Auctions and Announcements

John Deere 7810 Tractors are Hot at Today’s Auctions

February 10, 2015

Deere made the 150 horsepower 7810 model tractor from 1997-2003, making today’s tractors 12-18 years old now. Yet, they are proving to be worth more money as they age.

From 1996 through 2007, the highest auction sale price I saw on a John Deere 7810 tractor was $78,000…on a January 21, 2005 farm auction in northwest Illinois where a 2000 model with only 590 hours hit the $78K mark.

Since 2008 how many JD 7810’s have I seen sold over $80,000? Try a whopping 29. Wow.

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10 Must-Attend Agricultural Shows for 2015

January 5, 2015

During the winter when you aren’t riding around the farm on your John Deere tractor, you might find yourself with a little extra free time. That being said, there are plenty of agricultural shows that you can put in your calendar to stay busy.

Show Floor

We’ve take the time to put together a list of 10 events that you won’t want to miss this off-season. Enjoy!

2015 Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show

2015 Quad Cities Farm Show

When: January 18 – 20, 2015

Where: QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, Ill.

Image Gallery: Sizing Up the 2015 Lineup of New John Deere Products

October 2, 2014

As we highlighted in a previous post, John Deere has recently rolled out its annual new product lineup, featuring a plethora of new equipment and updates to its tractors, hay products, and much more. These new John Deere products have been designed with more power and overall efficiency in mind in order to allow today’s producers to conquer growing demands and crop output with less manpower, in less time.

John Deere CPO Combine

For those of our readers that would prefer to see the 2015 products in a visual fashion, we’ve put together this photo gallery, which showcases all of Deere’s new products and offerings. Enjoy!

Combining Quality and Quantity with John Deere’s New Hay Equipment

October 1, 2014

While there were a number of headline-worthy introductions made at John Deere’s 2015 lineup rollout, commercial hay farming was at the center of it all, with offerings ranging from new balers, to disc mowers, and tedders. These new products eliminate the need for operators to choose between quality and quantity, with a number of new options that place the spotlight on large-scale production without risking superior hay condition.

New Line of John Deere Hay Equipment

To better understand how John Deere’s new hay equipment can simplify the operation, let’s take a closer look at some of the products that have been recently introduced.

Two Low-Hour John Deere Tractors Sell High on Iowa Farm Auction

August 28, 2014

A small farm retirement auction in north-central Iowa recently (August 26, 2014) featured a pair of very low-hour John Deere tractors.

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

Along with the 8235R, real strong bidding activity was seen on the 2007 JD 9520 4WD tractor, bareback, with only 519 hours (pictured below). It sold for $171,000. This is the 4th highest auction sale price I’ve seen in the U.S. in the past 11 years on a 9520.

Pulling up the Curtain on the New Line of 2015 John Deere Products

August 27, 2014

Once a year, John Deere customers and enthusiasts are treated to a rush of new products and upgrades that make them feel like children during the holiday season. Deere recently introduced a slew of new products at a two week dealer event being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which featured a range of new products from powerful tractor models to data management solutions, and a little bit of everything in between.

9RT Tractor

Let’s look at these new pieces of 2015 John Deere equipment and products and learn what kids of value each has to offer to Deere fans.

John Deere Certified Pre-Owned

As Good as New: Everything You Need to Know about John Deere CPO

August 7, 2014

High farm incomes in recent years led many United States farmers towards purchasing an abundance of new equipment. As a result, dealers have been left with high inventory levels of used farm equipment because purchases of new large machines often times involve a trade-in of older models.

John Deere CPO

Much like buying a used car, purchasing used agriculture equipment can require an abundance of research and examination prior to the acquisition. John Deere has recognized the increasing number of used machines on dealers’ lots and has put a Certified Pre-Owned Equipment program in place to provide customers with peace of mind and understanding of what they’re getting out of their purchase when they sign on the dotted line. Let’s take a look at the new CPO program at a glance as well as some of the features that make it one-of-a-kind in the used equipment market.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at RDO Auctions with Brian Messerschmidt

July 29, 2014

RDO Equipment is one of many John Deere dealerships that serve its customers through the use of auctions. While traditional auctions are still very much a major factor in the buying and selling of new and used equipment, the digital age has helped expand the horizons. Thanks to online auctions, equipment-seekers from all corners of the United States (and beyond) can virtually participate in the auction process. To get a better understanding of both in-person and online equipment auctions, we recently sat down with Brian Messerschmidt, auction/call center sales manager at RDO Equipment.

RDO Auctions

Second Highest Auction Price Ever on John Deere 5010 Tractor

June 24, 2014

Wow, what a beauty.

I’m talking about the restored 1963 John Deere 5010 tractor that sold for $45,000 on a May 24, 2014 collector auction in east-central Iowa. $45,000 is the second highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a JD 5010.

John Deere 5010

The highest sale price? $79,100 on a 2006 Ebay online auction for the very 1st SN# John Deere 5010. It was in kind of rough shape after having been used by a municipality in Oklahoma for many years. The buyer was well known collector of first SN# John Deere tractors, Walter Keller of Forrest Junction, WI. After extensive restoration work, here’s what that 1st SN# JD 5010 tractor looks like today:

Three JD 4455 Tractors Sold High on Recent Auctions

April 28, 2014

The John Deere 4455, made from 1989-1992 continues to be one of the “hottest”, most sought after used tractors on the market. Three recent farm auction sale prices prove the point.

John Deere 4455

(This tractor sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota)

Pictured above is a 1990 JD 4455 with 3,729 hours sold for $72,000 on an April 4, 2014 farm auction in south-central Minnesota. That is the 3rd highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a 4455 (sold without loader), and I’ve seen 348 sold over the past 18+ years.