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KSCASE

04-24-2010 18:49:23




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Do all LA Case tractors have a left handed clutch lever and 4 speed transmission?




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caseman-d

04-26-2010 19:23:41




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
I have never read anything about the LA ever having a 3 speed (not saying they didn't). I know the very first D's had a 3 speed trany. Am now curious when they went to the 4 speed.

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tom stanley

04-28-2010 06:49:47




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 Re: LA Question in reply to caseman-d, 04-26-2010 19:23:41  
from what I remember Tom the first "D"s with three speeds were "C"s run back through the factory and "redone" with "D" series tin work I believe most were sent to Canada



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Tom Railsback

04-26-2010 20:35:08




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 Re: LA Question in reply to caseman-d, 04-26-2010 19:23:41  
It looks as if someone needs to go visit Rich Tworek and examine the build cards; I'd say that's the only way to find out.



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Tom Railsback

04-26-2010 18:33:11




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
Where in Kansas are you? I'm originally from Oberlin up on the Nebraska line.



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KSCASE

04-26-2010 20:01:31




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 Re: LA Question in reply to Tom Railsback, 04-26-2010 18:33:11  
Salina



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Brad Osteen

04-25-2010 17:49:49




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
My LAI has a hand clutch, and so does my 500



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Walt Davies

04-25-2010 17:10:55




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
My 1945 Case LA has 4 speeds on the shifter but only 3 in the box. It came out with Steel wheels and they removed the 4th gear.
Walt



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Racine

04-25-2010 14:10:00




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
Hi KSCASE

I note your call re the "LA" - with regards to your question . Yes all "LA" tractors came from the factory with the left hand clutch lever, and also all had a four speed transmission. The late model "LAI" industrial tractors were still 4 speed, but had a foot clutch. GREAT TRACTORS !!!

Regards

Alan T. Lewis
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND



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Tom Railsback

04-25-2010 17:07:00




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 Re: LA Question in reply to Racine, 04-25-2010 14:10:00  
Alan: If I read Dave Erb's book correctly, some of he earliest LA's did have a 3 speed transmission which is something I never knew. However, Dave says that differential brakes preceded the hydraulic ones which I know is incorrect. We had a 1951 which had differential brakes and I worked for an oilman in Kansas in 1978 who had a 1948 unit with hydraulic brakes.



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Roger A. NY

04-26-2010 05:25:46




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 Re: LA Question in reply to Tom Railsback, 04-25-2010 17:07:00  
Tom Railsback, Dave is NOT incorrect on the mechanical vs hydraulic brakes. My LA parts catalog G210 on page 84 shows "mechanical rear wheel brakes prior to tractor No. 5208165" ('48). These are expanding shoe type brakes. Then on page 86 of the same book shows "hydraulic rear wheel brakes tractor No, 5208165 to 5418607" ('48-'50) of which are expanding shoe type. On page 80 of the same book it says :Differential brake tractor 5418607 ('50) and after". These are mechanical disc type of brake. Therefore they did have mechanical brakes first and last but had hydraulic from '48 to '50. These are all differential wheel brakes and not the hand brake or the transmission foot brake. I do have a '48 with hydraulic differential brakes and a hand brake. Roger

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Tom Railsback

04-26-2010 17:56:39




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 LA Question in reply to Roger A. NY, 04-26-2010 05:25:46  
They are not all differential brakes; differential brakes are on the ends of the differential shaft. They stop the drive chains which in turn stop the axles.
These are the ones which were introduced at 5418607.
Dave Erb said quote By August 1948 hydraulics were made available for the LA. . . . In December of the following year the original L-style brake with one foot control was replaced with differential brakes to assist in turning. Later LA brakes were of the hydraulic variety. unquote. What he was talking about, incorrectly, I might add, were the mechanical brakes in the wheel hubs which were available on the L starting in 1939.

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DurangoCase

04-25-2010 08:18:22




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
Some LAI"s have a foot clutch.



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Nick@KY

04-24-2010 19:27:52




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 Re: LA Question in reply to KSCASE, 04-24-2010 18:49:23  
The earliest one's have a 3 speed trans. Nick



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