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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 03:26 PM

As I was struggling with what to do with my 2 Case machines, both with their own problems I was inspired by dropped82 and the combination of 2 machines.  I have a 446 with a broken rod and a 222 with some possibly hydraulic problems.  I personally would much rather work on a Kohler than an Onan so it just makes sense to me.

 

I have a few kids in my Small Engines Repair and Maintenance class without projects thus far.  They agree to take this on.  Here's a few shots of the before and after 1 class period.

 

A few parts are off and the front axles are switched.  Please note that I told them under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will they be under either machine while they are on those blocks!  The jackstands are coming in tommorrow.

 

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Before Shot

 

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Some in-progress shots.  The kids think both look pretty cool with the axle switches.


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Posted September 11, 2013 - 03:49 PM

sledhut

Tell us your plan's.

I like the look of the lo-pro/hi- row tractor.

The Onan rebuild might be a good project.

Anytime you can get them to learn about life skills

is a good thing keep up the good work

 

 

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Great idea. Looking forward to future posts.



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for helping the kids out who don't have anything to work on. It is going to be neat to follow along on this one.



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 06:27 PM

I take it that the 446 is the one with the Onan. Glad you found something for them to learn on! Who knows what this may do for them!



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Look like your making great headway. I almost left mine like that with the tall front. Kinda reminded me of an old "gasser" drag car lol. That's a great learning experience for the kids also! I'm sure they are getting some great knowledge out of this. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 07:39 PM

**A few kids, why not do them both up. :thumbs:

Kids could learn about both single and 2 cylinder motors and some hydraulics too and you get two tractors :D

 

** One big problem with vo-tech schools around here is boredom, due to the slow pace. My son and others kids have told me this.

The last "adult" night class I took was only 8 weeks, after talking with teacher he told me the "kids" day class took the whole school year to do what we did in the 8 weeks, :( 



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:05 PM

If you were closer I would give you a 24 volt motor to adapt into one of them. :rocker2:


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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:49 PM

:good_job:



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Posted September 11, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Well, my initial plan is to end up with a Kohler run big wheel machine.  Financially, that's the most feasible for me right now as I am the money backer for this project at this time.  I can easily guide the kids through a Kohler rebuild while we're educating ourselves on the hydraulic system.  The Onan looks to be an education in itself.  We'll make a group decision once it's torn down and see if there is anything else problematic other than the broken rod.  If it can be repaired for a reasonable cost, it may survive.  If we can troubleshoot the hydraulic problems then we just might end up with 2.  It was my original intention to have one good machine but of course you guys can be pretty convincing sometimes.  I'm hoping with another 2-3 hours with 3-4 kids working on them we should have the initial switch completed.  Then we'll go from there.  I'll try to keep the progress posted



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 10:18 AM

A couple things noted to me with the switch this morning.  The 446 front axle bolted right up to the 222 but the 222 axle on the 446 required the steering linkage and tie rod to be flipped to avoid clearance issues.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 03:21 PM

Here's a couple of pics referencing the clearance issues with the 222 front on the 446 frame.  Also the progress for the day.  Going to flush out the tranny and hook it up tomorrow.  These kids are fast workers.  This in about  1-1/2 hours this afternoon.

 

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Posted September 16, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Not much progress today as we were waiting for the replacement hydraulic lines but it seems as though that planting my Cases in the shop has caused a growth in the GT population at school!  A 420 Deere with an intermittent fuel issue and a CC 127 to get going have since shown up.  The GT disease is spreading among our children!  BTW - I test mowed with the 420.  First GT I've driven where I have to lean into the turns.  That thing is wicked fast!

 

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 05:17 PM

That's starting to look like a good shop lol. You know what happens once GT's start showing up!! You quickly run out og space!

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Kids got the new hydraulic lines on today and the rest of it put together.  For some reason it has developed a non-responsive keyswitch/solenoid so we'll have to look into that.  We'll try to give it a test drive tomorrow when the path to the door has been cleared.

 

I know what you mean about the fenders.  A little uncomfortable getting on and off and my leg is in the way of the PTO lever.  So...would a set of fenders from an older 444, 442, or 446, alleviate the issue?

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