Mr onetwo said:
Hey everyone, I have stumbled onto what I think will be my 2nd tractor and I have a question.The serial# is 9636019 and predates what is in the serial# production sheets.Is there any way to tell when this tractor was made? Do we know the oldest serial# for a 444?Are there any pros or cons to a very early (pre 1972) 444.It has a rear pto,3 point hitch,tiller,mower and 48" snowcaster and all for $650.A super deal I think! :mrgreen: What do you all think....thanks for your help! :446:
That one is a 1969 444PK model.
The problem with the 1969 and 1979 tractors is that they do NOT have the Snap Fast system. That means, the later model decks, plow blades and snow casters do not fit onto that tractor.
It also may have the F-26 3 point hitch that does not have down-pressure like the later H and J model hitches do.
Lastly, the snow caster used for those models had a gearbox and drive shaft arrangement. It takes more effort to connect it up than the later H, J, K, L, M series snow casters.
If you can live with all of that, then it is a good purchase. However, nothing you have now in the way of attachments will work on the middle or front of this 444.
So... what are you going to do?