Case IH Optum 270

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The Optum 270 tractor offers a maximum engine horsepower of 288, with 240 PTO HP and a CVT transmission that's perfect for hauling, tilling and triple mower applications.


Ready to Meet Your Needs

Optum series tractors are designed to meet the customer needs for dimensions, power, comfort, hydraulic capacity, and weight. With this flexibility the Optum tractor fits well with the below applications:

• Haulage - It's power, reactive steering, suspended axle and suspended cab are perfect for haulage
• Tillage - Its power meets the demands of many tillage practices
• Planting & Seeding - Its hydraulic capabilities can run planters and seeders
• Hay& Forage - Optum tractors are also well suited for the commercial hay producer, running triple mowers and large square balers

Proven Engine Performance

The proven 6.7L engines are built to produce power for the toughest field conditions. Reinforced material can handle anything the Optum will put this engine through.

• When specific conditions are met, the engine will idle at a lower speed to conserve fuel
• Industry-Leading SCR-Only Efficient Power Technology Proven, simple, single system solution to meet emissions standards without compromising fuel efficiency

Reliable CVT Transmission

The CVT is a reliable transmission for infinite ground speed control that delivers the power to the ground in field and road applications, while allowing for maximum fuel efficiency by managing the engine RPM and transmission speed. The CVT transmission features:

• Four forward ranges and two reverse ranges
• Double clutch technology for smooth and efficient operation
• Automatic mode saves fuel and allows the operator to focus on other tasks
• Automatic range shift maximizes mechanical efficiency
• Active stop feature allows for ease of starting and stopping tractor, especially on inclines
• Built-in creeper speeds

Axle Design That Keeps Power to the Ground

Front Axle

• Standard class 4.75 suspended front axle provides a better ride and improves productivity with better traction, allowing more acres to be covered in a work day
• Durable and reliable outboard planetary design keeps power to the ground and delivers a high carrying capacity for added performance
• Can be fitted with front duel wheels for additional traction and flotation

Rear Axle

• Three bar axle choices allow for several choices in wheel spacing for flexibility between crop types
• Dual rear wheels are available for additional traction and flotation

Operator Environment

The SurroundVision™ Cab has 85 cu. ft. of space with 63.2 sq. ft. of glass for all around visibility. Adding to the comfort of the cab is the MultiControl armrest and handle with all the major functions at the operator’s fingertips, allowing more productivity. Best-in-class seat options provide the ultimate operator comfort.

Cab Suspension

Included in base equipment, cab suspension provides the operator with a more comfortable ride, reducing fatigue and stress, especially when paired with a suspended front axle.

LED Lighting

The Optum tractor offers 8 (standard), 12 or 14 high power LED lighting packages to meet the lighting needs and operator preferences. LED lights provide greater intensity over a longer life compared to halogen lights

Deluxe Seat Option

• The deluxe seat features a low frequency suspension and a dynamic dampening system with automatic shock absorbers to avoid bottoming out the seat
• The backrest extension will swivel with the operator for added comfort
• The seats come in fabric and leather option, with the leather option offering a heated and passively ventilated seat

Active Leather Seat Option

• The active leather seat combines active suspension, dynamic dampening system, and active air pressure to make adjustments automatically for in-field operation or roading
• An accelerometer senses seat motions to better hold the driver in an absolute position for a more comfortable ride
• The new active leather seat has a backrest which is adjustable up and down and offers a heated and active ventilated seat

Hydraulics, Hitch & PTO

Hydraulic Pumps

​Optum tractors offer large hydraulic pump options for performance at lower engine RPMs, designed to help operators save fuel.

