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international 403 combine

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think of them as a 715 with a little smaller engine C263 vs C301 in gas. Cylinders, concaves, cleaning screens all about the same. Cylinder speed changed by swapping sprokets. Heads originally attached at the front of the cylinder as they had their own feeder houses. 13 and 15 foot were the most common around here. some were equipped with heiniker or hart-carter floating bars..Corn heads 3 row and 4 row newest you could use was a 743, the bane of my existance when it came time to repair. Kits were available to mount a feeder house that fit 715's . That allowed the use of 800 series corn heads and 810 grain heads. Parts may be a problem. There is some interchange with 715's which is why i still have two of them in my salvage collection. Most of them were long ago scrapped out, they weigh about five ton. If they havn't been stored cleaned and inside it is likely the bottom of the bin and the shaker pan under the cylinder will be rusted out in spots. cb

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simpler than a 715 and easier to set. ran a 403 hydro from 67 to 82 then traded it for a 715 diesel. gained more hp larger grain tank, easier air adjustment and learned how to replace straw walkers as the 715 was hard on walkers. I had put the fan kit in both of them from Ray Stickle the combine man from Idaho and it made a big difference in the way they cleaned grain. Chances are the concave is needing reprs and st john does that but when there look at the grain pan. a heck of a job they come out the front.

My 403 was a gas hydro with 16ft header and 715 was a diesel hydro with a 17.5 ft header. now run a 1440 with the 17.5 ft header

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Hagan is right about the grain pan if you actually pull it out. Did that once for a 303, once was enough. My current solution is to use a section of another pan in good shape. Clean and coat old pan with silicone calk , bedliner, contact cement , or whatever you have on hand to make the pieces stick together. place patch on old pan and secure using self drilling self tapping screws.Caulk edges and you're good to go.

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make sure the seal at the front of the grainpan is good if you patch it up

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I would think it will hard to find parts unless you can get a parts combine to keep her going. I never liked the idea of changing heads with a feeder house attached. I've got an early 715 gas C&S special and have a little trouble finding a few things. Good luck

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thanks for the comments its alittle further than i want to travel to get it the guy has three of them so would be able to get parts machine but thinking im going to pass on them and keep looking. idealy would like to find a simlar combine in northern illinois

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I seen this post, and thought I'd share some photos of my family with their 403 combine. Sorry I can't be of any help on the actual machine thou.

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I know from memory i cut some 65 bushel dryland barley in 83 with my 403 and sold it for $5 a hundred that machine purred along just like a new one.

A old man at the elevator said (do you have a new combine) i said i probably have the oldest and smallest combine cutting crop to bring in there and he said well it is the cleanest grain coming in by far. But i had installed the R&H fan kit from Ray prior to that.

Brings back good memories

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A 403 with a 4row 30" corn head for sale on craigslist St cloud, MN 2500.00 porter, MN 507-530-3241.

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Back in the earily 70-s or late 60-s we had a really wet fall . we could only pick corn at night when the ground was froze , so dad rented a 403 gasser with a 3 row corn head from the local dealer . I spent the better part of 2 weeks working on it after getting home from school to get things loosened up and working , so i could use it . Once this was all done & i got going with it in the field it turned out to be a really good combine . The main thing i didn't like was the cab , it was made so you could stand up in it . That made for an 8' ceiling which was fine but they put the heater in the ceiling also and didn't have enough fan to blow the heat down to your feet , so your bottom half froze while your top halve roasted . Other than that it was a pretty powerfull machine of it;s time .

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