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GConn
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I purchased a LA case at a estate sale some years ago , after I got it home, running, and cleaned up, it turned out to be a nice tractor . but in the process of cleaning I found that the rear end under the bull gears had cracked and been sorta repaired/welded. someone said it was because the chains had got lose and jumped a tooth ? Recently I purchase another parts tractor unseen at scrap iron price for the rear to switch ,IT"S CRACKED TOO! Looks like maybe water froze and busted it , how common is this??? hard to tell sometimes till you realy clean it up .
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I cannot speak for others on this subject ,but it has been my experience,that moisture settling in the bowels of any piece of equipment can be devastating.The good news is that it sounds as if you have the makings of a great parts tractor at scrap price or possibly two good LA's Keep us updated on your progress ! Good Luck ! Chuck It pays to look closely!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got a 930 Western that had the floor of the case cracked because a chain broke. Cleaned the inside floor up and put about 3 tubes of JB on it and let dry a couple days before putting together. I know it won't weld it, but it did keep it from leaking. The case is too thick to get enough heat to weld it.Still holden 5 years later!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A lot of times what happens is guys break a chain, don't have a clue there's even chains in there and hook a chain on it and pull it home, only to have the bull sprocket blast the chain out the bottom in 50'. Watched a guy at plow days do it a couple years back with a 500.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This happens on the D series too. My DH had this happen and someone painstakingly rewelded the case. While it seeps a little oil, it's been holding together for around 50 years that I can vouch for. My Dad learned to weld from the gentleman that did the welds on the tractor. They CAN be repaired but it takes time, skill and patience.

One minor thing I wish they'd done after the repair is to coat the inside of the case with glytol or some other sealant again. The case is actually seeping oil through the casting as best I can tell. Great work though, and way beyond what I'm capable of.

Ken in AZ
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the imput guys, looks like the best thing to do is the coating JB weld on the inside of mine(till I run accrosst a rear that I am sure not cracked) The parts tractor has no sheet metal or wheels ,block is cracked, but dose have a pto that mine is lacking and was able to salvage a eagle mag core, pto and a head.I will probably take to scrap as soon as time premits to recover my investment and keeping the place cleaned up. If someone else needs to pick the bones let me know( located south/ central Ohio)
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Why don't you put up a couple pictures im case anybody needs anything they can see what you all have. I'm looking for radiator sides and a bottom tank but moneys a little tight right now.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1031, I took a look ,the sides look OK but the bottom is cracked like every thing else. At 10 cents a pound not much, dissambling radiator and shippng ??? What do you need? are you close to me??let me know. Pictures , I would have to get my kids to do that!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: CASE LA experts Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mine only has one good grill mounting screw ear, other 3 broke off. My bottom tank has pin holes in it, may just take off and weld up as pepper won't stop it. Mine leaks about 5 gallons a week and in the summer it's no biggie to top it off. The top tank alone holds 5 gallons!!!!!! Moose!
 
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