The J.I. Case VAC is a row-crop tractor with Case's Eagle Hitch and a four-cylinder engine with a 124-cubic inch displacement. The Case 500 features the company's first diesel engine and delivers 55-horsepower at the tractor's PTO. Case's 30-series 430 model features a 34-horsepower, four-cylinder diesel engine and three-point hitch.Continue Reading
Between 1940 and 1955 J.I. Case was a leading tractor manufacturer with their Letter Series lineup. The 1942 J.I. Case Model VAC was marketed as the tractor for over 100 farm jobs. The VAC's four-cylinder engine delivers 15 horsepower at the tractor's drawbar and 18 from the PTO belt drive. The liquid cooled engine features an oil bath air cleaner and a 3.25-inch by 3.75-inch bore and stroke. This two-wheel drive tractor has manual steering and differential mechanical disc brakes.
In 1953, J.I. Case released its first diesel engine in the Hundred-Series Model 500. The Case 500 has a six-cylinder engine with a 377-cubic inch displacement and a bore and stroke measurement of 4 inches by 5 inches. This early diesel engine produces 44 horsepower at the drawbar and 55 horsepower at the PTO.
J.I. Case introduced its 30 Series tractors in 1960, which includes the 34-horsepower Model 430. The tractor's engine has a displacement of 188.4-cubic inches and a bore and stroke of 3.8125 inches by 4.125 inches. J.I. Case 30 Series tractors were manufactured until 1969.
In 1984, J.I. Case's parent company, Tenneco, purchased International Harvester and merged the two companies. The J.I. Case Company continued, but operated under the brand name of Case IH. In 2003, Case merged with New Holland and Fiat Industrial to form CNH Industrial.Learn more about Agriculture