Someone once said "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
I think that it is also fair to substitute the word "Value" for "Beauty" but when it comes to this listing, both adages apply.
The Seller is wanting $1300.00 for what is on offer. Frankly, I'm having a lot of trouble with the math because I just don't see a number anywhere near his asking price.
One tractor is a "glider" and who knows what all else is missing aside from the engine. To me. that tractor is worth $100.00 tops as a parts unit because it has also been modified with the hood and grille from a 100 series.
The other tractor is something I just do not understand but maybe it's just ME. If you want to create a show GT that looks like an early Case Ag tractor, then I don't think this is the way to go about it. Go buy some tin from a derelict 430 or 530 Case and adapt that to your 444 instead of the hood and grille from a 195. And if you think "duals" are cool, then put Ags on them, not turf tires. And lastly, the oversize, totally out-of-scale exhaust stack is just....................silly.
At the end of the day, we have a $300.00 butchered up tractor that does not run because the Seller isn't smart enough to put a $30.00 battery in it and a $100.00 blade because he isn't smart enough to put a photo of that in his listing. So...at the moment, I see five.......maybe six hundred there..... But certainly not $1300.00.
Now that's just my personal opinion. Some of you are entitled to see a higher value if you so choose. It is not my intent to fix a price on anything because it is always up to the buyer and the seller to decide what works for them.
One tractor has no engine and that makes it a "glider". The other tractor does have an engine but no battery to start it.
As far as I'm concerned, non-running tractors are parts tractors but parts tractors are only good parts tractors when they are complete and original. Neither one of these tractors meet that criteria and I'll be damned if I'm going to pay some guy "running tractor prices" when he's too stupid, too cheap or too lazy to get his tractor running to show it. Nor am I going to go there and figure out why his tractor doesn't run and then make it run. If you want to sell me junk, then fine. I will pay you junk prices and no more.
And if I wanted to build an articulated, then I'd just bide my time and buy two trans-axles from Joe Hemmi for a buck apiece on e-Bay and be $1298.00 to the good. :trink: