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The other day I used it to haul around a new furnace for the homestead. a few hundred or so lbs, strapped it down and took a bumpy ride, no sweat, right to the basement door.

You can see my K45 deck pretty good in this picture, I am in love with the way it cuts and after the sweeper follows it it is pristene, well by my meager standards. It really follows the earth in a way I didn't think anything but a reel gang (golf course) setup could replicate. Like I said, true "nap of the earth"

I am very glad I decided to give it a chance, at first I was hesitant to mess with the added step of a sweeper but it makes a huge difference.

Picked up a set of brand new GT chains never used today for 30 bones. Campbell (Cooper tools) 4 link 22x9.00x12, Same old guy that sold me my ingersoll chain hoist a few weeks back.

That day he saw my tractor and mentioned something aobut having a set of chains that would fit it. My Carlisle Turf Chief 2 ply nylon tires are 23x8.5x12
They should fit right? I will let some air out of the tires and then refill them after I get the chains on, would have done it tonight but had dinner plans.
Just paid for last night two major pieces of my Case outfit. I found a gentleman through the classified section of the yahoo group site.

He is a collector and respectful owner of several nicely preserved tractors and implements. We agreed on a fair deal for both of us and I purchased an R-80 snowcaster, and an L-74 tiller and they are to be shipped to me via Con-Way later this month.

I am not going to give out the seller's name or the selling price out of respect to him, and I am holding off on posting images until they arrive, I just wanted to share what it is that's got me all jazzed up at the moment

Also, I have an opinion question for everyone, My tractor came with the four piece set of cast iron wheel weights. They are orange :fing32: and need paint. My rims are white, would the weights looks better/more corrrect, if they were painted white also, Or is Power Red the best look and not too contrasting?

Hey, it's not like I am asking for opinions on the drapes in the living room, although not far off...LOL... But what would look better guys?

Although I don't care for the black paint scheme on weights, they stick out as not matching to me. just a personal opinion.




Now I am on the lookout for a J-17 PTO uness there is another one that would work well on My 224? Castoff? Anyone? I have some time to look for one til I am going to need to work the tiller, any pointers are most welcome.

I also have to straighten and repaint my sleeve hitch.

No picking on my backing job....I have a Case tractor and a case of carpel tunnel, I couldn't win that fight. :thThumbsU
 

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Very nice setup and I'm looking forward to the pics of the other stuff when you get it. slkpk
 

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As far as PTO's are concerned, you can use several versions. The J, K or L's all fit the back of your tractor, as far as mounting and functionality are concerned. All that matters is that you DON'T get a PTO that came off of a long-wheelbase 400 because the lines to hook it up will be 2" too long.

The cast iron wheel weights were always painted Power Red but then again, they were the wheel weight of choice during the Sunset years when the rims always came with the same color. By the time Case switched to Power White rims, the black plastic wheel weights were on offer. So, it comes down to your own personal preference. If painting the weights Power White pleases your eye, then why not? After all, it's only a coat of paint and you are not making a show tractor. And if you were making one, then the cast wheel weights would essentially be incorrect for the year of your tractor, anyway.

No need to apologize about the backing up of those nasty, little trailers with their short tongues. I became so annoyed with mine that I lengthened the tongue a few feet by adding some pipe to it. Then it was far easier to make corrections to it as I was backing it in somewhere. Your trailer is an early version because it has the Power Red rims and the narrower tires. It's in nice shape for an early 70's unit.
 

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Yeah, I am really leaning towards the white weights, I just think they will blend in with the rim better, not really worried about correctness, nobody around here would ever know the difference anyway.

Thanks for dating the trailer, I thought it was early too based on the wheel color, It is a little rough and needs some touch up paint, the dumplatch has been repaired in the past and could use some cosmetic attention, but this is a worker and will be staying that way. All the metal is solid in the bed and it has some light surface rust but it is kept clean and covered.

I might spray in a bedliner to help it stay in service even longer, and like I mentioned, this is going to be working trailer so I am not too worried about it being original.

I have the tailgate fot it but had it off when I hauled the furnace, The tires are in great shape and appear to be original goodyears.

Thanks for the info on the PTO, that will help me track one down a little faster.
 

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Castoff;
What size tire is on the later dump carts?
Mine is the same as kungdrew's (above).

Nice setup kungdrew by the way. :fing32:

I always find it to be a little undersize for me. (I have alot of branches to pickup in the yard) I'm thinking of building a larger one (with a possible tandem axle) and would prefer to use a wider tire more suitable for turf driving. Maybe dual wheels or front wheels off a GT?
Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Thank you.

kungdrew;
I really like your tractor. I learned how to mow lawn on a 224 when I was 5yrs old. I know who has the mower I should go buy it back. It was a yellow and orange one and we repainted it like yours then sold it shortly after.
I'm looking forward to seeing that tiller on it and the weights! :fing32:
 

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Thanks mike, and thanks also to slkpk.

Mike I really like your tractors too, I have seen your videos and pictures and you have been a big inspiration for me to outfit mine as best I can.

Here is a picture of the wheel weights as they are now, Heavy little suckers, all in all they add 55 lbs to each side and fill up the wheel dish almost to flush. If i fluid fill with the rimguard or WW fliud, that's probably another 110 lbs, put my big 260+ butt on it and those chains and i should be good to go this winter.





and in case no one saw my comparison picture before and after cleaning, I will toss it on here too. The secret to getting the wheels as clean as they are was VERY light continuous scrubbing with a brillo pad (well several actually) and warm water with dawn. Then a finish scrub with diluted bleach water.



