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1957 International 300 Utility tractor

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Steven Plante

02-02-1999 08:28:05




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I found a 57 International 300 Utility Tractor for sale and was wondering what your thoughts were on them, either positive or negative. I know zero about tractors and haven't gone to see the tractor yet. Heres what the ad states:
1957 INTERNATIONAL 300 UTILITY TRACTOR 3 point hitch, PTO, hydraulics, tire chains. $2800/bo. I want to use the tractor to hall trees out of the woods and also to mow my 8 acre field and till a 1
acre garden..
How hard is it to find parts and impliments such as a mower, tiller for these..Is it also possible to connect a loader??
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance..

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Irv

02-02-1999 15:46:30




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 Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Steven Plante, 02-02-1999 08:28:05  
I have one and i think it's great. 40 HP, live PTo and the fast hitch converts to 3 pt easily. A ford 8n will be more and 1/2 the tractor.



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Irv

02-02-1999 15:46:25




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 Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Steven Plante, 02-02-1999 08:28:05  
I have one and i think it's great. 40 HP, live PTo and the fast hitch converts to 3 pt easily. A ford 8n will be more and 1/2 the tractor.



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Blu Smith

09-14-1999 08:23:40
130.38.163.247



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 Re: Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Irv, 02-02-1999 15:46:25  
I have had mind for years and the only problem I have run into, is the steering. The front end (steerling) is weak. Blu



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Irv

02-02-1999 15:44:09




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 Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Steven Plante, 02-02-1999 08:28:05  
I have one and i think it's great. 40 HP, live PTo and the fast hitch converts to 3 pt easily. A ford 8n will be more and 1/2 the tractor.



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john d.

02-02-1999 13:28:48




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 Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Steven Plante, 02-02-1999 08:28:05  
Agree with the two posts below. Generally a VERY tough tractor that's got enough hp to handle pto jobs quite well. You may have trouble getting it to go slow enough to handle a tiller. If you put a loader on it, power steering is very desireable.



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Bob

02-03-1999 18:36:16




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 Re: Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to john d., 02-02-1999 13:28:48  
I have one of these that I bought in 1985. It's equipped with a Superior Loader and has cleared over 100 pine trees and several other types of elm and ash. Mine has oversize pistons and fluid in rear tires. It maintains 26 acres of mixed tillable and timber . I have a 7ft. blade for the rear and a 6 ft. woods mower, and a 7ft. sickle bar mower. I pull an 11 ft wheel disk with it in 2nd. gear . I did convert it to 12volt so it would start easier in cold weather. I have completly overhauled this unit since I bought it due to the previous owners neglect. Mine is a 1955

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Woody

02-02-1999 11:05:09




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 Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Steven Plante, 02-02-1999 08:28:05  
Very good utility unit. Far better than an N series Ford which is in the same price range. Over double the HP as well. Not that it matters, but you might want to check the S/N on it, 300's were only made in '55 and '56. As far as checking out the tractor itself, pay attention to the T/A (if its got it), touch valves, and the live pto. All of these were pretty robust (T/A's not withstanding when hit hard for years) but can be more than a couple of bucks to fix if bad. What kind of 3 point is on it? I thought fast hitch was an option from the factory only(?). Not that an aftermarket or adapter could not be in place. As far as parts and equipment, parts are no problem and if the three point is complete, get whatever you need in either trailer or three point; any color or brand should fit. Just watch the ball catagory on the link arms. Are they cat. I or II or combo?

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Wayne

02-02-1999 12:56:40




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 Re: Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Woody, 02-02-1999 11:05:09  
They are a good tractor and that seems to be a fair price and it makes an excellent loader tractor.



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mike

05-20-1999 20:45:06
207.40.103.221



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 Re: Re: Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to Wayne, 02-02-1999 12:56:40  
my 1st tractor 57 300 need info on 12 volt convertion and power steering thank you mike



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Gord

12-12-2001 18:57:27
142.165.108.240



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 Re: Re: Re: Re: 1957 International 300 Utility tractor in reply to mike, 05-20-1999 20:45:06  
I too have a '55 300. I think there is a 12 volt alternator on it, could this be why my tach. doesn't seem to work right? Is there something I should install for my gauges?
Also, is there a power steering conversion that can be installed?



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