I think this tractor would be real sharp restored. Looks like there would be a bit of body work involved. Appears that it spent some time being stored outside. PTO valve. Seems like the price is a wee bit high, but if you have a gun you want to trade...........BushBoneYard said:
Welcome, DKWDKW45 said:Hi guys, I'm new here. I found this forum while trying to gather some info on my new toy. I brought the one posted home tonight. I did a little swapping to get it. I've got about $525 in it. Maybe a little too much but I liked it. It seems to run fine and everything works like it should. I'm new to Case. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. My first question: Is there any way to date an early model? My serial number (9631345) shows it to be pre-72 and the chart I saw doesn't have the early model serial number breakdowns. The PTO valve on the left side(I think that's what it is) has a date of 02-69 stamped on it.
It turns out that the seller is the same guy I bought a Kubota garden tractor from last year.
You're welcome. I forgot about you mentioning the PTO valve...Looks like an H17. The later tractors (I believe starting in 1971) used a valve mounted on the right fender. The nice thing about the valve you have is that it would make for a nice way to add power angle to a snow blade like a friend of mine did. Keeps the install neat.DKW45 said:John, Thanks for the info. I plan on changing all of the fluids tomorrow and giving it a thorough once over. I'm 90% sure I've got everything I need out in the shop. I've started looking at the tech library(just now realized it's already after 1 am). I'm a little overwhelmed to say the least. Oh well, that's what makes it a fun hobby.
Hi Tom, I had thought that the fender pto started the same year as the snap-fast but your explanation makes much more sense.Hydriv said:John, I have a 1972 444 that came from the dealer with that side-mounted PTO and I believe that was the final year for them on the Kohler powered tractors because 1973 saw the introduction of the rubber isolated engine. They could not use that style on the Onan powered 446 that was introduced in 1972 so that was also the first year that the PTO got mounted on the bracket behind the seat.
Hey, 'Dog, I remember I used to see a 400 series way back in some tall weeds off I-44 somewhere around Stanton when i was hauling freight 10 years ago and thinking how I wished someone would rescue it. I wonder if it's still there. I wonder why I wonder these things. :headscratcher:eBoyDog said:Welcome!!
As CP say's, What's up with all these new Missouri Case owners, me included?
I have my neighbor interested now, he stopped by last saturday and was checking my zebra 446 and my other 446 out. He came back this afternoon and told me he started looking them up on the internet and has decided he wants a Case too as soon as he get's rid of a cub cadet he just bought to fix up.
He was a little bashful but I think he was thinking I might sell him one of mine.