|Original price:||$22,000 (1988 )|
|Engine:||77 hp 57.4 kW|
|PTO (claimed):||65 hp 48.5 kW|
|4x4 MFWD 4WD|
|Cab:||Cab with air-conditioning optional.|
|12-speed partial power shift|
|Pressure:||2550 psi 175.8 bar|
|Valves:||1 to 3|
|Total flow:||7.7 gpm 29.1 lpm|
|15.3 gpm 57.9 lpm (tandem)|
|Steering flow:||7.7 gpm 29.1 lpm|
|Steering press.:||1500 psi 103.4 bar|
|Rear lift (at ends):||5,000 lbs 2268 kg|
|Rear lift (at 24"/610mm):||2,990 lbs 1356 kg|
Power Take-off (PTO)
|Location:||Main frame on right side|
|65 (heavy duty)|
|550 (heavy duty)|
|128 (heavy duty)|
|Displacement:||219 ci 3.6 L|
|Bore/Stroke:||3.937x4.50 inches 100 x 114 mm|
|Power:||77 hp 57.4 kW|
|Torque:||200.6 lb-ft 272.0 Nm|
|Oil capacity:||7.8 qts 7.4 L|
|Coolant capacity:||15 qts 14.2 L|
|2WD Wheelbase:||83 inches 210 cm|
|4WD Wheelbase:||84.5 inches 214 cm|
|Length:||143 inches 363 cm|
|Width:||70 inches 177 cm|
|Height (cab):||100 inches 254 cm|
|2WD Ground clearance:||15 inches 38 cm|
|4WD Ground clearance:||13.5 inches 34 cm|
|2WD Front tread:||52 to 72 inches 132 to 182 cm|
|4WD Front tread:||60 to 76 inches 152 to 193 cm|
|Rear tread:||56 to 80 inches 142 to 203 cm|
Introduction: The Case IH 1394 tractor is a versatile and robust machine known for its reliability and performance. If you've recently acquired one of these tractors and are experiencing issues with gears, the clutch, or the PTO setup, this article aims to provide you with some troubleshooting tips and potential solutions.
Gear Shifting Problems
Difficulty Engaging Gears:
If you're finding it hard to shift gears, first ensure that the clutch is working correctly. Check the slave cylinder for any issues or leaks. If the slave cylinder is in good condition, you may need to inspect the gearbox for mechanical problems.
Clutch Went Out and Won't Disengage:
If the clutch suddenly fails to disengage, this could indicate a mechanical breakage within the clutch pack. It's possible that an arm or pin has broken. Inspect the bottom cover of the clutch housing, but keep in mind that some issues may require a more in-depth examination.
Gear Shifting with Engine Running:
If the tractor won't go into gear while the engine is running, you might have a problem with the PTO clutch. Check the lever on the side of the housing to ensure it moves freely. Lubrication may help, but if the problem persists, a more detailed inspection may be needed.
PTO Clutch Issues
Stiff PTO Clutch Lever:
If the PTO clutch lever is stiff and doesn't move freely, it can cause problems. Try lubricating it, but be cautious not to use brake fluid, as it can damage the seals in the hydraulic system. Mineral oil-based hydraulic fluid is the right choice.
If the PTO clutch doesn't engage properly, it can be due to issues with the pressure plate or other internal components. Inspect the PTO clutch system for any damage or wear.
3-Point Hitch Won't Raise:
If the 3-point hitch is not functioning correctly, first check the position of the dump valve and 4-way selector valve to ensure they are set correctly for hitch operation. Additionally, inspect the hydraulic lines and connections for any leaks or blockages.
Low Hydraulic Pressure:
If you're experiencing low hydraulic pressure, check the oil level in the master cylinder. Make sure you are using the correct hydraulic oil (LHM fluid or equivalent) and not brake fluid. Brake fluid can damage seals in the hydraulic system.
Power Beyond Block:
Some Case IH 1394 tractors use a "Power Beyond" block to tap into hydraulic fluid. Ensure that this block and its connections are functioning correctly.
The Case IH 1394 tractor is a reliable workhorse, but like any machinery, it can encounter issues over time. Proper troubleshooting and maintenance are essential for keeping it in good working condition. If you're not comfortable with these repairs, consider seeking the assistance of a professional mechanic familiar with Case IH tractors to diagnose and fix the specific problems you're facing. With the right care, your Case IH 1394 tractor can continue to serve you well on the farm.