Auctions and Announcements

2004 JD 4710 Sprayer Sells High on Indiana Farm Auction

January 22, 2013

I’m guessing most of the 1,300+ folks in attendance at last Friday’s farm estate auction in North Judson, IN came away talking about the 1971 John Deere 4020 diesel, console, power shift tractor with approx. 5,500 hours that sold for $20,000 on a farm estate auction in northwest Indiana on  1/11/13 . Very strong price (see pic below):

Sweet used tractor. Strong price.

1971 JD 4020 diesel, console, power shift tractor with approx. 5,500 hours sold for $20,000 on a 1/11/13 farm estate auction in northwest Indiana

But after visiting with auctioneer Steve Feldman with Ball Auction & Realty, Inc., I was likewise impressed with what the 2004 John Deere 4710 sprayer with 2,126 hours (90′ boom, Norac boom leveling system)
that sold for $112,000.

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

December 27, 2012

1971 JD 4000 Tractor Sold for $35,000

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

December 3, 2012

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

November 28, 2012

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

November 2, 2012

John Deere 4440 Tractor Sold for $42,000 on 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

October 23, 2012

John Deere 4010 Tractors

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

September 20, 2012

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

August 7, 2012

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

July 24, 2012

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.

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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.

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

July 11, 2012
1980 Joh Deere 4040 Tractor

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

1980 John Deere 4420 Combine

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

John Deere 9870 STS Combine

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.