International Harvester is an American company that manufactured agricultural equipment, construction equipment, gas and diesel engines, and vehicles. They produced a wide range of tractors, trucks, and passenger cars. International trucks were the first to cross the United States from coast to coast in 1910. The International Harvester Scout was one of the most popular sport utility vehicles built before 1980. The serial number is important if you want to ensure a correct restoration or replacement of parts for an antique vehicle. This information will help you determine the year made, as well as whether your tractor has all its original parts. As each model contains multiple locations where this number is displayed, it can often be difficult finding it without knowing exactly where to look first.
International Harvester manufactured tractors and farm machinery as well as trucks and passenger cars.
According to the company’s website, International Harvester manufactured tractors and farm machinery as well as trucks and passenger cars. The company operated in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia.
International Harvester was founded in 1902 by Jethro Wood, who purchased the bankrupt Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois (founded by John Deere) along with $300 thousand in equipment. The new entity was named International Harvester Company; its products include McCormick Harvesting Machines (1902), Farmall Tractor (1923), Diesel Power Units (1927), Farmall Cub Cadet Lawn Tractors and more recently International TerraStar Full-Size Trucks.
These are very popular antique vehicles that have been restored by many collectors.
These are very popular antique vehicles that have been restored by many collectors. They are highly sought after and can be worth a lot of money. They usually have a high resale value because they are in such demand. Many of them have been restored to original condition or restored to a more modern look for show purposes, but it is still important to do your research before buying one so that you know what kind of condition it’s in and what sort of work needs to be done on it if anything at all.
Finding the serial number is important if you want to ensure a correct restoration or replacement of parts.
In order to correctly restore or replace parts, it’s important to know the serial number of your vehicle. It’s a unique identifier that can be used in several different places on your machine, which are all important for finding information about its year of manufacture and original color.
Before we get started with some tips on how you can find your serial number, let’s discuss what it is and why it’s so important.
Some models have multiple locations where this number is displayed.
Some models have multiple locations where this number is displayed. The serial number is usually stamped on the engine block, transmission, frame and fuel tank. It may also be stamped on engine parts such as cylinder heads, manifolds and water pumps.
Locating the serial number is vital to ensuring a correct restoration.
The serial number is located in several places on the vehicle. This can be helpful when you’re trying to locate the correct replacement part for your restoration project.
The information below will show you where to find the serial number on various parts of an International Harvester tractor, truck or utility vehicle:
Frame: The frame and body were cast as one piece at the plant in Springfield, Illinois. The maintenace tag (sometimes called a “cowl tag”) attached to this area is actually a serial number tag that indicates when it was produced and by which plant. There are four numbers on this tag: first digit denotes year produced; second digit denotes month produced; third digit denotes day of month produced; fourth digit denotes production order within that day’s run (i.e., 1001).
Engine block: Located beneath oil filter cap near rear centerline of engine block–about 2-3 inches forward from rear of cylinder head studs–is small horizontal cast iron plate stamped with four-digit code containing letters “IHC” followed by two pairs of numbers separated by hyphen (-). First pair represents year built (e.g., A=1940), second pair represents sequence within model year range (e Series = 1 through 9999).
Now that you know where to find the serial number, you can confidently proceed with whatever repairs, restoration or parts replacement your International Harvester vehicle needs. The next time one of these classic vehicles comes into your repair shop, you can be sure to identify it and get started on a high-quality job right away.