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Re: Tom Arnold 446

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Tom Arnold

06-26-2013 13:55:01

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Rusty, There are good, used Case tractors out there for reasonable prices. This one does not fit that description.

A brand new Craftsman can't be compared to a decent Case because the Craftsman is just a lawn tractor but the Case is a heavy duty garden tractor that will outlive two or three Sears machines.

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rusty jones

06-26-2013 19:28:13

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 Re: Tom Arnold 446 in reply to Tom Arnold, 06-26-2013 13:55:01  
Tom: I know what you mean. I was just trying to show a difference in the face value of the machine, as it looks now. I didn't mean to imply that Craftsman products are anywhere near as good as the better machines. It was only a thought-mainly that new paint over an old messy finish won't necessarily mean that the tractor could perform as well as a new paint job would make it appear. I do think the future seller is just dangling the bait-hoping that some uniniated person will see the new looking machine, and get talked into buying it. His money would be spent better in buying a new machine, or at least, take a knowledgeable friend along, when he goes to look at used machines! As old P.T. Barnum said-----

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Tom Arnold

06-27-2013 04:33:02

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 Re: Tom Arnold 446 in reply to rusty jones, 06-26-2013 19:28:13  
Rusty, For the most part, i agree with you. It all comes down to what your expectations are for the tractor. If all you want to do is mow your lawn, then a new Craftsman will do that nicely for about 10 years or so. But if your needs go beyond that and things such as rototilling, blowing snow, using ground engaging attachments are in the picture, then only a true garden tractor will do the work.

Caution when buying used is the order of the day and no one should allow shiny paint to fool them.

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06-26-2013 14:40:52

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 Re: Tom Arnold 446 in reply to Tom Arnold, 06-26-2013 13:55:01  
Tom, thank you again I"m not sure why the pictures came out so bad. But I"ll follow your suggestion and pass. I"m glad I ask the questions.
Thanks again for all your wisedom.

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