bert ,As a seasoned Forumer ,you should know ,post a couple of photos grabs a bit of interest .

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They were actually built by a company called Yumbo and rebadged. The single boom cylinder is pretty distinctive, not sure if anyone else used that or not.

"Yumbo"! Now there is a name I haven't heard in about 40 yrs. Worked on them at Browning & Ferris Machinery Co. in Houston, TX. It was a IH construction equipment dealer.

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Hi Ian where have we met before? lol I'll just use my photobucket account until I know what the proper procedure is for posting pictures.

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They were actually built by a company called Yumbo and rebadged. The single boom cylinder is pretty distinctive, not sure if anyone else used that or not.

"Yumbo"! Now there is a name I haven't heard in about 40 yrs. Worked on them at Browning & Ferris Machinery Co. in Houston, TX. It was a IH construction equipment dealer.

Good evening Czech,

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A buddy gave me this one that was on his Model K Insley. We had a bunch of good friends that worked at the Dallas store. I think there are only two still with us. Good memories.

I think I'll use it for my avatar.

Best regards,

Thomas

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the strange boom on the 630 is called a "y" boom. the round part of the dipper could be swapped out with longer or shorter sticks to allow bigger buckets or longer reach. also by having the piston under the boom pushing the stick out you could also put a wide front facing bucket on the machine and it could be used as a front shovel too. drott used this design on the early excavators as well. i have an old international magazine here that shows the shovel version. perhaps ill post some pics when i have time.

That is a strange boom Brian. Post up any pics if you can.

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Here's some 3964 pictures..

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Wow, never seen one with a crane attachment! Cool! I bet that extra joint on the ditching attachment made that interesting to run in the pre-electronic joystick days!! :blink: Must need a third arm. Anyone have any experience with it? Was it run by an electronic solenoid through a button on one of the levers (kind like my 4 in one bucket on my tractor)?

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