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Do all 200 series tractors engines turn in the correct direction to run 400 series snowcasters even if it is an Ingersoll, no case stickers or placards? Was it the 4000-3000 series when the orientation of the engine changed?
 

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Brian's answer is essentially correct but upon reading your questions, I don't think that he went far enough with his explanation.


All Case branded 200 and 400 Series tractors use decks with LH discharge (except for the rear discharge 45 deck) and they use snowcasters that have a model number that begins with a LETTER followed by two digits (IE: J-84 or L-80). The CASE name remained on the tractors until 1986 but the Ingersoll name began showing up on the tractors in the two years previous. Then in 1987 and 1988, only the Ingersoll name was displayed on the tractors. The 200/400 Series machines ended with the 1988 model year. For the 1989 model year, the engines were turned 180 degrees in the frame and that resulted in the decks becoming RH discharge and the mule pulleys on the snowcasters to be swapped from one side to the other. All of the above is in harmony with what Brian stated.

What you must also realize is that the Ingersoll branding showed up on the attachments made in 1987 and 1988. In other words, just because you see a snowcaster that says it is an Ingersoll, with no mention of Case on it anywhere.........that does not mean the snowcaster is for a 3000/4000 Series tractor. The decks are much easier to sort out because of the discharge chute. Utility blades don't matter because they are not spun by the engine. I just don't want anyone that is reading this thread to go away with the impression that the decals on attachments are a sure-fire way of figuring out whether a snowcaster is meant for a 3 digit tractor or a 4 digit tractor. Many snowcasters have been modified to work on 4 digit tractors, courtesy of the conversion kit offered by Ingersoll. Therefore, even the label on the snowcaster could be misleading if it says L-84 and CASE on it but has been converted by the kit.

Everyone needs to know this because whether you pay to have a snowcaster shipped or you drive 200 miles to pick one up........it could be a costly mistake if you do not make sure that it is what you think it is. To compound things even further, there are owners who think they have outsmarted everyone by putting a twist in the drive belt between the mule pulleys and the snowcaster's driven pulley to solve the rotation issue. When that is done, the belt rubs up against itself at the criss-cross point and self-destructs eventually.

Also keep in mind that snowcasters get refurbished to get rid of rust. After sandblasting and repainting, new decals are often applied but those decals might not be identical to the originals because it's been about 26 years since the CASE name stopped being put on attachments.
 
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