Case IH Compact Farmall 45C CVT

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The compact Farmall 45C CVT tractor is powered by a efficient and reliable 2.2L engine. It comes loader-ready, all set to get to work.


A Cab Built for Comfort

Compact Farmall C CVT series tractors are designed for comfortable, easy operation. The open deck and step-through platform offer plenty of floor space. The adjustable, contoured seat and infinitely tilting and telescoping steering wheel let you find your own fit.

Ultimate Operator Environment

One of the roomiest cabs available, featuring:

• Right and left hand steps and two wide-opening doors
• Windshield wiper and washer
• Front and rear work lights
• Interior and exterior mirrors
• Cupholder, 12-volt power outlet, and an integrated toolbox
• Supportive seat
• Radio-ready wiring and connections and clips for electronics
• Heating and air conditioning
• High-visibility roof panel
• Sloped hood design to increase visibility and safety

Simple to Operate

The compact Farmall C CVT is easy to operate, no shifting required.  The instrument cluster is similar to the panels in the utility Farmall A, C and U series tractors, making it easy to transition between tractors. A simplified control pod guides the CVT transmission.  Uncomplicated buttons on the pod allow you decide how your tractor operates:

• Response button: choose how quickly or slowly your tractor responds to input.
• Speed button: select Hi for 100% max speed or Low for 50% max speed.
• 2WD/4WD button: determines  traction.  Electronically controlled and can be engaged on the go.
• Cruise Control buttons: Just like on a car, use the left button to turn on or off and the right button to set or resume.


Hook Up and Get to Work

Every compact Farmall C CVT series tractor features a heavy duty 3-point hitch with best-in-class lift capacity, to handle the heavy lifting of rear-mounted implements, including finish mowers, tillers and rear rotary cutters. Telescopic stabilizers flex end lower links make it easy to hook up attachments. Compact Farmall C CVT tractors also feature a two-position drawbar, plus a PTO and hydraulics that allow maximum work from a compact machine.

Hydraulic System

A high-capacity hydraulic system provides the level of power and response that makes you productive on every project. The system ensures plenty of hydraulic flow to the remote valves.  The compact Farmall C CVT hydraulic system features:

• 9.7 gal (36.9L) implement pump.
• Two mid-mount valves
• Optional one or two rear remotes


The fully independent PTO with electro-hydraulic PTO engagement saves you effort and time.  All Case IH compact Farmall C CVT tractors feature a standard  rear and mid PTO.

• 540 rpm rear PTO to power rear-mounted implements and attachments
• 2,000 rpm mid PTO to power mid- and front-mount attachments such as mowers and snowblowers


Ease of Service.

Designed from the ground up for durability and simplicity, compact Farmall® C CVT tractors require minimal maintenance and feature simple serviceability. That makes them a reliable choice for anyone — from a homeowner to a fleet operator. Service points are conveniently located. You can check engine oil without opening the hood or removing side panels. You can even add engine oil without using a funnel. Service is designed to be simple and straightforward.  All regular service points are easy to access. Simply flip up the tilt-open hood for full access to the engine, radiator and air cleaner. A convenient dipstick at the rear of the tractor makes it easy to check the fluid levels for the transmission, rear axle and hydraulic system.

Full Line of Loaders, Attachments and Implements

All compact Farmall C CVT series tractors come from the factory loader-ready. A loader turns a tractor into a versatile, powerful workhorse.

• Quick-Latch design lets you install in minutes
• Several optional attachments are available, including mowers, rakes, tillers and snow-blowers
• Attachments are quick and easy to switch out.

Shifting Gears, Shifting Perspectives

User-Friendly CVT

• Smooth, seamless speed changes through varying conditions
• Simple controls — just press the single pedal and go
• Automatically adjusts to deliver the desired speed and match load conditions
• Easy Shuttling for loader applications
• Cruise control for mower applications

Innovation and Performance

The compact Farmall C CVT series tractors are powered by a 2.2L, 3-cylinder engine designed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT).

• Featuring electronic high-pressure common rail injection for improved throttle response, less vibration and better performance
• Wastegate turbocharged and aftercooled
• Top speed – 19 mph; higher than any other compact tractor
• Large 13 gallon fuel tank keeps you going longer
•Glow Plugs for cold weather start
• Two horsepower options — 45 and 55 hp
•Meets Tier 4 B/Final standards while reducing operating costs​​​


Make Case IH
Model Farmall 45C CVT (2015-Present)
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 45.1 (33.6)
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) 34 (27)
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 12/1/2014
Revision Date April, 2015; October, 2016


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