J.I. Case 870

J.I. Case 870The J.I. Case 870 is a 2WD row-crop tractor from the 70 series. This tractor was manufactured by J.I. Case in Racine, Wisconsin, USA from 1970 to 1975.

The J.I. Case 870 row-crop tractor is equipped with one of two engines: a 5.5 L (336.0 cu·in) four-cylinder diesel engine or a 4.9 L (301.0 cu·in) four-cylinder gasoline engine and one of two transmissions: an unsynchronized gear transmission with 8 forward and 2 reverse gears or a partial power shift transmission with 12 forward and 4 reverse gears.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • J.I. Case diesel engine. It is a 5.5 L, 5,506 cm2, (336.0 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with 117.0 mm (4.61 in) of the cylinder bore and 127.0 mm (5 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 16.5:1.
  • J.I. Case gasoline engine. It is a 4.9 L, 4,932 cm2, (301.0 cu·in) four-cylinder natural aspirated gasoline engine. The cylinder bore is 111.0 mm (4.37 in) and the piston stroke is 127.0 mm (5 in). The compression ratio rating is 7.5:1.

The J.I. Case 870 is equipped with power steering, differential hydraulic dry disc brakes, open operator station or cab (optional), and 189.3 liters (50 US gal.; 41.6 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

J.I. Case 870 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJ.I. Case 870
Length3,880 mm (152.8 in)
Height (hood)1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Wheel base Wide-front: 2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Tricycle: 2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Ground clearance380 mm (15 in)
Weight4,173 kg (9,200 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity189.3 liters (50 US gal.; 41.6 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeOpen operator station or Cab (optional)
Engine modelJ.I. Case
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement5.5 L, 5,506 cm2, (336.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke117.0 mm X 127.0 mm (4.61 in X 5 in)
Compression ratio16.5:1
Coolant capacity:26.5 L (28 US. qt, 23.3 Imp. qt.)
Engine modelJ.I. Case
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement4.9 L, 4,932 cm2, (301.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke111.0 mm X 127.0 mm (4.37 in X 5 in)
Compression ratio7.5:1
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typePower
BrakesDifferential hydraulic dry disc
Transmission model
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Speed Forward: 24.1 kmh (15 mph) Reverse: 12.2 kmh (7.6 mph)
Transmission modelRange Power Shift
Transmission typePartial power shift with hydraulic wet discs clutch
Gears12 forward and 4 reverse
Speed Forward: 27.4 kmh (17 mph) Reverse: 27.4 kmh (17 mph)
Front tires Ag: 7.50-16
Rear tires Ag: 18.4-34
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540, 540/1000 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic type
Pump flow16.0 gpm (60.6 lpm)
Steering flow8.0 gpm (30.3 lpm)
Total flow24.0 gpm (90.8 lpm)
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