Posted by Bob Huntress on December 10, 2012 at 23:30:01 from (184.108.40.206):
I have restored Allis Chalmers, Fords, Masseys etc, even a bunch of johnny poppers, but not so many Cases. I have a Case/David Brown 990. It's complete, and I ran it about six months ago. It isn't a bad tractor, but it's to big for anything I'ld do with it. If I fix it up, it would be to sell. The problem is that I am seeing the tractor being sold fairly cheaply. While it appears to not be a bad tractor if you need a tractor that size. If I restore the tractor to proper operation with a complete body, but not a new paint job, what do you folks see the resale value of a 990 about 1968 or 1969 be worth? Frankly, I'ld be inclined to trade it off for an 8N Ford and bush hog. It would have to have some value for me to put a lot into it. Most of the people I do business with use much smalled tractors, also. They tend to have less than 50 acres and vegetable, and small homestead livestock are their main stay, so I really don't even have a market for something like this. If I invest in fixing this up, will I be stuck with a low value tractor and a high dollar restoration? It's a diesel model. You folks on this board seem to know who uses these tractors and what value they hold or don't hold. I appreciate you input. Thank you.
Please don't think that I am bad mouthing y'alls tractor brand. Case does make tractors that are more small scale friendly. This just isn't it.
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