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Real-Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Visitors to MachineFinder.com, the “largest, oldest and finest worldwide marketplace for used Agriculture, Residential, Construction, Golf & Turf and Forestry equipment,” now have the opportunity to live-bid for used equipment units online, with the introduction of MachineFinderAuctions.com.

MachineFinderAuctions Homepage Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Used equipment on MachineFinder.com up for auction will include a “currently available on MachineFinder Auctions” button (see image below) to indicate the equipment is listed on MachineFinderAuctions.com, allowing visitors to engage in online bidding.

MFAuctions Button Real Time Online Equipment Bidding Available with MachineFinderAuctions.com

Let’s walk through some of the steps that need to be taken prior to having bidding access as well as some features of the new site.

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Looking at the History of John Deere Leaders

From the moment John Deere and Company was founded in 1868 and John Deere himself said “I will never put my name on a product that doesn’t have in it the best that is in me,” the company has stuck to its core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation, led by just a handful of captains.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at a brief history of John Deere leaders, what eras they led, and some of the John Deere products that were born during their tenure.

1837-1886
John Deere
Founder and President

Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Dale VanSlyke of Heritage Tractor. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Bill McKeel, CCE sales representative of the Nashville, North Carolina, East Coast Equipment location to better understand what elements comprise a successful John Deere dealership.

rsz nashville Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

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

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.

JD4020 IN 30K 1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with John Cothren of Grissoms LLC. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale VanSlyke, location manager of the Harrisonville, Missouri Heritage Tractor store, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a John Deere dealership.

Harrisonville image Interview with Dale VanSlyke, Heritage Tractor: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Cade Smith of East Coast Equipment. This time, we had the opportunity to sit down with John Cothren, general manager of various Grissoms locations in Oklahoma, to better understand what it takes to successfully operate a chain of John Deere dealerships.

John Cothren 1024x765 Interview with John Cothren, Grissoms LLC: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Interview with Cade Smith, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

We recently (November, 2013) had the pleasure of sitting down with Cade Smith , parts manager at East Coast Equipment in Washington, North Carolina, to better understand what it takes to operate a successful John Deere dealership.

cade 1 e1389821643885 1024x770 Interview with Cade Smith, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Cade was kind enough to share some business tactics and interesting stories he has encountered as a member of East Coast Equipment. Excerpts from our interview are as follows:

Three Record Auction Prices on JD 4650 Tractors in 2013

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

 Pair of 1972 JD 4320 Tractors Set Records

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

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

JD4440 33K JD8440 31K SK 3 Deere Tractors Sell High on Saskatchewan Auction

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.

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