The first Farmall tractors were introduced in 1923 and quickly put a lot of horses out of work. Although they were called Farmall Regular tractors, they had a revolutionary narrow design and higher ground clearance, which allowed farmers to put them to work in taller row crops without pushing down plants. The original design allowed implements to be mounted on the front and back, further expanding its versatility. Case IH has revived this legacy brand in its line of compact tractors, re-launching the Farmall brand in 2004.
In the last three years, Case IH has introduced 26 new compact and utility tractors, including the new Farmall C Compact Series tractors. These four fuel-efficient models are equipped with Tier 4B/Final-compliant engines. Backed by a full-line dealer network, the company offers the: Farmall 30C with 32 hp; the Farmall 35C with 36 hp; the Farmall 40C with 40 hp; and the Farmall 50C with 46 hp. Farmall C compact tractors offer the same reliable transmission offerings as other Case IH Farmall tractors. The Farmall 30C and 35C are equipped with a standard 12 x 12 mechanical shuttle transmission, while the Farmall 40C and 50C have a standard 16 x 16 mechanical shuttle transmission. All Farmall C compact models can be customized with the optional three-range hydrostatic transmission.
Backed by a full-line dealer network, Farmall C compact models only require minimal, easy, routine maintenance and boast larger, 17.5L-24 R4 industrial tires for improved performance and appearance. These industrial-tread tires provide longer life on hard surfaces, such as pavement, and offer a smoother ride while driving on the road. The tractors provide all-around visibility from the operator’s seat, so you can easily see the task at hand, including improved rear visibility to the drawbar, PTO and three-point hitch. A large operator’s platform offers easy access and exit from the tractor. A deluxe seat features an adjustable backrest, armrests and mounts on an inclined plane for taller operators.
The control layout has been improved and placed for easy maintenance. Remote levers have been moved to the right-hand console for easier reach, and the parking brake lever has been relocated to the left-hand console. All electrical controls can easily be reached under the steering wheel, and steering wheel tilt control has been improved. The high-capacity, dual-pump hydraulic system that comes standard on all four Farmall C compact models results in a faster steering response time. The tractors boast an enhanced lighting package, making operators more productive and safe, no matter how early or late they are working.
The Case IH Farmall C compact is a versatile tractor because of its compact size and physical abilities. Whether it’s moving mulch with a loader or mowing a lawn with a mid-mounted mower deck, the Farmall C compact is able to get you in and out of tight spaces and easily maneuver around obstacles.
Advice to Buyers
“Today’s compact tractor users have diverse needs — whether it’s for a livestock operation, dairy farm or weekend warrior,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Tractor marketing manager. “Choose a model that can meet your horsepower needs and that is compatible with the attachments that you will need to get the job done.”