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In 1842 the inventor Jerome I. Case, who was a threshing machine manufacturer, founded the J.I. Case Company. In 1869 his company built its first portable steam engine and in 1878 they built their first steam traction engine. In those early days the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company of Racine,
Wisconsin, was known as "the threshing machine king," but few would argue it wasn't also king of the steam engine Case Steam Engine     Case Steam Engine
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By 1892 Case  had produced an experimental gasoline traction engine  but it was not until twenty years later that the firm's first production gas tractor, the 30/60, was offered. right1912 also saw the release of the  20/40, left The company produced the tractor till 1916
Acknowledging the demand for less-expensive, smaller tractors, Case introduced the smaller more maneuverable 12-25 tractor in 1914 and the three-wheel 10-20  tractor in 1915. bottom

The most popular early Case gas tractors were the Crossmotor series which were introduced in 1916 in the Model 9-18. They had transversely mounted engines and a solid appearance. Case built thousands of successful Crossmotors.
 In 1929 the Crossmotors were followed by the Model L which was available in standard and industrial configurations; and the identical, but smaller, Model C, that was available in standard, row-crop, industrial, orchard, vineyard, cane and high-clearance configurations. The L and C were the first Case tractors with three speeds forward. Case introduced the Model RC, a row-crop tractor in 1935. This model was followed by the standard Model R in 1938.

below The Case Tractor Modell CC the first Case general purpose tractor promoted as a 2 - 3 plow tractor
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below  The Case Tractor Model C was a compact version of the Model L
The Case Company came out with a completely new line of Case tractors in 1939. The streamlined R Series was painted a torch-flame color. The Flambeau Red Series offered great visibility, optional electric starting and lighting as well as four speeds forward.  A new one-plow tractor the V Series, was available in standard, row-crop, industrial, and orchard configurations. A smaller version of the D, the S Series, replaced the R Series in 1941and The standard Model LA replaced the L. Case Model C
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The Case LA tractor was built as a standard, rice-special, industrial, and military tractor. In 1942, Case built the first of the LA and LAI models equipped with the Hesselman fuel-injection system, which allowed a standard Case spark-ignited engine to burn diesel fuel. This technology was developed in Sweden and licensed to Waukesha Engine. It offered the advantages over a conventional diesel engine, the biggest being the ease with which the engine could be started compared to a high compression diesel engine. The Hesselman engine could also burn almost any grade of fuel. The Model LA was Case Company' s big tractor for more than a dozen years. The LA received new sheet metal, a rounded grille, hood and fenders and a Flambeau Red paint job. Mechanically not much had changed. Soon after introduction, the four-speed transmission fitted to the LI replaced the three-speed unit carried over from the L. The LA options included PTO, electric starter and lights, and hydraulics.
1937 Rock Island Tractor Merger
Case acquired two respected tractor and implement makers: the Emerson-Brantingham Implement Company of Rockford, Illinois, and the Rock Island Plow Company of RockIsland, Illinois, owner of the rights to the Heider Tractor. From all recorded information, 1935 was the last year of production of the Rock Island tractor. In 1937 Case acquired the entire company including it's assets. Including the Rock Island manufacturing facility.
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In 1956 Case decide to enter the Crawler Dozer market and merged with American Tractor Company. The decision seems to be quite late considering John Deere started building their crawler in 1949 and International was offering the TacTacTor dozer since 1931.
The Case Construction King
Bright Spot in  somewhat of a dark time Since Case used the agricultural tractors as the basis for its industrial equipment, new loader backhoes and wheel loaders were derived from the 30 series tractors. Refinements to the loader backhoes kept Case in the forefront of the market. Case premiered the 530 Construction King loader backhoe with an extendable backhoe boom for increased reach and dig depth. At the 1963 Oklahoma State Fair, four of the five top places in the National Backhoe Contest were won by Case equipment, and seven out of ten prizes were taken by the 530 loader backhoe.
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The Case SC
The Model SC engine was a four-cylinder like that of the Model S; however the SC fathered 22.41 drawbar hp and 29.68 brake hp. The price of the SC was $1,990 in 1952.

The SC tractors were available in several front end styles including an adjustable-width front axle. Other options included single or dual front wheels. Live hydraulics was a major feature of the later SC tractors. In the 1950s farmers were getting their first look at tractor hydraulics and they liked what they saw. There was a huge demand for this labor-saving system. The Dual-valve hydraulic system was standard equipment on the Model SC tractor beginning in 1953. The 1952 engine modifications raised the horsepower of the SC tractor substantially.

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Case Model C

Case Model C

The Model C tractor was released in 1929 and continued until 1939
Built as a smaller version of the Model L tractor the tractor was offered in different forms. The Model CH tractor for high clearance. The CO tractor for orchard and the CI tractor for Industrial .


CASE 500

CASE 500
The Case 500 was optional equipped with a side mounted Vickers hydraulic pump to operate the power steering. The tractor also featured a hydraulic system that allowed for the hydraulic system to operated independent of the drive train, This is also known "live" :hydraulics 
CASE VA Series
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CASE VAC 1942-1955

Case entered the "Baby" tractor market late in comparison to it's main competition, the Farmal A and the Allis Chalmers B. Despite it' s late entry into the small tractor market. The The Case VAC tractor model became a popular small Case tractor with VA series tractor sales tractor sales reaching over 100,000 units.
Case Model SC
Case SC
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The S Series was available in the standard Model S; row-crop Model SC; grove and orchard Model SO; and industrial Model SL. The S Series proved to be a popular series for Case selling nearly 84,000 units before being succeeded by the 300 Series in 1955

CASE 530
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Case 530
First announced in 1960 the Case 530 tractor "Standard Tread" was the base tractor of the extremely popular 530 Construction King. The tractor offered the advantages of the 530 Construction King for drawbar applications. It was a popular tractor for pulling rollers, tampers, scrapers, trailers, and similar construction equipment
CASE D Series


In 1939 the J. I. Case Co. introduced its 3-plow power model "D" series It was equipped with a belt pulley, power take-off, and all-purpose motor lift. Model DC-3 was a tricycle model that featured wheel spacing adjustable to various row widths and synchronized steering that provided 2 major steering advantages, quick dodge for close cultivation in uneven rows and high leverage for short turns with full load. "Eagle Eye" visibility was also incorporated in this model. This gave the operator full view of controls, implements, and work.

John Deere A & B
In 1938 The John Deere A and it's little brother the John Deere B were the first two styled tractors coming from John Deere

Apart from the styling the unstyled  Tractors were mechanically similar to the unstyled models
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