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I have been looking for a Case 222 lately to restore to hopefully new condition. I have found one locally.
The tractor (1982?) is completely original with a mower deck. No dents or physical abuse is apparent.
The paint is faded of course but all original decals are still in place.
There are no oil leaks from the engine or the hydraulics.
There is a new battery and it starts instantly. It purrs-no kidding! There is a tear in the seat and the button on the steering wheel is missing. The man that owns it stopped using it 2 years ago because he bought a JD-duh!
He is asking $900 and is firm. No room to bargain.
What do you think?
ALL advice is gratefully received.
Thanks in advance for your time and efforts. :canada:
 

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Purely my opinion and I am no expert. If it was near me in NY and as you described (assuming hydraulic, not manual lift correct?) I think $550-$575 would be a fair price. However there seems to be a big mark up on prices for these tractors in Canada so I can't say for sure, but maybe some one can figure the increase. Hope this helps.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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The so-called mark-up is solely in the minds of some of the idiots who live here and cannot understand that there are all kinds of tractors just across the border. There's no way I'd pay $900.00 for that tractor. Perhaps 5 to 6 hundred but for just a basic 222, he's asking too much. Right now, the dollars are about par with one another. You are but minutes from the crossing into Buffalo. Why not haunt all of the New York State Craigslist ads every single day and find yourself a decent 444?

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/grd/2570154611.html

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/grd/2545103879.html

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/grd/2535816198.html

This one is sold but it gives you an idea as to what can be had across the border.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/grd/2560806682.html

Here's a 444 Sunset tractor with a freshly rebuilt engine and he has the receipts to prove it.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/grd/2532667226.html
 

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Get Real Lady. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

Just because you are frugal doesn't make the rest of us idiot's, your pricing may work out for a southern ontarian but for me in Saskatchewan going across the border to Minot ND ain't gonna save me FA :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

so u offer a 220 fer $700.00 :headscratcher: 10 HP we know is a little lite and a 222 is considerably better with a 224 noticeably better. So, we can save $200 for a tractor that has 2HP less and spend the cash in the US while we take a day to go pick it up. :headscratcher:

Maybe I should choose the $400 SWB 444. it's the last year of the SWB and someday will become sought after :sidelaugh: In the meantime I'm forced to put up with the difficulty getting on and off. :headscratcher:

Oh my, What a bargain in the US we have here with a 446 for $400 that I can drive down to the US and put up with Shit we get at the Border to drag home a SWB 400. :headscratcher: I might be quite shocked when I find out that I require another $1600.00 to get the motor running .

Well Blondie I'll leave the others as I assume you get my drift buy now. :facepalm: :trink:

Ariena

I see you are new to the Forum and wish Expert advice. You came to the right place :thumbsup:

The tractor that you are looking at is a good unit. It would be my Second choice of Case models. The 224 has a couple more HP's and would be noticeable in heavy grass or heavy snow if it had a blower. both fine machines and will get the job done no problem

I think that $900 for a sweet running 222 near home is a decent deal.

I'm from Sask and would have to travel at least a day one way before I came across any real bargains in the US.

Stewart :canada: :drinkbuddies: :fingerscrossed:
 

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Stewart said:
Get Real Lady. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

Just because you are frugal doesn't make the rest of us idiot's, your pricing may work out for a southern ontarian but for me in Saskatchewan going across the border to Minot ND ain't gonna save me FA :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

so u offer a 220 fer $700.00 :headscratcher: 10 HP we know is a little lite and a 222 is considerably better with a 224 noticeably better. So, we can save $200 for a tractor that has 2HP less and spend the cash in the US while we take a day to go pick it up. :headscratcher:

Maybe I should choose the $400 SWB 444. it's the last year of the SWB and someday will become sought after :sidelaugh: In the meantime I'm forced to put up with the difficulty getting on and off. :headscratcher:

Oh my, What a bargain in the US we have here with a 446 for $400 that I can drive down to the US and put up with Shit we get at the Border to drag home a SWB 400. :headscratcher: I might be quite shocked when I find out that I require another $1600.00 to get the motor running .

Well Blondie I'll leave the others as I assume you get my drift buy now. :facepalm: :trink:

Ariena

I see you are new to the Forum and wish Expert advice. You came to the right place :thumbsup:

The tractor that you are looking at is a good unit. It would be my Second choice of Case models. The 224 has a couple more HP's and would be noticeable in heavy grass or heavy snow if it had a blower. both fine machines and will get the job done no problem

I think that $900 for a sweet running 222 near home is a decent deal.

I'm from Sask and would have to travel at least a day one way before I came across any real bargains in the US.

Stewart :canada: :drinkbuddies: :fingerscrossed:
ditto that here in alberta
 

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Ariena,

You and I know that the REAL Canada ends at the Manitoba border. :sidelaugh: There's no accounting for the warped minds that live in the flatlands west of Manitoba so try to ignore the Western rudeness that just flowed in my direction. My advice applied to YOU because I often have to drive past your front door to reach my next tractor. :lol: :lol:

As you may have figured out by now, there are two distinct series of Case garden tractors. One is the 200 Lo Profile models and the other is the 400 Big Wheel units. What the mouthy Scotsman :lol: :lol: is forgetting here is that you are just looking for a "project tractor" to conduct a fun restoration on. As I understand it, you don't really intend to rototill your garden, mow your lawn or blow some snow. Therefore, net HP is of little concern and any problems that face the decrepit consumer of single malt liquor when it comes to mounting a Big Wheel model don't really figure in to your criteria.

