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1971 JD 4000 Tractor Sold for $35,000 on Iowa Auction

JD4000 IA pic2 35K 1971 JD 4000 Tractor Sold for $35,000 on Iowa Auction

This rare 1971 John Deere 4000 diesel, Power Shift tractor with 5,562 hours sold for $35,000 on a December 18, 2012 farm retirement auction in Indepedence, IA.

It wasn’t the prettiest. It was missing a few parts. But it’s rare and it was a Deere, so it sold for big $$.

I’m talking about a 1971 John Deere 4000 tractor with 5,562 hours sold on a farm retirement auction December 18, 2012 in the northeast Iowa town of Independece. Deere made the 4000 model tractor from 1969 – 1972, but what made this particular 4000 rare was its configuration…a diesel, power shift.

The Best-Selling Used Farm Tractors of 2012, According to Machinery Pete

Over the past year, Machinery Pete has reported on some of the most outstanding selling prices for used farm tractors, as well as the agricultural community’s opinion about these massive machines. Machinery Pete reports the results of tractor auctions across the country where used John Deere farm tractors are sold to anxious bidders. He is connected with 750+ auctioneers across the U.S. and Canada and has 40 contacts who gather auction results that are then listed on the Machinery Pete site.

The following is a month-by-month overview of some of the best-selling and record-breaking used farm tractors that Machinery Pete has reported on for the Machine Finder blog in 2012:

Take Off Your Boots, Please: John Deere 8410 Sells Big

JD8410 136K ILsale 1024x768 Take Off Your Boots, Please: John Deere 8410 Sells Big

2000 JD 8410 tractor with 584 hours sold for record price of $136,000 on northwest Illinois farm auction. The owner reportedly made everyone and anyone remove their boots & shoes before entering the tractor cab

It was understood. Before entering the cab, you had to take off your boots & shoes.

An extreme example of meticulous care of your used farm equipment, some/most may say obsessive, but it worked. Just look at how the 2000 John Deere 8410 tractor shines. What a beauty. You could eat your Thanksgiving turkey dinner off the hood its so clean.

John Deere 4440 Sold for $42,000 At Wisconsin Auction

JD4440 WI 42K John Deere 4440 Sold for $42,000 At Wisconsin Auction

This John Deere 4440 tractor with 5,333 hours sold for $42,000 on an October 25, 2012 farm estate auction in south-central Wisconsin.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: It PAYS to take great care of your used equipment!

Vivid proof came on a farm estate auction October 25, 2012 near Janesville, WI. George Auction Service held this sale that featured (2) very nice condition, well cared for John Deere tractors, a 4440 tractor with 5,333 hours and a late-model JD 4020 with 8,233 hours (diesel, power shift, side console, 1 onwer).

50-Year Old John Deere 4010 Tractors Up 27.3% In Value

JD4010 IN 9250 50 Year Old John Deere 4010 Tractors Up 27.3% In Value

This 1963 John Deere 4010 tractor with 8,000 hours sold for $9,250 on a September 29, 2012 farm auction in southwest Indiana.

John Deere made the 4010 model tractor from 1961-1963. So 50 years old now.

And worth 27.3% more now vs. 10 years ago.

Yep, it’s true. The average auction sale price on John Deere 4010 tractors back in 2002 was $4,798. So far in 2012 the average auction sale price on Deere 4010′s is up to $6,110.

2 More Record Farm Auction Prices on John Deere Tractors

JD8200 82500 IA 2WD Record 2 More Record Farm Auction Prices on John Deere Tractors

This 1997 JD 8200 2WD tractor with 1,319 hours sold for $82,500, a new record high sale price, on a September 1, 2012 farm auction in southwest Iowa.

They just keep coming.

New record high auction sale prices on John Deere used tractors in very good condition. (2) more record prices to add to the list from a September 1, 2012 farm auction in southwest Iowa. Here is the the new record setters on this sale of used farm equipment:

* 1997 JD 8200 2WD with 1,319 hours: $82,500
* 2002 JD 8320 MFWD with 1,052 hours: $149,000

Used Tillage Equipment Values Still High

JD2210 IA 68K Used Tillage Equipment Values Still High

This 2011 JD 2210 field cultivator (64.5′) sold for $68,000 on an August 1, 2012 farm auction in McIntire, IA. $68,000 is a new record high auction sale price.

I’ve been blogging & talking about rising used tillage values & other used farm equipment for sale for 12 months now.

More proof came last week on a farm auction in McIntire, IA. Hamilton Auction Company sold a 2011 John Deere 2210 field cultivator for $68,000. It was a 64.5′ model in very nice condition. $68,000 is the new record high auction sale price I’ve seen on a JD 2210 field cultivator.

82-Year Old Iowa Man Sells His Deere Tractors

JD2510 IA 14500 82 Year Old Iowa Man Sells His Deere Tractors

Albert Groeneweg’s 1966 JD 2510 diesel, power shift tractor sold for $14,500, the 3rd highest auction sale price Machinery Pete has seen in the last 16+ years on a JD 2510.

JD2510 Albert 82 Year Old Iowa Man Sells His Deere Tractors

82-year old Albert Groenweg starts up his 1966 JD 2510 diesel, power shift tractor on his July 14, 2012 auction in Rock Valley, IA.

JDtractors 82 Year Old Iowa Man Sells His Deere Tractors

July 14, 2012 collector tractor auction in Rock Valley, IA for Albert Groeneweg.

The track Albert helped build.

What a fitting place it was last Saturday (July 14, 2012) for 82-year old Albert Groeneweg’s auction of his personal collection of tractors & used farm equipment for sale on the outskirts of Rock Valley, IA, in the northwest corner of the Hawkeye state.

Large 1-Year Old & Small 32-Year Old Deere Combines at Auction

JD4040 IA Ryerson Large 1 Year Old & Small 32 Year Old Deere Combines at Auction

This 1980 JD 4040 Tractor with 4,849 hours is for sale on a July 18, 2012 farm retirement auction in Webster City, IA

JD4420 IA Ryerson Large 1 Year Old & Small 32 Year Old Deere Combines at Auction

This 1980 JD 4420 combine with 2,390 hours is for sale on a July 18, 2012 farm retirement auction in Webster City, IA

JD9870 RB StLouis2011 6 29 12 Large 1 Year Old & Small 32 Year Old Deere Combines at Auction

This 2011 JD 9870 STS combine with 407 engine hours sold for $232,500 on a June 29, 2012 Ritchie Brothers Auction near St. Louis, MO

I love stark contrasts.

2007 JD 7520 Tractor Sells for More Money on Ohio Auction Than Owner Paid for it 5 Years Ago

JD7520 OH 90K 2007 JD 7520 Tractor Sells for More Money on Ohio Auction Than Owner Paid for it 5 Years Ago

This 2007 John Deere 7520 tractor with 451 hours sold for $90,000 on a June 16, 2012 farm retirement auction in southwest Ohio. Owner Barney Yeager paid $86,000 for this tractor brand new 5 years ago.

You know its going to be a “hot” auction when 2 bidders show up at the sale via helicopter.

The farm retirement auction I’m talking about was a June 16, 2012 sale near Hillsboro, OH in the southwest corner of the Buckeye state. A very nice line of equipment on this retirement auction, but (2) items in particular really drew bidder attention:

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