Case over view

Case over view.


The case 4200 series (4210 70hp, 4220, 77hp 4230 82hp 4240 92hp) launched in 1993, came with three cab options. Low profile, XL and pro. The low profile cab version had only one assistor ram for the linkage where as the other two models had two.

Two transmission options were available. Shuttle and power shift. The shuttle box had 8F/4R gears with a mechanical shuttle lever mounted to the left of the steering wheel. The Power shift model had 16F/4R gears, double that of the shuttle option, with a clutch less splitter gear mounted on the gear stick, but lost the left hand reverser. Notably on the shuttle model only, the dry clutch plate was known to fail making it nearly impossible to change gear. This was only ever an issue when the tractor was running really hot so try to make your prospective buy work. One effective solution was to fit a larger 11 inch clutch from a case-IH 885.


The 5100 series, launched in 1990 were a step up in modernisation on the out going 56 series tractors which were well liked by their owners.

The series included the 5120 (90hp) 5130(100hp) 5140(117hp) and the range topping 5150(125hp). The 5120 had a four cylinder turbo engine, the 5130 was a naturally aspirated 6 cylinder while the two larger models were turbo’d 6 cylinder engines.

These were the first case tractors to feature electronic linkages as standard. These are fairly trouble free.

The transmission featured a four speed power shift in each gear operated by a four stage clutch less all forward and back leaver. When the pro models were launched the power shift moved to a four stage thumb sliding switch on the main gear lever. The pro range also up’d power out put by between four and seven horse power. These tractors had a left hand power shuttle for effortless direction changes, three spool valves and intermittent wind screen wiper setting.

A 30k synchro model was also available on the 5100 series but a 40k kit and a front wheel braking kit are available for better pace on the road. This model lost the power shift function but retained the power shuttle.

5100 series tractors are known to suffer from fading, flaking paint which can make them look aged prematurely. The mad guards are also known to rot prematurely especially the nearside which is more susceptible to dirty ditches.

In the linkage, solenoid problems can be a common occurrence especially if over exuberant with the power washer.

One rather annoying point of these tractors was the road bounce which compromised comfort.


The MX Range

Staying with the six cylinders, the 5100 series was replaced by the MX range in1997. They originally featured the MX 110, 120, and 135 models. These were joined in 1998 by the MX 150 and 170. Model numbers are the same as there horse power.

All the range was powered by a 6cylinder  turbo Cummins engine.

The later 150 and 170 models benefitted from a heavier duty crown wheel and pinion in the gearbox.

The earlier tractors had a nasty habit of breaking the four wheel drive shaft due to torque wind up in the transmission when braked hard from high speed. Any earlier models should have had gearbox modifications to fit a carrier bearing in the gearbox, so try to determine if this has been done.


The CS models.

The CS range was originally made up of the 4cyl cs78, 94 110 and 6cyl 150, launched in 1998. They were joined by the 4cyl CS 75, 86 100 and 6cyl 120 and 130 in 2002. All model numbers denote horse power.

Starting with the 4cyl models. These tractors could be specified with either a manual or electric linkage and only came with a manual shuttle. They were a great going tractor with plenty of spark and compact dimensions. The gear box can be an issue on all but the 110 which had the same transmission as the larger 6cyl models and is so unstressed.. Check if when you start the tractor and select high range that the tractor doesn’t jump back out of gear. If this happens it’s a sign that the oil pressure is low in the gearbox which means worn pistons or rings inside the gear box. The pto was also susceptible to damage as they had a push button clutch which is worked hydraulically. This button had to be pushed to disengage drive to the pto before selecting pto speed. This system worked well if used correctly. If not the gears can crash together, sheering the gear teeth.

None of the CS models have a pto brake so when driving heavy implements the pto will slowly wind to a halt when disengaged.

Some say the CS 110 is under powered as a result of having to drive the larger back end.

Some CS 110’s suffered from a cracked block when still relatively new. The cracks all appeared behind the starter motor so while case did stand over the engines and any with signs of weakness should be sorted out, it may be worth looking for signs of an oil leek behind the starter.

