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1944 LA Case painted khaki

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Bob Batterham

09-30-2000 02:00:07

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I have just bought a LA at a farm auction sale here in Australia. The serial number is LA 4816538, which makes it a 1944 build. It has never been repainted and is very faded but it is a khaki colour, not flambeau red. It has CASE in black letters vertially on the fenders, but the lettering seems smaller than that on other LAs I have seen.

I have heard that new ex military LAs were balloted to Australian farmers at the end of WWII and it may be one of these. It is definitely an agricultural tractor, not one of the military industrial tractors.

Anyone know about ex military LAs?



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D Smoker

10-02-2000 14:07:43

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 Re: Re: 1944 LA Case painted khaki in reply to Scott, 10-02-2000 07:40:25  
The US Army and Navy both used LAI's during WWII.
Generally (though not always) the front axles on the LAI's were mounted on a transverse spring. Some of the Army LAI's were equipped with air brakes. I believe in some instances Case would change the model of a tractor before it left the factory, a tractor built as an LAI might have been changed to an LA or vis versa. The military did purchase some ag tractors, but these can be hard to document as they would not put military ID plates on these tractors.

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