Farmall 656 Specs, Weight, Price, Overview, Horsepower, Review & Fuel Tank Capacity

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Farmall 656


Farmall 656 Overview

The Farmall 656 is a two-wheel-drive row-crop tractor produced by Farmall (a division of International Harvester) from 1965 to 1973.

The Farmall 656 is powered by one of two engines: a 4.3 L (263.0 cuin) six-cylinder gasoline/LP-gas engine or a 4.6 L (282.0 cuin) six-cylinder diesel engine, as well as one of three transmissions: a gear type transmission with five forward and one reverse gear,

a two-speed power shift transmission with ten forward and two 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 cuin) six-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline/LP-gas engine with a cylinder bore of 90.0 mm (3.54 in) and a piston stroke of 112.0 mm (4.41 in).

The compression ratio is 7.6:1 for the gasoline variant and 8.8:1 for the LP-gas version. The PTO output power of this engine was 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP).

International Harvester D282. It had a 4.6 L, 4,621 cm2 (282.0 cuin) naturally aspirated diesel engine. The piston stroke is 112.0 mm and the cylinder bore is 94.0 mm (3.7 in) (4.41 in). The compression factor is 17.6:1. The PTO output power of this engine was 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP).

The Farmall 656 has hydrostatic power steering, independent mechanical disc brakes, an open operator station, and a fuel tank that holds 125.0 litres (33 US gal.; 27.5 Imp. gal.) of gasoline or diesel fuel and 147.6 litres (39 US gal, 32.5 Imp. gal.) of LP-gas.

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Farmall 656 Weight

 Operating Weight: 6250 to 7230 pounds

Farmall 656 Horsepower

 Engine Horsepower: 63 hp 47.0 kW

Farmall 656 Fuel Tank Capacity

Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 gal 124.9 L (gas/diesel)

Farmall 656 Serial Number

Years Serial Number
1965 8501
1966 15505
1967 24372
1968 32007
1969 38861
1970 42518
1971 45497
1972 47951

Farmall 656 Specifications


Engine model International Harvester C-263
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Displacement 4.3 L, 4,310 cm2, (263.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 90.0 mm X 112.0 mm (3.54 in X 4.41 in)
Fuel type Gasoline/LP-gas
Cylinders 6
Horsepower 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP)
Starter Electric
Compression ratio Gasoline: 7.6:1
LP-gas: 8.8:1
Coolant capacity: 19.4 L (20.5 US. qt, 17.1 Imp. qt.)
Oil capacity: 8.5 L (9 US. qt, 7.5 Imp. qt.)

General Specifications

Model Farmall 656
Length 3,860 mm (152 in)
Width 2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Height (steering wheel) 1,950 mm (76.8 in)
Wheelbase 2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Ground clearance (front axle) 530 mm (20.9 in)
Weight (operating) Diesel: 3,280 kg (7,231 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity Gasoline/diesel: 125.0 litres (33 US gal.; 27.5 Imp. gal)
LP-gas: 147.6 litres (39 US gal.; 32.5 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V
Cabin type Open operator station


Engine model International Harvester D282
Coolant capacity: 20.3 L (21.5 US. qt, 17.9 Imp. qt.)
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Oil capacity: 8.5 L (9 US. qt, 7.5 Imp. qt.)
Cylinders 6
Starter Electric
Fuel type Diesel
Horsepower 63.9 PS (47.0 kW; 63.0 HP)
Displacement 4.6 L, 4,621 cm2, (282.0 cu·in)
Compression ratio 17.6:1

Transmission and chassis

Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Hydrostatic power
Brakes Independent mechanical disc
Transmission model  
Transmission type Gear type
Gears 5 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 25.3 kmh (15.7 mph) Reverse: 4.4 (2.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 64.4 L (17 US. gal, 14.2 Imp. gal.)
Transmission model Torque Amplifier
Transmission type Two-speed power shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 25.3 kmh (15.7 mph) Reverse: 4.4 (2.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 64.4 L (17 US. gal, 14.2 Imp. gal.)
Transmission model  
Transmission type Hydrostatic
Gears Infinite (2-range) forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 33.8 kmh (21 mph) Reverse: (0 mph)

Hydraulic system

Total flow 12.0 gpm (45.4 lpm)
Hydraulic type Open center

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Rear PTO speed 540/1,000 rpm
Rear PTO type Independent


Rear tires Ag: 15.5-38
Front tires Ag: 6.00-16

Farmall 656 Review

The Farmall 656, manufactured by International Harvester from 1965 to 1979, is a versatile utility tractor. It is driven by either a gasoline or diesel engine and is equipped with a 5-speed or 8-speed transmission featuring a torque amplifier. The 656 is celebrated for its robustness, dependability, and user-friendly design.

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Farmall 656 Attachments

The following attachments are available for the Farmall 656 row-crop tractor:

  • International Harvester 2001 loader
  • International Harvester 2000 loader


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FAQs – Farmall 656



Q.1 How much horsepower does a 656 Farmall have?

Ans. The engines in the 656 Hydro were controlled at 2,300 rpm rather than 1,800, providing approximately 66 horsepower at the power takeoff and 52 horsepower at the drawbar in both diesel and gas variants.

Q.2 What year was Farmall 656 made?

Ans. From 1965 to 1973, the 656 was available with a 66 horsepower (49 kW) C263 263-cubic-inch (4,310 cc) gasoline engine, as well as an LP version. There was also a D282 282-cubic-inch (4,620 cc) diesel engine available.

Q.3 How much does a IH 656 weigh?

Ans. 5800 to 6100 pounds

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