International Harvester 5088

International Harvester 5088The International Harvester 5088 is a 2WD or 4WD row-crop tractor from the 50 series. This tractor was manufactured by International Harvester in Rock Island, Illinois, USA from 1981 to 1985. The International 5088 is equipped with a 7.1 L (436.0 cu·in) six-cylinder diesel engine and a partial power shift transmission with 18 forward and 6 reverse gears.

The IH 5088 row-crop tractor used the International Harvester DT-436B engine. It is a 7.1 L, 7,145 cm2, (436.0 cu·in) six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 109.0 mm (4.29 in) of the cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 137 PS (100.7 kW; 135 HP) at 2,400 rpm of PTO output power.

The International Harvester 5088 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering, wet disc type brakes, cab with heat and A/C, and 265.0 liters (70 US gal.; 58.3 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

International Harvester 5088 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelInternational Harvester 5088
Length4,990 mm (196.5 in)
Width2,840 mm (111.8 in)
Height2,920 mm (115 in)
Wheel base2,830 mm (111.4 in)
Ground clearance430 mm (16.9 in)
Weight (operating)7,260 kg (16,006 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity265.0 liters (70 US gal.; 58.3 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeCab with heat and A/C
Engine modelInternational Harvester DT-436B
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement7.1 L, 7,145 cm2, (436.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke109.0 mm X 127.0 mm (4.29 in X 5 in)
Horsepower137 PS (100.7 kW; 135.0 HP) at 2,400 rpm
Oil capacity:18.9 L (20 US. qt, 16.6 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:27.4 L (29 US. qt, 24.1 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesWet disc type
Transmission modelSynchro Tri-Six (STS)
Transmission typePartial power shift
Gears18 forward and 6 reverse
Speed Forward: 28.6 kmh (17.8 mph) Reverse: 9.7 (6 mph)
Transmission oil capacity164.7 L (43.5 US. gal, 36.2 Imp. gal.)
Front tires Ag: 10.00-16
Rear tires Ag: 18.4-38
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends) 3,170 kg (6,990 lbs)
Optional: 3,755 kg (8,280 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540/1,000 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeClosed center
Hydraulic capacity164.6 L (43.5 US. gal, 36.2 Imp. gal.)
Pump flow 25.0 gpm (94.6 lpm)
Optional: 40.0 gpm (151.4 lpm)
Steering flow12.0 gpm (45.4 lpm)
Total flow 67.0 gpm (253.6 lpm)
Optional: 82.0 gpm (310.4 lpm)
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1 Comment

  1. My dad had a 5088, said it was the nicest tractor he owned throughout his farming years. He sold it when they (mom and dad) retired from farming and had their auction, and he regretted getting rid of it almost immediately. He kept the JD 4010 (and a Farmall H) because they were smaller and better suited as yard tractors. He got a good price for the 5088, though, so that helped a little, but not enough to ever completely soothe the string of selling it. I wish he’d have kept them all….4 Farmall tractors (a B, H, Super M and Super M-TA), 2 IH tractors (1466 & 5088), 2 IH combines a Case and Case/IH swather, a JD 4010, and an odd ball Steiger….IH plows & disks, straw chopper, sprayer, wagons and several grain trucks (IH and others). The implements I don’t care so much about, ditto on the Steiger. I do still have the H and the 4010, and I bought the McCormick Deering 200H manure spreader at the sale, which I still have. I’d love to have all the Farmall & IH tractors back, shined up and all in a row instead of the shelf full of replicas, shined up and all in a row!

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