Double test: Case 1455 XL

For 18 years the 107kW/145hp Case 1455 has been among the most reliable workhorses on the tractor market. But now it is out of production. To show respect to this old friend we tested one of the last models off the line and compared it with a used one with 8,000 hours on the clock. We found that a lifetime’s work has not reduced the tractor’s output, making it a good choice for second-hand buyers. Report by Manfred Neunaber with photos by Stefan Tovornik.

For 18 years the 107kW/145hp Case 1455 has been among the most reliable workhorses on the tractor market. But now it is out of production. To show respect to this old friend we tested one of the last models off the line and compared it with a used one with 8,000 hours on the clock. We found that a lifetime’s work has not reduced the tractor’s output, making it a good choice for second-hand buyers. Report by Manfred Neunaber with photos by Stefan Tovornik.