Case IH Puma 185

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The Puma 185 features a 185 hp engine with an additional 45 hp power boost to get you through tough conditions or steep inclines.



Time is money. So slowing down on hilly terrain, tiptoeing through tough spots in the field, even spending too much time controlling your tractor, can all cost you. The Case IH Puma lineup has plenty of power in a mid-size package, plus features like Power Boost, Power Growth, and the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) option - to deliver more power when and where you need it most, while keeping you productive.


• Delivers Efficient Power with a Case IH 6.7-liter, 6 cylinder turbocharged, intercooled engine
• PowerBoost - boosts your engine by up to 35 HP to meet today's hydraulic demands
• Rated engine working speed of 2,200 rpm
• 4 valves per cylinder for improved fuel economy and power
• Extended oil change intervals save you time and maintenance costs
• Electronic Common Rail fuel system gives you fast responses in changing field conditions


• Features soft-start modulation protection and interchangeable 1⅜ in (35 mm) shaft
• Puma  185-240 Tier 4 B/Final models feature a 540/1,000 rpm reversible shaft
• Puma 150 and 165 Tier 4 B/Final models feature a 540/1,000-rpm reversible shaft: 6 spline , 540 rpm; 21 spline, 1,000 rpm
• Optional 1,000 rpm PTO with a 1⅜ (44 mm) 20 spline shaft
• CVT models come standard with 1,000/1,000E PTO: 1,000E mode at 1,700 rpm to save fuel in less demanding operations; 1,000 mode at 1,900 rpm for heavier conditions
• The fender-mounted PTO controls switch allows you to turn off the PTO without getting back into the cab
• Auto PTO Management option automatically turns the PTO on or off at a predetermined height of the 3-point hitch, reducing operator effort and protecting PTO driveline components
• Front hitch and PTO option increases versatility and productivity

Transmission Driveline

Adjusts to deliver the best possible balance of power and fuel efficiency. Set your speed and let the computer find the sweet spots between power and fuel efficiency.

• Automatically selects the best gear ratio for your desired speed with AutoShift
• No clutch or shifting gears
• Standard Mechanical Front Drive (MFD) axle with optional suspension provides excellent traction in the field
• Reverse speeds up to 19 mph
• Creeper speed as low as 66 ft/hr
• Optional 19th EconoGear economy transport gear reduces engine speed in 19th gear for additional improved fuel economy at top road speeds
• Diesel Saver Auto Productivity Management (APM) automatically works to reduce engine speed and fuel use when you don't need power

Get the Job Done

Case IH Puma Series tractors have the  hitch lift capacity, the hydraulic component features and the hydraulic flow available to handle the application demands.

Hydraulic System

The Puma series tractors offer a high-capacity, closed-center, pressure-flow compensating hydraulic system. The main implement pump is separate from the 17 gpm (65 Lpm) steering and services pump.

• The standard main implement pump on the short wheelbase (SWB) Puma models, 150 and 165, delivers up to 26.5 gpm (100 Lpm) for a total flow of 43.6 gpm (165 Lpm)
• The standard main implement pump on the long wheelbase (LWB) Puma models, 185-240, delivers up to 30 gpm (113 Lpm), with total a total flow of 47 gpm (178 Lpm)
• An optional 39.6-gpm (150-Lpm) main pump is available on LWB models, increasing total tractor hydraulic flow to 56.6 gpm (216 Lpm)
• New hydraulic remote valves increase flow at the remotes
• Three or four standard mechanical remotes with selectable detents
• Up to five optional electro-hydraulic remotes
• Hydraulic mode switches can be tailored to a specific configuration
• The new optional rear-fender-mounted control switch allows handy activation of a frequently used hydraulic circuit (No. 1) from a conveniently accessible ground-level location

3-Point Hitch

• Rear fender-mounted hitch raise/lower switches for easy positioning of the hitch from the ground
• Standard wheelbase (SWB) Puma  150-165 Tier 4 B/Final models feature a 7,900 lb (3,584kg) lift capacity
• 12,787 lb (5,800 kg) lift capacity on the long wheelbase (LWB) Puma 185-240 Tier 4 B/Final models
• Optional 15,200 lb (6,894-kg) hitch lift capacity on LWB models for loads generated by larger implements (9,200 lbs or 4,173 kg on the SWB models)

Producer Driven Innovations

Customer Driven Product Design (CDPD)— Engineers work with producers in the field to build the best innovations for Puma tractors, tools and technologies.

Diesel Saver™ Automatic Productivity Management (APM)

• Electronically links the engine, transmission, PTO and hitch to MultiControl armrest and foot throttle


• Complete factory-installed autoguidance option on Puma tractors, no waiting for set-up and prep
• Choose your level of precision and your Puma comes ready to plug and play


Make Case IH
Model Puma 185 PS or CVT (2014-Present)
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 180 (132)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 225 (165)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2200
Power Boost, hp (kW) 45 (33)
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 103 (390)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) 12.7 (48)
PTO Performance  
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 150 (112)
PTO Speeds, rpm 540 / 1000 FPS; 1000 / 1000E CVT
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
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated 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 BorgWarner Visctronic std; Reversible opt.
Electrical System  
System Rating, Volts 12
Alternator Rating, Amps 150 Std / 200 Opt
Basic Transmission Configuration  
Manufacturer's Description 18 x 6 Full Powershift
Transmission Type Full powershift
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds 18F / 6R
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 25 (40)
Creeper Range Available Optional 29F x 12R
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Yes
Optional Transmission 1  
Manufacturer's Description 40 or 50 kph ECO CVT
Transmission Type Continuously Variable (CVT)
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite, 4 ranges
Optional Transmission 2  
Manufacturer's Description 19 x 6 Hi-Speed Gear, 30 mph (50kph)
Transmission Type Full powershift
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds 19F / 6R
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 Planetary / Inboard
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar Bar
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) 4.13 (105)
Front Axle  
Suspended Front Axle Available Optional
Service Brake Type Wet disc
Hydraulic System  
Hydraulic System Type Closed Center, Pressure Flow Compensated (PFC)
Main Hydraulic Pump Type Variable Displacement
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 31.7 (120) FPS; 39.6 (150) CVT
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 39.6 (150) FPS; 44.9 (170) CVT
Number of Standard Remote Valves 3 std; 4th & 5th opt.
3-Point Hitch Features  
3-Point Hitch Category Category 2
Optional Hitch Category Category 2 / 3
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Electronic Draft Control (EDC)
Draft Link Ends Telescopic Yes
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity  
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 9,450 (4286)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 15,000 (6804) w/110 mm cyl.
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np
Drawbar Description Swinging
Wheelbase / Trackbase  
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 113.6 (2885)
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) np
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) 112 (2845) 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) 15,900 (7212) FPS; 16,800 (7620) CVT
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) 28,660 (13000)
Tire / Track Size  
Front Tire Size, 2WD No 2WD
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track 420/85 (16.9) R30
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 520/85 (20.8) R42
Sales Literature  
Literature Number CIH03131401
Literature Date 3/1/2014
Secondary Literature Source  
Secondary Literature Number --
Secondary Literature Date --
Other Documentation  
Document Number Website features
Document Date 3/1/2014
Status and Entry Dates  
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Current
First Entry Date 3/1/2014
Revision Date April, 2014; December, 2014


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