The CS 130 and 150 are regarded as being among the best produced by case and largely bullet proof. The one week spot is the fuse box that for some strange reason kept blowing. This could be the reason for any electrical woes but its worth knowing that a replacement can cost up to £300



The case CVX models include the 130, 150 and 170 (01-04) the CVX 1135, 1145, 1155, 1170, and 1190 (04-06) and the latest CVX 140, 150 160, 175 and 195.

These models were the first to offer infinitely variable transmission which was the latest in gearbox technology. This allowed the tractor to be operated at any forward/reverse speed independent of engine rpm so making it a perfect match for any implement or application. This feature along with a 50k top speed meant the tractor worked a lot more efficiently resulting in significant fuel savings.

As with any new technology, the first years were not without there niggles. Case carried out modifications to ensure all went as smooth as possible. Gear box stepper motors occasionally have to be changed but this can be done without splitting the tractor as the gearbox can be taken out the side of the transmission housing.

The huge spec of these machines also includes electronic spool valves although these can prove troublesome as years pass. Front axle suspension was also standard. On the early models the front axle pivot points had no grease nipples. This led to excessive wear, something to look out for as a re bush is expensive. Later models have grease nipples and brass bushings. On badly worn examples the front axle can wind up under braking causing the tractor to kick back when finally stationary.

Well maintained examples command strong resale values, a testament to this versatile machine.



The MXM range introduced in 2002 were the replacement for the MX range. The range consisted of the MXM 120(124hp) 130(131hp) 140(144hp) 155(155hp) 175(176hp) and the range topping MXM 190(194hp)

The four smaller models were all the same design were as the 175 and 190 shared a longer wheel base. The range was similar in design to its new Holland sister but features some key differences.

Unlike NH, Case MXM tractors had a choice of full power shift transmission with a standard 18F/6R gears. This used more clutch packs than the semi power shift version to give clutch less range changes.

The top two models had an option of a semi automatic transmission which could change up or down two gears from a preset gear according to engine speed and load to optimise performance, and a 50k option.

The semi power shift transmission gave the same number of gears as the power shift but changing between ranges requires pushing a button on the back of the gear lever.

Another option was the classic mxm120 which had an all mechanical transmission. The classic could also be specified with mechanical linkage instead of the top line electronic control.

The semi power shift is by far the most popular gearbox on this model and can suffer if abused.  Gear Sychro’s  can wear out as well as clutch packs. The former makes itself known by ripping into gear violently and is costly to repair. The gears do tend to need calibrating now and again to calm gear changes This can be done from the tractor seat when the oil is hot.

The pto came with 540, 750 and 1000 rpm settings as standard. A squeeze and pull knob engages pto and push to stop. Look out for leaking pto seals as they are fairly hard to replace.



The JXU models (03-05) include the 70(72hp) 80(82hp) 90(91hp) and 100(100hp).

These models are very popular and D.A Forgie CASE have sold many to satisfied customers. The shared many if not all components with the new holland TL range.

A 4cylinder 4.2L turbo  charged engine provides plenty of power to these compact nimble tractors, a lot of which were supplied with loaders. Some things to look out for are faulty seat switches . These simple components can cause the pto to fail and the dash board to light up and beep consistently but are not expensive to replace. Also an electrical box for the gearbox could wear out. This can show itself by being either violently jumpy on shuttle direction changes or the tractor simply wont move so it’s easy to detect.

They could be specified with either a manual of electric lift and had a power shuttle transmission with a high/low splitter on the gear stick.

The later JXU 1070, 1080,  1090 and 1100 models, (05- )were an updated version of the fore mentioned and brought changes to the brain of the tractor, and new solenoids for the gear changes.




The JX is Case’s low frills and even lower budget offering aimed mainly at the stock sector. The line up contains the JX 60 (60hp), JX 70 (72hp). JX 80 (82hp), JX 90 (88hp) and the JX 95 (95hp).

While advertised as a low spec machine, case is keen to point out the user friendliness of the JX machines. The two smallest models in the range feature a fully synchronised 12F/4R 40k gearbox, where as the 80, 90 and 95 have a 12F/12R 40k gearbox. Both can be specified with a 20F/12R creeper transmission.

The JX is likely to be a big hit with stock farmers and as a loader tractor thanks to its compact dimensions, excellent 360 degree view and its simplicity making it easy to just jump on and drive.



