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Case 444 Lifts In Rear, But Not In Front, Ideas?


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#1 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 07:37 PM

The 3pt hitch in the back lifts up & down perfectly when I move the R&L...HOWEVER nothing moves in the front for the plow to raise and lower. Is it something obvious that I'm missing here? 



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 07:44 PM

Your selector valve



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:20 PM

You need a plate that goes to the same thing the deck attaches to. They would both move at the same time without the selector valve.



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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:31 PM

You need a plate that goes to the same thing the deck attaches to. They would both move at the same time without the selector valve.

 

and u need the correct lift arm for the plow, and you need to bolt it to the correct hole on that plate.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Here are a few pics of my setup on the '71 444. Sorry for the sideways pics....off to bed so no time to flip'm. Hope these help. BTW, the arm coming from the rear is to my sleeve hitch.

 

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 08:04 AM

Weird, I have that plate & connector arm to the plow, yet it does nothing.

Matt, Ill try to match mine up to yours. Ill also post photos.

Thanks guys!

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 01:08 PM

Pete if you can Google Case 444 with plow (images), I used Bing but I'm sure Google will have the same images?

 

Anyway, It looks like the lift rod from the plow goes in the lower right hole in that bracket.



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Posted February 07, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Did you install 3pt? It should have selector valve and even if it didn't your mid cylinder would move when the rear cylinder dead head. Unless some one took the plumbing away from mid cylinder to run 3pt. If you have a lift bar going to back you don't have 3pt. That be pretty cobbled up mess .    



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Posted February 07, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Weird, I have that plate & connector arm to the plow, yet it does nothing.

Matt, Ill try to match mine up to yours. Ill also post photos.

Thanks guys!

Has it ever worked?

With the 3pt empty you may have to continue to hold the lever until the 3pt dead ends its travel.

Also your bell crank to mid lift cylinder connection may have failed. Try to see if the mid cylinder is moving.



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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:21 PM

Here's my photos of my setup:

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:38 PM

first, put your lift arm in a different hole, front one at the bottom.  If that does not give enough lift, flip that plate over, bolt it on facing foward instead of back.



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 01:28 PM

The lift arm was in the bottom front like you said in the beginning, with no luck.

 

So just flip the plate around and rebolt it? I'll give that a shot now.



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Your plate is right just goes in hole to right of the one you have it in. Is it your cylinder not working as stated or just not giving clearance you want?  



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 07:33 PM

It's not giving me any clearance up or down. The cylinder is going in & out. Ill try to take a video tomorrow of it in action.

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 08:15 PM

First things first your lift bar most have pin affixed to bar on lift plate end should be around 24& 1/2 inches long. You say not ether way I'm wondering if if your pivot pin is seized up. When you have lift bar disconnected can you move blade up and down by hand>






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