J.I. Case 885

J.I. Case 885 Technical Specifications

J.I. Case 885 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1976 – ????.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for J.I. Case 885 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 885 Production

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, England
Original price: $7,400 (1976)

J.I. Case 885 Power

Engine (net): 47.3 hp
35.3 kW
Drawbar (claimed): 37 hp
27.6 kW
PTO (claimed): 43 hp
32.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 36.56 hp
27.3 kW
PTO (tested): 43.20 hp
32.2 kW

J.I. Case 885 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 86

J.I. Case 885 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
  hydrostatic power (optional)
Brakes: differential mechanical drum
Cab: Cab optional.
Transmission: 12-speed partially synchronized


Fuel: 12.7 gal
48.1 L
Hydraulic system: 6 gal
22.7 L


Type: open
Capacity: 6 gal
22.7 L
Pressure: 2000 psi
137.9 bar
Total flow: 7.4 gpm
28.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I, II
Rear lift: 1,800 lbs
816 kg (recommended)
  3,450 lbs
1564 kg (max)

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM: 540/1000

Title serial numbers

Location: On the right front side of the frame
1971: 620001
1972: 620336
1973: 624731
1974: 630611
1975: 634830
1976: 11000001
1977: 11005148
1978: 11011088
1979: 11015095
1980: 11019389

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What year is my J.I. Case 885? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

J.I. Case 885 Engine detail

Engine Detail
David Brown
Displacement: 164.4 ci
2.7 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.939×4.5 inches
100 x 114 mm
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 17:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-2-3
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 6.6 qts
6.2 L
Coolant capacity: 9 qts
8.5 L

J.I. Case 885 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Oil capacity: 24.3 qts
23.0 L
Three gears, plus reverse, in four ranges. Synchronized up-shifts from 1-to-2 and 2-to-3 and synchronized down-shift from 3-to-2.

J.I. Case 885 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 77 inches
195 cm
Length: 116 inches
294 cm
Width: 65 inches
165 cm
Height (hood): 51 inches
129 cm
Height (ROPS): 94 inches
238 cm
Clearance (front axle): 17 inches
43 cm
Clearance (drawbar): 12 inches
30 cm

J.I. Case 885 Weight
Operating: 4,265 lbs
1934 kg
Max capacity: 5,400 lbs
2449 kg
Max Drawbar: 2,500 lbs
1134 kg
  2,000 lbs
907 kg (extended)

J.I. Case 885 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1137

Nebraska Tractor Test 1137
Diesel 12-speed 2WD
June 18 – 29, 1973
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1137 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 43.20 hp
32.2 kW
Fuel use: 2.7 gal/hour
10.2 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 40.87 hp
30.5 kW
Fuel use: 2.5 gal/hour
9.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 36.56 hp
27.3 kW
Fuel use: 2.6 gal/hour
9.8 l/hour
Max pull: 5,135 lbs
2329 kg

Nebraska Tractor Test 1143

Nebraska Tractor Test 1143
Gasoline 12-speed 2WD
September 17 – October 3, 1973
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1143 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 39.26 hp
29.3 kW
Fuel use: 3.8 gal/hour
14.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 37.26 hp
27.8 kW
Fuel use: 3.4 gal/hour
12.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 32.09 hp
23.9 kW
Fuel use: 4.3 gal/hour
16.3 l/hour
Max pull: 5,308 lbs
2407 kg


Is J.I. Case 885 a good tractor?

The J.I. Case 885 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 885 take?

Check out the J.I. Case 885 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 885?

The J.I. Case 885 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1976 – ????

Where is the serial number on a J.I. Case 885?

Lookup on the right front side of the frame

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