J.I. Case 1490

J.I. Case 1490 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

J.I. Case 1490 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1980 – 1983.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for J.I. Case 1490 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

J.I. Case 1490 Production

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, England
Original price: $25,400 (1983 )
The Case model 1490 is the same as the David Brown model 1490.

J.I. Case 1490 Power

Engine: 83 hp
61.9 kW
PTO (claimed): 70 hp
52.2 kW
Drawbar (tested): 60.31 hp
45.0 kW
PTO (tested): 70.51 hp
52.6 kW

J.I. Case 1490 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

J.I. Case 1490 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post ROPS. Cab optional.
Transmissions: 12-speed synchromesh
  12-speed partial power shift


Type: open center
Pressure: 2000 psi
137.9 bar
Valves: 1
Total flow: 8.4 gpm
31.8 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Rear lift: 4,400 lbs
1995 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540/1000

J.I. Case 1490 Engine detail

Engine Detail
J.I. Case
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 219 ci
3.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.939×4.500 inches
100 x 114 mm
Power: 83 hp
61.9 kW
Air cleaner: dual dry element
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 7.8 qts
7.4 L
Coolant capacity: 15 qts
14.2 L

J.I. Case 1490 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: synchromesh
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic dry disc

J.I. Case 1490 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 88.5 inches
224 cm
Length: 143 inches
363 cm
Width: 76.5 inches
194 cm
Height (cab): 105 inches
266 cm
Height (exhaust): 94 inches
238 cm
2WD Ground clearance: 21 inches
53 cm
4WD Ground clearance: 13 inches
33 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 80 inches
152 to 203 cm
Rear tread: 62 to 88 inches
157 to 223 cm *With power-adjust rear wheels.

J.I. Case 1490 Weight
2WD ROPS Shipping: 6490 lbs
2943 kg
2WD Cab Shipping: 7580 lbs
3438 kg
Max capacity: 11500 lbs
5216 kg

J.I. Case 1490 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1381

Nebraska Tractor Test 1381
Diesel 12-speed synchro 4WD
March 17 – April 2, 1981
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1381 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 70.51 hp
52.6 kW
Fuel use: 4.2 gal/hour
15.9 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 68.75 hp
51.3 kW
Fuel use: 4.0 gal/hour
15.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 60.31 hp
45.0 kW
Fuel use: 4.3 gal/hour
16.3 l/hour
Gear 3-2 used for power test.
Max pull: 9919 lbs
4499 kg
Gear 2-1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 1381

Nebraska Tractor Test 1381
Diesel 12-speed power shift 2WD
March 18 – April 2, 1981
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1381 file
Drawbar performance
Max power: 60.12 hp
44.8 kW
Fuel use: 4.6 gal/hour
17.4 l/hour
Gear 2-3 used for power test.
Max pull: 8405 lbs
3812 kg
Gear 1-4 used for pull test.


Is J.I. Case 1490 a good tractor?

The J.I. Case 1490 is one of the great tractors in the J.I. Case stable, and it has earned J.I. Case a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a J.I. Case 1490 take?

Check out the J.I. Case 1490 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 J.I. Case made the 1390

The J.I. Case 1490 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1980 – 1983

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