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Hydriv said:
Don't give up.

Just turn the snowcaster around.

You will find it much easier to mount to the tractor that way. :trink:
Tom blew it on this one.

You are obviously trying to mount a rare, east-facing blower to an even rarer west-facing tractor.
You have to swap your blower for a west facing model or it will never work.

If you insist in hooking it up they way you have it, you will have to suck snow in reverse, and you will be buried alive.

But, look on the bright side. There is a guy in a parallel universe with the opposite problem. I just hope you guys never meet because the inverse collision might cause both of you to disappear into a worm hole.

This is nothing to joke about. Be careful.
 

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That is not my truck or trailer, that setup belongs to my cousin.

However I feel that I have led you on long enough- the tractor is being brought to Wallingford Equipment Company in Auburn, Maine under the orders to "make the damn thing work, and while your at it make sure the snowblower works, I don't want to make two trips".

I don't have the time, the patience, nor the warmth in my garage to see this through myself. I had it dissassembled and was in over my head, so I called them up, put the thing back together, dropped it off and am now preparing my anus for financial rape.

Also might say "screw it" and have them install some headlights.

They were a CASE dealer back in the day and can still get parts, thanks to Greg (I think?) for reccomending them!
 

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Hydriv said:
Oh................wow.....................that is so sad. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I feel that we have let you down. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
:headscratcher: Granted these can be a little hard to work on due to the many model year's/part requirement's But, just about anything that is needed is either in black and white or someone here knows.

P.S. may need to turn in man card for admitting defeat on a open forum. :sidelaugh:
 

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P.S. may need to turn in man card for admitting defeat on a open forum. :sidelaugh:
I respectfully disagree ... a man makes decisions on his skills, available time, urgency and cash flow situation. Not everything in the world must be DIY ... especially in the dead of winter and risking frost bitten fingers ...

Now, if you lack a heated space to work, then perhaps it is harder to earn the man card to begin with ... however, at current prices for whatever fuels your workspace heat, it is sometimes better to priotitize that cash with someone other than the utility company ...

Brian
 

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Wallingford may not be a Ingersoll dealer any more but I'm in their shop once a month and they always seem to have one being repaired. If you were to take it to a shop with no Case/Ingersoll experiance there would be a lot of time spent just getting up to speed on them. If I am correct part of your problem was the drive. They have a Hydro-Sleuth and knowledge to quickly diagnose your tractor. New England used to be full of Case Dealers but not any more. Wallingford is now a Kubota dealer but the owners still run Case GTs at home.
Wouldn't it be great if we all had a dealer like Brian Hildreth within driving distance...
I did pick up 3 nice sets of (plastic) headlights this week if you still need some. Gregg
 

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OEF: Whew, glad you didn't sell the tractor! :thumbsup: I can certainly understand time demands being a New Yorker! If you have young kids and you work a lot sometimes it's often hard to find time to do things. My wife is always after me, why don't you hire somebody to put the new door in, put in the new floor, you don't have the time! She does a lot of waiting until I get around to things. ROFL So anyhow, I hope they get it shaped up and it's not too hard on the wallet. :thumbup:
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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preparing my anus for financial rape.
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That is....... subjective.

If I should go out and purchase a 36 year old Rolls Royce for $30,000.00, then no one would say that I spent a lot of money to buy a vehicle. However, when new..... that Rolls sold for $185,000.00. All of the parts used to build that Rolls, formed a substantial amount of the $185,000.00 price tag. The fact that I paid 1/6th of the original MSRP, has no effect on the current price of replacement parts from Rolls. And if the Rolls service department charged 4.6 hours of shop time to do a full maintenance program on the vehicle when it was new, then they will still charge 4.6 hours to do the same work on my $30,000.00 Rolls.

Doing all of the work yourself is what makes these tractors so affordable. Paying a professional shop to work on them often makes them not so affordable.
 

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Hydriv said:
Oh................wow.....................that is so sad. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I feel that we have let you down. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
Don't worry Tom, you guys didn't let me down, I promise.

I have had it partially dissassembled in my garage for two months now, maybe making it out there to tinker with it once every other weekend. I work nights, have a one year old, a dog with a broken wrist, and a wife. Add to that on weekdays my wife babysits her brothers three kids. My life is very full lol.

Having it down hasn't been a big problem with this mild winter, lately though with these single digit temps the time I spend in my garage tends to be brief and miserable. The heater I have is useless.

The final straw came last week when we got that decent snowstorm, my wife shoveled the driveway while I was at work and I never heard the end of it until I called Wallingford and had that "$1,200 piece of shit" fixed.
 

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If you can't tell, my wife is not fond of the tractor. She wanted to just pick up a snowblower for now, then see about a tractor 'later'. Unfortunately I had it in my head that my mission in life was to buy one of these tractors, so I did. Then it broke. Then I fixed it. Then it broke more... or I broke it more...

As such she mow wants to burn it to the ground, along with my garage- as apparently I obsess over it too much with little care for the house.

I assume that is normal? :sidelaugh:
 
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