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?