Been wanting a big wheel case for quite some time. A friend had one a couple years back but we couldn't get together on price and he finally got an offer he couldn't refuse and sold it - after offering me the first chance. No hard feelings here. He had spent a bunch of money on that tractor and that put it out of my price range.
Two months ago he calls outta the blue and says "you still want a 400 series Case?" and offers me a deal that I knew I wanted right over the phone - sight unseen. I played it cool with "I'll get up that way and look at it sometime later this week or early next".
He got the 446 in a package deal with an Allis Chalmers WD45 tractor and let me have the Case on the cheap. Not sure if he made any money but don't care. He priced it at $300 and said I could take it and make sure it was good before I payed him and if it didn't check out I could return it.
When I saw it I knew what a deal it was. I payed him over a month ago but couldn't get lose to pick up until last weekend.
The story was it "overheats" Thats all my friend knew as to why it was parked. The overheating is a severe "Case" of vapor lock. If I leave the hood open it runs perfect but close the hood and it won't mow more than 7 or 8 minutes. Otherwise it is a very nice rig. No holding valve and I live on a hill but its too small for me to mow with anyhow. Paint is all original except rear hubs and lug bolts. One rear tire would go flat overnight but it was just leaking at the bead. Broke it down and soaped the rim and it hasn't went flat since. Steering is tight and it runs the best until the vapor lock kicks in.
Edited by Gtractor, June 14, 2013 - 09:53 PM.