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Is it common to break the plate off the cross shaft assembly? I was just finishing up plowing on my 446 and I went to raise the plow up and go home, and the plow wouldn't raise. I broke the weld that holds the plate to the shaft itself. Was an easy fix. Welded it back on front and back (there was no weld on the back). Works good now but I'm a little worried that if it broke once it will break again. Just wondering if anyone else has had that problem.
 

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I don't recall a similar complaint in the 7 years that I've been on the Case dedicated forums.

Naturally, it's a mass produced product and less than perfect welds can take place but.....how old is your tractor? If it did not break for 30 years, then I'm sorry to say that warranty is not likely. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

I have heard of guys bending the cross bracket the lift cylinder mounts too and I believe there was one instance of the ears on the cross-shaft that the cylinder's rod anchors to, tearing off. However. he was using his tractor in Hi Range as a battering ram to push snow banks back with his plow. I don't think that Case envisioned the tractor being used that way. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Actually, I broke the one on my 222 last summer. I was using my , way over built, home made rear blade and trying to do some serious grading that really should have done with a road grader. I'm pretty sure I was way exceeding the design limits of my equipment at the time. :lol:

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I've never seen that break. However, last summer I was working on a 3pt hitch on a early 70s 444. The balls were stuck on the lower arms so I was oiling them then trying to loosen them when one of the ball ends broke right off. Both ends on that one arm had only been welded on one side (they are supposed to be welded on both). The welders at Case, like any factory must have had bad days. They still lasted 35 years. Gregg
 

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Yeah It's a 76ish model so I figured that they lasted quite a while for only being welded on one side. Just didnt know if it was common or not
 
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