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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Just signed in and looking forward to participating.   About 5 years ago I bought a Case 446 and a 448, both 1980 vintage.   I've been using them like borrowed mules, but they have the normal problems, so this winter I got to work on them.   Have one photo of the 448 with 3 pt. lift:

 

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That one came with a mower deck, 54" front blade, and a rear tiller.  The 446 came with a blade and a deck only, but I have since acquired a pile of other stuff.  I built a sleeve hitch for the 446, bought a Brinly 10" plow, and have plowed our 3 gardens for several years with it.   Bought  a couple sections of Brinly disks and made a 2-gang with added weights.   Also have Brinly cultivator, yard cart, built a potato plow, found a pair of disc hillers to ridge potatoes, and working on many other things.

 

I've done extensive repairs to the 2 tractors this winter, and some sandblast and repaint on the 448.  Both Onan's are running great now.   Hope to have all the work finished by garden season coming up! 


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:53 AM

machinist, Welcome to GTtalk, glad you found us here. There are a lot of Case guys here, so pull up a chair and have a look around. Again WELCOME :thumbs:



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:01 AM

I should have added that my wife and I are retired, so I have time to work on the tractors now.   Gardening is a big part of our retirement plan, both fun to do and sure helps the budget!   Have a small orchard with 4 apple trees, 2 Seckel sugar pears, 6 bush cherries, 2 plums, lots of raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, so I traded for a tow along sprayer.    

 

Our one acre lot is VERY steep as you can see here:

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That makes it a challenge to do gardening, so we had 3 terraces made.   Here's one showing a tall retaining wall of RR ties:

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The corn crop is open pollinated Johnson County White variety, and grows VERY tall (15 feet).   We use every square foot of the lot for food production, so the tractors are a big help. 


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:11 AM

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Glad to have you with us. Nice looking Case. Love homemade/modified attachments, working on a couple myself; How about a picture or two of the double disc and other attachments?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Welcome to GTT. Looks like you've got things going real well. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Welcome, Machinist, that's a pretty fancy corn crop you have there. Great looking tractors too ---- got a roll bar? LOL.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nice tractors and property. It sounds like you have the right tools to get your gardening jobs done.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Nice job utilizing all your property, I know that are and grew up in Crawfordsville, northwest of you. lived in Columbus for a while. Mon and Dad still have a 1 1/2 garden up there and we enjoy the fruits of their labor, canned goods and fresh vegetables in the summer.

 

Do you go to the big tractor show in Evansville in June?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Welcome to GTT. Nice farm you have. I sure like your GTs I would like to have a 448. Thanks for the nice pictures we all like pictures keep them coming.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Here is the link to the show. A bunch of us from here try to go to it.

 

http://gardentractor...ravaganza-2013/


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:18 PM

welcome to gtt - you'll love it!



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Welcome to the best GT site on the web. I hope you can make it to L&GT Extravaganza in Evansville June 7-9



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Welcome to GTt, looks like you have all under control! :thumbs:



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome, AND for telling about the GT show!   I had no idea it was there, but will try to go this year.  

 

The double disc is in the photo of the hen house, but very small.   Will get more later.  I ned my duaghter to teach me how the phot loading is done...

 

I retired from a home shop business, doing welding, machining and sheet metal work on farm equipment for the last 10 years.   Can't sell machinery for much now, so I kept all the shop stuff and have it to play with now!    Great for making the GT attachments.

Sheet metal roll I built:

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English Wheel I made, stomp shear on the right, and the steel rack behind it all:

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The smallest lathe here.   Also have a couple 16" swing. 

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Vertical mill/drill, and general shop mess here.   That blue vise has some home-cast aluminum soft jaws on it.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Welcome to G.T.T.      Rick






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