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International 2444 Lo-Boy 1968
International 2444 Lo-Boy, 1968
Model history
Model introduced 1967
Model discontinued 1969
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by International 2424 Lo-Boy
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model International C-153
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 47 gross, 42 net, 38 pto, 33 drawbar
Governed rpm 2000
Displacement cu in /(litre) 152 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 3.375"
Stroke in (mm) 4.25"
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type dual-range sliding gear
Forward 8
Reverse 2
Drive 2-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Category I 3-point hitch, draft control
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 9.00-10 4-ply
Rear 18.4-16 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 109"
Width (inches/meters) 83"
Height (inches/meters) 50"
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 3270 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 17 ft
Wheelbase 70"
Other info
Factories Doncaster, England and Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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The International 2444 Lo-Boy was built by International Harvester from 1967 to 1969, with partial manufacture in Doncaster, England and final assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Model historyEdit

Main article: International Harvester

For basic 444 utility tractor see International 444. For higher-profile industrial model see International 2444.

The International 2444 Lo-Boy was basically a 2444 industrial lowered slightly with smaller diameter wheels. Such low-profile tractors, also called LCG (low center-of-gravity) or turf tractors with their small diameter, wide, tires were used for golf-course maintenance, highway mowing, and sometimes for orchard work.

Tractor Comparison, gasoline models Edit

The International 2444 Lo-Boy competed with the Case 430LCK and later 470LCG, Ford 2110, John Deere JD300 Turf, and Massey Ferguson MF2135 Turf Special.

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
International 2444 Lo-Boy 38 152 8 3270
Case 430LCK 33 148 4-8 3380
Case 470LCG 33 148 4-8 3568
Ford 2110 36 158 6-8 3790
John Deere 300 Turf 39 135 8 3946
Massey-Ferguson 2135 Turf Special 35 134 6 3100

Tractor Comparison, diesel models Edit

Make & model Pto hp Displace. Speeds Weight (lb) Price-$ (year)
International 2444 Lo-Boy 37 154 8 3390
Case 470LCG 34 188 4-8
Ford 2110 32 158 6-8
John Deere 300 Turf 39 152 8 4170
Massey-Ferguson 35 Turf 38 153 6 3160
Massey-Ferguson 2135 Turf Special 38 153 6

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

  • 1967 - International 444 production began, 2444 industrial version and 2444 Lo-Boy added
  • 1971 - 2444 models discontinued

Factory locations Edit

  • International Harvester Great Britain, Ltd., Doncaster, England
  • Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

SpecificationEdit

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  • C-153 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • 8-speed dual range transmission
  • Adjustable front axle
  • Differential lock
  • Electric starter
  • Standard tires
    • Front: 9.00-10 4-ply
    • Rear: 18.4-16A

OptionsEdit

  • BD-154 4-cylinder diesel engine
  • 8-speed dual-range transmission with forward-reverse shuttle
  • Hydrostatic power steering
  • Hydraulic system
  • Category I 3-point hitch, draft control
  • Constant running or transmission driven pto
  • Belt pulley
  • Drawbar
  • Grille guard
  • Lights

Serial numbers (diesel version)Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End
Number Built Notes
1967 501 1189 Production included with 444
1968 1190 5269
1969 5270 6260[4] Last built
Total built

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See alsoEdit

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  • 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/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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