J.I. Case 444 (1977-1985)

J.I. Case 444 (1977-1985)The J.I. Case 444 is a 2WD lawn and garden tractor from the 400 series. This tractor was manufactured by J.I. Case in Winneconne, Wisconsin, USA from 1969 to 1988. This second generation was manufactured from 1977 to 1988. The J.I. Case 444 is equipped with a 0.5 L (31.2 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine and a hydraulic drive transmission with infinite forward and reverse (2-range) gears.

The J.I. Case 444 lawn and garden tractor used the Kohler K321AS engine. It is a 0.5 L, 512 cm2, (31.2 cu·in) single-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine with 89.0 mm (3.5 in) of the cylinder bore and 83.0 mm (3.27 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 7.0:1. This engine produced 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of output power.

The J.I. Case 444 is equipped with manual steering, mechanical band brakes, an open operator station, and 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the J.I. Case 444 lawn and garden tractor:

  • Mid-mount J.I. Case L44: 1,110 mm (44 in) mower deck with 3-blade and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount J.I. Case L45: 1,110 mm (44 in) mower deck with 3-blade and hydraulic lift
  • Mid-mount J.I. Case L46: 1,210 mm (48 in) mower deck with 3-blade and hydraulic lift
  • Front-mount J.I. Case K54: 1,370 mm (54 in) blade
  • Front-mount J.I. Case P84: 1,210 mm (48 in) snowblower

J.I. Case 444 Specifications

General Specifications
Model J.I. Case 444
Length 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Width 1,040 mm (40.9 in)
Height (hood) 970 mm (38.2 in)
Wheel base 1,210 mm (47.6 in)
Ground clearance 270 mm (10.6 in)
Weight (shipping) 320 kg (705 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity 11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)
Battery 12V, 24Ah
Cabin type Open operator station
Engine
Engine model Kohler K321AS
Engine type Four-stroke, air-cooled, inline
Cylinders 1
Fuel type Gasoline
Displacement 0.5 L, 512 cm2, (31.2 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 89.0 mm X 83.0 mm (3.5 in X 3.27 in)
Compression ratio 7.0:1
Horsepower 14.1 PS (10.4 kW; 14.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Starter Electric
Oil type SAE 30, 5W-20, 10W-30
Oil capacity: 1.4 L (1.5 US. qt, 1.2 Imp. qt.)
Spark plug Champion RH10
Transmission and chassis
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual
Brakes Mechanical band
Transmission model HY-Driv
Transmission type Hydraulic drive
Gears Infinite forward and reverse (2-range)
Speed Forward: 14.0 kmh (8.7 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 6.2 L (1.6 US. gal, 1.4 Imp. gal.)
Tires
Front tires Lawn/turf: 6.50-8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 8.00-16, 8.50-12, 10.50-12
Three-Point Hitch
Category 0 (sleeve hitch)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type Open center
Hydraulic capacity 4.7 L (1.2 US. gal, 1 Imp. gal.)
Pump flow 8.0 gpm (30.3 lpm)