Well , the 446 Case is broke again.

MFDAC

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Yah it was pretty warm here today also. At or near 90F. Broke out the shorts for the first time this year. White chicken legs here we come. My legs sweat like crazy and the shorts make a huge difference. Worked outside all afternoon and was comfortable. Hotter tomorrow.
Potatoes are mostly up but the sweetcorn has me worried. Almost nothing showing. Grand-daughter stayed here last weekend and her little boys went out in the garden and pulled up most of the markers. Now I have no idea what is planted where or where I can till. Patience Grandpa patience. :(
About the same here Chris, except the shorts---LOL! My chicken legs never see the light of day!

Kids being kids I guess! We have no grand kids to test my patience.

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Propane1

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No shorts wearin here either. Shorts are for females. They got the legs. Funny I saw a man and woman walking by the house yesterday. Man had the pants on, the woman had the short shorts on.

Noel
 

Cvans

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I don't think I've ever worn a pair to town. The thought of fighting off a bunch of 70 year old women is more than I can handle.
If someone drives in the yard and doesn't like the look of my legs then they turned into the wrong yard.
I don't know about only women wearing shorts but I can tell you the suspenders that holds them up adds a real classy touch. :eek: 99 degs here today.
 

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A little hauling job for the Case today. Had to move grandsons sand box back to its summer location. We move it in winter so snow can be removed. Case had no trouble moving it. Never spun a tire. Would not of moved it , if it still had the turf tires on. Sand box half full. So a fair pull.

This sand box was made by my dad in 1992 for my son.

Noel
 

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MNGB

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Hey Noel it looks like the Case is becoming your go to tractor, nice job on the sandbox move, we had/have and old tractor tire for a sandbox after kids grew up it became a flower box been in the same spot for over 45 yrs
 

Cvans

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Still not a hydrualic drive fan, but as I get use to it,
Try to remember that most heavy earth moving equipment moves by some sort of hydraulics. I still like a standard transmission for plowing, bailing and that sort of thing but give me a hydro for most anything else. Took me a long time to accept them but with something like a loader I'll take a foot operated hydro any day.
 

Propane1

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Ya, foot operated hydro is slick Chris. I was also using my lgt 100 Ford today which is geared. It works great for certain things. Hydro’s have there things. The hydraulic drive in the Case takes a little while to get use to. Handle on dash is the movement lever and it’s operated by your left hand. Takes a little gittin use to.

Noel.
 

MNGB

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I'm with you Noel it takes some getting use to (the Hydriv system) it works good but different one thing I dislike is that you move the motion control lever and it takes off then there is little to any change until the very end, but these tractor are 40 some years old if the control links were new it may react completely different
 

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My Cub Cadet is that way and I will never get used to it. It seems kind of jerky when any speed or direction change is made.
Hi,

You might know this, but the Cub Cadet hydrostatic jerky motion is usually caused by springs that have failed or a little shock absorber that's failed (or missing) that helps smooth out the pedal motion. The parts or adjustments are outside the transmission. Should be nice and smooth.

The Case hydraulic drive is very twitchy. Fun watching someone new try to use the Case 444 - like watching a bucking bronco.
What works for me - I try to steady part of my hand on the side of the hood or my knee and just use the thumb and one finger to hold and operate the fwd/rev lever.
 

MNGB

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All the cubs we had with the hand operated hydro were touchy. I much prefer the foot operated style.

My ariens had the hydro control beside the seat. I really hated that.
I rteally like the fender control hydros but then again I've never had or operated a foot control one
 

Cvans

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My ariens had the hydro control beside the seat. I really hated that.
I've had a couple fender controlled hydro's and thing I didn't like was when mowing you mostly did all your steering with one hand. When mowing in areas where there was a lot of turning my one arm would get tired. Other than that I'd rather have it there than behind the steering wheel.
 
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