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  • Birthday 01/13/1949

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    IH Bradford and Doncaster, UK tractors

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  1. Re fuel control you can only go until lever hits the screw mounting bracket and you have to readjust the control wire so that the lever will go against the bracket and also retract enough to shut the fuel off. Also if you give it too much fuel it will slobber black Oil down the muffler and exhaust manifold when it is idling a lot. What we did if we were using it on a wood splitter or doing a lot of idling and not requiring the HP, we would not pull the Stop/Start/Run lever all the way to the top and that would stop the slobbering. It will be difficult to pull the starter with that mounting bracket on there, you may have to remove the fuel filter by the injection pump to get the starter to move far enough forward to get it away from the ring gear to remove it. My Dad bought an IH 454 in 1972 but he really wanted the 464 at 45 HP, the IH dealer said we will make your 454 into a 464 by putting larger rear tires on it and adjusting the fuel control for 45 HP. Later that year after it was broke in we turned the fuel screw out a couple more turns. My brother still has that tractor and another newer CIH 495 with the D-179 but with a Bosch VE pump instead of the older VA pump but the 454 will out pull the 495 any day.
  2. Hi again, too bad water had got into the middle cylinder. The D-179 3-cyl German Diesel was a really good engine. Here is link to TractorData.com IH 240A: https://www.tractordata.com/industrial-tractors/000/0/5/56-international-harvester-240a.html According to the above link the engine was set to 40 HP but that can be changed on the injection pump easily to close to 50 HP. See my attached photo of Bosch Injection pump below: 1) Purple lever is Throttle control 2) Lever with the Green wire is controlled from the STOP/START/RUN lever on the dash and is the Fuel Control lever in the pump. When lever is in the Red Line fully depressing the plunger that is the STOP position, fuel shut off. When lever is in the Blue Line position just touching the end of the plunger, this is the COLD Start and Prime position, like a choke on gas engine. When lever is in Green Line position against the HP adjusting screw this is the RUN position. The HP can be increased/decreased by adjusting this screw. Re clutch, I believe since you have the two gear shift levers with Rev/Hi/Lo and 1-2-3-4 that you have the standard gear transmission without a torque converter. There is an inspection plate that can removed at the bottom of the bell howsing that can be removed to look at the throughout bearing, pressure plate and clutch. The IH Service manuals that I gave a link to will help, use the reference to AG 454 and Industrial 2400.
  3. Hi, very familiar with the Ag version of the IH 454/464, as far as I can tell from your photos, the modifications from the Ag version is: 1) Heavy duty Industrial straight front axle 2) Appears to have the optional external hydraulic pump under the right foot rest. 3) Mounting frame on both sides running from bell housing to the front bolster, this could be for a front end loader or some other attachment like side mounted mowers. 4) Rear tires are like Rice tires used in the rice fields for traction in deep mud. My first concern is the hydraulic hoses that have been removed from some piece of equipment and left dangling on the right by the brake pedals. These tractors usually had Open Center hydraulic system meaning in the idle state hydraulic oil is flowing in a continuous loop from the reservoir thru filter into Input of the pump out the high pressure side thru the hydraulic valves and back to the reservoir. Sometimes when loaders or other hydraulic equipment is removed from Open Center hydraulic systems, the hydraulic lines are just capped causing the hydraulic system to be under high pressure all the time like an electrical dead short. Instead of capping the lines the high pressure line must be connected to the return line to keep the Open Center system continuous flow going. This capping of the lines could either make the engine difficult to turn over or completely lock it up as both the internal and external hydraulic pumps are run from the PTO shaft that is directly connected to the pressure plate on the flywheel. If those two lines are capped, you could put a clean bucket under them and remove the caps and see if engine will turn over. I don't recommend trying to pull start the tractor if the engine is locked up as you may bend rods extra, instead jack one rear wheel off the ground, put tractor in 4th gear, Hi Range and try rocking the rear wheel. As Catman13, we require more photo and also photos of the hydraulic hoses by the brake pedals.
