What Am I for Friday 09/04/15


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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 5 Years Ago
These big haulers have a long working life. Emblems removed.

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By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
International.
By clyde318 - 5 Years Ago
With Hamish. IH Payhauler.
By Jack Amaral - 5 Years Ago
IH for me too.
By Davwingman - 5 Years Ago
IH
By Bruce Ohnstad - 5 Years Ago
I'll say Kline/Isco.

Bruce
By Tutlebrain - 5 Years Ago
It's an ex US army IH M523E2 prime mover sold off to civvy street. Isolated examples were used by operators in other countries after being pensioned off from military service, but these were never as popular as the Diamond T 980/981, the Pacific M26 or the Mack M123 before them. The engine, which was IH own turbocharged 375 hp six cylinder diesel and never had a good reputation, was often replaced by something else.   
By wayne graham - 5 Years Ago
agree with mister T
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - 5 Years Ago
It's nearly unanimous for International. This 1965 IH XM523E2 former tank transporter was seen on a barge here in Florida owned by a local crane and rigging company. I have no idea what "Big Red" is used for but it certainly is an imposing piece of equipment. Hamish had this first. The photos are mine.

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By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Tutlebrain (9/4/2015)
It's an ex US army IH M523E2 prime mover sold off to civvy street. Isolated examples were used by operators in other countries after being pensioned off from military service, but these were never as popular as the Diamond T 980/981, the Pacific M26 or the Mack M123 before them. The engine, which was IH own turbocharged 375 hp six cylinder diesel and never had a good reputation, was often replaced by something else.   


Tutlebrain, from what I've heard IH's DT/DTI 817 was a reasonably well regarded engine in TD25-250 series, TD25B and TD25C dozers, 295 and 495 Pay Scrapers and big Hough Pay Loaders. Does anyone know if this engine was ever offered in a highway truck. Like Allis Chalmers' "Big Al" 21000 and 25000 series on highway truck diesels, the big Inters would have been pretty heavy as a truck motor.

By ppsyclone - 5 Years Ago
Yes it was but it was not accepted well.
By Tutlebrain - 5 Years Ago
Hamish,

I know the IH engine was the first to go on the Taavura XM523E2 in Israel as well as on some which worked in Malta (in both cases I think the replacement was a DD 8-92T). Maybe like the Big All the problem was the rarity of these engines so that maintenance personnel did not know them very well; also, spares for the DD were cheaper and easier to get?  
By Tony Bullard - 5 Years Ago
Hamish is that the engine that starts on gas then switches over to diesel like the TD20 had?
By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
No, Tony-the IH DT/DTI 817 was a direct injection diesel-started straight up on diesel. I think the last crawler tractors to use the petrol start diesels were the TD6-61 series, TD9-91 series, TD14-142 series, TD15-150 and 151 series, TD18-182 series, TD20-200 and 201 series and the TD24-241 series in the late 1950s/early 1960s. As far as I know the 817 motor was IH's first direct injection diesel engine introduced with the TD25-250 series tractor around 1960.
By Hamish - 5 Years Ago
Tutlebrain, Detroit Diesels were certainly known to be cheap and easy to overhaul.