• Options include, 4 (standard) or 5 (optional) electronic remote valves with one optional power beyond couplers
• Maximum flow at the remotes: 43.6 gpm (165 L/min) or optional 58 gpm (220 L/min) PFC hydraulic pump
• Maximum flow available at 1 remote: 37 gpm (140 L/min)​​​​

Hitch Options

Rear Hitch

• Several rear hitch options offer the flexibility to meet the needs of many demanding three-point hitch applications
• The rear 3-point hitch has a lift capacity of 19,180 lbs (8,700 kg)

Front Hitch

​• Front hitch options allow solutions for triple mowers and other implements to be mounted to the front of the tractor to cover more acres per hour

•​ The front hitch has a lift capacity of 9,700 lbs (4,400 kg)

PTO Options

​4-Speed Rear PTO:

• Optum tractors are equipped with an in-cab, electronically shiftable 4-speed rear PTO. The four PTO speeds include 540, 540E, 1000, 1000E for maximum productivity, versatility and efficiency. The economy PTO speeds are fuel saving features for maintaining PTO speed at a lower engine speed

​2-Speed Front PTO:

• Optum tractors have an option for an in-cab, electronically shiftable 2-speed front PTO. The front PTO option includes 1000/1000E for fuel saving, helping customers use less fuel per acre


Make Case IH
Model Optum 270 CVT (2016-Present)
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 271 (199)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 290 (213)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2100
Power Boost, hp (kW) 19 (14)
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 166 (630)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) 25.4 (96)
PTO Performance  
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 240 (179)
PTO Speeds, rpm 540 / 540E / 1000 / 1000E
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) Independent
Basic Engine  
Engine Make Case IH FPT
Engine Model 6.7 L
Number of Cylinders 6
Displacement, cu in (L) 411 (6.7)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.095 (104)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.20 (132)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners Parent bore block
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated eVGT Turbocharged, air-to-air 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) SCR w/ DEF
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) No
Cleanup Catalyst (CUC) CUC standard
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) DOC standard
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) No
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal Vertical stack
Cooling System  
Fan Drive Type Visctronic std.; Reversible pitch opt.
Electrical System  
System Rating, Volts 12
Alternator Rating, Amps 150 Std; 200 opt
Basic Transmission Configuration  
Manufacturer's Description CVT
Transmission Type Continuously Variable (CVT)
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite, 4 ranges, 2 reverse
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 25 or 31 (40 or 50)
Creeper Range Available Yes, CVT
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Yes
Optional Transmission 1  
Manufacturer's Description CVT, 31 mph / 50 kph
Transmission Type Continuously Variable, CVT
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite, 4 ranges, 2 reverse
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 Planetary
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar Bar std; flange opt. for singles
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) 4.125 (105)
Front Axle  
Suspended Front Axle Available Standard
Service Brake Type Wet disc, ABS available
Hydraulic System  
Hydraulic System Type Pressure Flow Compensating (PFC)
Main Hydraulic Pump Type Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 43.6 (165)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 58 (220)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 4 std; 5th opt.
3-Point Hitch Features  
3-Point Hitch Category Category 3
Optional Hitch Category Category 4N
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Electronic Draft Control
Draft Link Ends Telescopic Yes
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity  
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 19,180 (8700) w/2x120 mm cyl.
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) No option
Drawbar Description Category 3, swinging
Wheelbase / Trackbase  
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 117.3 (2980)
Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) No 2WD
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) 208.2 (5289)
Vertical Dimensions  
Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) 132.5 (3366)
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) No open ROPS
Width w/Tires or Tracks  
Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in (mm) 119 (3023) bar axle ends
Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)  
Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No open ROPS
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) 23,149 (10500)
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) 35,274 (16000)
Tire / Track Size  
Front Tire Size, 2WD No 2WD
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track 420/85 R34, R1W
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 480/80 R50, R1W Duals
Sales Literature  
Literature Number CIH07151501
Literature Date 7/1/2015
Secondary Literature Source  
Secondary Literature Number --
Secondary Literature Date --
Other Documentation  
Document Number TA-1433-15
Document Date 7/1/2015
Status and Entry Dates  
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Current
First Entry Date 7/1/2015
Revision Date 9/1/2015


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