CaseIH 4494

CaseIH 4494 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

CaseIH 4494 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1984 – 1987.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for CaseIH 4494 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 4494 Production

Manufacturer: CaseIH
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Original price: $74,600 (1987)

CaseIH 4494 Power

Engine: 213 hp
158.8 kW
PTO (claimed): 175 hp
130.5 kW
Drawbar (tested): 150.14 hp
112.0 kW
PTO (tested): 175.20 hp
130.6 kW

CaseIH 4494 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

CaseIH 4494 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 4WD
Steering: hydraulic, front, rear or four-wheel crab steering
Brakes: hydraulic dry disc
Cab: Silent Guardian cab standard
Transmission: 12-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 128 gal
484.5 L
Hydraulic system: 15.5 gal
58.7 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 15.5 gal
58.7 L
Pressure: 2350 psi
162.0 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
Total flow: 31 gpm
117.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III (optional)
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 12,750 lbs
5783 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent (optional)
Rear RPM: 1000
Engine RPM: 1000@2200

Title serial numbers

Location: Data plates located at forward-right corner in top of the tractor cab.
1984: 8865000 (JI Case)
1985: 8866200
1986: 8866971
1987: 8867559

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my CaseIH 4494? 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.

CaseIH 4494 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 504 ci
8.3 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.625×5.00 inches
117 x 127 mm
Power: 213 hp
158.8 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 15.8:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 560 lb-ft
759.4 Nm
Torque RPM: 1650
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 24 qts
22.7 L
Coolant capacity: 48 qts
45.4 L

CaseIH 4494 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: partial power shift
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Four ranges (1-4) with three power shift gears (1-3) plus reverse in each range. Both shift levers mounted on the dashboard. Range shift lever is to the left in a H-pattern. Gear shift is an inline pattern on the right.

CaseIH 4494 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 102 inches
259 cm
Length: 225 inches
571 cm
Width: 96 inches
243 cm (minimum)
  143 inches
363 cm (duals)
Height (exhaust): 125 inches
317 cm
Operating weight: 20,840 lbs
9453 kg (18.4-34 duals)
Ballasted weight: 22,450 lbs
10183 kg
Ground clearance: 18 inches
45 cm (frame)
Front tread: 74 to 123 inches
187 to 312 cm
Rear tread: 74 to 123 inches
187 to 312 cm

CaseIH 4494 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1328

Nebraska Tractor Test 1328
Diesel 12-speed 4WD
October 15 – 20, 1979
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1328 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 175.20 hp
130.6 kW
Fuel use: 11.5 gal/hour
43.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 150.14 hp
112.0 kW
Fuel use: 11.3 gal/hour
42.8 l/hour
Gear 3-2 used for power test.
Max pull: 21,400 lbs
9707 kg
Gear 1-2 used for pull test.


Is CaseIH 4494 a good tractor?

The CaseIH 4494 is one of the great tractors in the CaseIH stable, and it has earned CaseIH a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a CaseIH 4494 take?

Check out the CaseIH 4494 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 4494?

The CaseIH 4494 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1984 – 1987

Where is the serial number on a CaseIH 4494?

Lookup data plates located at forward-right corner in top of the tractor cab.

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