J.I. Case 4894

J.I. Case 4894 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

J.I. Case 4894 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1983 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for J.I. Case 4894 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 4894 Production

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Total built: 872
Original price: $100,600 (1985)

J.I. Case 4894 Power

Engine: 300 hp
223.7 kW
PTO (claimed): 253 hp
188.7 kW
Drawbar (tested): 218.68 hp
163.1 kW
PTO (tested): 253.41 hp
189.0 kW

J.I. Case 4894 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

J.I. Case 4894 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


Fuel: 150 gal
567.8 L
Hydraulic system: 18 gal
68.1 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 18 gal
68.1 L
Pressure: 2350 psi
162.0 bar
Valves: 4
Total flow: 27 gpm
102.2 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

J.I. Case 4894 Engine detail

Engine Detail
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 674 ci
11.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 5.00×5.71 inches
127 x 145 mm
Power: 300 hp
223.7 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 14.7:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 845 lb-ft
1145.8 Nm
Torque RPM: 1400
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 48 qts
45.4 L
Coolant capacity: 44 qts
41.6 L

J.I. Case 4894 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: 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.

J.I. Case 4894 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 110 inches
279 cm
Length: 237 inches
601 cm
Width: 99 inches
251 cm (minimum)
  132 inches
335 cm (duals)
Height (exhaust): 125 inches
317 cm
Operating weight: 25,750 lbs
11680 kg
Ballasted weight: 28,460 lbs
12909 kg
Ground clearance: 18 inches
45 cm (frame)

J.I. Case 4894 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1330

Nebraska Tractor Test 1330
Diesel 12-speed 4WD
October 22 – 29, 1979
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1330 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 253.41 hp
189.0 kW
Fuel use: 15.5 gal/hour
58.7 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 218.68 hp
163.1 kW
Fuel use: 15.4 gal/hour
58.3 l/hour
Gear 3-2 used for power test.
Max pull: 27,627 lbs
12531 kg
Gear 1-2 used for pull test.


Is J.I. Case 4894 a good tractor?

The J.I. Case 4894 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 4894 take?

Check out the J.I. Case 4894 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 4694

The J.I. Case 4894 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1983 – 1984

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