Steam Tractors for sale

If you have a Case steam engine and would like to show it for sale, please contact me to have it  listed here. I will need a good photo, specifications, price and contact information. As you can see, they sell pretty quickly.


1911 Case 30 24491 $120,000.00 Beautiful running Case 30 from the late Chris Busch collection. Possibly the last remaining unrestored, original Case 30.  Stored indoors for the past 65 years.  Considering offers. 


1910 Case 45   SOLD!

Used in a parade this past spring.  Stored indoors and is in perfect running condition engine.  


1920 Case 40 34930 SOLD!

Great boiler, tubes and smoke box. New water tanks and bunkers. Like new gearing. Truly a great all around engine.


1917 Case 60 28752 SOLD! Was running when stored some years back.  Includes accessories.

Many more photos available.


1913 Case 60 30302 SOLD! Very good running tractor, last run July 2014. New bunkers and canopy built to factory specs. Stored inside.


1970? Wm Allchin  


Live Steam 3" Scale working Traction Engine.
Wm Allchin Ltd North Hampton
Two Speed, Steel Boiler, 100 PSI working Pressure, Cast Iron Cylinder Slide Valve by Stephens Gear with pole Reverser
51" L x 32" T x 21" W  Rear Wheel Diameter 17"     
1923 Case 65       SOLD! Nice running Case 65 engine with a good boiler, new smokebox and partial flue sheet.  New tubes, cast rocking grates, front door and ring. New water tanks and coal bunkers. Gearing and pinions like new. Water pump and penberthy work great. Some boiler ultrasound readings available.  
1924 Case 65 35654


Steam Traction Engine - Case 65 For SaleCurrent Ohio boiler inspection at 150PSI.  New bunkers, new pipes, new 300 PSI bronze fittings, lots of extras including working pump, wrench and hose.  Also Case funnel, custom curtains.  Complete provenance - Featured in magazines! In excellent condition, ready to steam up.

1912 Case 60 27454 $ SOLD!
1910 Case 75 24067 $SOLD!  

1911 Case 45   $ SOLD!  



The value in an engine is in what you do not have to repair. Here are some estimates to buy or repair parts of a steam engine.  A good boiler is worth $35,000.00, good paint $5,000.00, good whistle, gauges and injectors $3000.00, good engine $7,000.00, good governor $1,000.00, good bunkers $10,000.00, good wheels and metal $5000.00 . We are already up over $50,000.00. And that is just for "good" not exceptional.

If you find an engine that is running for $25,000.00 it is a much better value than a rusted yard ornament with unknown repair and restoration costs. When the asking price for a restored, certified engine with a nice paint job and good bunkers costs $65,000.00  it is easy to see why they cost that much!

Yard ornaments are only worth a fraction of the value of a restored engine.  I have seen them sell for less than $2000.00, and even compete ones sell for $5000.00 (or less) if there is suspicion about the boiler and damaged or missing  bunkers.

ANY decent running engine should cost $35 to 40K. Now add in rarity, desirability (really big or small) and provenance (history) you can see that Case steam tractors have really not risen to nearly the levels they might. I do not think there where ever be a time where you will not be able to operate a steam engine.  There is simply no inherent safety problem to support a ban. So buy the tractor you want now, in the future the good ones will just go higher and the bad ones will cost more to fix.

As you can see, steam tractors can vary all over the place in value from $3500.00 for a yard ornament to $500,000.00 (or more!) for a rare one.  The smallest Case is a 30 Horse and the largest is a 110 (plus the extraordinary 150!).  Both of these tractors sell well in excess of the other sized because there are so few of them.  Case is a very popular brand so it commands about 25% more for the same condition of tractor.  I think that $25 to $45.000.00 for a running 45 to 60 hp Case is a fair price.   If it needs work then the value can drop, if it is pristine then it should go up.  Add 20% for each 10 hp increase after that.  George cost me around 20K and cost about that again to repair. Further restorations more than doubled the cost again.  It is much more expensive to repair a inexpensive tractor than to buy a good running one for more money.


Photos of For Sale Steamers listed above