Hello Everybody. I inherited a Case 444 garden tractor, which has front and rear hydraulics. The front has a push blade that goes up and down just fine (activated by lever on right side of engine cowling). There is also a lever on the LEFT side of the engine cowling, to raise/lower the rear hitch for attachments. When I attempt to move this lever, nothing happens. Seems like the lever has some resistance to it (I'm not forcing it).
What am I missing? Seems like front and back must run off of the same system. Is there a switch or valve I need to activate? I should mention that currently, I do not have anything attached at the rear of the tractor, but the hitch should move up and down. I do know that on my 446, the left lever raises and lowers the mower attachment (The 444 gas no mower attached underneath). Maybe you guys can recommend a manual or some suggestions... Could it be that a hydraulic line is plugged, or maybe something is not connected somewhere?
I will take some pictures on the weekend and will post them here.
On a related note, the receiver in back has four threaded holes, for attaching implements.
What size bolts do I need to attach things?
It was amazing that I got this ancient beast running, simply by swapping out wires, fluids, and a battery!
She sat exposed to the elements under a lean-to roof for a couple of decades.
What nice machines.
I learn a lot from your postings. Thanks.