Staying with Cases low to medium horsepower tractors, the JXU models JXU75 (76hp), 85 (86hp), 95 (95hp) and 105 (106hp), offer a higher specification than the JX. The range has a 24F/24R 40k power shuttle transmission which includes a two speed power shift as standard. However, Case also provide a mechanical shuttle as an option for those who prefer. A creep speed is also an option providing speeds as lox as 200 meters per hour at rated speed.

At the rear, a choice of mechanical or electronic linkage is available. The mechanical linkage has a convenient, easy to use quick raise and lower switch as standard where as the electronic version has all this plus exterior fender mounted, raise and lower buttons for safe and controlled attachment to implements.

Lift capacity is between 3900kg and 5850kg depending on specifications.

This is just a glimpse of the features on this range.



Case also offers a one model CS 105 PRO. Developing 102hp from its 4cylinder turbo’d and intercooled diesel engine, and 500 hour service intervals, this is an extremely economical tractor to run.

The transmission has four speeds in both high and low range each with a two speed power shift which doubles the gears for optimum performance. 4900kg maximum lift capacity and 86liters/minuite max pump flow is standard. The Case multicontroller is also an option along with an integrated performance monitor for optimum performance.

To appreciate the full potential of this top line machine, contact D.A Forgie.


Maxxum X-Line

The Case Maxxum X-Line is a five model line up consisting of two 4cylinder models, the 100X (101hp), and the 110X (112hp), along with three 6cylinder models, 115X (117hp), 125X (126hp) and the range topping 140X (141hp) topping the range.

Classified as a multi-task tractor for high productivity, the X-Line has been developed to be an excellent all rounder, ideal for loader work as well as having an excellent power to weight ratio for transport applications.

With a choice of 16F/16R semi-power shift  gearbox, or a 24F/24R manual box with a thumb operated two speed power shift , there’s a spec to suit any operator/ application.

Standard equipment includes 540/economy540/1000 rpm with automatic cut of re-engagement when raising and lowering implements, to reduce fuel consumption and noise, and a loader visibility window in the roof for complete loader control.



This range is made up of three 4 cylinder models, Maxxum 110 (112hp), 120 (121hp) and the 130 (132hp), along with the 6 cylinder 115(117hp), 120 (126hp) and the 140 (141hp). All models feature a power boost of up to 26hp available for transport and pto work. These tractors provide the next step up in sophistication from the X-Line.

The multicontroller provides a level of automation that can step your business up a gear. Featuring power shift transmission controls, shuttle controls and remote spool valves on the one right hand console means an ease of use welcome during those long days in the field. A 50k version is available on all models in the multicontroller range.

7868kg of maximum lift force, and 113 l/min max hydraulic output ensure the MAXXIUM MULTICONTROLLER is up to the most demanding tasks.

High spec as standard and a welcome level of comfort make these tractors stand out in there class.



“For those who demand more”. That’s how Case describe there Puma range of tractors. The six model, 6.75litre, 6cyl range covers from 142hp to213 hp with up to 37hp extra available under specific conditions for transport and pto applications. The Puma range features the latest Multicontroller III option, which puts full power shift and power shuttle control, along with linkage and remote spool valve all on the one lever for ultimate control at your fingertips.

Rear linkage maximum capacity is between 8257kg and 8650kg and maximum hydraulic output is between 113 and 150l/min making use of its 6850kg minimum weight (on top four models).  Standard front linkage has 3900kg maximum lift.

The power shift gearbox has 18F/6R gears all available without clutching as standard, with the 50k version having one extra forward gear.

The options list includes front pto, front axle suspension, creeper gears plus 50k and a host of cab options , all helping to see Case pull firmly into the 21st century.


3 Responses to “Case over view”

  1. Thomas Carville Says:

    mxm 140 tappets on the engine are sticking .how wud i be sure that this is my problem?

    • tractortorque Says:

      I would say that you would need to get this checked out by your local case dealer, but i have heard of this happening on these models but pehaps more common is that a valve droped.. Let me know how you get on.

  2. luie pensini Says:

    i purchased a jx 90 3yrs ago nothing but trouble started with rear main seal leaking an spilt tracot an 4hrs later of working the tractor leaked again splick again 15000 dollars it cost me A LEMON

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