I'm looking at buying a case 444 garden tractor with a mower. We had an older one when I was a kid, but don't remember much about it. The one I'm looking at is the newer style case that's total orange tinwork with white decals. It looks decent, but the guy said the PTO clutch is either out or getting weak.
I've looked around online and it appears that the "newer" models had an easily adjustable clutch, while the "older" models had one that was more difficult with shims and what not. Do you suppose since it is the newer paint scheme that it would be the easier one to adjust? Are replacement parts expensive if it would need new discs (or whatever is in them...).
They guy wants $700 for it including a mower deck. That seems reasonable to me, but I don't want to get a couple hundered wrapped up in this clutch deal. Anything specific I should be looking at that would also be expensive to fix?
Thanks for any and all replies!