Case IH Compact Farmall 55C CVT

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Drives Like a Car

The compact Farmall C CVT is easy to operate — no shifting required. A simplified control pod guides the CVT transmission. Intuitive, easy to understand buttons on the pod allow you decide how your tractor operates:


Choose how quickly or slowly your tractor responds to input.


Select Hi for 100 percent maximum speed or Low for 50 percent maximum speed.


Set your traction for two- or four-wheel drive. This setting is electronically controlled and can be engaged on the go.

Cruise Control

Just like a car, use the left button to turn on or off and the right button to set or resume.


Power and Performance

A turbocharged, electronically-controlled 2.2L engine features 3 cylinders and a tunnel block design assures ruggedness and easy maintenance without sacrificing power, efficiency or performance. Two available models range from 45 to 53 HP (34-41 PTO HP).

Common Rail Direct Injection

The latest fuel-injection technology offers several advantages, including faster throttle response, improved power performance, increased efficiency and cleaner emissions. The system precisely meters fuel as power demands for fast recovery to load, along with quieter engine operation with less vibration.

Tier 4 B/Final Compliant

Engines use an internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to meet Tier 4 B/Final requirements. A maintenance-free particulate matter catalyst provides for interruption-free operation.



Change Speeds Seamlessly

The user-friendly CVT transmission provides smooth, seamless speed changes through varying conditions. It also makes the Compact Farmall C CVT one of the fastest roading compact tractors available, with speeds up to 20 miles per hour.

Simple Controls

Just press the single pedal and go. The CVT automatically adjusts to deliver the desired speed and match load conditions.

Easy Shuttling

Although CVT is an outstanding feature for all kinds of tasks, we didn’t forget those, such as loader work, that require frequent directional changes. A premium, finger-controlled shuttle shift lever lets you easily change direction.

Cruise Control

Just like driving a car or pickup, cruise control maintains a constant ground speed. This is a great feature for applications with a consistent load, such as mowing.


Make Case IH
Model Farmall 55C CVT (2015-Present)
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 53 (39.5)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) Same as advertised
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2600
Power Boost, hp (kW) No boost
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 13 (49.2)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) No DEF
PTO Performance  
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 41 (32)
PTO Speeds, rpm 540
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) Independent
Basic Engine  
Engine Make Case IH FPT
Engine Model R7531E4
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu in (L) 136 (2.23)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.70 (94)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.21 (107)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners Parent bore block
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated Wastegate Turbocharger, aftercooled
Fuel System  
Fuel System Description High Pressure Common Rail
Fuel System Control, Electronic or Mechanical Electronic
Fuel Injection to combustion chamber, Direct or Indirect Direct
Emission and Exhaust Treatment  
Emission Level, US EPA Tier Tier 4B / Final
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) w/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) No
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Internal EGR
Cleanup Catalyst (CUC) No
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) DOC standard
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Particulate Matter Catalyst
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal Horizontal
Cooling System  
Fan Drive Type Belt
Electrical System  
System Rating, Volts 12
Alternator Rating, Amps 75 (ROPS); 90 (cab)
Basic Transmission Configuration  
Manufacturer's Description Continuously Variable Transmission
Transmission Type Chain Variator Drive
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 18.6 (29.9)
Creeper Range Available Yes, with CVT
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Standard
Optional Transmission 1  
Manufacturer's Description No option
Transmission Type No option
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds No option
Optional Transmission 2  
Manufacturer's Description No option
Transmission Type No option
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds No option
Wheel or Track Configuration  
Drive Wheels or Tracks; 2WD, 4WD, 2WD / 4WD, 2 Tracks or 4 Tracks 4WD
Steering Configuration: Front Steer, Frame Articulated, or Track-type Steer Front Steer
Rear Axle Assembly  
Final Drive Location and Description np
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar Flange
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) No bar axle
Front Axle  
Suspended Front Axle Available No
Service Brake Type Wet multi disc
Hydraulic System  
Hydraulic System Type Open Center
Main Hydraulic Pump Type Dual gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 9.7 (36.9)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) No option
Number of Standard Remote Valves 1 or 2 optional
3-Point Hitch Features  
3-Point Hitch Category Category 1
Optional Hitch Category No option
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Position control
Draft Link Ends Telescopic Yes
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity  
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 2,800 (1270)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 3,541 (1606)
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np
Drawbar Description 2-position swinging
Wheelbase / Trackbase  
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 73.5 (1867)
Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) No 2WD
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) 122 (3098)
Vertical Dimensions  
Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) 92.7 (2355)
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) 97.4 (2473)
Width w/Tires or Tracks  
Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in (mm) 68.3 (1735)
Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)  
Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) 4,190 (1900)
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) 4,940 (2240)
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) np
Tire / Track Size  
Front Tire Size, 2WD No 2WD
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track 10-16.5, 6PR R4
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 17.5Lx24, 6PR R4
Sales Literature  
Literature Number CIH02021601
Literature Date 2/1/2016
Secondary Literature Source  
Secondary Literature Number CIH02181501
Secondary Literature Date 2/1/2015
Other Documentation  
Document Number TA-1412-14
Document Date 12/1/2014
Status and Entry Dates  
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Current
First Entry Date 12/27/2014
Revision Date 4/21/2015; 10/27/2016