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#1 bigdaddy198 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 04:36 PM

I got a snow caster when I got this 444 I bought it came with the deal its got a gearbox on the drive with a u joint then a 5 sided shaft about 10" long also I got a pulley that goes on the end of the shaft. But here is where it looks funky the pully mount looks home made also the lift bars for the snowcaster its a 48" snowcaster but in my manual it shows a pulley driven unit I just did not know if this was a older machine or newer than my 1975 444 any help

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 04:42 PM

A picture of the backside of the snowblower would be a huge help here, if you can add one.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Any Ideas

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 05:04 PM

Certainly seems like someone did a bit of shade tree modifying to it.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Certainly seems like someone did a bit of shade tree modifying to it.

To say the least.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 11:28 PM

There were snocasters made by Case/Ingersoll for Kubota back in the 80's I don't know if they were shaft or pully drive. So it might not be that hacked up. If it's a Kubota blower I would imagine it would have a Kubota tag on it somewhere.


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 01:15 AM

I have not found any tags its able to mount on my 444 I put it up for sale but then I looked in my manual the case models did not show a shaft drive machine other than the shaft drive its totally a case unit oh well I am going to sell it but I just wanted to see if anybody knew what it was acctually made for thanks

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 04:35 AM

It's a F84 Snowcaster if it's 48 inches wide. F80 if its 38 inches wide.

This will only fit the very early Case 200 and 400 series GT's. They were referred to as the PK models which stands for Performance King.

In your first picture with the pulley. That bolts up to the tractor. Then the shaft from the gear box goes into the center of it. The belt from the engine pto runs straight down around it. 

These were from the 1969 model year that replaced the 155 and 195 Case GT's from 1968.

1969 was the year Case introduced its biggest GT at the time the 444.

It dates back before the Snapfast attachments that started in 1972. (Snapfast meaning the two spring loaded pins mounted to the front of the GT that is still in use to this day.)

Unfortunately it's not worth much especially in its current condition.

If it still has a serial/model number it would be mounted on the upper left hand side of the housing while looking at it from the tractor mounted side.

I hope this information helps you sell it. Good luck!   

 

I have a PDF of the F84/F80 Operators manual if you want it email me. It shows pictures of it and its related parts.

 

 

 

The picture of the PK 220 below is not mine but was at an estate sale I went to last summer. It was not for sale. It has an F80 Snowcaster mounted to it.

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Posted March 01, 2013 - 06:35 AM

I think its funny. I got thanked by everyone but the guy asking the question. :rolling:  I'm glad I was able to help others through his question. :thumbs:   


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 01:24 PM

Sorry I have not checked this post in a few days as I have been busy with my other projects. This snowcaster actually looks newer than my buddy's and his is a 1979 unit its dusty in the pics and the pulley the other guy refered to looks old but the mount system looks to be made to adapt to my 444 I have to pull it out and look for tags. By the way I really want to thank you guys for letting me pick your brains. I am sorry about not thanking Mjoe7 but I have been busy and like I said have not even seen this thread since last weekend. I am up to my elbows into my 444 I thought it was going to need a rebuild as it had locked up after my last plowing job but as I took it apart I found that the keyway in the flywheel had broke taking a piece out of the collar on the backside of the flywheel and luckily I have not started it since it happened so the damage was minimal. But I have another flywheel I am going to put on it and start getting it back together. Again thanks guys for your insight on what kind of snowcaster I have and now when I post it I can at least have a idea as to what it is you all have a good weekend
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Posted March 01, 2013 - 02:12 PM

Bigdaddy;

Case offered a kit to convert a non-snapfast GT into one.

From your pictures I don't see how it would hook up to a snapfast GT. It's missing some key mounts.

 

If you can post a better picture of your whole blower and the front of your GT that will help. or post your tractor serial number so I can fingure out what year it falls into. Then I can tell you if it will work on your 444. 

 

The pictures below show a snapfast type blower and a close up of the mount.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 01:07 AM

I have some pics of the mount for the front of the tractor also I dont plan on putting it back on my tractor as I have the 54" blade and my drive is not really super long but I figured I would post it for sale in case someone was looking but I figured I would find out exactly what it was so I did not mislead anyone who might be interested thats all its always better to know what you have I will post pics of what I have . Again thanks you guys

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