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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Darn it anyway, another tractor has followed me home. This time it was a JD 400 with lots of problems but the free for the hauling part hooked me. As you can see in the pics it's missing a few vital parts like wheels and a steering wheel but there are still loads of goodies to be had. I was told the engine is blown due to operation without oil but that will take a little testing to verify. It turns over freely but sounds like it may have no compression. We will see. At least I know that it can easily be moved about by a Case 646.

 

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:49 PM

Lucky you. Always wanted a 400. Noel
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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:52 PM

I may not be so lucky, it's likely just more yard art.


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:58 PM

That 400 looks to be in great shape other than the missing parts and the engine issue. There's still a lot of good parts on it. 


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Hey that little Case is pretty strong that's no lightweight you have there


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Hey that little Case is pretty strong that's no lightweight you have there

 

I was thinking the same way. 

 

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:27 PM

:iagree:


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 08:59 PM

I was going to say the case was very strong to lift the 400 , but I screwed up on posting. Any way I got it on. Noel
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Posted March 29, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Mr. Case 646 has had some modifications over the past year, I picked an airport runway concrete saw out of the back of a truck a while back and it weighed in at 643 lbs. I guess the 500# weight box does make a difference.

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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:32 AM

yep, many parts are absence, but this 400 may "help an other 400"


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 08:36 AM

I will gladly trade the 400 for a Case 600 series basket case as parts are parts.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Looks to me like a great project for a diesel repower if that engine is toast.  I may have some front wheels that will fit it.  Rear Wheels are odd-ball pattern, but you could maybe build an adapter so the standard 12" diam. 5 on 4.5" pattern would mount up. 

 

Does it have Power Steering???

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Hey Smitty! The answer to your question is yes. There is power steering on this critter and I have considered robbing it off and putting it on my 646. In the end though I think I prefer to use the whole darn thing for trading stock for more Case related goodies. I could use a good running engine for an old Case 220 but am open to all sorts of junk.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Hey Smitty! The answer to your question is yes. There is power steering on this critter and I have considered robbing it off and putting it on my 646. In the end though I think I prefer to use the whole darn thing for trading stock for more Case related goodies. I could use a good running engine for an old Case 220 but am open to all sorts of junk.

I'm just trying to think what Case parts I have l left.  I sold my machines other than the 444 I picked up in Arco, ID last year... still have some odds and ends--pump mount for Onan Engine, etc. ...  oh well!!!!

 

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Posted April 06, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Well I had some free time today so I took a look at the JD 400 that followed me home last week. When the key was turned it sounded like something had been disconnected and it most definately had. Dont know the circumstances of this tractors last days running but I think stupidity was in on the party. The Kohler 20 HP is totally destroyed in ways I have never seen. The pistons were smashed to bits as were the connecting rods. There is a rather large hole near the filter and the bottom of the oil pan is loaded with broken parts. The crank shaft is in one piece but one journal has major scoring  and a gouge in it like I have never seen. That leaves us with the camshaft that somehow got broken into three pieces. It is really tough to tell what failed first but I suspect it made quite a noise.

 

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