J.I. Case 1896

J.I. Case 1896 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

J.I. Case 1896 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1984 – 1985.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for J.I. Case 1896 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 1896 Production

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Original price: $35,000 (1989 )

J.I. Case 1896 Power

PTO (claimed): 95 hp
70.8 kW
Drawbar (tested): 84.51 hp
63.0 kW
PTO (tested): 95.92 hp
71.5 kW

J.I. Case 1896 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 105
Battery volts: 12

J.I. Case 1896 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Differential lock: electric rear
Steering: power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post folding ROPS. Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmission: 12-speed three-speed power shift


Fuel: 65 gal
246.0 L
Hydraulic system: 25 gal
94.6 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 25 gal
94.6 L
Pressure: 2250 psi
155.1 bar
Valves: 2 to 4
Pump flow: 23 gpm
87.1 lpm
Steering flow: 8 gpm
30.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III/II
Rear lift: 6600 lbs
2993 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

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

Title serial numbers

1984: 9931800
1985: 9938100
1986: 9941573
1987: 17895137
1988: 17895512
1989: 17895992

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J.I. Case 1896 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 359 ci
5.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.016×4.724 inches
102 x 120 mm
Air cleaner: dual dry elements
Compression: 17.5:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Idle RPM: 800-2250
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 16 qts
15.1 L
Coolant capacity: 22 qts
20.8 L

J.I. Case 1896 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: three-speed power shift
Gears: 12 forward and 3 reverse
Oil capacity: 100 qts
94.6 L
Three power shift gears, plus reverse, in four ranges. Reverse is not operable in range four.

J.I. Case 1896 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 108 inches
274 cm
Length: 171 inches
434 cm
Operating weight: 13,495 lbs
6121 kg (duals)
Ground clearance: 16 inches
40 cm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.50 by 96 inches
88 by 2438 mm
Rear axle: Bar: 3.50 by 120 inches
88 by 3048 mm
2WD Front tread: 60 to 88 inches
152 to 223 cm
4WD Front tread: 60 to 89 inches
152 to 226 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 110 inches
152 to 279 cm
Rear tread: 60 to 132 inches
152 to 335 cm

J.I. Case 1896 Height
ROPS: 115.4 inches
293 cm
Cab: 118 inches
299 cm
Exhaust: 116 inches
294 cm

J.I. Case 1896 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1548

Nebraska Tractor Test 1548
Diesel 12-speed 2WD
October 24 – November 7, 1984
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1548 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 95.92 hp
71.5 kW
Fuel use: 5.7 gal/hour
21.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 84.51 hp
63.0 kW
Fuel use: 5.7 gal/hour
21.6 l/hour
Gear 3-2 used for power test.
Max pull: 12,357 lbs
5605 kg
Gear 1-2 used for pull test.


Is J.I. Case 1896 a good tractor?

The J.I. Case 1896 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 1896 take?

Check out the J.I. Case 1896 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 1896?

The J.I. Case 1896 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1984 – 1985

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