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Hi guys,

I've done some searching on this and other forums to see if Case had a cab that fit the 600 series. I have been actively searching for a cab for my 1987 448, but the thought of putting a cab on my 1974 646 project is getting more appealing to me.

My question is does the cab for the high wheel tractors fit on the 600 series? I assume that with some fabrication skills this can be accomplished?

Any info is appreciated.
 

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I saw someone awhile back modify one to fit on a 600 series so it can be done. The footrests are what's going to give you issues.


Why are you thinking of using your 600 and not the 400 for the cab? Loaders are pretty dreadful snow removers unless you're just trying to move snow banks.

Maybe you have an idea to add A/C that I haven't thought of yet. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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To the best of my knowledge, there never was a cab made for the 600's. The problem, I suspect.. is the position of the loader arms. I would just build my own cab for a 600. The problem with taking another cab and modifying it is that it always looks like a butcher-job. Talk to Grummy and Boomer. Start a thread in the workshop. Quite often, it's far easier to begin from scratch. If you check our Tech Section, you will a Cab Parts Manual. Other members could download that manual, take measurements, write them on the drawing and then e-mail them to you. If anyone wants to do that, contact me and I will send you the pertinent pages as individual jpeg's.
 

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Thanks for the info guys, it was what I sort of expected to hear.

Snot, the cab is more for dust in the summer. I am planning on using the 646 for loading and unloading some bulky deliveries at the office. We have a sand/gravel pit next door to us that can create some major dust on windy days. The cab would be nice in the winter too for scraping and pushing back snow banks.

Hydriv, thanks for the offer, but a full fabricaton is probably beyond my means. I guess I will keep looking for a cab for the 448 and if I ever find one, it might inspire me to outfit the 646. :trink:
 

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Perhaps you have never operated a machine with a cab in the summertime that has no air conditioning. I can tell you from personal experience that a closed in cab becomes unbearable very fast. Fans are useless and noisy to the point of distraction. If you don't have air, you will end up removing the doors. If your prime motivation is to keep out of the dust, forget it. You have to build a near air tight cab with air conditioning in it. The fresh air intake is essential to replenish oxygen so you don't die and that has to have a filter element on it or you will pull dust into the cab and defeat the purpose of the cab.
 

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I'll echo Tom's comments about a cab in the summertime. The doors on the factory cab need to be removed, and the rear window popped out as well for air movement. It also makes it inconvenient for mowing purposes around large trees, etc... I can crouch and duck to get into tight/low spaces in my yard, but can't with the cab on.

If dust is the issue- wear some sunglasses and a facemask.... will run about 15 bucks, vs. buying/building a cab for $300+...

If shade is what you're looking for, buy a sombrero...

Just my opinion. Take it or leave it.

Jason
 

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We had a partner (now gone) who owned an older Ford tractor with a loader. It was a hair bigger than the 646, but generally the same size. We would use it to unload or load the occasional large packages that come and go at our office. (No loading dock.) We bought a soft cab for it to combat the dust. You guys are spot on with the miserable temperatures that can be produced, but it was bearable for the short periods of use.
Now that the partner and the Ford is gone, I thought the 646 would be a good replacement. (For both of them!) The cab is still just a thought, and a set of forks is currently in production.
 

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JSB Case said:
Thanks for the info guys, it was what I sort of expected to hear.
Snot, the cab is more for dust in the summer. I am planning on using the 646 for loading and unloading some bulky deliveries at the office. We have a sand/gravel pit next door to us that can create some major dust on windy days. :trink:
JSB: If trucks moving on the access road for the pit are kicking up the dust affecting your business it would be right neighborly of the operator to do a little watering for dust control. If its the acreage of the pit itself causing the problem probably not much that can be done. Just a thought. :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 
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