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    Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Hi all,

    New to this forum. I have a Case 4690 that I'm trying to find out its early history. I believe it was registered in Preston in Lancashire but emails to machinery dealers around the area have drawn a blank. Anybody on here remember anything about it?


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Interesting that such a big tractor was originally registered up here. Can the dvla not help you ?

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    their is a farmer with one on a big baler in lancs , i think they have had it some years ,ill try and get him to pm you

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    I think most of these were sold by David Brown retail. Was there a branch that way.
    may well be worth asking on the DBTC club website.
    beast of a tractor. I owned one for a few years only failing is the gearbox soaked up all the HP.
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    I haven't come across that one yet, but it might be worth trying Stanley Briggs http://www.sjbriggs.com/, I know he might have had a few through his hands up in Preston?

    Do post some photos when you can please!
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Here is how I bought it. Wasn't running as the turbo & manifold were off. Put an oil pressure gauge on the turbo pipe to get it running to load it. Have since fitted a new manifold & turbo.




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    Looks like she has a had a hard life, you returning it to the original paint scheme?
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    I'd get in touch with Carrs Billington at Carlisle. You'd need to speak to the parts manager. He spent a time with Case David Brown around that era and as far as I can remember he Demo'd those tractors.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Someone has been proud of that tractor at some stage with all those spot lights, a good hard workout will do it the world of good, just looks like its been parked outside and neglected for a long time, with plants growing on it. I too would think the DVLA would be able to help. That must have been a heck of a thing in its day, I had a corgi one in the late 70s!!
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Quote Originally Posted by axial1680 View Post
    Someone has been proud of that tractor at some stage with all those spot lights,
    Afraid it was the same lad that left it in the condition I bought it. He also painted it in the later red & black but I hope to revert it back to the original colours

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Ha ha that looks great, nice job so far, keep us posted!

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Mmm, I went to an auction yesterday......



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    Has the transmission shat itself yet? It will. Awful tractors.
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    No, but I'm aware that its a week point with them.

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    Burgess at Preston were the dealers in those days. I think the parts manager there back then now works at Charnleys. Long shot, but might be worth a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by humding View Post
    Mmm, I went to an auction yesterday......

    Did you get it bought?
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Yes, the photo is of it at home. Had to split it behind the 5th furrow to get it on the trailer.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Quote Originally Posted by Predial View Post
    Has the transmission shat itself yet? It will. Awful tractors.
    Don't leave it ticking over in reverse range, there's no lubrication in reverse I'm told. And don't expect to change gear under full power, it's not really a power-shift.
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Definitely does not look right on 14 inch singles
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Hi all,

    Its been a while but I got a lucky break lately. I have found out it was supplied new by Burgess of Haydock, Lancs to Love Brothers in Warrington. Apparently there was even an article about it in the Farmers Guardian at the time. After Loves it passed to somebody in east Anglia to run a big baler. This makes the haystack a lot larger to find the needle but if anybody remembers it from its baling days please let me know.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    There is one on JA Swinbank's website County Durham, can't see the reg plate.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Saw that a while back. definitely a different tractor though.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    I was there last week but didn't have time to have a right good look at it.


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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    They always struck me as having a small cab for the size of the machine. Have to say they do look great dualled up and working though. And why did they have a Scania engine when everyone else was using Cat or Cummins in there artic/prairie tractors?

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    That 1200 Traction King is a beauty. Not too many of those about!

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    I remember going to a demo. of a 970. No diff. lock and a 6 furrow plough and in the middle of winter and wet. Oh dear. Blushes all round. Nice cab though compared to what we had in those days.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Quote Originally Posted by Spotty Dog View Post
    They always struck me as having a small cab for the size of the machine. Have to say they do look great dualled up and working though. And why did they have a Scania engine when everyone else was using Cat or Cummins in there artic/prairie tractors?
    The 4690 had the Case 504 engine. It was the 4890 that had the Waukesha built Scania lump.

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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Two pictures of mine in 2006 pulling a 5 leg leg subsoiler in medium ground
    This tractor was pictured in one of the classic mags when it went to work on a somerset farm in about 2010
    Wonder if it is still there
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    Re: Case 4690, Reg DRN 990W

    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
    That 1200 Traction King is a beauty. Not too many of those about!
    It's a nice original tractor. It worked on a sod farm in Michigan but I haven't managed to locate it yet. I don't know of another in Ireland and suspect there are little if any in the UK

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