  4. Before replacing the relief valve, put your gauge back on the MCV and when the pressure drops, crank the steering wheel to the maximum until you hear the PS relief valve buzz and look at the pressure reading. Back in the fall of 1972 my Dad bought a new IH 454 Diesel and when I was plowing with it and sometimes when you came to the end of the field and went to lift the 3pt plow it would not lift unless you cranked the steering wheel to the maximum and PS relief valve buzzed. IH dealer took it back and replaced the hydraulic pump and installed a new and improved priority/flow divider valve and that fixed the problem. My brother still has that 454. The new improved priority/flow divider has a a sleeve with a spool in it. I believe the old style was a spring and spool. If the priority/flow divider valve is stuck at the bottom, there will be no PS, no PTO and no flow to oil cooler, if stuck at the top, there is no 3pt, remotes and loader if loader is plumbed off 3pt or remote lines.
  5. Look at the photo below and see if your loader valve Input is attached to either below the remote valve Purple highlight or at the back of the seat Purple highlight? I realize this photo is from a 574 with dual remotes but 454 should be the same and with a single remote just is missing outer remote valve. Does your remote valve handles look like the ones in the photo? Does the loader valve Output line go to under the right rear axle housing where the hydraulic drain plug was?
  6. As Snoshoe is requesting, can you post some photos of how the loader is connected to the 454's hydraulic system? There are a few different ways to connect a loader to a 454 and we need to know how yours is connected to help with trouble shooting.
  7. Years ago my Dad bought the hydraulic oil from Shell but then the local dealer stopped carrying it, then he started to buy it from Canadian Tire. At that time Canadian Tire had a cheaper brand and a more expensive one, he always bought the expensive brand. The link you provided should be good for the 434 But if you are sharing equipment with a newer tractor that has combined hydraulic and transmission fluid then go for the Hytran or the JD equivalent. Snoshoe, 434 has separate hydraulic system only for 3pt and PS, mechanical brakes and mechanical PTO engagement by collar connecting two shafts. The transmission and differential use 80 or 90 wt gear oil on the 434. Like I said before some of the Industrial models like the 2444 have been modified to use both the hydraulic reservoir under the seat and the transmission and differential case as a hydraulic reservoir so these models require Hytran.
  8. It is definitely an Industrial version of the IH Doncaster, UK build Ag 454 or 464 which would be a 2400A or 2400B. It has the heavy duty straight front axle that is common to the Industrial versions. Depending on the application will determine how much modification that was done to the Ag model, tractor, backhoe and loader models had the most modifications to the AG model, just a loader had very little modifications and if it was used by a city, township or county for mowing grass then sometimes only the yellow paint was different. The only difference between a 454 and 464 is the setting on the injection pump, they both have the German Neuss 3 cyl D-179 Diesel. The 454 was set at 40 PTO HP and the 464 was set at 45 PTO HP. The tractor power train part was made by IH in the Doncaster plant and shipped to on a skid to IH Louisville, KY, USA where the final assembly took place. If it has Made in the USA on the Serial Number plate then it was one of these "Skidded Units" completed at Louisville, KY. Re tag, 266801 BSX, the first set of numbers is the Serial number, the B = fast speed Transmission, S = 14:51 bevel gear ratio, X = for 611, 614 or 642 RPM single or dual speed PTO. Re manuals, free UK manuals here:
  9. Yes, I believe Delta Power now owns all the CIH franchises in eastern Ontario. Yes, the JD dealer Greentech is an A & I dealer as JD now owns A & I. Re CIH Hytran is made for tractors that require a combined hydraulic and transmission oil. Your 434 only requires a hydraulic oil. When the early models of those series of IH made in Bradford, UK tractors were released in the mid 1950s they only required stand 20W non-detergent motor oil as hydraulic oil, later non-detergent motor oil was difficult to get and that is when they started using Hytran in the hydraulics of the later models of the IH Bradford tractors. The exception to this is some of the industrial models like 2444 have been modified to use the transmission and differential case as additional hydraulic reservoir so they require Hytran hydraulic oil. We always used the so called “yellow bucket “ hydraulic oil in those model of tractors. But when Dad bought the IH 454 in 1972 then we started using Hytran in everything as the 454 had a combined trans/diff and hydraulic reservoir and hydraulic clutch and brakes as the problem was that if you were using an implement with a remote cylinder on the 434 it would have yellow bucket oil then you used that implement on the 454 now you have mixed yellow bucket oil with Hytran hydraulic fluid.
