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Antique International / Farmall Tractor: International I-9

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This picture is a 1947 version.

International I-9 Tractor


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Chris Turner wrote on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (PDT):
  • I have a 1943 I-9. I would like to sell it to somebody that can restore it. It ran a few years ago when I parked it.
    Markuz wrote on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 (PST):
  • I ve got a rough I-6 for sale for 650.00 Its pretty much all there I believe its a McCormick-Deering made in 1944. 207 577-7921 in southern Maine.
    Dayo wrote on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 (PDT):
  • i recently purchased an imt tractor tip/god 579 No;701002879 snaga 70 o/min 2000 reg plate pej 513s and am looking for any information regarding this tractor i.e year of manufacture and registration would appreciate any info! thanks!!
    Don wrote on Saturday, May 12, 2007 (PDT):
  • I recently inherited a fully restored 1946 I-9. I m told it s fairly rare. Looks showroom ready. Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!!
    STEVEN CLODFELTER wrote on Sunday, May 28, 2006 (PDT):
  • JUST CURIOUS I-9 NEVER HAD HYDRALICS C0RRECT? NOW A W-9 WOULD THOUGH? I JUST INHERITED AN I-9 BUT WOULD LIKE TO PUT HYDRALIC PUMP ON IT TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE USABLE, I'M MORE OF A CAR GUY, AND THIS WILL BE MY FIRST TRACTOR RESTO, COULD SOMEONE GIVE ME ADVICE ON HOW HARD THIS WOULD BE?
    TOM KEENER wrote on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PDT):
  • WOULD LIKE TO FIND .O2O UNDER MAIN & ROD BEARINGS FOR A W9 GAS ENGINE. ALSO TO MARK SMART ; I HAVE TURNED DOWN WD9 SLEEVES AND MODIFIED THE PISTONS TO FIT A GAS ENGINE.
    don sisco wrote on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 (PST):
  • my friend had a gas I9 with heavy rear hubs and duals on rear . it was used by Bucyrus Erie crane mfg in Evansville In to pull rail cars around the plant whe a locomotive was not available , it was a work horse . Don
    Mitch wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2005 (PST):
  • I know were their is a I-9 sitting along side the road I asked the owner if she would sell it and she said $500. Is he tractor worth that price? one thing about it is it has a cab, as far as I know you could not get a cab for them, so I wondered if it could be home made but it looks almost to good to be home made. Please tell me what you know about it. Thanks!!!
    raymond goeckler wrote on Monday, October 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • i owned a '54 ih w-6,replaced pistons with domed 4",valves wih,rotoators,,hydrulics,build 3 pt.hitch,for it back in'64,it would go 25 mph in 5th.,pull 6ft wide disc tiller,great in rice field,haying,4 row middlebusters.
    Charles Lane wrote on Monday, October 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • I was born and raised in Wilton Calif in 1946. During the late 40's My dad bought an ID9 in order to retire his 1920's era farmall. That ID9 was a working powerhouse, it pulled a GeeBee scraper,12ft double gang disk, a two point ripper (which you need in the hardpan dirt here in the northern San Jaquine Valley). It was sure neet to start the ID9, you started it on gasoline then after it was warmed up you swiched it over to diesel. The Farmall was retired over to haying duties ( mowing,raking, and bailing). In 1953 both tractors were retired due to the fact my dad bought a Furgeson TO35. Does any one have any info on my dad's Farmall? What model was it and so forth.... It's easy to reconize It had Rack & Pinion stearing not the worm gear as in 90% of the photos. Thanks
    Steven wrote on Monday, May 03, 2004 (PDT):
  • I gradfather has what I believe to be a 51 I-9 with hydraulics, anyhow I had an individual tell me the I-9 has a taller gear which makes it more suitable for pulling and I was interested in heat treating some of the drivline and making a puller, but can anyone tell me more about the gearing??
    Darlene wrote on Sunday, March 07, 2004 (PST):
  • Just bought a 1941 Farmall tractor. Everything is original and it runs. Don't know much about it yet but probably will sell it.
    Ray Baker wrote on Thursday, October 09, 2003 (PDT):
  • 'Have a totally restored ID6 in the family!!! I spent many hrs. in the saddle in the 50s & 60s. It is 1944 model, industrial in orgin, adapted for farm use. It looks 7 acts laike a new machine!!!
