John Deere 4450 Tractor Sells for Record Price at South Dakota Auction

October 6, 2015


I’ve been compiling auction sale price data on all types of used farm and construction equipment for nearly 26 years. Usually when a new record high sale price is set, the new record just ekes past the former record. Not this time.

1988 John Deere 4450

On an August 27, 2015 auction in southeast South Dakota, the 1988 model John Deere 4450 Tractor pictured above, with only 1,136 hours, sold for $77,500. This smashed the previous high auction sale price I’d ever seen on a 4450, $70,750 for a 1988 model with 2,612 hours on a March 9, 2013 farm estate auction I covered in southwest Minnesota. Here’s Youtube video I shot of that 4450 selling…on a cold, wet, windy day two and a half years ago:

8 John Deere Construction Toys That Kids Will Dig

October 5, 2015

If there’s a little one in your life with a passion for construction equipment, John Deere has some toys that will make for the perfect gift. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or a birthday, any child will love what John Deere has to offer.


Here are eight noteworthy John Deere construction toys you might want to add to your gift shopping list.

1. My First Collectible Luke Loader Stacker

Who says young children can’t play with big toys? This loader is made specifically for kids aged 18 months and older, and it features four pieces that can be stacked together for fun.

8 Unique Pieces of John Deere Furniture for Children

September 14, 2015

When you have a little one who loves John Deere as much as you, you’re going to want to make sure he or she can show off some agriculture pride. John Deere furniture is the perfect way to get your child into the brand and all of its strong values.


Here are eight pieces of John Deere furniture that any parent would want in a child’s bedroom or playroom.

1. Mossy Oak Recliner in Camo

What child wouldn’t want his or her own recliner? This piece of John Deere furniture is perfect for the little one in your life who wants a cozy, comfy chair.

7 John Deere Agriculture Apps Worth Downloading

August 26, 2015

Back in 2012, John Deere’s JDLink was recognized as one of the 10 best mobile apps for the agricultural sector. In the years since then, Deere has shown no signs of slowing down when it comes to developing mobile apps that can make the lives of their customers that much simpler.


Before you hop aboard your equipment, be sure to take a look at all John Deere has to offer, especially if you find yourself connected to your mobile device throughout the day. To simplify the “shopping” process, we’ve pulled together a list of seven John Deere agriculture apps that are designed to help producers throughout the year.

Train Like a Pro with the John Deere Combine Simulator

August 24, 2015

As you look to increase your productivity and efficiency out in the field, the John Deere Combine Simulator can help you become the expert you’ve always wanted to be. The interactive and realistic S-Series GoHarvest Premium Combine Simulator is designed to reduce fuel costs and machine hours when training.

There are seven different learning modules available, and you can build your own to customize your educational experience. Here are some of the many features you can incorporate into your John Deere Deere Combine Simulator.

Video Gallery: John Deere Gator Comparisons Highlight the Advantage

August 20, 2015

Welcome to the proving grounds, and a center for third party utility vehicle testing and evaluations! This gallery features four videos that will explain the results of a few John Deere Gator comparisons tests, further proving their reliability and uniqueness when compared against industry competition.

john deere gator comparisons

How do the 2015 John Deere XUV825i and 855D stack up against the competition when considering the cargo box, terrain capability, pulling force and turning radius? Browse this video gallery below to find out everything that John Deere Gators can do. Enjoy!

John Deere Gator Comparisons: The Cargo Box

Taking Attendance: 10 Must-Have John Deere School Supplies

August 17, 2015

Did you know that John Deere is one of the most popular brands among kids when it comes to back-to-school trends? To make sure that your children are outfitted with the coolest gear for the upcoming semester, you’ll want to check out what John Deere has to offer.


Here are 10 John Deere school supplies to add to your back-to-school shopping list.

1. John Deere Camouflage Backpack

John Deere Pink Backpack

This backpack comes in a vibrant pink hue that is sure to make any little girl the talk of the classroom. It also has the green John Deere logo so she can show off her agricultural pride.

John Deere Infant Clothing: 10 Items to Start Them Early

August 3, 2015

If you have a little bundle of joy in your life, there’s no reason why he or she can’t show a budding love for agriculture. John Deere infant clothing is the perfect way to exhibit your family’s passion of all things Deere.

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Whether he or she is a newborn or already beginning to walk, John Deere infant clothing comes in a wide variety of sizes. Here are 10 items to consider for the baby in your life.

1. John Deere Infants Green Short Sleeve Bodyshirt – Crawl, Walk Farm

This shirt says everything it needs to about your little agriculture lover – “Crawl, walk, farm.” For extra cuteness, it features two John Deere tractors.

A Look Back at the Foundation of John Deere Planter History

July 27, 2015

Today’s John Deere planters allow producers to plant corn, soybeans, cotton, sugar beets, and popcorn accurately at 10 mph thanks to top-notch technological features. But, where did it all begin?

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To better understand how planting equipment got to where it is today, we’ve put together a list of some of the most critical moments of John Deere planter history, enjoy!

The Early Beginnings

Driven by the industry’s need for an accurate corn planter, Charles Deere (John Deere’s son) and Alvah Mansur (a Deere family business partner) formed the Deere & Mansur Company to manufacture planters. At the time, the planter company was operated separately from the Deere plow company in a small two-story building in Moline.

Machinery Pete: 30+ Year Old Deere Tractors With Low Hours are Hot

July 21, 2015

John Deere made the 40 Series tractor models from 1978-1982. 30+ years down the road now, show me a nice condition one with low hours and I’ll guarantee you one thing…intense buyer interest.

This tractor sold for $32,000 on a 6/13/15 farm auction in

Proof rolls in every week here during the summer of 2015. The picture above is of a nifty John Deere 4240 with 3,880 hours that sold on a June 13, 2015 farm auction in Wooster, Ohio. The sale was by my friends at Kiko Auctions. It sold for $32,000…more than it was worth brand new! Here’s a YouTube video of this tractor selling with my comments dropped in along the way: