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Case 480F Backhoe Loader

The Case 480F is a 2WD or 4WD backhoe loader. This model was manufactured from 1991 to 2002. The Case 480F is fitted with a 239 cu.in (3.9 L) J.I. Case 4-390 4-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine with a rated power of 69 hp (51.5 kW) and maximum torque of 252 Nm (186 lb-ft) at 1200 rev/min.

The Power Shuttle transmission consists of a hydraulic clutch, 4x4 partially synchronized gearbox, and single stage torque converter. The maximum travel speed (forward/reverse): 20.9 mph (33.7 km/h) and 18.2 mph (29.3 km/h).

The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a flow of 23 gal/min (87 l/min). The hydraulic pressure is 169 bar (2450 psi). The 2WD models are equipped with 7.50x16 front tires and 14.9x24 rear tires. The 12x16.5 front tires and 17.5Lx24 rear tires are used for 4WD tractors. The wheelbase is 80" (2030 mm) for models with two-wheel drive (4x2), or 81" (2050 mm) for models with four-wheel drive (4x4).

The loader has a max lift height of 130.4" (3300 mm) at pin and bucket dump clearance of 105.5" (2670 mm). The lift capacity is 4600 lbs (2090 kg) at full height (pivot pin), and breakout force (bucket on ground) is 8300 lbs (3770 mm). The boom raising time is 5.1 seconds from ground line to max height, and bucket dump time is 1.8 sec. The loader can be equipped with a 74" (1870 mm) short lip bucket or 82" (2075 mm) long lip bucket.

The backhoe can dig to a maximum depth of 181.8" (4610 mm) for extendahoe. The digging force is 3710 lbs (1685 kg) for the dipperstick cylinder (extendahoe) and 8630 lbs (3920 kg) for the bucket cylinder (extendahoe). The overall reach from swing pivot at ground level is 224.2" (5690 mm). The backhoe is available with a 12", 18", 24", 30" and 36" buckets.

Engine Model J.I. Case 4-390
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 4
Displacement, cu in (L) 239 (3.90)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.02 (102.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.72 (120.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 69.0 (51.5)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2200
Maximum Torque, Nm (ft-lb) 252 (186)
Torque Speed, rpm 1200
Compression Ratio 17.0:1
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Fuel System Injection pump
Governor Type Mechanical flyweight
Lubricating System Type Positive pressure
Cooling System Type Pressurized
Air Cleaner Dry type
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 23.5 (89.0)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 11.6 (11.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 18.0 (17.0)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 65

Transmission Type Power Shuttle and Torque Converter
Gearbox Type 4F/4R, partially synchronized
Torque Converter Type Single stage
Torque Converter Ratio 2.78:1
Number of Forward Gears 4
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Clutch Type Hydraulic
Oil Capacity (Transaxle), qts (L) 19.0 (18.0)
Oil Capacity (Shuttle), qts (L) 8.0 (7.6)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 20.9 (33.7)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 18.2 (29.3)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD/4WD
Steering Configuration Front steer
Steering System Hydrostatic power
Steering Cylinder 2, Double acting
Steering Cylinder Size, in (mm) 1.5x6.5 (38x165)
Brakes Type Hydraulic double disc
Front Tire Size (2WD) 7.50x16
Rear Tire Size (2WD) 14.9x24
Front Tire Size (4WD) 12x16.5
Rear Tire Size (4WD) 17.5Lx24
Front Tread, in (mm) 59-67 (1490-1700)
Rear Tread, in (mm) 60-66 (1520-1670)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Open Center
Hydraulic Pump Type Gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 23.0 (87.0)
Steering Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 3.0 (11.4)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 169 (2450)
Steering Pressure, Bar (psi) 145 (2100)
Hydraulic Fluid Capacity, gal (L) 10.8 (41.0)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 2/4
3-Point Hitch Category 1/2
Standard Lift Capacity 24-in (610mm) behind pin, lb (kg) 2850 (1290)
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 5200 (2365)
Lift Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3x8.4 (76x213)
Tilt Cylinder Size, in (mm) 2.5x6.3 (63x160)
Pitch Cylinder Size, in (mm) 2.5x7 (63x178)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase (2WD), in (mm) 80 (2030)
Wheelbase (4WD), in (mm) 81 (2050)
Length (Tractor), in (mm) 126 (3200)
Length (Tractor with Loader), in (mm) 181 (4580)
Length (Tractor with Loader and Backhoe), in (mm) 258 (6530)
Height (Exhaust), in (mm) 105 (2660)
Height (Cab), in (mm) 100.4 (2550)
Overall Width, in (mm) 87 (2200)
Ground Clearance, in (mm) 12.6 (320)
Turning Radius (with Brake, 2WD), in (mm) 124.5 (3150)
Turning Radius (without Brake, 2WD), in (mm) 142.1 (3595)
Turning Radius (with Brake, 4WD), in (mm) 156.7 (3965)
Turning Radius (without Brake, 4WD), in (mm) 187.2 (4735)
Weight w/o Attachments (Cab), lb (kg) 5715 (2590)
Weight w/o Attachments (Canopy), lb (kg) 5285 (2395)
Weight with Loader (2WD Cab), lb (kg) 7085 (3220)
Weight with Loader (4WD Cab), lb (kg) 7525 (3420)
Weight with Loader/12-ft Backhoe, lb (kg) 9020 (4100)
Weight with Loader/14-ft Backhoe, lb (kg) 9835 (4470)
Weight with Loader/Extendahoe, lb (kg) 10295 (4680)

