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    Looks like it was converted to propane. It is probably a good base to start from if you like a challenge.

    These tractors are not cheap to bring back to life. Most parts are readily available both used and new. Just a few items to check when looking at the tractor are,
    rusted lift cylinder rods, steering linkage, steering gear, pinion and shafts. Loader arm bushings-have they been welded on? Those 4 items will take money to repair. Most other parts are interchangeable from 4XX tractors.

    Welcome to the CCI program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Slagell View Post
    Looks like it was converted to propane. It is probably a good base to start from if you like a challenge.

    Eugene
    If you are talking about the tank on the fender. It looks like a hydraulic oil tank to me, 2 hoses coming from it running between the tire and frame, then coming out under the footrest, one goes straight to the pump in the grill area. Need to expand the picture to see it better.


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    With whatever the repower engine is, the stock hydraulic reservoir probably had to be removed to make room for the longer engine which could liquid cooled.

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    Thanks for all the replies, some great info. I’ve finally been able to get in touch with him about going to see the 644. Unfortunately I won’t be able to get there until Friday. I’m not sure but I think I might hold out and save a couple more pennies and find maybe an older 4x4 kubota. My problem hasn’t been the lifting capacity but projects I’ve been trying to do would be so much easier with 4 wheel drive. Keep getting stuck trying to push loam on a down hill slope when I try to back up. Buying, fixing and flipping these small machines has been a pretty good way to earn a bit of cash for the toy bank and I’ve learned a bunch. That guy said he’s firm at 1k for the 644 but we shall see. Cash in hand is pretty powerful, what do you think, 600 cash? Hopefully it won’t take much to get it up and moving again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Slagell View Post
    Looks like it was converted to propane. It is probably a good base to start from if you like a challenge.

    These tractors are not cheap to bring back to life. Most parts are readily available both used and new. Just a few items to check when looking at the tractor are,
    rusted lift cylinder rods, steering linkage, steering gear, pinion and shafts. Loader arm bushings-have they been welded on? Those 4 items will take money to repair. Most other parts are interchangeable from 4XX tractors.

    Welcome to the CCI program.

    Eugene
    what do you mean by loader arm bushings. I thought it was just a hole with a 5/8” pin? Not really sure what to look for. Would these have grease fitting? My quik way doesn’t.

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    If I recall correctly all of the pins and pivots in the loaders are 3/4". And there are not replaceable bushing, they're all welded in place and of course may have broken welds.

    Our semi official list of what things to look at when evaluating a CCI loader is posted here: https://casecoltingersoll.com/showth...l=1#post679009

    Still pretty accurate..

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    This is an example of an abused loader that had the upper pin seize and rip out of the arms.
    Welded loader arm pins.jpg
    Part of the tower rod can be seen still seized in the left arm. It looks like a hacksaw was used to cut the loader off of the tower for another attempt at restoration.

    Pitted cylinder.jpg

    This is an example of a loader ram that is corroded to a point beyond repair.

    Eugene

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