Heyyy... I'm Italian... oh - er never mind I've used rattle cans too. :aetsch:Totally overpriced unit that just underwent an "Italian Tune-up" using a bunch of rattle cans to make it look pretty.
New would likely cost $15,000.00. As HMG said, sometimes values can be a regional thing. Bart and I understand that. Some brands bring big bux in one state but no one wants to touch them in another state. I'm pleased that you dropped back and read your thread. As you can see, it has sparked discussion which is what the forum is here for.I myself didn't think it was all that bad of a deal either, that's why I posted it in the first place. My thought was, if you bought a new comparable tractor with the same attachments, how much $ would it cost you?
Now, this unit was newer, had the 3 point as opposed to the sleeve, and also canadian $$ so gives you an idea of the variation that can come up.A 446 or 448 have the same value because other than the measly 2 hp difference, they're the exact same tractor. Either one with a 48" deck and nothing else, are worth about $1200.00 to $1400.00 Canadian providing there is good engine compression, no engine smoke after initial warm-up and everything else is in first-class repair. If the seat is torn, then that isn't first-class repair. If the steering is in bad need of a new sector gear, rod ends, axle pivot and so forth, then that isn't first-class repair. First-class repair means you can take the tractor home and use it and all the implements without spending any money on repair parts.
Engine compression should be at least 90 pounds on each cylinder after you have started the tractor up and run it long enough for it to reach operating temperature. Shut it down, pull both plugs and take the readings one after the other.
A good used LOW HOUR tiller is worth $400.00. A good used SnoCaster is easily worth $350.00. For a sleeve hitch, add $100.00. For a three-point hitch, add $350.00 to $400.00. For the F-27 sleeve hitch adapter so the tiller will mount on the three-point, add $80.00. For the hydraulic PTO on the rear to power the tiller, add $150.00. For the wheel weights and tire chains, add $90.00 and $40.00 respectively.
Based on those numbers, the tractor with a sleeve hitch is worth about $2550.00 and with the three-point and F-27 it's worth very close to 3000 loonies. But again, all of this is based upon condition, condition, condition.