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Hello all, my name is Chris I'm from Rockland Maine. My Brother is Snotrocket, and after recently buying a Case 448 he suggested I post a new topic introducing myself and my tractor.

So the tractor is a Case 448 not really sure what the exact year is since the previous owner had it painted and the painter lost the serial tag. If i had to place a guess i'd say it is a 1984. After some time of lusting over my brothers 446, i began looking for one through various outlets. I scoured the classifieds, uncle henrys, and of course the forums here. On a whim i posted a want ad on craigslist.(in the farm and garden section) I had several replies but most were either way over budget, or were incomplete. A gentleman in Alfred Maine had this one that he wanted to sell so he could buy another allis-chalmers powermax. He had done some minor repairs like rebuilding the carb and fuel pump and changing the fluids. He had never used it for anything other than riding around, but said it ran good and was in good condition.

The machine's hour meter says 1700hrs, not sure if thats correct. It came with a 44" deck in great condition, a 60"deck thats in good condition but needs bearings i believe, and a snowcaster, chains and wheel weights, a spare mule drive and some misc parts and manuals for the the tractor, deck, and caster. It runs excellent has good power and so far I love the thing. total price $1200.





 

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Admitting to being Chuck's brother is probably a mistake. :sidelaugh:

Your 448 is NOT a 1984. It's earlier than that.

I think that you did OK on the purchase price. Nice looking unit. The hour meter might be right. Easy enough to check if it's working or not.


Welcome to the group. :thumbsup:
 

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Nice Unit :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Most sought after working model by All big wheel Case Lovers :thumbsup: :trink: :trink:

I would check the diff bolts and de-carbon the engine and then have fun :thumbsup:

Thanks for Posting

PS. CASES like WOT :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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I did check the diff bolts, ordered some new belts for the snow caster, changed plugs, fuel filter, oil's and fix a blown hydraulic cooler line. What do you mean by decarbon? Does that involve my pb blaster lmt?
 

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I did check the diff bolts, ordered some new belts for the snow caster, changed plugs, fuel filter, oil's and fix a blown hydraulic cooler line. What do you mean by decarbon? Does that involve my pb blaster lmt?
Search Onan De Carbon. It involves removing the heads. I've never done it but most the experts recommend it. One of the Onan Guys will likely chime-in in the morning :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: Maybe the lady will get up for a pee and clear things up. :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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sorry Chris but the search does not work for me :headscratcher:

Somebody will explain it much better than I. :thumbsup: :trink:
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And them someone will move us over to the Onan section to get us out of introductions. :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Stewart,
My bathroom habits are not up for discussion on this forum, thank you. :eek: :eek: :thumbdown:

This forum is for Introductions. If Chris has questions about his engine, then those should be posed in the Onan forum or he can conduct some research in the Library under Service Manuals. After all, we cannot show favouritism here just because this member is "connected." :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Chris welcome to the site, we're glad your here! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Great choice entering the world of CCI tractors. It doesn't get any better because you also have this site to help you out with anything you could imagine. That's a sweet tractor, the 448 with hood scoop is in strong demand by collectors. :thumbup: I think it's the sharpest GT of all. You can determine your year by the chart provided by none other than Chuck rocket for the group:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=113
Be sure to check out the entire site, general FAQs up top, the Technical Library and various sub forums. I would do a post on the de-carb in the Onan forum. There is a chemical de-carb and physical de-carb that can be done to help protect these fine engines.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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It's a nice looking and running tractor. I haven't gotten a chance to drive it around yet but it runs like a champ.

Knowing Chris he will repair every little thing that is remotely wrong with it. :mrgreen:

He also forgot to mention it came with a holding valve which ups the value quite a bit.
 

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Welcome Chris. Always nice to have another Mainer. Good looking machine and a good deal from what I can see in the pics.
Shouldn't be terribly difficult to narrow down the year: 1980 or newer, old style decals, new style fenders, red frame, hood scoop, non-bulged hood.
Are your front spindles held on by a retaining ring or a roll clip? I've learned that little things like that can get you within a range of serial #s. Also, Boomer might be able to tell you the year of the engine if it has the serial # tag.
 
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