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Re: Thinking about this Case 444
First, it's not a 444 if original. 444 would have a Kohler K321. Probably a 446 or 448. Second, it's not a 50" mower. Most Case decks were 44 or 48, they never made a 50.
All that aside, condition is everything on older equipment. If it runs and drives well it is well worth that price. Cab and blower are worth 1/2 or more of the asking. Onan's can be expensive to repair, but most can be brought up to good running condition with just rings, gaskets and valve work. A few hundred if no pistons, crank turning or other machine work needed.