    Jim wrote on Friday, June 27, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have an 1944 I4. A few IH guru's tell me it is rare. I also see a couple of others on this forum looking for info. If anyone has more insight on this tractor please contact me. My tractor runs good and has had no major work done to it. I have owned it for nearly 26 years and I would like to find some pics of an original one or restored so I can pe-paint mine back to original. Currently this tractor is a deep, non IH red and has W-4 decals. It was this way when I got it as a birthday present when I was 10. A few guys have told me that these could have been a variety of colors depending upon who purchased the tractor new. Some were yellow, orange, grey and even the red I mentioned. Any help would be appreciated Thanks
    Dolores Solyst wrote on Saturday, May 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a child's riding tractor made to scale. Was used as a promotional at a International Harvestor convention many years ago. I purchased it for my first grandson who is now twenty years old. At the time of purchase it was at least twenty-five years old. Has original red paint on the metal wagon attachment. The tractor has been repainted but they left the identifying INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER sign on the engine. It is peddeld and in is working condition with the steering wheel controling the front wheels. Any interested party, please contact me. We have all outgrown it!!
    Jim Hayes wrote on Monday, February 24, 2003 (PST):
  • About 45 years ago I road one of those I-9's fpr many hours.Today you could not pay a guy enough to drive one.It had a lot of power,but even then it was known as a man KILLER!
    Tyler Burnett wrote on Thursday, February 13, 2003 (PST):
  • My dad and I have I4 we dont know much about it. It needs a little work. We found that some were yellow for safety.If any one has any info on the I4. Please could you contact me at chevys31 at hotmail.com. thanks
    MADDOG wrote on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 (PST):
  • TO fix those drivelines with weak BEVEL GEARS,splined axles, etc. First, the problem...The problem exists because the parts in question WERE NOT HEAT-Treated PROPERLY. When these drivelines were designed, the technology to PROPERLY heat-quench these parts did NOT exist. Many of the old diesel engines are capable of power well in excess of what the drivelines of these tracters, crawlers and dozers would tolerate. AS a machinist/engine rebuilder for 33+ years; I have learned a "few things" about getting drivelines to withstand lots of "excess torque". I had the same problem with an Allis-Chalmers D-21 (the AC 426 cu. in. Turbo-diesel is probably the STRONGEST pulling tractor engine ever produced).ALLIS-Chalmers realised that they had a "problem" with the D-21; the engine produced far more torque than the rear end could handle (actually the CLUTCH assembly was the STRONGEST component in the driveline).Since the D-21 Series II diesels can be tweaked to 200 (PTO horsepower)just by increasing the D/fuel flow, something in the driveline HAS to fail. I solved this problem by RE-Heat-treating EVERY critical metal component in the D-21's driveline to MODERN day metal specifications. This is NOT a quick procedure and requires high temp ovens and or oxy-acetylene torches with the required temperature-monitoring equipment, but IT WILL solve the problem of WEAK final-drive components.
    wertenberger wrote on Friday, September 06, 2002 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased 2 w 9s need info (wt. hp. ect.)Thank You for any info you give me !!!!
    Jim Posey wrote on Friday, March 29, 2002 (PST):
  • In 1954-55, I worked on my uncle's farm in Blythe, California. He had a International I-9, a Farmall H, and a Minneapolis Moline U. Both the I-9 and the MM were fueled with Butane gas. I drove the MM a lot, disking fields for alfalfa planting, and we used the H for mowing, raking, and baling, but for the realy heavy work such as leveling land with a rotary carryall, or pulling a big disk, the I-9 was put to work. I don't know what became of these machines after the death of my uncle, Atkin Posey, but I'll never forget the experiences I had as a seventeen year old in the heat of the Colorado River Valley at Blythe.
    Robert Cecil Hardwick wrote on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 (PST):
  • Wonderful piece of junk that International up thee in the pic! We started with a Fordson, went to a McCormick-Deering 15-30, then a GP John Deere, followed my a MM and a Case; one JD before goint to XT-190's for several years before going back to CASE/IH; too much green in the country!
    bill wrote on Sunday, November 04, 2001 (PST):
  • the duals on the i6 version of this tractor had a habit of tearing out the splines and ruining the axles and the hubs. All the hubs and axle in a hundred miles of home were in the same shape when the machine had duals.
