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I just picked up a Case 220 to accompany my 2544. She's a 1979 model year per the ID tag. I found it on Craigslist not far from my house being sold by it's original owner. It's all original, garage kept, unopened Kohler 10hp K241 and no touch ups or patches of any kind. It lights right off, idles smooth as butter and ramps right to life at max governed speed. The fab'd 40" deck looks really good, leading edges appear to be bent in slightly is about it. Anyway... I'm super excited. I've been an outdoor power equipment enthusiast for as long as I can remember and have always marveled at the awesomeness of Case/Ingersoll machines. I may have overpaid a bit at $500, but the owner was great and definitely is the kind of guy to keep things up. His yard was probably a half an acre, smooth, flat and neat as a pin. This 220 couldn't have had a hard life at all. He wouldn't budge on price. I know he started the add at $900 weeks ago, then $700...when it got down to $500 I had to go look. Oh where to begin..where to begin... Here's the Craigslist photos:



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That's a good looking machine at 30 years young. I'd give 500 for it any day.
 

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Thanks! I finally got a chance to mess with it some today. I dropped the deck, removed the seat because I gotta be able to move it back some. Need to drill some holes thru the seat pan or make up some type of raised adapter to get more rearward adjustment. I did some cleaning and degreasing under the hood. ~30yrs worth of greasy grime under there. They hydraulic fluid looks clean as a whistle as does the engine oil. I've got rear end gear lube to contend with yet, lots more cleaning on it, etc.. Tell you what.. You want to talk about a completely non-ergonomic, uncomfortable old iron beast? Wow.. fun to tinker with and work on (it's why I bought it). I couldn't imagine mowing for hours on this baby at all. It's just like being on a really old small farm tractor.

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