Specifications for a 2500 International Backhoeby Toby Welch
The International Harvester 2500 Contructall was a backhoe-style loader tractor produced from 1967 to 1970. Manufactured by International Harvester, the tractor was available in four-cylinder diesel or gasoline models.
The 2500 Contructall was available in two different models: the D-188 diesel version and the C-153 gasoline model. Both had five forward gears and one reverse gear.
Both 2500 engines were rated 2,200 rpm, 58 hp and had liquid cooling. The diesel model had glow plugs, 188 cubic inch displacement and a bore and stroke measurement of 3.6875 by 4.39 inches. The gasoline engine had a 152 cubic inch displacement, a bore and stroke ratio 3.375 by 4.25 inches and a compression measurement of 7.5:1.
The gasoline 2500 weighed 9,760 pounds and the diesel model was 9,910 pounds. The front axle load was 6,400 pounds and the rear was 9,000 pounds. The hood height was 61 inches and the height of the backhoe transport was 141 inches. The front tread measured 52 inches and the rear was 60 to 64 inches.
Backhoe and Loader Specs
The backhoe had a dig depth of 165 inches and a dump angle of 41.5 inches.
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Toby Welch has been a full-time freelance writer since 2003. She has published in the "National Post," "Cottage," "Opulence," "Alberta Parent," "The Real Estate Magazine" and Living Safety," as well as many more articles online. Toby holds an accounting degree from the University of Calgary.