In this instalment of our ongoing survey of used equipment auction prices we look at a pair of Case IH four-wheel drive tractors, each from a different decade: the 9370 from the 1990s and the smaller 4494 from the 1980s.
Once again, we used Ritchie Bros. posted online auction results as our information source. Those data show the company auctioned off eight 9370 and three 4494 tractors across the prairie in 2014, enough to give us a fair idea of what you should expect to pay for one of these machines.
First, the 9370. According to the posted descriptions, those tractors equipped with a standard transmission seemed to net better selling prices than powershift models. The tractors going under the hammer this year had between 3,401 and 7,492 engine hours. Most sold in the $55,000 to $66,000 range, with one exceptional tractor hitting an impressive $104,000.
Second, the 4494. Three of these tractors were sold, two 1985 models and one 1986. The first two netted $17,000 and $17,500. Again, one exceptional tractor stood out, raking in more than double those prices at $42,000. All three were powershift models with between 6,485 and 8,443 engine hours.