Case IH Compact Farmall® 55C

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More Power for Every Chore

A turbocharged, 3-cylinder, 1.9-L engine delivers increased power across the Compact Farmall C series tractor lineup. Models range from 35 to 55 hp (28-47 PTO hp) — a 5-hp increase over previous models. These engines also provide greater displacement and up to 20 percent greater torque output.

Common Rail Direct Injection

The latest fuel-injection technology offers several advantages, including improved power performance, increased efficiency and cleaner emissions.

Tier 4 B/Final Compliant

Engines use an internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system to meet Tier 4 B/Final requirements. A 50-hour Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration interval helps keep your workday humming.


Transmission Options For Your Operation

Choose the standard mechanical shuttle transmission or the popular 3-range hydrostatic option.

Mechanical Shuttle Transmission

The standard shuttle transmission features 12x12 (three nonsynchronized ranges, four synchronized speeds) on Compact Farmall models 35C and 40C, and 16x16 (four nonsynchronized ranges, four synchronized speeds) on Compact Farmall models 45C and 55C.

Hydrostatic Transmission

A 3-range hydrostatic transmission is available on all four models. An easy-to-operate, 2-pedal system, electric cruise control and infinite operating speeds makes this option popular choice when considering operator convenience and fatigue. It’s an excellent choice for tasks, such as loader work and mowing, requiring frequent directional and speed changes.

Operator Environment

Work in Your Comfort Zone

Whether you prefer the great outdoors or a climate-controlled workspace, you can count on the deluxe features of the Compact Farmall C series tractors. They create a work environment where comfort and convenience fuel your productivity, all day long.


Operator’s Platform: A large operator’s platform provides easy access and exit and gives you plenty of room to maneuver. A thick rubber floor mat dampens noise and vibration. That helps reduce operator fatigue, helping you stay more productive all day.

Deluxe Seat: A comfortable seat can help those long days seem just a bit shorter. Armrests and an adjustable backrest let you personalize your seat. An incline-plane mount lets taller operators position the seat for maximum comfort.

Tilting Steering Wheel: Position the steering wheel precisely for your comfort zone. Or simply tilt it up and out of the way for easier entry and exit.

Cab Option Comforts

Room to Move: Our comfortable cab offers the ultimate work environment. With 63 cubic feet of interior space, the spacious, open platform and large doors make for easy entry and exit and give you plenty of room to maneuver.

Climate Control: A comfort-creating HVAC system lets you customize your workspace. The rear window opens for fresh air circulation and enhances visibility.

Easy on the Eyes: Large windows and well-designed structural support maximize the 47.9 square feet of glass for 360-degree sightlines. An interior sunshade and multiple rearview mirrors improve visibility while reducing fatigue.


Constant Engine Speed Button: For tasks that require a steady engine rpm regardless of load or ground speed, such as powering a spray pump or other PTO-driven implements, a flip of the CES button holds engine rpm at the speed you select. This prevents engine racing or dragging and provides consistency, whether you’re controlling weeds along the driveway or mowing rugged terrain.

Factory-installed Loader Joystick: A loader turns your tractor into a versatile, powerful workhorse. Our loader joystick comes standard from the factory and is integrated into the right-hand console for easier operation and greater productivity.

Seat-side Storage: Whether a place for hitch pins, a pair of pliers or an afternoon snack, a handy storage compartment within easy reach fits the bill.

Seatback Storage Pocket: You’ll never leave the farmstead without your operators manual and other important documents with this convenient seatback storage space.


Open Workspace: The large, obstacle-free operator’s platform provides excellent all-around visibility from the tractor seat, including rear visibility to the drawbar, PTO and 3-point hitch.

Forward Views: The stylish, sloped hood on Farmall series tractors provides clear, unobstructed forward sightlines to the front wheels, loader and other mid- and front-mount attachments.

Instrumentation: Well-placed controls and the design of the instrumentation dash provide easy access without inhibiting visibility.

Protection With Flexibility: A two-post ROPS structure provides protection without sacrificing visibility. The structure is foldable so you can complete tasks in low-overhead areas, and an optional sunshade canopy provides sun protection on long, hot days.


Make Case IH
Model Farmall 55C Series II (2017-Present)
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 55 (41)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) Same as advertised
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2600
Power Boost, hp (kW) No boost
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 10.6 (40) open ROPS; 12.4 (47) Cab
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) No DEF
PTO Performance  
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 47 (35) Gear / 44 (33) HST
PTO Speeds, rpm 540
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) Independent
Basic Engine  
Engine Make LS Mtron
Engine Model L3C19-T
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu in (L) 115 (1.88)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.465 (88)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.055 (103)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners Parent bore block
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated Turbocharged
Fuel System  
Fuel System Description 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) DPF standard
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal Horizontal
Cooling System  
Fan Drive Type Belt
Electrical System  
System Rating, Volts 12
Alternator Rating, Amps 70
Basic Transmission Configuration  
Manufacturer's Description 16x16 Mechanical w/shuttle
Transmission Type 4 synchro speeds in 4 non-synchro ranges
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds 16F / 16R
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 16.9 (27.2) mech; 17.9 (28.8) HST
Creeper Range Available No
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Synchro shuttle standard
Optional Transmission 1  
Manufacturer's Description HST 3-range
Transmission Type Hydrostatic, w/ cruise
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite, 3 ranges
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 Inboard
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) 8.2 (31)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) No option
Number of Standard Remote Valves 1 std.; 2nd opt.
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 Telescopic standard
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity  
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 2,469 (1120)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 2,756 (1250)
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) No option
Drawbar Description Extendable
Wheelbase / Trackbase  
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 73.2 (1860)
Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) No 2WD
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) np
Vertical Dimensions  
Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) 93.3 (2370)
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) 98.4 (2500)
Width w/Tires or Tracks  
Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in (mm) 69.1 (1755)
Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)  
Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) 3,770 (1710)
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) 4,453 (2020)
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 12-16.5, 6PR R4
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 17.5Lx24, 6PR R4
Sales Literature  
Literature Number CIH11301601
Literature Date 11/1/2016
Secondary Literature Source  
Secondary Literature Number TA-1478-16
Secondary Literature Date 9/1/2016
Other Documentation  
Document Number --
Document Date --
Status and Entry Dates  
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Current
First Entry Date 10/27/2016
Revision Date 4/11/2017