Steam Tractors for sale

If you have a Case steam engine and would like to show it for sale, please contact me and I will list it here at no charge.


1912 Case 75 26701 SOLD! CASE 75 HP- "George" the steam tractor featured on this website.  
1919 Case 65   $39,500 Low wear, Steamed up in 2000. Gary at 636-933-2254. Photo
1920 Case 40 34930   Case 40 HP Steam Tractor-  Ready to SHOW!
 314-780-2576 Cindy
1917 Case 75   $67,500.00 offer 205 652-7718  Nick          
1912 Case 75   $30,000/ SOLD!  PHOTO
1915 Case 65   $29,500/offer Complete Case 65 HP Steam Tractor- Contact DON 641 230-2135 PHOTO
1914 Case 80 31478 $45.000.00 SOLD!  photo
Running Condition!
  Case 50   SOLD!

STEAM TRACTOR: Case 50 HP Steam Tractor-Shedded, Little Wear, 50 Year Museum Exhibit, 3 Brass Whistles PHOTO


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 $20,000.00, 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 $18,000.00 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 $35,000.00  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 $150,000.00 for a rare one.  The smallest Case is a 30 Horse and the largest is a 110.  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 $20 to $25.000.00 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 around 20K and cost about that again to repair. 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

1920 Case 40 Running, with boiler Certificate


1912 Case 75 hp. Steam Traction Engine, S/N 27816. Very good running condition. Last certified in Montana in 2009 for 125 psi. Gearing and boiler good, will send 2005 UT results for serious buyers. Pulls an 8 bottom plow with ease. $30,000. May consider partial trade. SOLD 

Nice Case 65, Only 3 owners, last run in 2000.  Very minor wear on any parts, a very original Case.

s/n 31478 80 h.p. Case traction engine, has working gear pump, boiler jacket, Baker balanced valve, everything on this engine works. Has an older Illinois certificate for 100 p.s.i. (from the last time it ran). Comes with extra boiler that is in like new condition. SOLD
Case 50
Case Steam tractor for sale
1907 CASE 9  Very rare, collectable. Has current SOLD