New guy here looking for some advice. I just bought a 1975 Case 444. I have an ARK 500 loader that is currently attached to a Kubota G5200. The loader has its own fluid and is powered by a pump running off the front PTO of the Kubota.
I think I want to move the loader over to the Case and sell the Kubota. The Kubota runs great and is easy to use, but I don't have a rear PTO for it and I'd like my loader tractor to run a tiller as well.
Do you think I can attach the loader to the Case and run it directly off of the Case's hydraulics? The loader currently has ATF fluid in it because that's what the previous owner said it uses. I'm using 15W40 in the Case. Will it work to run the loader with the 15W40? I haven't had any luck finding an operator's manual for an ARK 500 so I don't know what they were designed for, or what they can tolerate.
What do ya' think?