John Deere Fans – A Video by Machinery Pete

November 8, 2010

Future Deere Owner
Machinery Pete’s pictures of John Deere lovers he’s shot at auctions around the country

Alphabet soup.

That’s what you get when you look at all the states I’ve personally been to covering machinery auctions over the past year. Here’s the list: NM, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, MO, WI, MI, IL, IN and OH. I’ve had my camera with me every step of the way.

Here’s a fun music video I put together this week featuring folks I’ve encountered on the auction trail around the country, all wearing John Deere garb, caps, tee shirts and jackets.  These folks have one thing in common. They’ve all decided to…

Rare 1964 John Deere 4WD Tractor Sells for $90K

October 26, 2010

This 1964 JD 8020 4WD tractor, the first 4WD model made by Deere, sold for $90,000 on an October 2, 2010 farm auction in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada

Hot Auction Bidding on John Deere Drill

October 18, 2010

JD 8300
Extremely “hot” bidding on this JD 8300 drill sold last week on a farm auction in west-central South Dakota

Interview: 95-Year Old Man is Link to John Deere’s Past

October 6, 2010

Did you know JFK played a part in the development of the Deere 10 Series tractor line in the early 1960’s?

John Deere 8410 Tractor Sells for $136K at Auction

September 29, 2010

2000 JD 8410 MFWD tractor with 584 hours sold for $136,000 on 9/11/10 farm auction in northwest Illinois

1970 John Deere 4020 Sells for $26,000

September 21, 2010

Sold for $26,000 on recent farm auction in northwest Illinois

Ohio Auction Prices Wow Crowd

September 20, 2010

My Visit to the First Serial Numbered 1966 JD 2510 Tractor

September 1, 2010

Luverne Schmidt of Klemme, IA owns the very 1st Serial No. JD 2510 tractor, a 1966 model

Old John Deere Plow Sign Sells for $6K

August 25, 2010

I’ve only seen it happen a couple times.

What’s that? An auction crowd breaking in spontaneous applause when the gavel falls after an item sells on an auction. It happened last Saturday (August 14, 2010) on a farm collector auction in the southeast Minnesota community of Le Roy. Sweeney Auction Service of Waukon, IA had the sale, which featured an extensive line of antique tractors and equipment. I was on hand shooting video of the auction for our “Machinery Pete” Youtube channel.

What item did the auction crowd clap for?

Sold for $6,000 on 8/14/10 auction in Le Roy, MN

Paying More at Auction?

August 13, 2010

Nice used tractors fetching high prices at auction

Ok, this is getting very interesting.

What? The development I’m watching play out in the used farm equipment auction market this summer. It’s becoming apparent to me as the sale price data streams into our office daily, that an increasing premium is being paid for the really nice condition used tractors 7-20 years old.

Want an example? Thought you would. I’ve got a couple for you. First let’s peek in on a super nice farm retirement auction July 31, 2010 in east-central Nebraska, near the town of Rising Sun. Sold that day on the well-attended auction was a 1996 model JD 8400 MFWD tractor in 3,400 hours.