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This 442 case does not have hydraulic lift for the deck. Does that mean it does not have hydraulics installed for the front and rear attachments? I believe this is a 1971 Case 442, serial number 9650321. Does the other photo with the spring pin, show the quick attach fast pin system? If so, would this tractor take the current front attachments, or have to use the older attachments?

Anything else that is important about the 442?

Can you add the hydraulics to the 442 so it has the hydraulic deck lift? or any other hydraulics it needs? Did the 1971's come with the control valve to maintain speed going downhill?





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thompson1600 said:
This 442 case does not have hydraulic lift for the deck. Does that mean it does not have hydraulics installed for the front and rear attachments? I believe this is a 1971 Case 442, serial number 9650321. Does the other photo with the spring pin, show the quick attach fast pin system? If so, would this tractor take the current front attachments, or have to use the older attachments?

Anything else that is important about the 442?

Can you add the hydraulics to the 442 so it has the hydraulic deck lift? or any other hydraulics it needs? Did the 1971's come with the control valve to maintain speed going downhill?





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This is a 1971 442 with the manual lift. It could have been ordered with the G-30 hydraulic lift at the time if someone had wanted that option. It is possible to retrofit this tractor with the G-30 if you could find a complete G-30 kit from a donor tractor. This does have the Snap-Fast attachment pins that will allow the use of all the modern front mounted attachments which are ALL belt driven. You do not need hydraulics to run the mower deck, plow blade or snowblower.

Rear attachments needing hydraulic power are run from an optional hydraulic PTO valve kit and that too can be retrofitted if you wish.

At the time this tractor was built, there was no such animal as a Holding Valve Kit .

To me, this is a $200.00 collector tractor..........not a work tractor. If you need/want the hydraulics, then you are far better off looking for a newer 444 that already has them.
 

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If you told me that you wanted to begin collecting Case tractors, then I'd advise you to offer him $150.00 for it and then saw-off somewhere in between. This model came with the Speaker glass headlamps that would cost you (as a collector) somewhere around $80.00 alone to replace. The hood is all bent up in the grille area so the easiest way to fix that is to find a used one in excellent shape. Perhaps the engine needs rebuilding. There goes another 3 to 5 hundred bucks. You want the lift kit for it and those are hard to find because the hobby is filled with idiots who don't know how to salvage a complete kit from a tractor they are parting out but you could expect to pay $200.00 for one of those kits, $200.00 more for a holding valve and $200.00 more for a PTO kit. Add another $200.00 for a sleeve hitch or $450.00 for a three point and you begin to see just how fast the costs would add up if you bought this tractor.

Craigslist is likely going to be your best friend but you have to look in on it several times each day or you will miss the good deals. I don't know how much reading you have done on this site but if you go back just one month on this forum and study the various C/L postings for tractors, you will begin to get a sense as to what the INDIVIDUAL attachments and optional equipment bring when exposed to e-Bay. You can also watch e-Bay listings for a further education. You should try to figure out exactly what your needs are, if you have not done so already. That way, when you see certain tractor listings, you will know whether it is ideal for you or not. And studying the old threads here will help you decide what you should have to pay for your ideal tractor. That's how you will know what's a bargain and what's not.

Good luck in your search.
 
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