CaseIH MX255 Magnum

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

CaseIH MX255 Magnum is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2003 – 2006.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for CaseIH MX255 Magnum 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 MX255 Magnum Production

Manufacturer: CaseIH
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 135
Charging volts: 12
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 1000
Battery volts: 12

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Surveyor Cab standard with air-conditioning. Optional automatic climate control.
Transmission: 18-speed full power shift


Fuel: 160 gal
605.6 L
Hydraulic system: 45.5 gal
172.2 L


Type: closed center pressure flow compensated (PFC) with parallel priority
Capacity: 45.5 gal
172.2 L
Pressure: 2950 psi
203.4 bar
Valves: 3 to 5
Total flow: 38.6 gpm
146.1 lpm
  53.1 gpm
201.0 lpm (optional)

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/IIIN
Control: electronic draft control
Rear lift: 14,970 lbs
6790 kg
  17,920 lbs
8128 kg (optional)
Front Hitch: optional
Front lift: 7,170 lbs
3252 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000 (1.75)
  540/1000 (1.375 optional)

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged intercooled diesel
6-cylinder 24-valve
Displacement: 504.5 ci
8.3 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.488×5.315 inches
114 x 135 mm
Emissions: Tier II
Power: 262 hp
195.4 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 17.0:1
Rated RPM: 2000
Torque: 1670 lb-ft
2264.5 Nm
Torque RPM: 1400
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 22 qts
20.8 L
Coolant capacity: 24 qts
22.7 L

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: full power shift
Gears: 18 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: electro-hydraulic wet discs

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Dimensions

Wheelbase: 118.3 inches
300 cm
Height (cab): 124.6 inches
316 cm
Rear axle: 4 by 120 inches
101 by 3048 mm
Rear axle: 4.5 by 120 inches
114 by 3048 mm
Front tread: 60 to 88 inches
152 to 223 cm

CaseIH MX255 Weight
Shipping: 20,200 lbs
9162 kg
Operating: 21,550 lbs
9775 kg
Ballasted: 28,710 lbs
13022 kg

CaseIH MX255 Magnum Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1827

OCED Tractor Test 1827
Diesel 18-speed 4WD
September 15 – October 24, 2003
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1827 file
PTO performance
Max power: 248.20 hp
185.1 kW
Fuel use: 13.1 gal/hour
49.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 219.19 hp
163.4 kW
Fuel use: 12.5 gal/hour
47.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 187.68 hp
140.0 kW
Fuel use: 12.8 gal/hour
48.4 l/hour
Gear 7 used for power test.
Max pull: 21,234 lbs
9631 kg
Gear 5 used for pull test.


Is CaseIH MX255 Magnum a good tractor?

The CaseIH MX255 Magnum is one of the great tractors in the CaseIH stable, and it has earned CaseIH a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a CaseIH MX255 Magnum take?

Check out the CaseIH MX255 Magnum 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 MX230

The CaseIH MX255 Magnum was an agricultural tractor model made from 2003 – 2006

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