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case 701B owners reviews.........anyone?

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10-04-2010 15:58:22

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I am considering buying a case 701B diesel, what experience has anyone had with this tractor? are there any common issues with them that i should be aware of? it has a loader on it, how capable are they power wise to get the job done? any help is greatly appreciated, thanks

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bradley martin

10-04-2010 18:25:56

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 Re: case 701B owners reviews.........anyone? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 15:58:22  
I owned an early 730 Diesel for many years which is essentially the same tractor. As John said, the hydraulic flow is limited for a loader tractor, You will find the loader cycles relatively slow. Also, the power steering will be taxed if you have a bucket full of dirt or heavy stuff. The 1 shift lever for the transmission takes a while to catch on to. that said, they are a good solid tractor that if it hasn't been used, abused and put away wet, should do a lot of work for you. My Dad had a big 400 (again,essentially the same tractor) with a heavy duty loader on it for over 40 years..he loved it...sure beat a pitchfork! As john said, check for coolant in oil and bubbles in rad. I would also plug a pressure gauge into a remote coupling and check pressure..if it is less than 1,000 psi the pump is likely scored. The small hydraulic oil resevoir made them prone to running dry. Pump parts are no longer available new.

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John Saeli

10-04-2010 16:48:07

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 Re: case 701B owners reviews.........anyone? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 15:58:22  
Hey Kurt, not an owner, but here is my experience. Good tractor overall, but, I'd check for a cracked sleeve, cracked head, or blown head gasket. Before starting, I crack the oil pan drain plug & look for coolant. Then I start it & look for bubbles in the radiator. The radiator need to be full. If I see ether cans, I walk away. Here is the problem w/ a loader,; it taxes the hydraulic system, & parts are not available to repair the pump. It is only a 12GPM pump.

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10-04-2010 18:00:46

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 cold weather starting in reply to John Saeli, 10-04-2010 16:48:07  
i have never owned a diesel before, so kinda new to the cold weather stuff. with my IH H in the winter 50% of the time id shoot it up with starting fluid, is this that much harder on a diesel? thanks

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John Saeli

10-05-2010 05:27:31

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 Re: cold weather starting in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 18:00:46  
Don't even think about using ether in a Case diesel!!

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10-04-2010 18:03:55

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 701B Loader ? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 18:00:46  
does anyone out there own a 701B with a loader on it to give me some insight? thanks

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10-05-2010 05:08:33

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 Re: 701B Loader ? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 18:03:55  
The bad about the 701 as a loader tractor. Dual range transmission. Low side fourth works great in forward but reverse is slow, reverse high is to fast for me. Other wise great tractor. To solve hydraulic problem put on a pto pump. Some loaders have there own oil supply tank. If not you will need a small tank. caseman-d

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10-04-2010 19:00:23

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 Re: 701B Loader pump ? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 18:03:55  
can you run the loader and a backblade at the same time? is it run off the same pump?

thanks for all the help and input

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10-05-2010 05:11:28

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 Re: 701B Loader pump ? in reply to kurt219, 10-04-2010 19:00:23  
Yes but depends on how they plumbed the hydraulics to the loader. If they just used the auxiliary then yes, if they disconnected the 3 pt (eagle hitch) to run the loader or bucket then no you;ll have to replumb.

good HD tractors and cheap HP for the $. watch for the things mentioned above, especially the antifreeze in oil. 3 out of 5 730's/800's (same engine) I've cracked the drain plug on have had some antifreeze in oil, those were all gas though. if its a good loader and wide front and you're under $2500 its probably a fair deal.

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