Case 4230 drop arm lift rods

maff

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Livestock Farmer
Hi
I want to remove my drop arm lift rods to replace them with sturdier ones. Does anyone know how I go about removing the pin at the top of the lift rods (arrowed in the photo) does it need an Allen key in the end nearest to the wheel?
Thanks
Matthew
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essexpete

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Essex
Is the OP talking about the lift rod between the lower link arm and the top lift arm? Includes the levelling box?
If they are similar to the 95 series and before, they are crap, particularly on the higher hp tractors of the range.
 

maff

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Livestock Farmer
Thanks
I am indeed talking about the lift rods between the lower link arm and the top link arm and not the pickup hitch lift rods. They do include the levelling box.Sorry if year wasn't clear.
Thanks
Matthew
 

essexpete

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Location
Essex
Thanks
I am indeed talking about the lift rods between the lower link arm and the top link arm and not the pickup hitch lift rods. They do include the levelling box.Sorry if year wasn't clear.
Thanks
Matthew
I wonder if the links from the later Case of Mccormick could be adapted?
 

maff

Member
Livestock Farmer
Yes they can, using a 20mm to 16mm shim on the top lift arms. It is the 16mm pin I am trying to get out. I have bought a pair of beefier levelling box arms as in the photo.
 

maff

Member
Livestock Farmer
Well, I can't get it out!What I would like to know is whether there is a special way of getting this pin out. I have removed the bolt which clamps the pin to the yoke of the upper link arm. There appears to be an Allen key hole on the other end but a 4mm key is too big and a 3mm too small. I don't have a 3.5. But is it really an Allen key hole or am I barking up the wrong tree?
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maff

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Livestock Farmer
Well, I can't get it out!What I would like to know is whether there is a special way of getting this pin out. I have removed the bolt which clamps the pin to the yoke of the upper link arm. There appears to be an Allen key hole on the other end but a 4mm key is too big and a 3mm too small. I don't have a 3.5. But is it really an Allen key hole or am I barking up the wrong tree View attachment 1011013View attachment 1011014ee?
Is it like item 12 in the picture.
Hi 335d
Thank you and yes, item 12 is the pin I am trying to remove! Any advice?
 

335d

Member
The pin looks like this, I case you can’t work it out from the parts diagram


take pick up hitch lift rod off at the bottom, tilt it around until the rods aligns with the two flats and remove the lift road for the hitch.
then remove bolt on the holding plate and remove pin.
May need some persuasion.

if it is very tight, a big shifting wrench or spanner on the flat of the pin end and try and turn it to break the rust first.
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
Was just looking at the online parts catalogue but beaten to it by @335d
The lift rods for the pick-up hitch need to come off first, remove the bolt and drive the pin out. There is a heavy duty lift rod option in the parts book, they should've been standard.
 

335d

Member
also, I don’t remember an allen key hole. Is it not just a hole used for a rotating centre on a lathe when manufactr8ng the pin.
Its welded to the plate, so an Allen key hole, wouldn’t make any sense.
 

maff

Member
Livestock Farmer
Thanks so much 335d and boohoo.
I have been out for a meal and couldn't even manage a sneaky glance at my phone!
I think you have supplied me with all the info I need. I had removed bolt 13 but didn't want to be too aggressive with the pin in case it was screwed in at the other end. It seems it is not so just needs a bit of persuasion having not been moved for 27 years. Tomorrow I will attack it with a bit more brute strength.
Thanks again Chaps!
Matthew
 

wdah/him

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Location
tyrone
Sorry to possible take this on detour, but what is the case 42 series based on and what sort of a tractor are they reliability wise compared to a 300 series massey, the LP cabbed case 4230 is what might have caught my eye.
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
Sorry to possible take this on detour, but what is the case 42 series based on and what sort of a tractor are they reliability wise compared to a 300 series massey, the LP cabbed case 4230 is what might have caught my eye.
Reliability was pretty awful if I remember correctly. Some said the later "Pro" versions were better. Basic design goes back to the International days. The LP cab is best avoided.
If I was in the market for a 80hp Case I'd be buying an 844 or 856 and if I needed a low cab an 844XLN would be the only option for me.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
The 42 series were based on the old Doncaster line of tractors the last being the x95 tractors ranging from 695 - 995.
For some reason the 42 series had a very bad reputation for poor reliability, no idea why as the previous tractors had been fairly good except one or two well known niggles such as the gear linkage.
Think most problems were ironed out with introduction of the next tractors the CX which incorporated a Perkins engine. Some would argue that the biggest of these were overpowered for the old gear box and back end
 

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