Turned out the original paint was still pretty intact under there.

You can see the used starter I just bought for it two weeks ago, it needs a coat of paint but I have work to do and will get it when I pull the head off soon. It is the 13 tooth one I got got used for 20 bucks. Well worth it.

I also found a cheap way to make a mice cover for my Dumpcart, i cut the bottom out of an old 275 gallon plastic tank my neighbor got for free. It is a near perfect fit and even after a huge storm the only thing wet on the trailer is the tongue.




Mike, I know the feeling of being young and learning to operate machinery, My grandpa had me logging with a Farmall super C when I was 8. Working with the MEN!!!

My 7 year old Daughter is in love with the 224. I have let her drive it quite a bit, with the Dumpcart ( with me in it, and by herself at a distance) , and with the sweeper, but not the mower engaged yet. I want to get her really used to the machine without the added danger, but she will get there soon.

She's got a little "tomboy" in her and she is a natural and listens well and learns easily and then applies it like a much older kid.

I see you get a lot of enjoyment sharing it with your young 'un. Being Dad is fun sometimes...

I guess that's enough for now, just felt like sharing. I know how the group likes pics.
 

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Don't feel so bad. This is what happens when the cotter pin that holds the brake/clutch rod onto the pedal lets go, letting the 210 back up at a amazing speed.
 

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Don't feel so bad. This is what happens when the cotter pin that holds the brake/clutch rod onto the pedal lets go, letting the 210 back up at a amazing speed.
Sure doesn't take long to get out of kilter when backing up. Can you fix the tongue on the trailer or will need to be replaced? slkpk
 

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Don't feel so bad. This is what happens when the cotter pin that holds the brake/clutch rod onto the pedal lets go, letting the 210 back up at a amazing speed.

OUCH!!!! I bet the air was blue for a while after that scene. That sucks...
ClassicMotion, is that shadow in the picture taking a picture? Or are you doing this?.... :fing20:
 

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Castoff;
What size tire is on the later dump carts?
Mine is the same as kungdrew's (above).

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I had to go to where I have my stuff stored in order to answer your question. My trailer was in such bad shape, I scrapped it but...I saved the axle and wheels. Looks like my memory is rather faulty on this issue because the tire size is 4:80 x 8" on a 1" solid axle. I think that this might be the same as the earlier ones. For some reason, I could have sworn that my tires were fatter than that but I'm obviously wrong.
 

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Those cast iron wheel weights look so much better than the plastic ones I have. :thThumbsU

You should definitely fill your rear as well. I did mine and it made a huge difference in traction.
 

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Those cast iron wheel weights look so much better than the plastic ones I have.

Thanks, once I get them white they are going to look really sweet on my white rims. I think they will look like there is not even weights on the wheels, just a real nice clean "stock" look to the untrained eye.

If I ever do get rid of them , I will have to show pics and prove they came off a Case, but I hope I never have a reason to get rid of them.
 

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Sure doesn't take long to get out of kilter when backing up. Can you fix the tongue on the trailer or will need to be replaced? slkpk
Oddly enough, the tongue was unscathed. The factory Case hitch twisted slightly. It happened last May, and I was backing up at idle... and even then it wanted to take off. When the rod fell out of the pedal, it jacknifed before I knew what happened. All I had was the ignition switch, and even then it took a few seconds for the engine to fully stop spinning the belt.


OUCH!!!! I bet the air was blue for a while after that scene. That sucks...
ClassicMotion, is that shadow in the picture taking a picture? Or are you doing this?.... :fing20:
I think Frankenstein took the pics... Oh wait nevermind, it was me. I get the two of us confused every now and then.
 

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Castoff;
What size tire is on the later dump carts?
Mine is the same as kungdrew's (above).

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I had to go to where I have my stuff stored in order to answer your question. My trailer was in such bad shape, I scrapped it but...I saved the axle and wheels. Looks like my memory is rather faulty on this issue because the tire size is 4:80 x 8" on a 1" solid axle. I think that this might be the same as the earlier ones. For some reason, I could have sworn that my tires were fatter than that but I'm obviously wrong.
Thanks for your time. I appreciate it. So we both learned something. haha.
I guess I'll have to try duals once and see how that works. Maybe a wider size tire would still mount on the rim. I'll think of something. A good winter project for me to keep me out of trouble. :praying:
 

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:thanku: I'm glad I could be an inspiration to you. :fing32:

kungdrew; You did a wonderfull job cleaning that thing up. Man that had to take some time. It looks like it was repainted. :fing32:

Check out the pic below! It's on ebay, but I thought you would like to see the white wheel weights on it so you can better decide what you want to do. They are different weights than yours, but it gives a good idea of the look. Not bad IMO.
Hope that helps some. :fing32:
 

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Thanks Mike,

yeah it took several hours of intense detailing, I was bleeding in a few places when I got finished.

I honestly don't think it had ever been washed in its life.

The Dealer tag was from Bonner Springs KS and it had no upgrades, I believe it has only been used as a dedicated mowing machine up to this point. That bodes well for me since I have plans of giving her the full outfit of implements.

I could tell where the previous owner had greased the service points by his leftover grease slop from many years, and all that grime had preserved the paint really nicely.

I think the only things that will need repainting are the hood and fenders.

I might get into restoring the deck this winter too. The rear discharge decks must not have sold very well. I have not seen many others using this type of deck, I LOVE it and suggest to anyone who can test one out to try it.

She was a diamond in the rough for sure.


those weights in the pic look nice,
I think that is the way to go for me, I will try to get them done soon so you guys can have pics to see.
 
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