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International 234
International 234
Model history
Model introduced 1982
Model discontinued 1985
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 1,397
Preceded by New model
Superseded by Case IH 234
Engine Specification
Engine make Mitsubishi
Engine model K3B-13R
Fuel type diesel
Power hp 18 engine, 15 pto
Governed rpm 2700
Displacement cu in /(litre) 52 ci
No. of Cylinders 3
Bore in (mm) 2.68"
Stroke in (mm) 3.07"
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type hydrostatic
Forward infinite
Reverse infinite
Drive 4-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Category I 3-point hitch
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Rear 8.00-18
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 92"
Width (inches/meters) 37"
Height (inches/meters) 46"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1420 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 11 ft
Wheelbase 51"
Other info
Factories Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Plow rating
Approximate Cost new in (year) $8015 (1985)
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Note: Some specifications and prices for comparison tables from [1] and [2]

The International 234 was built by Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co. from 1982 to 1985 in Japan.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: International Harvester

The International 234 was a diesel-powered compact utility tractor built for International Harvester by Mitsubishi in Japan.

Tractor Comparison Edit

As shown in the table, the Japan-built International 234 was closely matched with Japan-built models sold by several American companies as well as some Japanese companies.

Make & model Pto hp Weight (lb) Price ($)
International 234 15 1360 6560 (1985)
Allis-Chalmers 5015 15 1387 6550 (1985)
Bolens G1704 14 6410 (1985)
Ford 1210 13.5 1210 6480 (1985)
John Deere 650 15 1530 6315 (1985)
Kubota B7200E 14 1215 6295 (1985)
Kubota B8200F 16 1408 6895 (1985)
Massey Ferguson 205 16.5 1849 6210 (1984)
Mitsubishi-Satoh MT180 15.5 1268 6725 (1985)
Yanmar YM180-2 ~15 1412 6545 (1985)

Factory locations Edit

  • Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • 2WD
  • 3-cylinder diesel engine
  • Dual-range 6-speed transmission
  • Standard tires
    • Front:
    • Rear: 8.00-18

Variations and Options Edit

  • 4WD
  • Hydrostatic transmission

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End[1]
Number Built Notes
1982 8010 8109 100 Number built calculated from serial number range
1983 8110 8382 273
1984 8383 8645 263
1985 8646 9406 761
Total built 1397

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See also Edit

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  • Shows and Meets - events featuring tractors and other machinery
  • Clubs Listing - List of clubs including various tractor marques
  • Collections - list of private collections with tractors (add yours)
  • Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)

References / Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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

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