J.I. Case DC

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

J.I. Case DC is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1939 – 1953.

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

Manufacturer: J.I. Case
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Total built: 54,925 (DC-3)
  14,016 (DC-4)
Original price: $2,600 (1955 )
DC series is two models, the DC-3 narrow front and the DC-4 wide front

J.I. Case DC Power

Drawbar (claimed): 33 hp
24.6 kW
PTO (claimed): 37 hp
27.6 kW
Plows: 3
Drawbar (tested): 33.06 hp
24.7 kW
Belt (tested): 37.28 hp
27.8 kW

J.I. Case DC Mechanical

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

Tracktor Hitch

Type: Case Eagle Hitch

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: continuous
  live*After 1953
Rear RPM: 540

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on the DC`s instrument panel, above the steering shaft.
1939: 4300001
1940: 4400001
1941: 4500001
1942: 4600001
1943: 4700001
1944: 4800001
1945: 4900001
1946: 5000001
1947: 5100001
1948: 5200001
1949: 5300001
1950: 5400001
1951: 5500001
1952: 5600001
1953: 5700001

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my J.I. Case DC? 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 DC Engine detail

Engine Detail
J.I. Case
Displacement: 259.5 ci
4.3 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×5.50 inches
98 x 140 mm
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 5.58:1
Rated RPM: 1100
Coolant capacity: 26 qts
24.6 L

J.I. Case DC Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: gear
Gears: 4 forward and 1 reverse
Clutch: mechanical wet disc

J.I. Case DC Dimensions

DC3 Wheelbase: 88.875 inches
225 cm
DC4 Wheelbase: 74.5 inches
189 cm
DC3 Length: 144 inches
365 cm
DC4 Length: 130 inches
330 cm
Width: 80.75 inches
205 cm
Height (hood): 58 inches
147 cm
Weight: 5300 lbs
2404 kg
DC4 Clearance (front axle): 14 inches
35 cm
Clearance (rear axle): 24.75 inches
62 cm
Front tread: 9.5 to inches
24 to 0 cm
Rear tread: 48 to 84 inches
121 to 213 cm

J.I. Case DC Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 340

Nebraska Tractor Test 340
Gasoline 4-speed 2WD
April 18 – May 4, 1940
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 340 file
Belt power (max): 37.28 hp
27.8 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 3.4 gal/hour
12.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 33.06 hp
24.7 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 4,128 lbs
1872 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is J.I. Case DC a good tractor?

The J.I. Case DC 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 DC take?

Check out the J.I. Case DC 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 DC?

The J.I. Case DC was an agricultural tractor model made from 1939 – 1953

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

Lookup serial number plate on the dc`s instrument panel, above the steering shaft.

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