Hi, I am new to the forum and am an avid believer and fan of Case tractor. I live in Portland and have a 446 currently using a 48inch snowcaster (A real monster in the snow) but am thinking of purchasing this 38 inch (as a backup) but am not positive that it will fit my model because I have read that some models rotate in the opposite direction. It is confusing because I have found information saying that it fits and some that it does not? Can anyone help me with this. (I don't have a problem with making the "wings" because of the 38 vs. 48 inch width, but I do not want to get into reconfiguring the rotation. Love, love, love my case and will add pics later. Thanks
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here as a member.
Your 446 is a "garden tractor". The 48" blower you currently have is designed to fit onto the two garden tractor series made by Case and then by Ingersoll.
The blower in that listing is very similar in design to the blower you have but that one is set up for use on the "lawn tractors" that Case and Ingersoll made. There is no question in my mind that it will not fit your tractor nor will it fit any other Case or Ingersoll garden tractor.
You can use a 38" blower that was designed for the 200 series of garden tractors if you find one and then add the wings so that you won't be driving over fresh snow as you blow snow. You are looking for an H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R or S80 if you want a 38" or the same pre-fix letters but followed by 84, if you want another 48" blower like the one you currently have.
What will NOT work is an SB38 or SB48 model blower because those are for the 4 digit Ingersoll models with the engine reversed in the frame.
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shouldn't need a back up if yours is in good condition. Rebuilt mine last year and should be fine for another Long time. The only thing I didn't get off the shelf locally was the hex bearings in the ends of the tube, then saw some later that year at tractor supply in Scarborough. I got mine through a place on outer congress next door to Trane. They had them shipped in from Tennesee in a couple days. So on the off chance you have a problem, you can fix it anyway.