J.I. Case 4690

J.I. Case 4690 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

J.I. Case 4690 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1979 – 1983.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for J.I. Case 4690 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 4690 Production

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Original price: $81,000 (1987 )

J.I. Case 4690 Power

Engine: 261 hp
194.6 kW
Drawbar (claimed): 190 hp
141.7 kW
PTO (claimed): 219 hp
163.3 kW
Drawbar (tested): 189.75 hp
141.5 kW
PTO (tested): 219.62 hp
163.8 kW

J.I. Case 4690 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12

J.I. Case 4690 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 4WD
Steering: hydraulic four-wheel steering
Brakes: hydraulic dry disc
Cab: Silent Guardian cab standard with air-conditioning.
Transmission: 12-speed


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


Type: closed center
Capacity: 15.5 gal
58.7 L
Valves: 2
Pump flow: 31 gpm
117.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 12750 lbs
5783 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000

J.I. Case 4690 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged intercooled diesel
Displacement: 504 ci
8.3 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.625×5.00 inches
117 x 127 mm
Power: 261 hp
194.6 kW
Compression: 15.8:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 48 qts
45.4 L

J.I. Case 4690 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: three-speed powershift
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet discs
Four gears (1-4) in three power shift ranges, plus reverse range.

J.I. Case 4690 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 102 inches
259 cm
Operating weight: 22310 lbs
10119 kg
Ballasted weight: 25230 lbs
11444 kg

J.I. Case 4690 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1329

Nebraska Tractor Test 1329
Diesel 12-speed 4WD
October 18 – 26, 1979
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1329 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 219.62 hp
163.8 kW
Fuel use: 14.4 gal/hour
54.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 189.75 hp
141.5 kW
Fuel use: 14.2 gal/hour
53.7 l/hour
Gear 8 used for power test.
Max pull: 24564 lbs
11142 kg


Is J.I. Case 4690 a good tractor?

The J.I. Case 4690 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 4690 take?

Check out the J.I. Case 4690 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 4490

The J.I. Case 4690 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1979 – 1983

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