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J.I. Case 401

J.I. Case 401 tractor photo
1955 - 1957   400 Series
Row-Crop tractor
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The J.I. Case 401 is the diesel row-crop model of the Case 400 tractor series. The 401 was available with a single front wheel, dual (tricycle style) front wheels, and an adjustable wide front axle.


Manufacturer:J.I. Case
Factory:Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Total built:5,696
Original price (USD):$4,300 (1958)


400:diesel standard
401:diesel row-crop
402:diesel vineyard
403:diesel high-crop
405:diesel orchard
411:gasoline row-crop
420:diesel industrial

J.I. Case 401 Engine:

   J.I. Case 4.1L 4-cyl diesel
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Fuel:21 gal [79.5 L]
Hydraulic system:2.25 gal [8.5 L]
 2.6 gal [9.8 L] (with Eagle Hitch)
Steering:3.75 qts [3.5 L]

Rear Hitch:

Type:Case Eagle Hitch

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent
Rear RPM:540

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:91.5 inches [232 cm] (tricycle)
 101 inches [256 cm] (wide front)
Weight:5850 to 9865 pounds
Front tire:6.00-16
Rear tire:12-38
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401 Serial Numbers:

Location:Top-right of instrument panel.
photo of 401 serial number

1955: 8060000
1956: 8080001
1957: 8100001

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J.I. Case 401 Power:

Belt (claimed):50 hp [37.3 kW]
Plows:4 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested):33.47 hp [25.0 kW]
Belt (tested):49.40 hp [36.8 kW]
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Chassis:4x2 2WD
 power optional
Brakes:differential mechanical dry discs
Cab:Open opertator station.


Capacity:2.25 gal [8.5 L]
 2.6 gal [9.8 L] (with Eagle Hitch)
Pressure:600 psi [41.4 bar]
Valves:2 (optional)
Total flow:12 gpm [45.4 lpm]
Steering cap.:3.75 qts [3.5 L]

Belt Pulley:

Diameter:10.5 inches [26 cm]
Width:7.25 inches [18 cm]
Speed:3,101 ft/min [945.18 meters/min]


Charging system:generator
Charging volts:12



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