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Machinery Pete’s Connection to John Deere Goes Back 105 Years!

TolleyNorthDakotaPic Machinery Petes Connection to John Deere Goes Back 105 Years!

Machinery Pete’s farm equipment roots lead back to Tolley, North Dakota in 1907 where his great grandmother’s 1/2 brother Rasmus Miller bought into the local Deere dealership.

JohnDeere 175Year Machinery Petes Connection to John Deere Goes Back 105 Years!

Looking through Deere’s 175 Year Anniversary Exhibit at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY: February 2012.

Machinery Pete’s farm equipment roots lead back to Tolley, North Dakota in 1907 where his great grandmother’s 1/2 brother Rasmus Miller bought into the local Deere dealership

John Deere is celebrating its 175th year anniversary this year. Closing in on 200 years since John Deere’s plow revolutionized the world of agriculture and beyond.

Farmer with Heart Transplant Retires: Selling 1999 JD 7210 with 127 Hours

JD7210 MO 127HRS Farmer with Heart Transplant Retires: Selling 1999 JD 7210 with 127 Hours

This 1999 John Deere 7210 tractor with only 127 actual hours on it will be sold on a May 28, 2012 farm retirement auction in Chamois, MO.

Every tractor has a story behind it.

Quite a tale behind the 1999 John Deere 7210 tractor up for sale on a Chamois, MO farm retirement auction this Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. This tractor only has 127 actual hours on it! 13 years old and hardly used at all. I posted a note about this tractor and auction on my Machinery Pete Facebook page early last week and a few folks posted back wondering…

Old John Deere Manure Spreader Sold for Record Price

JD34ManureSpreader NE 2700 Old John Deere Manure Spreader Sold for Record Price

This John Deere 34 manure spreader sold for a new record high auction sale price of $2,700 on an April 13, 2012 farm auction in east-central Nebraska

Time to show a little love to the old manure spreader.

My last blog post here for Machinefinder.com focused on a sweet 1995 John Deere 7800 2WD tractor sold for a record auction price of $71,000 on a recent southwest Indiana consignment auction. I talked of how “beautiful” this used tractor was.

John Deere Tractors Responsible For Success Of Specialized Auctions

john deere ad machinefinder John Deere Tractors Responsible For Success Of Specialized Auctions

The popularity of vintage tractors in the U.S. likely stems from nostalgia from people in the agricultural industry and a favorance of certain brands like John Deere. These machines represent a popular hobby among farmers and people who simply enjoy the purr of an old engine on the used farm equipment.

A number of vintage John Deere equipment events are held around the country each year, ranging from tractor pulls to large conventions for fans to show off their machines, but one fan of the brand has turned his love of antique models into a lucrative business.

John Deere 7800 2WD Sold for Record $71,000 at Auction

JD7800 2WD IN 71K 1024x680 John Deere 7800 2WD Sold for Record $71,000 at Auction

This 1995 John Deere 7800 2WD tractor with 1,679 hours sold for a new record high auction sale price of $71,000 on an April 7, 2012 consignment auction in southwest Indiana.

Used tractors can be beautiful.

One of the sharpest looking used tractors I’ve ever seen sold for a new record high auction sale price on a recent consignment auction in southwest Indiana. The tractor was a 1995 model JD 7800 2WD with 1,679 hours. Check out the picture above.

Isn’t she a beauty?

1972 John Deere 4020 Sold for $28,000 at Ohio Auction

JD4020 28K Ohio 1972 John Deere 4020 Sold for $28,000 at Ohio Auction

This 1971 John Deere 4020 tractor with “unknown hours” brought $18,000 on an April 7, 2012 farm auction in northwest Michigan.
 

JD4020 MI 18K 1972 John Deere 4020 Sold for $28,000 at Ohio Auction

This 1972 John Deere 4020 with 3,660 hours drew intense bidding interest on a March 24, 2012 farm auction near Bremen, OH on a sale by Leith Auctions.

A pair of recent farm machinery auctions proved again the rising bidder interest in acquiring nice condition John Deere 4020 tractors.

Video: John Deere 2 Cyl. Tractors Sell At Illinois Auction

 

It was an emotional day for Russ Alexander.

The Hannibal, MO resident was selling his prize collection of John Deere 2 Cyl. antique tractors on Sullivan Auctioneers annual Spring Consignment sale March 20, 2012 in Hamilton, IL. Russ decided to sell his tractor collection to start a college fund for his grandkids. A couple of those grandkids were on hand on sale day walking the line of green tractors with grandpa.

John Deere 8200 Sold for Record $88,000 at Missouri Auction

JD8200 MO Younger John Deere 8200 Sold for Record $88,000 at Missouri Auction

This 1999 John Deere 8200 tractor with 3,918 hours sold for a new record high price of $88,000 on a farm auction March 10, 2012 in northwest Missouri.

Up until last year I had only seen (1) John Deere 8200 tractor ever sell for over $80,000 at auction.

That one was WAY back on a March 6, 1997 farm auction in southeast Minnesota, where a 1995 model 8200 with only 545 hours sold for $81,000. It took another 14 years until I saw the next JD 8200 tractor sell for more than $80K, a 1998 model 8200 with 2,750 hours in “excellent” condition sold for $86,000 on a March 26, 2011 farm auction in northeast Colorado.

John Deere 4240 Sold for Record Auction Price of $34,500

JD4240 NE 34500 John Deere 4240 Sold for Record Auction Price of $34,500

This 1981 John Deere 4240 tractor with 4,791 hours sold for a new record high auction sale price of $34,500 on a Feb. 28, 2012 farm auction in east-central Nebraska

Another week, another new record auction price on a John Deere tractor.

Last week’s new record high sale price was $34,500 paid for a very nice 1981 JD 4240 on a February 28, 2012 farm auction in east-central Nebraska. This 4240 was a “2nd owner” tractor and had 4,791 hours. Noteably, it was also a “Quad Range”, not a “Power Shift” and sold with 9-bolt duals & hubs.

JD 4960: Hottest Used Tractor Around

JD4960 IL 86K1 JD 4960: Hottest Used Tractor Around

This 1992 JD 4960 Tractor with 3,600 hours sold for $86,000 on a February 11, 2012 farm auction in south-central Illinois

The hottest used tractor around?

Easy. That would be the 200 horsepower John Deere 4960, made by Deere from 1992-1994. Prior to September 2012, the highest auction sale price I had ever seen on a JD 4960 tractor was $76,500. Since September? I’ve seen a whopping (6) 4960′s sell for $80,000 or more at auction.

Wow.

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