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Farmall 544 gas 1969
International Farmall 544 row-crop, gasoline engine, 1969
Model history
Model introduced 1968
Model discontinued 1973
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 5,801
Preceded by Farmall 504
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-200
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 66 gross, 60 net, 53 pto, 46 drawbar
Governed rpm 2200
Displacement cu in /(litre) 200 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.813"
Stroke in (mm) 4.3875"
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type 5-speed sliding gear plus 2-speed planetary
Gearbox make International
Forward 10
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 6.00-16 6-ply
Rear 15.5-38 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 147"
Width (inches/meters) 87"
Height (inches/meters) 77"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 6100 lb
Wheelbase 90"
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating 4
Nebraska Tests No. 984
Approximate Cost new in (year) $5340 (1968)
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The Farmall 544 was a row crop tractor built by International Harvester from 1968 to 1973 in the USA.

Model historyEdit

Main article: International Harvester

For high clearance version see: Farmall 544 Hi-Clear. For utility model see: International 544. For industrial model see: International 2544. For models with hydrostatic transmission see: Farmall 544 Hydro, Farmall 544 Hi-Clear Hydro, International 544 Hydro and International 2544 Hydro.

The International Farmall 544 was about 1,000 lb heavier than the previous McCormick Farmall 504. New engines moved it up from the 3-4 plow 45-hp class to the full 4-plow 55-hp class. A new 200 ci C-200 4-cylinder gas engine, derived from the C-301 6-cylinder of the Farmall 856, replaced the old C-153 four. The available diesel engine was a new German International-built D-239 4-cylinder, replacing the American-built D-188. As before, the main transmission was a 5-speed and a 2-speed Torque Amplifier was available. Larger 13.6-38 standard rear tires helped put the increased power to the ground and dual rears were optional.

Tractor Comparison, gasoline version Edit

The gasoline-powered Farmall 544 competed directly in power, weight, and price with the Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy, Ford 4000 Row Crop, John Deere 2510 RC (row crop), Minneapolis-Moline U302 Super Row Crop, and Oliver 1550 Row Crop. The Case 730CK Row Crop was heavier and more powerful. The John Deere 2520 RC, which replaced the 2510 RC, was also more powerful. The Massey-Ferguson MF165 Row Crop, essentially a raised utility tractor, also competed with the Farmall 544.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
Farmall 544 53 hp (40 kW) 200 5-10 6100 5340 (1968) 6595 (1973)
Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy 54 hp (40 kW) 226 8 5545 5130 (1968) 6540 (1973)
Case 730CK Row Crop 58 hp (43 kW) 251 8 6915 5924 (1968)
Case 770 56 hp (42 kW) 251 8-12 7760 9508 (1970)
Ford 4000 Row Crop 52 hp (39 kW) 201 8 5040
John Deere 2510 54 hp (40 kW) 181 8 6015 5723 (1968)
John Deere 2520 54 hp (40 kW) 181 8 6450 6384 (1969) 7003 (1973)
Massey-Ferguson 165 Row Crop 52 hp (39 kW) 212 8-12 5100
Minneapolis-Moline U302 Super Row Crop 56 hp (42 kW) 221 10 5340 4545 (1968)
Oliver 1550 Row Crop 53 hp (40 kW) 232 12 5350 5767 (1968)
Oliver 1555 Row Crop 53 hp (40 kW) 232 6-12 6841 5682 (1969) 6810 (1973)

