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I found out a family friend down the road from me has a case 444 with the black and gold decals. I spent a hour talking to him abot it and he said he would take $1500. I saw it had a 3 point lift on the back, a deck, a set of the big wheel weights, and some kind of weird looking hydraulic valve setup on the left hand side (while sitting in the seat) by the motor I hadn't seen before, he has documentation of a brand new entire pto clutch put on at the case dealership in the early 90s, he bought it in 1984 at a auction and used it to cut grass until the pto went out, after he replaced it his neighbor bought a Walmart mower and he borrowed it and was impressed at how much faster it mowed than his case so ever since he has been buying those and ocasionally uses his case to pull a yard cart. The s/n is 9658695 from what I can tell that makes it a 72 but am not shure. Is it worth the asking price? What is the hydro thing on the side of the tractor?
 

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Re: Case 444 Black Night

Presumably the 3 point hitch is an H-26 and I would value that at $400.00 in the market of today. The rear PTO cannot be used on tractors made after 1972 so I would value it at $100.00 . The wheel weight kit is easily worth $300.00 if all 4 weights are there.

The tractor with the deck is worth perhaps $800.00 so at $1500.00, he's certainly in the ballpark. I'm surprised that he's asking that much. Has he kept this thing garaged when it wasn't in use? How is it cosmetically? A Black Knight Demo is most certainly a collector piece today so the only thing that is of value to a collector is the tractor. I would probably sell off the wheel weights and hitch to recover as much of my outlay as possible and if I could sell the deck, it would be gone too.
 

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Re: Case 444 Black Night

Assuming that it is an H-26, then it will work just the same as a J-26 would.

If by some strange coincidence it turns out to be a F-26, it would still work but there would be no down-pressure.

Are you after this tractor solely on the basis of getting a hitch for your 81 or are you wanting also to own a piece of Case history that is somewhat unique and becoming harder to find?
 

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He might not sell the three point but he said it has been nothing but a paper weight hanging off the back of the tractor since he bought it. He said he would sell me the wheel weights as they are not currently on the tractor.
 

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Maybe you will get lucky. If he views the hitch as being useless to him, then perhaps he will let it go. However, you would be wise to offer to remove it from the tractor for him. Not a big job. Should take less than one hour and no parts should be needed. The only questions that need answering now would be........ what does he want for the weight kit and what does he want for the hitch? I'd let him tell me those figures. Maybe he doesn't think they are worth much.
 
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