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RyanD90 Canada
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Thanks for the kind welcome. I just purchased a (I think) 1976 case 444. It has the original owners manual and manual for the j44 deck. It runs on spray, fuel pump leaks, needs tune up, has a car battery installed on rear. Deck is seized up ftom a 15 year hiatus. Overall though it's in good condition. All the tires are original and hold air, even has the original seat! Looking forward to getting it ready for mowing.
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:clap: your off to a good start, nice looking tractor. :69:
:creeper: deck's on, blades sharp, let's go it's time to mow :48: :446cart:
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Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you getting it tuned up and back to work! :thumbsup:
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Post by myerslawnandgarden »

Hello Ryan,

Does look like a 1976 production year as you've mentioned. Looks to be a survivor and can be made into a nice working tractor or collector's piece with little work.

First thing I would do is get those big washers on the bottom side of the motor mount cushions where they belong.

Good luck with your project,

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Thanks, I didn't notice the washers. I actually bought this off my co-worker who bought it from the original owner, the original owner has since passed away and apparently a snowcaster was left behind. I may try to recover that somehow. My plan is to getting it functional again, tune up, oil change etc. The tin is very straight on it. I also own a IH Cub Cadet 982 that this tractor will be relieving of duties for awhile because it needs some major work (Relief valves need rebuilt, lots of leaks etc). In comparison to my 982 the tin work is in significantly better condition. I am going to have to do some digging on why they installed a car battery on the rear, maybe they did this to aid for weight with snow caster.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Seems like the Case community is pretty good!

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Welcome Ryan. Great group here. Lot of information. Nice looking tractor. Hopefully you get the snowcaster for it. That 982 cub cadet is no slouch. Super garden tractor.
I have a 1982 Case 446, 1975 Case 224, plus other garden tractors.
Have a great time with it. :wave:

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RyanD90 wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:19 pm Thanks, I didn't notice the washers. I actually bought this off my co-worker who bought it from the original owner, the original owner has since passed away and apparently a snowcaster was left behind. I may try to recover that somehow. My plan is to getting it functional again, tune up, oil change etc. The tin is very straight on it. I also own a IH Cub Cadet 982 that this tractor will be relieving of duties for awhile because it needs some major work (Relief valves need rebuilt, lots of leaks etc). In comparison to my 982 the tin work is in significantly better condition. I am going to have to do some digging on why they installed a car battery on the rear, maybe they did this to aid for weight with snow caster.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Seems like the Case community is pretty good!

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My experience when I fixed the car battery situation was that the charging system was not working. The bigger battery just gave them more time before it needed to be recharged.

The parts manual is easy to Google and really helps to show where the parts go. Searching for a part with the part number helps in finding the part. But, having the part number, buying the part online, and buying the cheap knock-off parts is not a part that is nearly as good as the original part. Often, guys fall for "the deal" and find out they will get to fix it twice. The dealers can get you the original quality at a fair price. If the tractor had been originally made with parts made in China, you would not have had a tractor to enjoy anymore. You already had a dealer say hi to you, so give him a call.
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After removing the car battery and redoing the battery cables, I found that this was done for weight for the snowcaster. Changing system is fine.
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Ryan as you probably know wheel weights or loaded tires are better for rear tire traction. Keeps the weight iff the bearings and puts it directly on the ground. I’m looking forward to you getting your GT doing chores for you soon. The 444 is a terrific GT to add to your collection. :peace: Harry
1973 444, 1974 644, 1976 446, 1977 646, 1986 226
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