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Case-IH 1494 Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.20
Build Quality:
3
Features:
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3
Performance:
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3
Value:
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4
Reliability:
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3


If a Basic Tractor is What You Are Looking Posted by Brendan on 03/05/2012

No frills machine.

The 1494 is really the last in a lineage of David Browns and it shows.

Due to the origins as a 2WD machine, traction in the field is not great compared to other 4WDs as front:rear balance isn't really optimal. The back end is not very heavy, a cat I system, it'll do the job for most stockmen, but it wouldn't really be heavy enough for much modern equipment.

We had a half-shaft shear on ours, the gearbox selectors break and (not serious but irritating) persistent leaks in the clutch & brake pedal master/slave cylinders and now the main hydraulics are playing up.

It is a fuel efficient machine and will do you a turn... at the money its decent value, but you may wish you'd shelled out a few thousand more for an alternative.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 1988 Date Purchased: 01/06/2003 Number of Hours: 4000
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Fuel efficient. Cons: It's the last of a tired design being extended a bit beyond what it's comfortable with. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United Kingdom Outside of the U.S. I also considered buying:
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