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#1 Turbo_1066

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:47 PM

My Grandpa bought a Case 1070 last weekend. I was wanting to know if anyone had any expierence with them. It seems to be a nice tractor, other than some front end issues, and shifting problems. I just need some input please.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:06 PM

There good tractors till they brake down, then you better talk to you banker :D :lol:

I have ran several of them, dont seam to be bad in the power department, never like there shifting set up though.............
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:19 PM

They're an okay tractor. The later ones are better, but I kinda liked the Desert Sunset & Power Red combo that the Power White & Power Red combo. A powershift can be spendy, but then again, so can a clutch & T/A job in an IH. The 451 is a good engine, usually it wasn't up until you got into bigger 504's w/ turbos that you saw some head gasket problems. Engine parts can also be pricey, but machine work is usually the worst, esp. if the block counterbores need redone.

Otherwise, a pretty good tractor.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:19 PM

My brother has a 970 (yellow) Case and its not a bad old tractor. I have never yet seen one that will shift smoothly though. That power shift just seems to work that way. Biggest problem I saw on it was the brakes. They have a parking brake that is way too easy to forget when you drive away. Results in burnt out brake linings that won't hold. Maybe not a big problem for field work but when you try hitching up to an implement its good to have a means of holding the tractor in place. I was sure glad when the 90 series came out with a park lock in the transmission.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:16 PM

I spent several years in one ,was bought worn out lots of blow by after it was overhauled from fan balde to pto shaft it was a good running tractor , but every once in a while it would get the shakes for a few seconds but it never hurt anything . And the nice thing was I could run the haybine for a week on a tank of fuel , put the 4 bottom on it and that tank lasted about 8 hours .
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:56 PM

My brother has a 970 (yellow) Case and its not a bad old tractor. I have never yet seen one that will shift smoothly though. That power shift just seems to work that way. Biggest problem I saw on it was the brakes. They have a parking brake that is way too easy to forget when you drive away. Results in burnt out brake linings that won't hold. Maybe not a big problem for field work but when you try hitching up to an implement its good to have a means of holding the tractor in place. I was sure glad when the 90 series came out with a park lock in the transmission.

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they should make it a law that the tractor cant move until the emergency brake is off,even that big lite on the dash doesnt give it away until it comes time to put brake on again only to find out it has been on. :(

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:58 AM

Ran one for a guy who's Dad bought it new in 74 or 76. It was a white one, they still have it. I always liked that 451, it ran rally nice. We used it for hauling a New Holland stackliner alot and the tranny held up very well. The shifting takes a little getting used to, not the powershift part but the ranges. Make darn sure you find neutral before dumping the clutch to get off, if you don't whiplash can be the result :D . Pretty nimble for a larger tractor.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:48 AM

Never drove a 1070 but the 13's were ok till they berak down. You can spend more on and Power shift of rearend then the tractor is worth. Same goes for the engine if the liner o-ring bore gets pitted.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:39 PM

Mostly the big 504's, like 2594's & 3594's can leak coolant, but it's not a common apperance in the shop, just every now & then.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:10 PM

Purchased an 1170 at a nieghbors auction sale. Things always ran hot but neighbor said, "oh yeah, it always did that. ever since it was overhauled, I think it has a faulty guage". Well, I don't think he ever worked it very hard cuz when we did we got blowbye like crazy. Finally worked it too hard and had to overhaul it. $6000 later we had her back and she purrs like a kitten. I gotta say I love working that tractor. It does not have the power shift, which I am actually thankfull for. Although the shifting still sucks at least we don't have the problems that the powershift does.

Right now it is getting new brakes. The previously mentioned parking brake issue caused us some serious trouble, the parking break assembly somehow "caught" and twisted itself while in the field. This caused it to catch on the rotor and bust off as well as cracking the rotor. So, tune up the parking brake and keep it in good working order would be my advice.


It is the cream colored variety and has the cast iron grill and outside rear planataries. VERY heavy duty. seems heavier than other 70 series models. Have had to special order front wheel bearing because they were bigger than normal.

Anyway, I would say they are great old workhorses. Not pretty, not comfortable, hard to see out of the cab but god can they work (might want to buy some ear plugs too).



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