Wellard Street, Serpentine, WA, 6125

Work Hours
Mon-Tues: Closed
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thur-Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Public Holidays: 10am-3pm

Note: Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Case D Model V.A.C.

CASE VAC – c. 1947

The Case VA Series, produced between 1942 and 1956, was a new series of tractor that replaced the Case V series. It shared no major components with its predecessor. The “C” in VAC indicated a dual wheel tricycle, Rowcrop model.

This tractor has an interesting three-point linkage, known as the VCMB plough mounting. One lever is for draft control while another is for the level adjustment of the plough. The VCMB predates the Eagle Hitch which first appeared in 1949.

WA Distributors (1947): Winterbottom Motor Company Ltd, 199 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Technical Specifications: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke petrol/kerosene engine. Bore 3.25″ and stroke of 3.75″. Gears: 4 forward and 1 reverse. Power at belt was 25hp, and at the drawbar, 16hp at 1425rpm. Weight 3024lbs.                                                                 

History: This tractor has been part of the original Museum collection, but was never able to be started. On dismantling the engine, the reason became obvious. Water had entered the engine through the exhaust pipe and had created two very badly rusted cylinders. The valves and the head indicated many years of water corrosion. The exhaust manifold was also broken in two at the heat exchanger. A long restoration process followed.    

Case D Model V.A.C.
Case D Model V.A.C.