Front End Loader
Maximum Lift Height (to pin), in (mm) 130.4 (3300)
Clearance, Dumped Bucket (Short Lip Bucket), in (mm) 105.5 (2670)
Clearance, Dumped Bucket (Long Lip Bucket), in (mm) 101.6 (2570)
Dump Reach (Short Lip Bucket), in (mm) 23 (585)
Dump Reach (Long Lip Bucket), in (mm) 27 (685)
Dump Angle, deg 45
Rollback Angle, deg 36
Digging Depth, in (mm) 4 (102)
Breakout Force (Short Lip Bucket), lb (kg) 8300 (3770)
Breakout Force (Long Lip Bucket), lb (kg) 7500 (3410)
Lift Capacity to Full Height (Short Lip Bucket), lb (kg) 4600 (2090)
Lift Capacity to Full Height (Long Lip Bucket), lb (kg) 4800 (2180)
Lift Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3x32 (76x813)
Bucket Cylinder Size, in (mm) 2.5x20 (63x508)
Bucket Width (Short Lip), in (mm) 74 (1870)
Bucket Width (Long Lip), in (mm) 82 (2075)
Raising Time to Full Height, second 5.1
Bucket Dumping Time, second 1.8
Lowering Time, second 2.5
Weight, lb (kg) 1365 (620)

Digging Depth (12-ft Standard), in (mm) 144.3 (3670)
Digging Depth (14-ft Standard), in (mm) 168.5 (4280)
Digging Depth (Extendahoe, Retracted), in (mm) 145.8 (3700)
Digging Depth (Extendahoe, Extended), in (mm) 181.8 (4610)
Reach from Swing Pivot (12-ft Standard), in (mm) 188.6 (4790)
Reach from Swing Pivot (14-ft Standard), in (mm) 212 (5380)
Reach from Swing Pivot (Extendahoe, Retracted), in (mm) 189.3 (4800)
Reach from Swing Pivot (Extendahoe, Extended), in (mm) 224.2 (5690)
Loading Height (12-ft Standard), in (mm) 101.1 (2560)
Loading Height (14-ft Standard), in (mm) 121 (3070)
Loading Height (Extendahoe, Retracted), in (mm) 91.4 (2320)
Loading Height (Extendahoe, Extended), in (mm) 104.7 (2650)
Swing Arc, deg 180
Bucket Rotation, deg 142
Bucket Digging Force (Standard), lb (kg) 8460 (3845)
Bucket Digging Force (Extendahoe, Retracted/Extended), lb (kg) 8630 (3920)
Dipperstick Digging Force (12-ft Standard), lb (kg) 5020 (2280)
Dipperstick Digging Force (14-ft Standard), lb (kg) 5515 (2507)
Dipperstick Digging Force (Extendahoe, Retracted), lb (kg) 5130 (2330)
Dipperstick Digging Force (Extendahoe, Extended), lb (kg) 3710 (1685)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 12 (305)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 18 (455)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 24 (605)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 30 (760)
Bucket Width, in (mm) 36 (910)
Boom Cylinder Size, in (mm) 4x38.1 (101x965)
Dipper Cylinder Size (12-ft Backhoe), in (mm) 3.5x33.1 (88x840)
Dipper Cylinder Size (14-ft Backhoe), in (mm) 3.75x33.1 (95x840)
Bucket Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3.25x26.3 (82x665)
Swing Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3.5x11 (88x280)
Stabilizer Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3.5x16.4 (88x415)
Dipper Extension Cylinder Size, in (mm) 3x36.4 (76x925)



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