International Harvester 656

International Harvester 656The International Harvester 656 is a 2WD utility tractor from manufactured by International Harvester from 1965 to 1973.

The IH 656 is equipped with one of two engines: a 4.3 L (263.0 cu·in) six-cylinder gasoline/LP-gas engine or a 4.6 L (282.0 cu·in) six-cylinder diesel engine and one of three transmissions: a sliding gear transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gear, a two-speed power shift transmission with 10 forward and 2 reverse gears or a hydrostatic transmission with infinite (2-range) forward and reverse gears.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • International Harvester C-263. It is a 4.3 L, 4,310 cm2, (263.0 cu·in) six-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 90.0 mm (3.54 in) of the cylinder bore and 112.0 mm (4.41 in) of the piston stroke. This engine produced 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP) of PTO output power. This engine was available in LP-gas version.
  • International Harvester D282. It is a 4.6 L, 4,621 cm2, (282.0 cu·in) six-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine. The cylinder bore is 94.0 mm (3.7 in) and the piston stroke is 112.0 mm (4.41 in). This engine produced 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63 HP) of PTO output power.

International Harvester 656 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelInternational Harvester 656
Wheel base2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Ground clearance
Weight3,010 kg (6,636 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity125.0 liters (33 US gal.; 27.5 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelInternational Harvester C-263
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement4.3 L, 4,310 cm2, (263.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke90.0 mm X 112.0 mm (3.54 in X 4.41 in)
Horsepower63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP)
Oil capacity:8.5 L (9 US. qt, 7.5 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity:19.4 L (20.5 US. qt, 17.1 Imp. qt.)
Engine modelInternational Harvester D282
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement4.6 L, 4,621 cm2, (282.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke94.0 mm X 112.0 mm (3.7 in X 4.41 in)
Horsepower63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering type
Transmission model
Transmission typeSliding gear
Gears5 forward and 1 reverse
Transmission modelTorque Amplifier
Transmission typeTwo-speed power shift
Gears10 forward and 2 reverse
Transmission model
Transmission typeHydrostatic
GearsInfinite (2-range) forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 33.5 kmh (20.8 mph) Reverse: (0 mph)
Front tires Ag: 7.50-16
Rear tires Ag: 15.5-38
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540/1,000 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center
Pump flow12.0 gpm (45.4 lpm)
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