Re: Case 646 - please help guide me -possible purchase
It's had a lot of abuse and I suspect with a cracked oil pan,, that it won't run. My "what it's worth" would be $1000 at best, but for that, I'd have to think long and hard.
With a non runner, I always go low because it's near impossible to tell what's good or bad. Reality is, the banana plate will be worn, steering will be loose, and since it's been sitting for a quite a whiles, all Orings are more then likely going to leak on you, so cylinders and valves will end up getting rebuilt,, Pump would be suspect, (based off the look of it's maintenance history,) and with a cracked oil pan,, motor will need replacement.
These can be brought back to life and they are quite decent loaders, but it's takes a bunch of $$. I've done 2 of these, and there is a lot of work involved.