If that is the Colchester Case 444, I have looked at it before. IF IT IS THE SAME ONE. He stored it inside. The muffler was originally pointed down. He switched it. The motor ran ruff. I believe the carb. is in need of tuning or rebuilding. The tractor was painted. The PTO was loose. It needed to be adjusted. The mower deck worked ok (needed a possible bearing on main pully) . The guy was going to sell it to me for 1k as well. He seamed to be a very nice honest guy. I tested the hydraulic drive and it seamed very strong. The pump and everything checked out to be very strong. Overall I thought the cost was fair and the tractor was in good shape. It needed modest adjustments to work good. I ended up not purchasing because I got cold feet. Ended up purchasing one that was cheeper. Although - not better. Good luck!
That sounds like the very same one! Very honest guy for sure. He spent an hour and a half with me showing me everything once I told him it was my first tractor. I know a guy that does a lot of tractor maintenance so I may have him take a look at the carb and the PTO
(I have no idea how to adjust one) and yes I need to get a new pulley for the mower deck. I may be able to repair but the bearing seemed pretty seized to me.
Based on the serial number 9651989 anyone know of it's a 1970 or a 1971? I can't tell from what I've read online. It seems like they don't have the ranges pre 72'?
Edited by cmn135, May 06, 2014 - 06:29 AM.