  10. Hi @toisanwu, my brother now has the family farm that I grew up on west of Perth, Ontario. He only has IH 54/74/84 and CIH 95/3230 series tractors now, the 434 was traded back in the 1980s for a newer model IH 384. I used to pickup parts for him when the IH/CIH Reis Equipment was on Carp Road but it was closed a few years ago and now the closest is Renfrew and Reis sold all their locations to Delta Power Equipment Link: https://www.deltapower.ca/locations/location/819/renfrew-on. If you use a credit card the Renfrew location wil ship it to you at a charge but for a large part it is very $$$ cheaper to drive to Renfrew. CaseIH parts have become very $$$ over the last couple years. My brother shops around between A & I but it is now owned by JD and have become $$$ as well, and https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Farmall-B434-Tractor-Parts.html If you can find the part number always google it as sometimes Amazon or Ebay may have the part at a good price
  11. Yes, it will run a log splitter but not very fast if the splitter has a large 4" or greater hydraulic cylinder. I assume the log splitter has a dual acting hydraulic valve on it already, see plumbing instructions below. Make sure log splitter valve is an Open Center valve. Remote Outlet of B275 ---------- Input Port [Log splitter Valve] Output port -------- to B275 hydraulic Filler Port on top of hydraulic housing behind the seat. Use the same setup as your corn planter but this time you move the 3PT lift lever to the UP position and keep it there so the hydraulic oil flows in a constant loop to the log splitter valve and back to the Filler port. I kind of remember if filler port is 3/4" Pipe thread. See photo below of an Industrial 2444 of many return lines plumbed into Filler Port.
  12. Hi, I live in the east end of Ottawa and years ago spent many hours in the seat of a B414D and 434. I assume it is a Diesel with an IH 1501 loader on it. You have received good advice from others on here. PS, if you have any glow plug issues don't spend money on the old version buy an update Bosch kit. Good Luck with you 434 Jim
  13. Those IH Doncaster tractors with the fuel tank between the fenders are notorious for collecting junk in the bottom of the fuel tank restricting fuel flow out the shut off valve in the bottom right tank. I always take the fuel line from the tank off on top of the primary filter and let it drain into a clean bucket. If it does not flow at the full of the line then there is a restriction. Short term fix is loosen fuel tank cap and blow back in line with air gun, long term is remove shut off valve out of the bottom of tank, let some fuel drain out, clean out the shut off valve and blow air through shut off valve and line to primary filter. The cross over line between the left and right sides of the tank can also get clogged but the symptom is the tractor will act like it is running out of fuel but there is half tank of fuel or more looking through the filler hole. To assist with priming the pump you can use a clean rag and air gun to slightly pressurize the fuel tank through the filler hole.
  14. I don't know if the 70A is like the Farmall C75 but a year ago, i was doing some hay raking for a neighbor with a Farmall C75 and he warned me if it did that and wouldn't move again to shut the switch off, standup out of the seat, make sure PTO lever is Off, Shuttle in neutral, sit on seat, clutch pedal all the way down and restart the engine and it should go. I can't remember if he said to put the park brake on or not. Luckily it never stopped on me. Hope this helps.
  15. Hi, what brand of filters did you install? Some owners have had problems with the NAPA Gold filters and the O-ring that goes on the outer rim blocking the fuel flow. See photo below of a CAV filter with holes in the top and NAPA with solid top and fuel has to flow around the outer rim. Are you aware of the START position on the STOP/START/RUN lever, very often on the older tractors the decal beside the lever is worn off. There are two different Bosch pumps that can be on a 574 a model VA-BR that is recognized with the injector ports on the back of the pump coming off at an angle. The Cold start or start after any fuel line work is, STOP/START/RUN lever to START and throttle at low idle. The model VA-CR that is recognized with the injector ports on the back are straight out. The Cold start or start after any fuel line work is, STOP/START/RUN lever to START and throttle at high idle. See photo below for the positions of the fuel control lever controlled by the STOP/START/RUN lever, red line is Stop, blue line is Start with lever just touching the end of the extended plunger, Run is all the way forward touching the adjustment screw. As other posts have said, loosen bleed screw on primary filter and let fuel flow until air bubble free, close screw and repeat on secondary filter, Put STOP/START/RUN lever in Start position and throttle to either low or high idle depending on pump model BR or CR and attempt to start engine. CAUTION DO NOT CRANK the starter too long or it will overheat and burn out, let the starter cool between attempts. On the D-239 engine that is in the 574 we usually have to loosen two injector lines at the rear of the pump and crank until fuel dripples out and then tighten and it should start.
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