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International T-340 series
International T-340 1959
International T-340 1959
Model history
Model introduced 1959
Model discontinued 1965
Model status Discontinued
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Power hp 45
Displacement cu in /(litre) 135 cu in
No. of Cylinders 4
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive tracked
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating Unknown
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The T-340 series was a series of compact crawler tractors built by the International Harvester company from 1959 to 1965 in the USA.

Model historyEdit

For Company history, see International Harvester.

International entered the compact crawler market, dominated for many years by John Deere and Cletrac/Oliver, with the International T-340, essentially a tracked version of the 340 Utility wheel tractor. A 135 ci 4-cylinder gasoline engine also powered the T-340. The standard transmission was a 5-speed, with either the Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary reduction gear or the Fast Reverser forward-reverse gear set optional. When it was new in 1959, the T-340 was at the top of the compact class for hp, followed by the Case 310 Crawler, John Deere 430C and 440IC, and Oliver OC-6. The 1960 Allis-Chalmers H-3 and John Deere 1010C nearly equaled the International.

In 1961 International added the TD-340 diesel version, fitted with the same 166ci 4-cylinder engine as the 340 Diesel wheel tractor. The TD-340 competed with several other compact diesel crawlers already on the market: the Allis-Chalmers HD-3, Case 310E, Fiat 411C, and John Deere 1010C. The Oliver OC-4-3D was smaller and less powerful.

International T-340A 1962

International T-340 Series A 1962

The T-340 series was upgraded for 1962 and designated the Series A. The main mechanical change was the use of a standard 5-roller track frame, with the original 4-roller version optional. Also the original 2-tone red and white color scheme was changed to a solid color, usually yellow for tractors destined for industrial use and red for agricultural tractors. In 1967 the T-340 series was replaced by the 500 series.

Timeline Edit

  • 1959 - International T-340 introduced
  • 1961 - TD-340 diesel version added
  • 1962 - T-340 and TD-340 upgraded to Series A
  • 1966 - 500 crawler replaced T-340 series

Model line-upEdit

See individual articles for detailed specs

Factory locations Edit

Specification Edit

See Infobox for basic details

  • Track gauge: 38" or 48"
  • Track rollers: 4 rollers, 1 top idler (5 rollers standard for Series A)
  • Track shoe width: 10"
  • 135 ci ohv 4-cylinder gasoline engine or 166 ci 4-cylinder diesel
  • 5-speed sliding gear transmission
  • Electric starting
  • Drawbar

Variations and Options Edit

  • Wide gauge version
  • Optional track shoe width: 12" or 14"
  • Torque Amplifier 2-speed planetary or Fast Reverser forward-reverse gearbox
  • 3-point hitch
  • Electric lights
  • Hydraulic system
  • Pto
  • Radiator guard

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End
Number Built Notes
1959 501 1978 1479 No. built calculated from serial range
1960 1979 5369 3391
1961 5370 6168 799
1962 6169 6398 230
1963 6397 7337 941
1964 7338 8524 1187
1965 8525
Total built 8030[2]

Note: Total built and serial number ranges from different sources (even IH records) do not always agree

Preservation Edit

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Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Collection related info
  • 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. http://www.ytmag.com
  2. Klancher, Lee, International Harvester Photographic History, Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin, 1996

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