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Antique Case Tractor: Case VAIWA

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This is a special version of the Case VAI used during the WW-II as an airplane bomb loader. Only 3793 of these were made. They were primarily used as military and warehouse tow motor tractors.

Case VAIWA Tractor


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Billy wrote on Saturday, July 06, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a VAIW 4XXXXXX for parts. Any Takers
    lucia hili wrote on Thursday, January 21, 2010 (PST):
  • my father has a very old case tractor here in gozo ,malta,and he would like to put the pics on this site can any one help me please,thanks
    Dave Barker wrote on Friday, August 31, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a 1945 VAIW. It was brought into a little town in B.C. Canada to work in a sawmill shunting box cars. The mill cut box shook used for making the old wooden apple boxes. It stayed there until the 60 s when they quit making wooden boxes and shut the mill down. The local town bought it and put a hokey blade on it controlled with a hand winch. It was used to plow snow off the side walks and the local ice rink. There is a picture in Tractor Photos
    Bruce Busch wrote on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 (PST):
  • My friend has a case like the one in the shed. Ser. # VAIW 4926327. It still runs. It is located in San Jose Ca. Until now we did not know of any others. Bruce 408-639-2050
    Brandon Jung wrote on Sunday, November 14, 2004 (PST):
  • My father-n-law and I just got a VIAW that we are restoring. We currently have everything painted and working on the tractor but need to get a new military tire, exhaust, and seat. If anyone has any pictures of what the exhaust originaly looks like or what the seat material was please send me an email. Also if you want pictures of our tractor email and I can forward those to you.
    John Seamann wrote on Thursday, January 15, 2004 (PST):
  • I found a VAIW that was used for moving snow in Nebraska. I am trying to buy it for my collection.
    Don B Pritchard wrote on Saturday, February 08, 2003 (PST):
  • I Have a 1950 vaiwa tow tractor 6 volt no hydrolics just like the one that JohnKaempfer wrote about I work with the handy cap we are working on it we plan on entering it in are Xmas parade the men that I work with have had a ball doing it .We are looking for an old aircraft tipe trailer to fix and tow behind it
    Kyle Conrad wrote on Monday, January 14, 2002 (PST):
  • How can you link computers to the evolution of farm tractors?
    John Kaempfer aka ironman wrote on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • I believe i have a vaiwa tractor. It has a traverse front spring between the front wheels, no power takeoff,no hydrolics the rear wheels are 16"with military type tires. It is low to the ground and short looks like it was used for for a tow tug. If any one is intrested in it will sell or trade, contact me by phone after 6 pm or e-mail
    John Kaempfer wrote on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • I believe i have a vaiwa tractor. It has a traverse front spring between the front wheels, no power takeoff,no hydrolics the rear wheels are 16"with military type tires. It is low to the ground and short looks like it was used for for a tow tug. If any one is intrested in it will sell or trade, contact me by phone after 6 pm or e-mail
    Keith wrote on Thursday, December 07, 2000 (PST):
  • Hi Greg, J.I.Case Co. didn't manufacture tractors in Washington DC. The tractor was probably built in Racine, Wisconsin. The War Dept put tags on everything. That's all I know. Good luck.
    greg indzeoski wrote on Thursday, July 08, 1999 (PDT):
  • I work for the Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. Our corporation operates the provinces air hangar service. We currently own a 1945 Case Warehouse Tractor which was apparently purchased in 1947 by the government of Saskatchewan. We believe the tracor was manufactured by the War Department in Washington, D.C. The tractor was used in Saskatchewan to tow the provinces air ambulance planes. I am trying to determine if the tractor we own is indeed the same tractor as shown above and what the history of it might be. I am looking for any assistance possible. Thanks


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