    Cathy Musil wrote on Saturday, July 14, 2001 (PDT):
  • Can someone tell me about the 1969 international tractor. that runs on gasoline. Also how you fix the brakes?and where do you get them. Is there a web site about this tractor. Thank you Cathy
    Dale Barker wrote on Friday, June 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I live in Livermore, CA, 30 miles southeast of Oakland in what's known as the Tri-Valley area. I am looking for a Farmall H or M to restore. I would also be willing to consider a W or WD9, I or ID9 or a W or I or WD or ID6. I would also consider a W or I4 or a OS4 or 6. OS is Orchard Special. I might also consider a Farmall A, B, or C. It seems that I either find something that is a real basket case or one that the owner wants an arm and a leg for. Anybody's help is appreciated. Thank you. Best Regards, Dale Barker
    jeremy wrote on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I own awd9
    Asuryah wrote on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 (PST):
  • I have an I-4 and would to know more about how rare it is.
    Kathleen Giddings wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 (PST):
  • My husband has a 1946 WD-9 with a 471 Detroit engine. When purchased, it was on steel. If anyone has any info. on this tractor, please contact me through my e-mail address.
    David Payne wrote on Monday, December 04, 2000 (PST):
  • I recently purchased an I-4 with similar rear wheel configuration, however it came with a Hough grader blade and loader. It was originally red and is going to take a lot of scraping to restore, but it runs strong, especially if I can get the carb rebuilt or replaced! Dave Payne
    KEITH GORDON wrote on Wednesday, November 08, 2000 (PST):
  • Ive just traded for what the man says is a WD-9. Being gas over diesel it runs great and is in great condition. It also has a hand clutch. Im a New Holland dealer and very unfamiliar w/ International. Any comments on what Ive got?
    Jim Taylor wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I know of a id-9 . It lives 2miles away from my place. It is sitting outside rotting in the weather.The owner wont sell it but he said he's going to restore it one day ,but he said that13 years ago . I think the least he could do would be to put it in the shed or put a couver over it becauseits such a valuble (BEAST)
    ann knoxx wrote on Tuesday, June 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • i have 1955 IH ID9 it BE WINNER AT TRACTOR PULLS IT UP FOR SELL NOW
    ann knoxx wrote on Tuesday, June 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • i have 1955 IH ID9 it BE WINNER AT TRACTOR PULLS IT UP FOR SELL NOW
    Mark Smart wrote on Sunday, April 30, 2000 (PDT):
  • Working on restoring A 1946 W-9. Trying to find a oversized piston & sleeves rebuild kit to give her a little more grunt for the tractor pull circuit. Havn't been able to find one anywhere. Know where I could find one? Any help is appreciated, so please let me know.
    Dave Ordos wrote on Sunday, February 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I have an I9 gas that is rough should anyone need any parts for one they are restoring. Or if anyone has one that has all the sheetmetal on it that would be useable, I could be interested.
    Clark Thompson wrote on Friday, February 18, 2000 (PST):
  • In 1998 I purchased a I9 gasoline.It was setup to push and pull railraod cars.It weighed almost 13000 l.b.s.with all the pushing equipment attached.Unfortunateley to restore the tractor i had to remove the push bumpers with a cutting torch.The tractor is now restored to show condition.It is a 1951 and came from a mill somewhere in western pa.
    mack hewitt wrote on Tuesday, February 15, 2000 (PST):
  • When I was a boy in south Louisiana, we farmed with an IH WR-9, which is essentially the same as the WD-9, except set up for rice fields. That old tractor was a legend in the neighborhood because of what it would do. It would outpull a lot of bigger, newer tractors. I just discovered this website, and am really enjoying it. I especially like reading other people's comments.
    Murray wrote on Wednesday, December 01, 1999 (PST):
  • I have just acquired a WD-9, and it is the best tractor I have got.
    Thomas Harrower wrote on Sunday, November 14, 1999 (PST):
  • I have just acquired a tractor that is an I6 McCormick Deering , does anybody have any pictures or information specifically for the I6 tractor? I have found many pictures and books that show pictures of the Model W6 , but not the I6. I know that the lettering is different but that is all. Somebody mentioned to me that the I6 could have been painted a blue or a grey rather then Farmall Red. Does anybody have any information? Anything would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Rick Paden wrote on Saturday, October 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • I too own an I-9. It's gas no hydraulics and has tires marked Road Grader. Needs some paint and little stuff here and there but basically nice. Neat story; Went to pick it up and the semi dropped it's drive wheels in a drainage ditch. My first real use of the tractor was to pull the semi back onto the pavement so I could haul her home. Note to Alex"Easy son, we're all friends here"


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