International Harvester 3388

International Harvester 3388 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

International Harvester 3388 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1978 – 1981.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for International Harvester 3388 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

International Harvester 3388 Production

Manufacturer: International Harvester
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Total built: 2,146
Original price: $45,680 (1981 )

International Harvester 3388 Power

Drawbar (tested): 111.75 hp
83.3 kW
PTO (tested): 130.61 hp
97.4 kW

International Harvester 3388 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 72
Batteries: 2
Battery volts: 12

International Harvester 3388 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Cab standard
Transmission: 16-speed two-range power shift


Type: closed center
Valves: 2
Pump flow: 12 gpm
45.4 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000
Engine RPM: 540@2100

Title serial numbers

Location: On the rear tractor frame, right side, near axle.
1978: 8801
1979: 8816
1980: 10037
1981: 10714

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my International Harvester 3388? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

International Harvester 3388 Engine detail

Engine Detail
International Harvester DT-436B
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 436 ci
7.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.30×5.00 inches
109 x 127 mm
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Rated RPM: 2400
Idle RPM: 780-2645
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 20 qts
18.9 L
Coolant capacity: 34 qts
32.2 L

International Harvester 3388 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Torque Amplifier
Type: two-range power shift
Gears: 16 forward and 8 reverse
Clutch: 356mm dry disc
Four gears (1-4) in two ranges (low-high) with two-range power shift between direct-drive and Torque Amplifier.

International Harvester 3388 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 110 inches
279 cm
Length: 227 inches
576 cm
Width: 101.6 inches
258 cm
Height (cab): 114.7 inches
291 cm
Clearance (front axle): 22 inches
55 cm
Clearance (rear axle): 25.6 inches
65 cm

International Harvester 3388 Weight
Shipping: 16340 lbs
7411 kg
Operating: 17,420 lbs
7901 kg
Ballasted: 17,850 lbs
8096 kg
Max capacity: 22000 lbs
9979 kg

International Harvester 3388 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1319

Nebraska Tractor Test 1319
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
August 21 – 27, 1979
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1319 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 130.61 hp
97.4 kW
Fuel use: 8.4 gal/hour
31.8 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 128.59 hp
95.9 kW
Fuel use: 7.6 gal/hour
28.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 111.75 hp
83.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.3 gal/hour
31.4 l/hour
Gear 4-Lo-DD used for power test.
Max pull: 16,764 lbs
7604 kg
Gear 1-Lo-DD used for pull test.


Is International Harvester 3388 a good tractor?

The International Harvester 3388 is one of the great tractors in the International Harvester stable, and it has earned International Harvester a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a International Harvester 3388 take?

Check out the International Harvester 3388 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year International Harvester made the 3388?

The International Harvester 3388 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1978 – 1981

Where is the serial number on a International Harvester 3388?

Lookup on the rear tractor frame, right side, near axle.

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