Rare Case Tractors
It’s fun to find the needle in the haystack.
That’s kind of what feels like when I run across a rare piece of farm equipment sold at auction somewhere in the U.S. and Canada. Always makes me smile. So I smiled last Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2014) when I saw a Case 2290 tractor with mechanical front-wheel drive sold on an east-central Wisconsin farm auction. Here’s a picture of it:
This Case 2290 was in good shape, had 4,965 hours and sold for $18,000.
I looked through the list of (222) auction sale prices I’ve compiled on Case 2290 tractors sold at auction over the past 18 years. I didn’t see many, hardly any in fact, with mechanical front-wheel drive. Only 4. The highest priced one of the bunch was this one (pictured below) sold on a December 20, 2013 dealer auction in south-central South Dakota for $21,000…it did sell with a Dual 3156 loader & grapple:
The scoop on the other (3) Case 2290’s sold at auction with mechanical front-wheel drive:
- $7,500: 7/22/10 auction, east-central North Dakota, with loader, engine problems
- $16,250: 3/7/07 auction, east-central Illinois, 5,037 hours
- 14,200: 12/6/03 auction, west-central Indiana, 2,500 hours, 1 owner
-Greg Peterson AKA Machinery Pete, Guest Blogger