This 1984 John Deere 7720 combine with 2,175 hours sold for $24,500 (no head) on an August 8, 2013 farm auction in Minnesota
Folks will pay for quality. Even on 30-year old used combines.
More proof came at an August 8, 2013 farm auction in Bird Island, MN where a 1984 John Deere 7720 combine in nifty condition with 2,175 hours sold for $24,500 (see pic above, combine sold w/out head). That is a very strong sale price comparing with the other 607 auction sale prices I’ve compiled on JD 7720 combines over the past 23+ years.
I’ve only seen (2) JD 7720 combines (pre Titan II model 7720’s from 1985-1988) sold higher at auction the past few years. Here are pics and specs on those machines:
1983 JD 7720 combine with 315 hours sold for $34,000 on 3/23/12 auction in west-central Nebraska
1982 JD 7720 combine with 478 hours sold for $50,000 on 3/6/09 auction in west-central Illinois
About Machinery Pete: Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson has been working in the agricultural industry for 21 years and details agricultural equipment prices and trends at his website, Machinerypete.com. Greg also writes columns for Successful Farming magazine, Implement & Tractor magazine, Agriculture.com web site and also appears on the Machinery Show on RFD-TV.