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Hadn't tryed to start my 444 since I put it in the shed at the end of the local vintage vehicle rally at the end if August. So went to start her yesterday and of course the battery was flat so took it home to charge (tractor lives at my dads mums) put it on today and she started well went to lift the 3 point up ready to drive and it didn't move so I looked forwads and it was pumping oil out onto the floor. Managed to pump out most of the tank

The bottom hose on the radiator has gone again for about the 3rd time this year. Not sure if the oil damages the hose or the hood rubs against it. Anyone elce have this problem?
 

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I had the similar problem on my 448. I was using some cheap rubber hose as the return similar to what is used for heater hose on a car. I switched over to some actual hydraulic line, the really really stiff stuff that they make hydraulic hoses out of. I haven't had a problem since. And yes i believe that any petroleum product will weaken rubber hoses.
 

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I tend to agree. Most of the Case/Ingersoll tractors I encounter are 25+ years old, with seemingly original hoses.

Is your 444 with a front mounted hydraulic reservoir? Or located at the steering tower, under the battery?

A local hydraulics shop should be able to get you the correct hose stock.

If the issue is with the hood touching it, then it should be quite obviously cut in order to wreck 3 hoses quickly.

Brian
 

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steve
my 82 448 came with Gates #12RLA return hose
this is ava. at carquest.
BUT, if you do not have a dealer, spec. a 3/4 low press hyd. return hose. (200 to 300 psi )
hope this helps.
happy new year to all.
thank you boomer
 

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thanks will try to find some real hydraulic hose but never seen such thing with such big diameter
about 6/7 years ago when the original went we put a clear hose on that lasted about 6 years but when that went i just found a pice of pipe in the shed and have used that ever since

and the tank is behind the steering tower
 

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My hose leans hard on the tower. I believe I cut the new hose a little long and it bows out hitting the tower. I could correct it by pulling the hose off one end and shortening it but that would make a mess. So I took a 4" piece of extra hose, split it lenght wise and slid it over the hose to cover the spot that rests on the tower.
 

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stevebgr said:
the tank is behind the steering tower
With the tank at the tower, the line you are working on must be a simple low pressure circuit, not the pump suction line.

This should be readily available and is spec'd as a 3/4" ID - 300PSI Hydraulic Oil Return Hose, if you can locate that locally. Would be happy to send you some, but admittedly does not ship cheaply to England.

Best of luck with it ...

Brian
 

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bhildret said:
stevebgr said:
the tank is behind the steering tower
With the tank at the tower, the line you are working on must be a simple low pressure circuit, not the pump suction line.

This should be readily available and is spec'd as a 3/4" ID - 300PSI Hydraulic Oil Return Hose, if you can locate that locally. Would be happy to send you some, but admittedly does not ship cheaply to England.

Best of luck with it ...

Brian
thanks for info
will try going to the local hydraulic shop next week

steve
 
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