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Here is a few pics of a new to me 1977 Case 446. This will be my winter work horse and maybe my summer time dirt pusher. I will be putting my cab on this tractor over the summer time and swapping to the newer style fenders. Im thinking of giving her a paint job over the summer along with new decals.





 

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I am 99% sure I got it fixed. I put new plugs and wires on it and cleaned out the carb along with replacing the fuel lines and filter. I also replaced the oil and worked it for about 15 minutes. No sign of backfiring like it was doing before. Im pretty sure it was a bad plug wire that was causing fuel to leak past the rings. I still have a few things I want to replace but those can wait a little while. I still need to drain the old fuel and replace the line that goes from the tank to the filter. I ran out of time and heat today so that will have to wait for another Sunday.
 

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GoldenCove said:
Brad,

The tractor looks nice...did the ag's come with it or did you put them on? With some weight on the wheels it will be unstoppable :thumbsup: :coolphotos:
They came with the tractor. I am either going to put the weight box from my 220 on it or make weights for the wheels. Im leaning towards the weights in the wheels AND loading the tires.
 

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I have the case plastic weights on my 448 with ag's...it hardly slips when it is cold on the pavement. Last storm we had some warmer weather and a bit of ice under it.....I will be loading my tires for next year. Charles has a good way to do it yourself so I will use his method. :winterrules:
 

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My tire loading method is very simple as long as you own an air compressor. :thumbsup:

It's seriously a royal pain getting the tires back on the tractor though... :sidelaugh:


Nice looking machine Brad. Looks exactly like mine except for the decals.
 

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Brad, sounds like a smart move putting your cab on the 446 and using it for plow duty. The newer style fenders will keep the slush off the back of your pant legs. I would load the tires for sure, and if you have wheel weights or a weight box use them too. Is there an inside joke about putting the tires back on? Charles lost me with that one. :headscratcher: I always lower the jack slightly, lean the tire into the axle flange, then raise it until the top lug hole lines up. I put the top lug bolt in semi-tight and raise the tractor more so the wheel goes vertical, then wiggle it enough to put a bolt in the bottom side, then the rest of the bolts. Even with my loaded 9.5-16s it isn't that much of a chore. Glad to see your recently restored beauty will be spared from plow duty by your new workhorse.
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John, the newer style fenders I have are not the one piece design that have the foot rest incorporated into them. I have mid 80s style fenders, just like my 220 has. If I could find the one piece set then I might consider it since it will seal off the cab doors a lot better.
 

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Once your tires are fluid filled they weigh over 140lbs each. That's why they're a little trickier to get back on.

Brad here was my solution to sealing up the inside. I made a series of panels that block out the wind. Here's a pic of one side.

 

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Once your tires are fluid filled they weigh over 140lbs each. That's why they're a little trickier to get back on.
Ah, Charles, they're not that bad. My 9.5-16s are loaded with calcium chloride and they don't give me too much trouble using the method I mentioned. You just don't want to have to lift them on. :mrgreen:
I'm still envious of that cab, but I'd have to have XM so I could listen to Outlaw Country while I'm plowing. Heck, it would be nice just to be warm. I've been out plowing and soon I've got to go to work and freeze my ass off. That sleet storm last night sure made a mess of things. I almost got the 446 stuck down in a dip on ice with the blade against a pile of snow and ice. Sure wish these things came with a diff lock.
John
 
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