Int'l 4700 Models & Drivetrain Configurations

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by T444e, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. T444e

    T444e Bobtail Member

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    Searching for a 4700 Crew Cab, with the T444e engine.

    In my searches, I've run across many 4700 Crew Cab DT466E's with the Eaton-Fuller 6-speed, but I'm wanting to avoid the DT466E for ease of maintenance, and/or potential rebuilds.

    I've only found 4700 T444e models to be paired with the Allison automatic transmission. Does anyone know if International ever produced a 4700 Crew Cab with the T444E/Eaton-Fuller, 6-speed?

    And, does anyone have maintenance experience with the T444e/Allison automatic, who can talk about reliability or concerns with the Allison Trans?

    Fleet maintenance experience welcomed!

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    The 466E is a far superior engine. Much more durable, with better longevity. Yes, the 444 shares parts with Ford pickup diesels but the 444 suffers from being underpowered and overworked.
    As for configuration there probably is a crew cab 444 with an Eaton 6 speed out there somewhere. However crew cab 4700s (or any medium duty truck) are rare already, so you may want to compromise on the engine or trans.
    If you want fleet experience with the 444/Allison combos go to school bus forums. That combo was a mainstay in those fleets for many many years. Do keep in mind, however that there are different Allison autos, as school buses tend to be lower cost and be geared lower, with lower top speeds. A fairly popular transmission for cash strapped districts was the AT-545 which did not last for #### as it was being pushed too hard, even behind the relatively weak 444 (it was originally built for the old school Ford and Chevy buses, powered by wheezy, anemic industrial gas V8s) . Many of those died a premature death.
    However, beefier Allisons were mostly rock solid.

    Also, what are you gonna use this truck for?

    Here's an overview of the 466
     
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  4. T444e

    T444e Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the reply and info.
     
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