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#1 Cjet69 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 08:21 PM

Going to look at a Case 444 tomorrow if all goes as planned. The tractor is still sitting where I saw it 5 years ago when I bought the CC 1450 pictured. If you look in the back ground you can see the case.

 

 

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Posted August 07, 2017 - 08:45 PM

It has a lot going for it,3pt.pto,tiller,and wheel weights. If it has deck that would be icing on the cake. best of luck.


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Posted August 07, 2017 - 08:54 PM

I don't think it has a deck, but there might be a front blade.



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Posted August 08, 2017 - 02:18 PM

Well I got it home. PO said 6-7 years ago he just rebuilt the engine, loaned it out , and the tiller quit working and tractor stopped driving. I guess I will be looking into the hydraulic system. Hope it can be saved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 05:05 PM

Sounds like out of fluid or the pump crapped out. Or both. Pumps can be had on eBay. There were different configurations, so pull yours before you buy. You did good. That's a pretty well equipped machine.

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Posted August 08, 2017 - 08:17 PM

Got it running. It does drive, but gets sluggish as the oil warms up. Not sure what to do, but maybe change oil in the hydro.


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 09:55 PM

 If it slows down when warm place hi low lever in neutral open hood and watch the rubber suction hose while shifting full forward on travel lever. It might be sucking together from old age getting soft. You don't need it in hi or low it will still have the drive motor turning. With S&G unit I assume tank in front so lot of hose.If nothing showing there. I would drain the system replace with good 20w50 motor oil. You can use the same method with hi low in neutral and running travel lever forward for awhile then reverse for awhile to remove air in system. O yea you lucky dog really nice find.    


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Posted August 08, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Thanks for the info, gopher. I'll give it a try. The tank is just in front of the dash if that is what you were referring too.

 

 

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Posted August 09, 2017 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for the info, gopher. I'll give it a try. The tank is just in front of the dash if that is what you were referring too.

Not really that will be a short j hose need two people. You watching another one shifting forward lever, 


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Posted August 17, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Took the 444 for a test drive through the woods. Ran in low range most of the time pushing debris ooff the trail to get the oil warmed up good. By the time I got back to the shop the tractor was losing drive. In hi range it would hardly go up even a slight incline. I pulled the cap on the oil res. and found it just at overflow and bubbles in the oil.

 

 

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Posted August 17, 2017 - 02:31 PM

Too much oil and she's sucking air if really foamy.  Suction line has probably had it as noted earlier above.  Step by step and get her going again.

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Posted August 18, 2017 - 07:17 PM

Hope you don't have any pump issues they are expensive to replace did that to our 446 lotsa money spent in it. But when you plan to do a full restoration worth it.... Hope it gets sorted out.

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Posted August 18, 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'll try the cheap stuff first and if that doesn't work I will look into a pump. A guy on another site thinks the pump may be bad. I'll get my pressure gauge setup and get it tested soon.






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