Another thing that was overlooked by both of these guys is this. You don't have much of a selection to choose from here in southern Ontari-ari- O. When I saw your thread, I clicked open another TAB and pulled up the Buffalo C/L listings, followed by Rochester and Syracuse just to show you SOME (not all) of the listings within an hour or two from where you sleep. If Canadians want ME to spend my money in this country, then they better start offering tractors at competitive prices. :lol: :trink:

The argument over SWB (short wheelbase) vs LWB is pointless. All 200 Series tractors are SWB and all 400 Series tractors built before the 1980 model year are also SWB. Stewart has a preference for his 224 and is therefore heavily biased but he has ruined more than one keyboard due to uncontrollable drool when seeing some of the Big Wheel packages that have been snapped up by members in the USA.


I am not going to persuade you to choose a Big Wheel over a Lo Pro or a Sunset model over a Power Red/White model. That decision is up to you to make. For years, I beat the bushes trying to find tractors within a 100 mile radius of the Greater Toronto Area for reasonable prices with no real success. Sylvester Calzone lives 20 minutes from me and he too ran ads on Kijiji (e-bay Classifieds in the USA) for over a year and wasn't able to find much of anything that met his needs. He ended up driving 4 plus hours into Michigan to retrieve his first Ingersoll and I don't think that he regrets doing that. Prices for these tractors are considerably higher in Canada once you leave Ontario and especially out west. I used to track prices in Alberta, Sask, BC and Quebec but I had to stop because I was getting brain damage from all the head shaking those listings caused me. :sidelaugh:

Take your time. The more tractors you look at, the better. Eventually you will form a preference for a colour combination and a Series. As you continue to look at the prices, you will also realize the smokin' deals from the overpriced and that will allow you to pounce on something that is too good to pass up. Collecting should be fun and part of the fun should be the adventure of driving to places you have never been before. If you have to make a trip somewhere, plan it out. Look for interesting places to see along the way so you can stop and smell a few roses. :thumbsup:
 

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InTroubleAlltheTime said:
Purely my opinion and I am no expert. If it was near me in NY and as you described (assuming hydraulic, not manual lift correct?) I think $550-$575 would be a fair price. However there seems to be a big mark up on prices for these tractors in Canada so I can't say for sure, but maybe some one can figure the increase. Hope this helps.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
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So whats your 224 worth :thumbsup:

A tractor of this age that hasn't had the Decals burnt off can't of done to much work :headscratcher:

NFS is not an answer :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

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Stewart
Western :canada:
 

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Reporting in from Western :canada: :chopwood: :chopwood:

Awbokkel

We both know that if a 222 with the decals not burnt off that purr'd like a kitten was available for $900 it would be gone in a flash. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

We also both know that trying to explain something to a Blond is futile so I will let her comment of us westerners pass without a comment :thumbsup:

Ariena

I have had my 224-79 for thirty years and it's been good to me. Biased I am. :thumbsup:

Take her advice and keep checking the classifieds and you will find a suitable Case for your needs.

Good Luck on your hunt. :thumbsup:

BLONDIE

Did I ever tell you that sometimes when I look at you avatar I'm Speachless :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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BLONDIE

Did I ever tell you that sometimes when I look at you avatar I'm Speachless :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
The day that you become speechless will be the day we find you laying face up in a pine box. :canada: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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What passionate discussion! :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Quote :headscratcher: :headscratcher: :headscratcher:
So whats your 224 worth :thumbsup:
A tractor of this age that hasn't had the Decals burnt off can't of done to much work :headscratcher:
NFS is not an answer :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
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Stewart
Western :canada:
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Stewart:I think my 224 is worth $650 in NE US IMHOP. Of course it boils down to the bottom line, what someone will pay, no it ain't for sale! LOL :thumbsup: Agree a tractor with low hours and cared for properly mechanically and stored out of elements has a lot more value. Perhaps an en-trop-pen-newer should to come to US with trailer and buy about 10 CCI tractors and bring back to Canada? :think: :thumbsup: Years ago I bought some hydraulic stuff from Canada and couldn't believe what great value I got for the price but that's a different situation.
Central LI USA :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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InTroubleAlltheTime said:
What passionate discussion! :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Quote :headscratcher: :headscratcher: :headscratcher:
So whats your 224 worth :thumbsup:
A tractor of this age that hasn't had the Decals burnt off can't of done to much work :headscratcher:
NFS is not an answer :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
:trink:
Stewart
Western :canada:
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Stewart:I think my 224 is worth $650 in NE US IMHOP. Of course it boils down to the bottom line, what someone will pay, no it ain't for sale! LOL :thumbsup: Agree a tractor with low hours and cared for properly mechanically and stored out of elements has a lot more value. Perhaps an en-trop-pen-newer should to come to US with trailer and buy about 10 CCI tractors and bring back to Canada? :think: :thumbsup: Years ago I bought some hydraulic stuff from Canada and couldn't believe what great value I got for the price but that's a different situation.
Central LI USA :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
Morning Rich :thumbsup:

I think your 224 would be a steel of deal at that price. Here in Saskatchewan we would have to pay that for a 5 year old craftsman. :thumbsup:

I can understand a great value here when the dollar was trading at $0.65 but now days at $1.02 you would not be so impressed. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

Feel free to contact me if you decide to sell. :trink: :trink:

Have a good day Rich

Stewart :canada:
 

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Stewart said:
BLONDIE

Did I ever tell you that sometimes when I look at you avatar I'm Speachless :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
The day that you become speechless will be the day we find you laying face up in a pine box. :canada: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
:headscratcher: :headscratcher: This is one of those rare posts that I am just forced to agree with you :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 
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