I'm looking at buying an Allis Chalmers 914 hydro. I was really hoping to get one of the bigger 900 series tractors with the hydraulic lift but it's more important to get the tiller and snowblower for now. I can always fab up an electric lift later. I'm wondering what a fair value on this tractor is. The owner says he is the 2nd owner and has recently had the center gearbox rebuilt at a cost of around $1000. He has a 42" snowblower, tiller, tire chains, and an all steel cab with doors on both sides. He also said he has the 'heat houser'. I didn't ask about this but I'm assuming it is just some shielding to direct engine heat into the cab?
From the pictures it looks like everything is in good shape. I've never seen an all steel cab before so I'm wondering what is a fair price to offer the guy. Judging by what the same or similar tractors are priced at around here I'm figuring the tractor is worth $500-600, and the snowblower and tiller are worth $200-300 each. It's about a 7 hour drive one way for me so I want to try to negotiate a price before I commit to the drive.