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2290 Case

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We're thinking about a Case 2290 that may be coming up for sale locally. Haven't looked at it yet, but have been told its in really good shape. Whats your opinion of these tractors? I really don't know anything about them and have never operated one. What do they have for an engine, trans, real horsepower stuff like that. What would a good one be worth?

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Hank, here's some info from Tractordata.com to get you started.

Says they were built from 1978-1983

Price new: $44,400.00

2290 had a turbo-charged 504 CID engine, rated at 129.08 PTO HP.

Link:

http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/5/3/531-ji-case-2290.html

Transmission Information, according to Tractordata.com:

Link:

http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/5/3/531-ji-case-2290-transmission.html

Looks like the 2290 had a choice of 2 different trannys.

I've never been near one of these things, let alone driven one, but hopefully someone else off the board here can clue you in on what to look for, or whether to run like the wind. I suppose it depends on how well taken care of the machine is. Ask to see maintenance and service records, etc., take a test drive, ask if an operator's manual comes with the tractor, ... all the usual stuff.

Also go to Tractorhouse.com and see what other 2290's are going for, (or at least what the asking prices are.)

Rick G.

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Case tractors don't have the best track record $$$$$ Just keep in mind when the powershift goes out it wont move, done get out your check book out. If you run the pto with the powershift lever in reverse and the transmission in neutral it will blow the powershift $$$$$. When the pto goes out you have to pull the hole 3 pt off to repair it $$$$. They have a tilt up hood and that is nice for working on the engine, not a bad cab for the times,single door, you can see the drawbar,controls are in a good area, vision is ok, the seat is the same as a 86 series.

Depending on how much money you would like to spend , I would save your money and buy a 7110 or a 5240, just my 2 cents !!!!

Danny

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when I work at caseIH dealership we called these things mobil AC. Have found that if tractor has never had duals on it and been taken care of pretty good but if it has duals and been pulled ring and pinion alaways out just my 2 cents good luck.

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neighbors have a 20 or 2290 and it has set more than it has been used. mostly transmission and pto issues i think.

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Thanks guys!! I think I'll be very cautious of this one. Don't need to buy a lot of repair bills.

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my grandpa had one bought new in 1979 he was proud of it it ran great once it got about 7000hrs he sold it and bought another 2290 with low houred machine then my uncle took it over he put very low hrs and sold it in the late 90's

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Case tractors don't have the best track record $$$$$ Just keep in mind when the powershift goes out it wont move, done get out your check book out. If you run the pto with the powershift lever in reverse and the transmission in neutral it will blow the powershift $$$$$. When the pto goes out you have to pull the hole 3 pt off to repair it $$$$. They have a tilt up hood and that is nice for working on the engine, not a bad cab for the times,single door, you can see the drawbar,controls are in a good area, vision is ok, the seat is the same as a 86 series.

Depending on how much money you would like to spend , I would save your money and buy a 7110 or a 5240, just my 2 cents !!!!

Danny

Worked on 94 series, Danny is right, you have to dig deep in these babies to keep them running. Harvey

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i drove a 1984 case 2094 at work on construction and it had 12000hrs on it all original drivetrain

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They are a decent tractor when they are working, but you are looking at big$$$ if something goes wrong, especially with the transmission. The motors are good, powershift is very jerky and rough, cab is good, prone to PTO issues. Alot depends what you want to do with it, but in my opinion there are better tractors out there for the money.

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I used to work at a Case dealer, BEWARE of the transmission, when it is working it is a marginal at best trans. Wide powershift gear changes, poor clutch pedal modulation for close quarters work (backing up to equipment is awful) In operation you can tell that the trans PS unit is not long for the world. The torque limiter on the flywheel is a weak link and the cheapest to replace. When you need to do the PS clutch packs, it is a MAJOR job and is very expensive. The aftermarket has not started to make trans parts, as they are a relitivly low number of them built. USE CAUTION IMHO

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I have to ask you guys here on this one. Did Case change the tranny on these from the prior Agri-King 70 series line? We had the forerunner model to this a 1270 and absolutely LOVED that tractor. We had very little trouble with the 1270. I will admit it had the tranny apart for the usual broken bolt issue on the clutch pack that they suffer from. But I believe it was more from operator error than from a bad design as it was early on and we owned it quite a few years after that and it was trouble free. We upgraded to a 7120 only because we were looking for a bit more modern tractor and after having both of them I would honestly take the 1270 back anyday of the week as far as brute power and traction. The Magnum struggles on some of our hills for traction where the Case would just power thru and walk away with the load, and the Case had bias ply tires where the Magnum has Radials.

Here's some pics of the old girl the day she left and some of the replacement for her. I'm not trying to stir the pot, just sharing my experience with a Case and maybe learning something as well along the way.

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I have to ask you guys here on this one. Did Case change the tranny on these from the prior Agri-King 70 series line? We had the forerunner model to this a 1270 and absolutely LOVED that tractor. We had very little trouble with the 1270. I will admit it had the tranny apart for the usual broken bolt issue on the clutch pack that they suffer from. But I believe it was more from operator error than from a bad design as it was early on and we owned it quite a few years after that and it was trouble free. We upgraded to a 7120 only because we were looking for a bit more modern tractor and after having both of them I would honestly take the 1270 back anyday of the week as far as brute power and traction. The Magnum struggles on some of our hills for traction where the Case would just power thru and walk away with the load, and the Case had bias ply tires where the Magnum has Radials.

Here's some pics of the old girl the day she left and some of the replacement for her. I'm not trying to stir the pot, just sharing my experience with a Case and maybe learning something as well along the way.

I have OH alot of these powershift trans they are all built on the same concept 4 clutch packs the more HP case just added more clutches and as you said went to 1/2 bolts. I will agree operator error has alot to do with problems. such as not down shifting maunally before clutching. cluthing from 3rd. can get very$$$$.

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