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1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction


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How many JD 4020 tractors have I seen sold at auction over the past 18+ years? 1,684.

So it was kind of an eye opener when I run across a 4020 selling for the 4th highest sale price ever. Such was the case on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana where the 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor pictured above sold for $30,000. It was the “originalness” of this tractor that made it pop with bidders. 4,180 actual hours. One owner. Shedded. Folks knew who the owner was, knew the history of care.

This 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor with 4,180 original "1 owner" hours sold for $30,000 on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana

JD 8100 Tractors Sell High on Ohio & New Jersey Auctions


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Doesn’t seem to matter WHERE they sell, used John Deere tractors in very good condition bring good money.

This 1995 John Deere 8100 tractor with 2,626 hours sold for $81,000 on a Jan. 6, 2014 farm auction in northern New Jersey

(This 1995 John Deere 8100 tractor with 2,626 hours sold for $81,000 on a Jan. 6, 2014 farm auction in northern New Jersey)

Case in point, the pair of JD 8100 tractors sold on recent farm auctions here in early 2014. First the 1995 JD 8100 with 2,626 hours (pictured above) sold for $81,000 on a farm auction in northern New Jersey on January 6, 2014. Very solid sale price there.

Extra, Extra! 10 of our Most Popular Agriculture News Stories from 2013


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2013 was filled with exciting news in the agriculture industry, from technological advancements to worldwide events and happenings.

Since it may be difficult to recall the biggest stories of 2013 pertaining to John Deere and the agriculture industry as a whole, we have put together a list of ten of the most popular agriculture news stories from 2013. Enjoy!

2014 John Deere Product Introductions Aim to Deliver Distinctive Customer Value

2014 John Deere Product Intro

John Deere introduced several new products and technologies at the 2014 John Deere Product Introduction in Columbus, Ohio, announcing a focus on “Delivering Distinctive Value” in 2014.

Three Record Auction Prices on JD 4650 Tractors in 2013


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Statistically speaking, it’s quite amazing.

Over the past 18 years I’ve seen over 300 John Deere model 4650 tractors sold at auction. Deere made the 4650 model (165 HP) from 1983-1988, so they are now 25-30 years old. So what’s so amazing?

The (3) highest auction sale prices I’ve ever seen on 4650’s have all come this year. So, getting older, but the nice ones are worth more money than ever. Coming into this year the highest auction price I’d seen was $54,500…all the way back on a 3/27/97 auction in northwest Iowa for a then 10-year old 1987 model JD 4650 with only 1,621 hours. That 16 year old record price has been smashed (3) times already this year…the facts:

Pair of 1972 JD 4320 Tractors Set Records


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This restored 1972 JD 4320 diesel tractor with 7,000 hours sold for $31,250 on a November 2, 2013 farm auction in Springville, IA

November 2, 2013 was a record-setting day for auction sale prices on tractors, in particular, John Deere 4320 tractors.

The 1972 JD 4320 pictured above (restored, diesel, canopy, 7,000 hours) sold for $31,250 on a farm retirement auction by Hoge Auctioneering in Springville, IA. This sale feature a TON of late-model farm equipment, which all sold on the high side by the way, yet auctioneer Andy Hoge told the one item he fielded the most the calls on leading up to auction day?

Yep, this beautiful 1972 JD 4320.

3 Deere Tractors Sell High on Saskatchewan Auction


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The trifecta.That was my thought when I saw pictures of the (3) beautiful John Deere tractors sold for very strong sale prices on an October 10, 2013 farm retirement auction in south-central Saskatchewan. Pictured above are the (2) following tractors and what they went for:

* 1982 JD 4440, 6,655 hours, sold: $33,000
* 1982 JD 8440, 4WD, 5,191 hours, sold: $31,000

JD 4440 (left) and 8440 tractors sold very well on an October 10, 2013 farm retirement auction in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada

The JD 4440 (left) and 8440 tractors seen above sold very well on an October 10, 2013 farm retirement auction in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Looking for Dad’s Tractor


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Ben Donovan's Dad's 4620

Ben Donovan, of Illinois, reached out to Machinery Pete for help in finding a special tractor

“Pete, can you help?”

I got quite an interesting message from a follower of our Machinery Pete Facebook page recently. Ben Donovan, from central Illinois, reached out wondering if I could possibly help him find the 1971 JD 4620 tractor his grandfather Jim Donovan of Heyworth, IL bought new from Arends John Deere dealership in Melvin, IL 42 years ago (see picture above). Here was Ben’s note to me:

Used John Deere 8330 Tractors Selling High at Iowa Auctions


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2010 JD 8330 tractor with 1,643 hours sold for $162,000 on a July 10, 2013 farm estate auction in north-central Iowa
2010 JD 8330 tractor with 1,643 hours sold for $162,000 on a July 10, 2013 farm estate auction in north-central Iowa

You know the used tractor market is hot when 3-6 year old models are selling for more $$ than they went for when they were 1-2 years old.

Case in point: the John Deere 8330 tractor. I began to see 8330’s sell at auction back in late 2007. From that time up through the end of 2011 I only saw (1) JD 8330 ever sell for more than $150,000 at auction…the 2009 model 8330 with only 526 hours on it sold for $154,000 on a December 10, 2010 farm auction in northwest Missouri.

1963 John Deere 3010 Sold for $15,500 on Ohio Auction


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I’ve seen a lot of John Deere 3010 tractors sold at auction over the years.

So quite the happening last Saturday, June 15, 2013, on a collector auction in Johnstown, OH when a restored 1963 JD 3010 diesel tractor went for $15,500. That is the 2nd highest auction sale price I’ve seen the past 17+ years on a JD 3010.

The only JD 3010 tractor I’ve seen sold for more $$ was the 1963 LP Standard 3010 (repainted, Syncro, front weights) sold for $22,750 on another collector auction June 18, 2011 in southwest Minnesota. That was the same auction where the 1969 JD 4020 diesel tractor with front-wheel assist sold for a record auction price of $50,000.

5 Record Prices on Saskatoon, SK Farm Auction


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Wow, what a sale!

April 27, 2013, up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, a farm auction for two brothers. An absolutely beautiful line of farm equipment. Beautiful may be too pale an adjective. This stuff was immaculate. Sale prices ran very high, including these (5) new record high auction sale prices:

* 2006 JD 8330 tractor with 694 hours, sold: $167,500

JD 8330-SK sale price $167500

* 1994 JD 7200 tractor with 3,135 hours, sold: $67,000

JD 7200 Tractor

* JD 725 loader, sold: $10,000

JD 725 Loader

* 1984 JD 4250 2WD tractor with 3,849 hours, sold: $48,500

JD 4250 2WD Tractor

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