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CFoote

Simplicity 4212 -- whats it worth?

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CFoote
Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum and wanted your input on a tractor I have been looking at. It's a Simplicity 4212, and by looking at the specifications on the site it appears to be a 36" deck, 5 speed gear tranny and 12 HP B&S. This particular tractor I'm looking at also comes with a bagger that appears to be powered by the engine (I apologize I do not know much about tractors!). The guy is looking to get $400 -- what do you think? Is it a steal? It started right up in the 38 degree weather last night and runs great. I have a 1/2 acre of lawn and am looking for something that will do both grass cutting and leaf pickup in the Fall. Thanks for your time and take care. Chris

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mbrook
Welcome Chris, Two years ago I sold a 4212 with 36" deck, pull behind sweeper (agri-fab brand),a snowblower and tire chains for that price. I was happy I got that much for it. It ran great and looked good.

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Tacey
I paid $350. for a similar Simplicity over 3 years ago. I have run it year-round since, with no troubles. I think I got a great deal. Careful, though. These tractors tend to multiply. ;) I have since added a newer "Landlord" model, and I'm still promising myself a "B" series AC someday... Tacey

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bigcountry
I got my 4211 for free, did some work to it and sold it last year for $210. I needed some quick cash and it was a non-essential machine, hock shop offered me $150 for it, and I couldn't take that kind of loss on it, so I listed it on here and another club member here has it now.

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goatfarmer
I bought a 4212 Hydro about a year ago.Mower deck,rear bagger,decent shape,but turned out the motor was kaput. Gave $200.00 for it.Sounds like you found a decent one!

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roma3112
i bought a 4111 hydro to restore a year or so back for 150.00 it needed alot of work motor paint ect. I have since given it to a club member to give to his son. I don't think your machine is a bad price if it is in good shape, if you could beat then down $50.0 or so even better. good luck and welcome

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lsenus
I picked up a 4211 with a 36" deck and two bagger setups. One single bag, and the other a double bag for $500. It was LITERALY driven by a little old lady, and had zero damage at all to either the sheet metal or the paint. Not even a rub mark in the paint!

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