Tractor Comparison, diesel version Edit

The diesel-powered Farmall 544 competed directly in power, weight, and price with the Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy, Ford 4000 Row Crop, John Deere 2510 RC (row crop), Minneapolis-Moline U302 Super Row Crop, and Oliver 1550 and 1555 Row Crop. The Case 730CK Row Crop was heavier and more powerful. The John Deere 2520 RC, which replaced the 2510 RC, was also more powerful. The John Deere 2020 RU, Massey-Ferguson 165 Row Crop, Minneapolis-Moline G450 Row Crop, Oliver 1355 Hi-Clear, and Oliver 1365 Row Crop, essentially raised utility tractors, also competed with the Farmall 544. The BMC Nuffield 10/60, David Brown 990, Deutz D5506, and Fiat 650/615/600 were built taller than some utility and standard models and could compete with the Farmall in some situations.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
International 544 53 hp (40 kW) 239 5-10 6300 5595 (1968) 7185 (1973)
Allis-Chalmers One-Seventy 54 hp (40 kW) 236 8 5775 5655 (1968) 7387 (1973)
BMC-Nuffield 10/60 55 hp (41 kW) 230 10 5865
Case 730CK Row Crop 57 hp (43 kW) 267 8 7270 6711 (1968)
Case 770 57 hp (43 kW) 267 8-12 7900 11488 (1972)
David Brown 990 52 hp (39 kW) 186 6 4230 5292 (1968)
David Brown 990 54 hp (40 kW) 195 6-12 4230 7615 (1973)
Deutz D5506 56 hp (42 kW) 230 8-12 4730 7606 (1973)
Fiat 615 55 hp (41 kW) 268 7 5997
Fiat 650 c.55 hp (41 kW) 226 7 5650
Fiat 600 55 hp (41 kW) 211 8 4961
Ford 4000 Row Crop 51 hp (38 kW) 201 8 5118 5883 (1969) 7224 (1973)
John Deere 2510 54 hp (40 kW) 203 8 6095 6295 (1968)
John Deere 2520 61 hp (45 kW) 219 8 6600 6995 (1969) 7656 (1973)
John Deere 2020 RU 54 hp (40 kW) 203 8 4645 5359 (1968)
John Deere 2030 HU 61 hp (45 kW) 219 8-16 5370
Massey-Ferguson 165 Row Crop 52 hp (39 kW) 203 6-12 5150
Minneapolis-Moline U302 Super Row Crop 52 hp (39 kW) 236 10 5495 5250 (1968)
Minneapolis-Moline G450 Row Crop 54 hp (40 kW) 211 12 4380 6196 (1973)
Oliver 1550 53 hp (40 kW) 232 6-12 5420 6432 (1968)
Oliver 1555 Row Crop 53 hp (40 kW) 232 6-12 6999 6745 (1969) 7585 (1973)
Oliver 1355 Hi-Clear 51 hp (38 kW) 190 8-12 4566 5785 (1971)
Oliver 1365 Row Crop 55 hp (41 kW) 211 8-12 4550 7885 (1975)

Note: Most specifications and prices in comparison tables from The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010[1], Farm Tractors 1950-1975[2], and Farm Tractors 1975-1995[3]

Timeline Edit

  • 1968 - Farmall 544 replaced Farmall 504
  • 1973 - Farmall 544 discontinued

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SpecificationEdit

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  • C-200 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Hydrostatic power steering
  • Independent pto
  • Drawbar
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 6.00-16 6-ply
    • Rear: 13.6-38 6-ply

OptionsEdit

  • D-239 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary gearbox
  • Forward-reverse shuttle (not available with Torque Amplifier)
  • Power adjusted rear wheels
  • "Hydra-Touch" hydraulic valves
  • Category II 3-point hitch with traction control
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 7.50-16 6-ply
    • Rear: 15.5-38 6-ply or 13.6-38 6-ply dual

Serial numbersEdit

Year Serial no. run
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Serial no. run
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Number Built Notes
1968 10250 12540 2291 Production calculated from serial no. range
1969 12541 13584 1045
1970 13585 14506 922
1971 14507 15261 755
1972 15262 15737 476
1973 15738 16049[4] 312 Last built
Total built 5801

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References/sourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hall, Mike, Ed., The Official Tractor Blue Book 2010, Price Digests, Overland Park, Kansas, 2009
  2. Larsen, Lester, Farm Tractors 1950-1975, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1981
  3. Gay, Larry, Farm Tractors 1975-1995, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1995
  4. Baumheckel, Ralph and Borghoff, Kent, International Farm Equipment Product History, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1997

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