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cuemaker
07-13-2009, 11:08 PM
I have someone interested in buying some of my odds and ends that I have laying around, and 1 item is my Alis Chalmers motor...

He is going to ask me to name a price, and I am not sure where to start.....

Can I get some considered opinions?

Ken_Shea
07-14-2009, 12:24 AM
You know what they say about opinions.............:D
Mine is, unless it is something very special or perhaps the unusual name may draw the attention of an Allis-Chalmers collector, out side of that, small used 3ph motors are just plain cheap, that's the long and short of it.

Ken

wierdscience
07-14-2009, 12:41 AM
AFAIK,Allis hasn't made a motor in awhile so it's probably got some age on it.

At work we sell used 3~ motors and drives.$10/hp is the going rate,$15 if it's multi-speed or special.We get $50/hp for NOS surplus motors(still in the box/skid).

That said when the scrap price was up we gutted about 10 ton of motors from 3hp-100hp,they don't move fast unless they are NOS surplus.Many plant managers won't risk production on a used motor and the market is restricted to smaller plants and sawmills.

Basically get what you can,but don't expect a lot.