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#1 Case-Closed OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2016 - 06:18 PM

I swear I'll never learn, as I have been followed home again, this time by a 646 loader. She's dirty and looks a bit rough but the Onan runs strong. The gear case seems to be seized up as are the right front wheel bearings and I will be needing a new steering wheel. I also have no lowers on the three point hitch oh and check out the huge wheel weight on the back end. Updates and pictures are soon to come so stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Case-Closed, January 01, 2017 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2016 - 06:50 PM

Let the fun begin!


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 07:02 PM

If your lucky maybe po wasn't up on maintaining rear end. Case rear ends pron to drawing moisture might just be iced up locking gears.  


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 07:11 PM

Nice machine I'm a case fan also, along with many other brands, especially the unusual brands I use the term unusual because CAT links me to being an oddball if I use that term.hahahahahaha
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Posted December 31, 2016 - 07:43 PM

The case I had had the bolts come loose on the differential and cause it to lock up against the housing.


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 07:48 PM

Looks good.


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 08:50 PM

Nice----More pictures please.   Don


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Posted December 31, 2016 - 11:45 PM

With a little luck the rear end will be something stupid most likely ice but either way I will get her going. Gonna have to use his brother to liberate the great big old tractor weight  attached to the three point.IMG_0968.JPG


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Posted January 01, 2017 - 12:02 AM

That's a Minneapolis Moline wheel weight and its 300 pounds worth. 

Great machine! :thumbs:


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Posted January 01, 2017 - 12:04 AM

I think I might build a weight box for this 646 similar to the one on my other 646 and find a home for the other big round bugger.



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Posted January 01, 2017 - 03:58 PM

Didn't really want to start a new post so I will just update as I go. She's now sitting in a warm shop up on jackstands and the examination has begun. The Onan appears origional and runs good but the battery is toast. Both front wheel bearings are froze up and now that she's up in the air I have found the tractor is in low gear and cannot be changed to high or neutral. Had a nasty time dragging her off the trailer in a blizzard and into the shop with stuck wheels. Rear end is covered with guk so some serious cleaning or steam would be best. The steering wheel is in pieces as is the three point and the lower arms are missing as is the rear PTO. Good thing I got her cheap but all in all it shouldn't be a big deal to get her up and operational.

 

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Also found this little craftsman with a Johnson loader if anyone is interested.

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Posted January 01, 2017 - 04:02 PM

I'd like to have the Sears, but alas, too far and too broke!


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 03:54 PM

Heat up the rear differential case for a few hours and then open the drain plug. Oftentimes the gear oil isn't changed for 10+ years. When that happens it can fill with years of condensation. Once the water level reaches a critical mass it can actually freeze. Though I haven't seen it in person I've seen lots of threads similar where it was either in neutral or in gear and frozen and wouldn't move and a simple thaw and drain/replace did the trick. Hopefully you don't actually have shattered gears.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 08:58 PM

Turns out the axle cover plate and the bolts holding it to the frame were loose and the gearbox full of ice. A few hours in a warm shop took care of the ice issue and netted me nearly a gallon of water with very little lube. I don't see any gear damage and everything is turning smoothly but both axle seals are leaking so they will get replaced along with the axle bushings and the top cover seal. Everything will get washed in no. 2 diesel, dried and reassembled. Here are a few pics for the pic hungry among us.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Counterweight that was on the three point hitch.

 

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Ice in the axle cavity

 

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Melted ice

 

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Clean gear box


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Posted January 04, 2017 - 01:14 AM

That is great news about the axel housing! 

Hopefully none of the bearings have any rust damage. 

The Case 646 looks like a very well built machine.  I've never seen on in person.


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