It's been welded on enough to appear home built. The cultivators are welded on, and braces added. But with all the mods, $200 is way too high.
Daniel, I believe the welds are probably 90% original. Each Hollar was hand made with its own unique properties from what I read.
But not only that, the engine doesn't run. The owner wasn't even certain that it was free. After finishing one B&S N series rebuild (which ran up a bill very quickly) I doubt if doing another rough one would be possible under at $100, even assuming just ignition and carburetor.
$200 is just too steep.
Not familiar with Hollard, (maybe they have a very wealthy following) but looks to me like after you spent say another several hundred and LOTS of time working on this you could re-sell it for.. hmm... maybe $300 ?
Kinda really makes me feel even better about the Junior (hope your not having regrets) Dr released me yesterday to start trying to do some lighter chores and such which was good but it is around 20F outside with a 30mph wind, brrrr all the cows are huddled in the valley I can see form the house with a big round bale I dropped earlier today and unless there is an emergency I'm staying in here with the computer !!
Jim, they have a following locally, but since they are not well known, its hard to say a value. Resell value would be at $300 as a high, my preference would be to try to see it go lower since it is on steel. Hollar machines also only came with cultivators, I believe, so adaptability is much lower than your Junior Chief.
I don't have too many regrets, yet, on the Junior, but they'll hit as soon as it leaves. I get attached to every machine that goes through my hands!
Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. I'm sure getting out will help you heal, too. But not with that kind of temperatures and wind!
Stay warm up there!