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International 330

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Not too many of them around, built in 57 & 58. I have never laid a hand on one.

A few little details...

International Harvester 330

General tractor information:

Manufacturer: International Harvester

Model: 330

Type: Farm/Agricultural tractor

Years produced: 1957 - 1958

Total built:

Factory:

Original price: $2,900 (1958)

Tractor power:

Drawbar (rated): 31.7 hp [23.6 kW]

Drawbar (max): 31.8 hp [23.7 kW]

PTO (rated): 34.24 hp [25.5 kW]

Engine:

Manufacturer: International Harvester

Model: C135

Fuel: gasoline

Cylinders: 4

Bore/Stroke: 3.25x4.0625 inches [83 x 103 mm]

Displacement: 134.8 ci [2.2 L]

Compression: 7.38:1

Rated RPMs: 2000

Cooling: liquid

Coolant: 14 qts [13.2 L]

Torque:

Firing order:

Transmission:

Type: sliding gear

Forward: 5

Reverse: 1

Transmission:

Type: Torque Amplifier

Forward: 10

Reverse: 2

Mechanical:

Chassis: 2WD

Steering:

Brakes:

Capacity:

Fuel:

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO: independent

Rear speed (RPM): 540

Tires:

Ag front: 5.50-16

Ag rear: 11-28

Dimensions:

Weight: 3924 lbs [1779 kg]

Wheelbase:

Length:

Width:

Height:

Ground clearance:

Electrical:

Nebraska Tractor Test 634:

Test Date: November 1957

Engine: gasoline

Belt (max): 34.2 hp [25.5 kW]

Drawbar (max): 31.8 hp [23.7 kW]

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I have one and love it. It's a low powered 300 or 350 utility. I rake hay with mine and plow neighbor hood gardens with a mounted 2 bottom plow. it it has power steering and it works you have a real handy little tractor

I believe they were put out to compete with the very popular 8N. about the same HP but a lot easier to work on and with fast hitch.

Mr. Brookville

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The 330 was the forerunner of the 340. IH was not yet ready to introduce the 340, so put the 340 engine, a C135 (same basic engine as the C123) into the 350, along with some other changes, and called it the 330. When the 460U was introduced as a replacement for the 350U, there was a large power/size gap between the 240 and the 460. The 330, then the 340 were meant to fill the gap -- at least that is my understanding. I think there was some overlap between the 330 and the 350, also. Someone with more knowledge of the situation can correct me.

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I WOULD CONSIDER THEM VERY COLLECTIBLE AND QUITE RARE. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE. IS THIS ONE FOR SALE? MAN, I WOULD TRY AND GET IT IF IT IS AVAILABLE. JUST MY 2 CENTS. WHAT PART OF AZ ARE YOU IN? I LIVED IN TUCSON FOR 2 1/2 YEARS, AND NO I WASN'T AT DAVIS MONTHAN.

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We have one that we restored. I think IH marketed them with loaders and backhoes. Does anyone know the correct steering wheel is for it ?

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I believe the 330 and 350 were available at the same time. I remember one that we sold that was used for a loader tractor.

The 330 had the 350 trans/rear end and the 340 engine. not sure what it had for a loader but we sold quite a few Superior loaders. They seemed to be a little better than the IH loader for the 300/350.

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I don't know anything about the engine sizes or what tractors they went into but I was led to believe that the 350 was a descendent of the Super H and the 330 was the descendent of the Super C.

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I don't know anything about the engine sizes or what tractors they went into but I was led to believe that the 350 was a descendent of the Super H and the 330 was the descendent of the Super C.

I would call the 330 a hybrid. It really has more similarity to the 300/350, same configuration along with a TA and 5 speed transmission. But, the C135 is an upgraded A/B/C through 240 engine.

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