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#1 danthepqctman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2017 - 08:50 PM

Please see the attached document on my re-power of a Case 222.  I'm new to forums so please advise on how to proceed.

 

Added Info!!  I changed the word document to an older version, easier to open, and added a PDF document too.  Very important as many details were left out the first time.  As noted I'm new to the forums.

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Posted February 06, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Welcome to GTT. Check our Manuals Section for the info you want. Post pics for specific questions. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted February 07, 2017 - 05:10 AM

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Posted February 07, 2017 - 07:05 AM

The document does not seem to want to open.
May be better to start over with a new thread and specific questions.

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Posted February 07, 2017 - 08:01 AM

The Doc. opens with Word but cannot be saved.


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Posted February 07, 2017 - 08:22 AM

The Doc. opens with Word but cannot be saved.

I was able to convert it to a PDF.

Attached File  Case 222 RE.pdf   3.18MB   76 downloads


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Posted February 07, 2017 - 11:23 AM

While this is a pretty cool swap with the 22hp v-twin.. given that it's all hydraulic drive is there really much gain over the original engine? 


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Posted February 07, 2017 - 06:53 PM

While this is a pretty cool swap with the 22hp v-twin.. given that it's all hydraulic drive is there really much gain over the original engine? 

On Case all you gain is more hp for the belt driven attachments.


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Posted February 07, 2017 - 10:06 PM

It was not about horse power, although it was a plus.  The other great things that work better for this re-power are the following.

  • The drive shaft is now powering the heavy things like the deck and snow blower where it should be.
    • Things are spinning backwards but now its just like any other tractor out there
    • I could find a 60 inch deck from a JD and mount if I wanted too, better than the dinky 38" I have now.
  • The engine fits perfectly under the hood no modifications to the engine other than losing the air filter cover.
  • The exhaust was almost off the shelf no routing around the engine to get to the front

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Posted February 07, 2017 - 10:14 PM

I did get out today and haul some river stone around the house, light duty stuff but no issues.  Unfortunately no grass to mow, just a few weeds so the mower test will have to wait.



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Posted May 12, 2017 - 11:46 PM

I can never understand why anyone would take a perfectly good Case garden tractor and destroy it by chopping it up and installing cheap Harbor Freight Chinese crap engine and then bragging about it! And then the final insult is trying to install a John Deere mower deck under it.
If you want a tractor with a 60" deck then buy a tractor with a 60" deck. Case/Ingersolls aren't being built anymore.

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 05:39 AM

I thought it was a great article from a guy with a "can-do" attitude. 

Feasible?  Oh heck no, but a fun build, if you like making things and/or solving problems.

To each his own I guess and its not like its a rare tractor

 

While my opinion is the K series Kohler is the best small engine ever made for a garden tractor.  The Predator engines are, for the most part as good, if not better than some of the crap engines the big names such as Kohler and Briggs are making now-a-days. 

 

BTW:

He'll likely have to stretch the wheelbase to fit a 60 inch deck under that tractor but based on his problem solving skills shown in this article, he will no doubt be able to conquer that. 

 

I see he hasn't been back to the site since 3 days after he joined but maybe we'll get lucky and he'll come back to give us an update.


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Posted July 20, 2017 - 06:02 PM

Sorry for a late response, but it does include a few months of mowing with the 54 inch deck setup. The picks are of a 54 inch husqvarna deck modification.  I set the wheels to be 3 inches up so once on the ground the deck is riding on the wheels and floating with the stock Case lift system.   BTW you could not power this with the old Kohler K301.  I agree a 60" deck was a stretch for a comment I made earlier, but 54 " isn't bad!  Almost like a zero turn as you don't have to make such a tight circle with it.  Mows great no issues!

 

The old Kohler did serve me well and like other opinions it was an excellent engine for its time.  It has gone on to a new owner so it still lives!

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