J.I. Case C

J.I. Case C Standard-tread tractor Technical Specifications

J.I. Case C is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1929 – 1940.

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

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Standard-tread tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Total built: 20,478
Original price: $600 (1930 )

J.I. Case C Power

Drawbar (claimed): 17 hp
12.7 kW
Belt (claimed): 27 hp
20.1 kW
Plows: 2-3 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested): 21.4 hp
16.0 kW
Belt (tested): 29.81 hp
22.2 kW

J.I. Case C Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Cab: Open operator station
Transmission: 3-speed gear

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: transmission*Optional
Rear RPM: 535 (1.375)

J.I. Case C Engine detail

Engine Detail
J.I. Case
liquid-cooled vertical I-head
Displacement: 259.5 ci
4.3 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×5.50 inches
98 x 140 mm
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 4.88:1
Rated RPM: 1100
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Coolant capacity: 20 qts
18.9 L
Sparkplug gap: 0.030 inches
0.762 mm
Point gap: 0.020 inches
0.508 mm
Intake valve clearance: 0.010 inches
0.254 mm *Hot
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.012 inches
0.305 mm *Hot

J.I. Case C Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: gear
Gears: 3 forward and 1 reverse
Clutch: dry disc

J.I. Case C Dimensions

Wheelbase: 66 inches
167 cm
Length: 114 inches
289 cm
Width: 60 inches
152 cm
Height (hood): 48 inches
121 cm
Weight: 4300 lbs
1950 kg

J.I. Case C Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 167
August 12 – 19, 1929
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 167 file
Belt power (max): 29.81 hp
22.2 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 2.6 gal/hour
9.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 21.4 hp
16.0 kW
Max pull: 3,289 lbs
1491 kg


Is J.I. Case C a good tractor?

The J.I. Case C 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 C take?

Check out the J.I. Case C 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 ?

The J.I. Case C was an agricultural tractor model made from 1929 – 1940

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