The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer


Council Tool

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Baltic Abrasives Technologies Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Author Topic: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?  (Read 4549 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mmartone

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 515
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Panama City FL
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new! but I'm old.
    • Share Post
How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« on: January 15, 2015, 08:39:39 PM »
Going in the morning to look at a Case 485 tractor and allied loader, hoping its as nice as it looks in the pics. Any input, good, bad or ugly? Not much info online.
Remember, I only know what you guys teach me. Lt40 Manual 22hp KAwaSaki, Husky3120 60", 56" Panther CSM, 372xp, 345xp, Stihl 041, 031, blue homelite, poulans, 340

Offline glenn molenaar

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 36
  • Location: South West, Missouri
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 06:38:05 AM »
I bought a used one in 2000 with Allied loader, it is a good tractor. Put up round bales, and run 6ft bush hog. Mine has the fiberglass front shroud and headlight assy. This is a great tractor we can load bales two high on a trailer about 1200lbs. Parts are on the high side, here it is called the highway tractor as the state used them for mowing. I can drag logs out of timber but it will not lift a lot of weight. If it has fiberglass shroud I would put a guard around it, the parts are over $600 to replace.

Offline 47sawdust

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1401
  • Age: 72
  • Location: worcester,vt.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 08:05:28 AM »
Don't have any first hand knowledge,but that is a fine looking tractor.My first improvement would be a quick attach for the loader.I got mine through Everything Attachments,it is made by W.R.Long.Then there is no limit to what you can put out front.
Happy shopping.
1997 WM Lt30 1999 WM twin blade edger Kubota L3750 Tajfun winchGood Health Work is my hobby.

Offline Verticaltrx

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 180
  • Location: SW Virginia
    • Share Post
Re: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 12:32:33 PM »
If it was well taken care of it should be a real good tractor. I have an old '71 IH 454 diesel and the 485 is just a newer version. Same engine, transmission, etc. They were made in England and the basic tractor was also used as the base unit for lots of IH industrial equipment such as backhoes, loader tractors, etc.  My old IH 454 has several thousand trouble free hours on it, I've heard of some going 10,000-12,000hrs before needing any work.
Wood-Mizer LT15G19

Offline Windy_Acres

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 126
  • Location: Northern Illinois
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 04:10:26 PM »
Weve got a Case 380B, the industrial version of the 485, its a low hour tractor, Ive got no complaints, have had several other tractors, and have a JD/Yanmar to compare it to, as well Ive operated several new Kubotas.

For what I paid, I think its a good value. 99% of its use it for organic farming. I was under the impression its a David Brown tractor with an IH motor. Id buy it again. Got a neighbor who has a 485, he uses his for produce farming. He likes his.

Offline FarmingSawyer

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 566
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Mid-Coast, Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • Gettin Older By the Day!
    • Share Post
    • Claddagh Farm
Re: How about a Case IH 485 tractor?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 05:39:09 PM »
I've got a Case 385 with an allied FEL. I love it. Does everything I need it to do & More. It's a bit slow, and there have been times when a bit more snoose would be nice. I was used to running a Ford 5000 before I fell on the Case.... But I hay with it, log with it and load the mill with it when it's not on my wood lot. I've lifted some heavy loads with the loader and hauled some huge logs out of the woods with it. When I got it all the lights worked, but that fiberglass shroud is junk. Dropped a log on the front and Bang, there went the headlights...... too expensive to replace and on an '83 tractor with 5000hrs, wasn't really worth it. Someday I'd like to upgrade, but for now I love Big's a solid beast.
Thomas 8020, Stihl 039, Stihl 036, Homelite Super EZ, Case 385, Team of Drafts

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Need help to identify Case Tractor

Started by redbeard on General Board

6 Replies
Last post October 18, 2010, 08:20:21 PM
by redbeard
Tractor Question Case Int

Started by Valley Mick on General Board

7 Replies
Last post April 06, 2010, 09:41:40 PM
by bill m
Case 401 Diesel Farm Tractor

Started by Corley5 on For Sale

5 Replies
Last post May 24, 2018, 12:17:44 PM
by thecfarm
CASE model 310 crane tractor

Started by treeboy on Forestry and Logging

9 Replies
Last post October 10, 2005, 08:51:02 PM
by wiam

Powered by EzPortal