CaseIH 1255 XL

CaseIH 1255 XL Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

CaseIH 1255 XL is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1985 – 1994.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for CaseIH 1255 XL covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

CaseIH 1255 XL Production

Manufacturer: CaseIH
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Neuss, Germany

CaseIH 1255 XL Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 55
Battery volts: 12

CaseIH 1255 XL Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Transmissions: 12-speed fully synchronized
  20-speed fully synchronized


Fuel: 52.8 gal
199.8 L
Front axle: 9.5 qts
9.0 L


Pressure: 2488 psi
171.5 bar
Valves: up to 2
Pump flow: 11 gpm
41.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/II
Control: position and draft control
Rear lift: 10580 lbs
4799 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

CaseIH 1255 XL Engine detail

Engine Detail
International Harvester DT-358
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 358 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×5.0625 inches
98 x 129 mm
Power: 125 hp
93.2 kW
Fuel system: direct injection
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 336 lb-ft
455.6 Nm
Torque RPM: 1600
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 13.2 qts
12.5 L
Coolant capacity: 33.8 qts
32.0 L

CaseIH 1255 XL Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: fully synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and 5 reverse
Oil capacity: 35.9 qts
34.0 L (2WD)
  42.3 qts
40.0 L (4WD)
Six gears (1-6) in two ranges (low/high), plus reverse range.

CaseIH 1255 XL Dimensions

Wheelbase: 110.2 inches
279 cm
Length: 189 inches
480 cm
Height (cab): 115.7 inches
293 cm
2WD Weight: 11155 lbs
5059 kg
4WD Weight: 12521 lbs
5679 kg
2WD Clearance (front axle): 20.5 inches
52 cm
4WD Clearance (front axle): 18.5 inches
46 cm
2WD Front tread: 59.8 to 71.6 inches
151 to 181 cm
4WD Front tread: 68.5 to 76.4 inches
173 to 194 cm
Rear tread: 71.6 to 83.6 inches
181 to 212 cm


Is CaseIH 1255 XL a good tractor?

The CaseIH 1255 XL is one of the great tractors in the CaseIH stable, and it has earned CaseIH a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a CaseIH 1255 XL take?

Check out the CaseIH 1255 XL 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 CaseIH made the 1255 XL?

The CaseIH 1255 XL was an agricultural tractor model made from 1985 – 1994

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