Auctions and Announcements

Machinery Pete: 30+ Year Old Deere Tractors With Low Hours are Hot

July 21, 2015

John Deere made the 40 Series tractor models from 1978-1982. 30+ years down the road now, show me a nice condition one with low hours and I’ll guarantee you one thing…intense buyer interest.

This tractor sold for $32,000 on a 6/13/15 farm auction in

Proof rolls in every week here during the summer of 2015. The picture above is of a nifty John Deere 4240 with 3,880 hours that sold on a June 13, 2015 farm auction in Wooster, Ohio. The sale was by my friends at Kiko Auctions. It sold for $32,000…more than it was worth brand new! Here’s a YouTube video of this tractor selling with my comments dropped in along the way:

Ten Notable John Deere News Stories from the First Half of 2015

June 22, 2015

It might be hard to believe, but we are approaching the end of the first half of 2015. Over the course of these six months, John Deere’s name has been entrenched in the news as it continues to offer products and services that simplify jobs in the field, yard, or on the farm.

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As we soon turn the calendar to July (and the second half of the year), we wanted to take a look back at the first half of the year and recap some of the most notable John Deere news stories to be featured on MachineFinder.com. Enjoy!

Machinery Pete: 100 HP Tractors Holding Value in Used Tractor Market

May 29, 2015

The hottest segment of the used tractor market the past two years? That would be smaller horsepower models.

The mountain of auction sale prices I’ve been compiling for nearly 26 years supports this trend. A recent example came from a nice farm auction in east-central Wisconsin on April 23, 2015.

Sold for $23,000 on April 23, 2015 farm auction in eastern Wisconsin

On this sale was a John Deere 6603 2WD tractor with 803 hours on it (pictured above). It was a “one owner” tractor in very good condition. It sold for $23,000. Pretty strong price for a 2WD model I thought.

Introducing A New Used Equipment Online Experience at MachineFinder.com

April 30, 2015

Here at MachineFinder, our mission is to provide users from around the globe with access to equipment photos, descriptions, details, locations and more, so they can make informed used equipment purchasing decisions. With millions of visitors to MachineFinder.com in the past year, it seems we are successfully providing this information to our user base, but we are always striving for ways to improve the online experience.

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As we looked at the new generation of online browsing and the technologies available to our audience, we realized nearly half of all recent website visits to MachineFinder.com were coming from mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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