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Case 444 buying advice

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We are moving to an acreage at the end of the month and I will need something to clear the gravel drive this winter and to till up a garden next year. I found a Case 444 on Craigslist with the following description:

"An excellent Case 444 garden tractor with original cab with nice windows all around and manual wiper. Has three point and front and rear hydraulics, hydraulic lift for mower and snow blower. Chipper shredder looks like it has never been used, original paint on everything. 14 hp kohler engine starts and runs great, no leaks, noises or smoke. Snow blower has seen most use and is in good working order. Mower blades show little use and spindles bearings are good, everything works like it should. Tires are very good and chains included. Snow blower and mower are 48", tiller is 42" wide."

They are asking $2800 for everything. Just wondering if this is a reasonable price and what things I should check for if I go to look at it. I am new to this, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Sounds like a good package, price appears a little high but not unrealistic depending on the condition of everything and how well its been kept which you should be able to tell by looking for leaks, rust and if its been stored inside.

I have 3 Case tractors and they have never been left outside expect once when one of my 446's broke down and even then I grabbed a tarp to cover it overnight.

Depending on how big of a lane you need to keep the snow off of, I would say this will work great, the tiller is awesome but you do need front-end weights to run it not to mention rearwheel weight for winter snow work but in the scale of things these are minor.

It would appear you have a good deal working, I would offer $2,100 and see if the seller is flexable the work out out the price from there!
After a little more thought and looking at the pics better, I think that's a great price if the pictures reflect as good as condition as it appears, if I was closer, I would be loading it up on my trailer!!!
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