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#1 JBRamsey OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 05:25 PM

I took the back exit from my optometrist today and see a Case 442 behind a fence under a shed roof. I stop in, ask if they were interested in selling and now I own a 442. I'll pick it up Sunday afternoon.

I know zero about a Case other than I think they are cool looking. I know this one doesn't have the original engine, but it turned over easily with the starter. I suspect it has hydraulic issues because the owner said it would slow down after running a while. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted May 20, 2016 - 05:52 PM

That's a heck of a good find!  :thumbs:

 

BTW,  442 is an Oldsmobile  :poke:


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Posted May 20, 2016 - 05:58 PM

I have a 6018 with a Backhoe and FIL..having issues with the drive plate..that might be the problem with yours.


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Posted May 20, 2016 - 05:59 PM

Meet Frankin Tractor..it has a Kohler on it now as well...LOL

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 06:00 PM

sorry its upside down..its right om my PC..just upside down on this site..Hope an admin will fix it.



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Posted May 20, 2016 - 06:08 PM

That's actually a 446 with a twin 16 hp onan. Great machines. I've got a few. Last digit in the model number designates HP.

From what I see, that's an all original machine. The hood is supposed to be cut like that for the twin mufflers. It's hard to find them with the twin mufflers still intact.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 06:32 PM

Your eyes must be ok if you spotted it behind a fence  :wave:  


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Posted May 20, 2016 - 06:47 PM

Apparently I'm dyslexic.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 07:02 PM

I have never moved that quickly on buying anything. I knew that the big wheel Case tractors are desirable and can bring big money. That's pretty much my knowledge. When I opened the hood and saw the hydraulic tank and cooler, I knew I was in. The guys wife gave me his number, I called and we made a deal. It was so fast I didn't distinguish between 442 and 446! If I get it working properly and round up a hitch and a plow, I'll sell off at least two of my Suburbans, if not all three.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 07:52 PM

   you will love that thing, I have had two or three and they are all very nice machines, I never could get used to the hydraulic drive on them, if it slowing down when hot the first thing I would look to do is change the fluid, those tractors use heavy duty motor oil like a 15w-40 or something close.  Do not use hydraulic oil !!!! good luck with it.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Rotella 15w-40 oil is the recommended one on the Case forums.  It is a Diesel oil or HDuty also, good stuff.


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Posted May 20, 2016 - 09:05 PM

You did good. The hydraulic drive is a little different and takes time to get used to. In your pictures, I see a sleeve hitch. You may look around for other attachments ie: plow, disc, blade, tiller. That hitch is there for a reason. Once you get it going, I'd recommend changing the hydro fluid and also decarboning/valve lash on the onan. I also use 15w40 Rotella in all mine. Great oil and inexpensive. The rearend on these has its own oil also and should be changed. You can also use the 15w40.

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 09:32 PM

When I pick it up on Sunday, I will ask if he has any attachments. He said his daddy owned it for over 25 years. I bet something is around somewhere. I'd love to have a front plow and a tiller. If I can get those, I won't need my Suburbans.

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Posted May 22, 2016 - 07:44 PM

I picked it up today. It turns over good but no fire at the plugs. Ran a mouse out turning it over. Before I go further, I think I'll pull it apart some and clean everything out. That will have to wait until next weekend. I spend the next four days in Des Moines.

Based on the serial number, it's a 73 model. The guys Dad bought it new. He had a plow but said "it's long gone."image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted May 22, 2016 - 07:56 PM

Pull the tins and clean the engine. Change the fluids. It's probably just a points and carb cleaning away from running. You got a great machine that looks taken care of. It'll give you many more years of service.

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