Now I have a pickup with our “Machinery Pete” logo on it.
Back then, I didn’t. Then? Back just before Christmas. The new pickup was on order. I made a roadtrip to shoot video at machinery auctions in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. The last leg of my journey found me in Walnut, IL on December 19, 2009 for a very nice farm retirement auction by auctioneers Darrell Dahl and Bob Johnson. Lot of great Deere equipment on this sale, including a sweet 1977 JD 4430 tractor with 6,250 1-owner hours. Also a 2009 JD 1770 NT 12R-30 planter; a 2008 JD 8130 MFWD tractor with 575 hours; a 2001 JD 9550 combine with 1,750 engine hours and a 2003 JD 693 corn head (sold very high!). Here’s the video from this auction: