Iowa

1983 JD 4050 2WD Tractor Sold for $44,000 on Iowa Auction

February 6, 2012

This 1983 JD 4050 2WD tractor with 3,975 hours sold for a new record auction sale price of $44,000 on a January 14, 2012 farm auction in west-central Iowa.

Values on used 100 horsepower and under tractors are going up.

Proof came in the form of two recent farm auction sales in January 2012. First on a January 14, 2012 farm auction in west-central Iowa, a very nice 1983 model JD 4050 2WD tractor with 3,975 hours sold for $44,000, a new record high auction sale price.

4 John Deere Tractors Sell for Record Prices at Iowa Auction

December 15, 2011

Wow, only 400 acres.

That’s all Ronald Gramenz farmed near Independence, IA. But Mr. Gramenz had quite a line of impressive, very low hour John Deere equipment. This past Tuesday, December 6, 2011, I traveled to Independence, IA to cover the estate farm auction for Mr. Gramenz. Sullivan Auctioneers out of Hamilton, IL had the sale. So how did the sale go?

Wow!

John Deere 7800 Tractors Worth More Than 10 Years Ago

August 11, 2011

This 1995 John Deere 7800 2WD tractor with 3,454 hours sold for a record high auction price of $62,250 on a November 23, 2010 sale in north-central Iowa.

I’ve always liked the “back in time” hook. 10 years ago today, this happened. 50 years ago today, that happened. Love it. Valuable perspective to be gained I think from occasionally looking in the rear-view mirror.

I had a little fun recently on our Machinery Pete Facebook page. On July 24th I went back in our auction price database and found a farm sale from July 24, 2001. So the 10 Years Ago Today hook. What I found was most interesting:

Strong Bond to his JD 4010 Tractor

July 20, 2011

Proud owners of a restored 1963 JD 4010 gas tractor that has been in the family since 1965

Kelly Richards prize 1963 JD 4010 gas tractor. The Donnellson, IA man doesn't actively farm, but has a strong emotional connection to this tractor his father Lloyd Richards brought back in 1965

Kelly Richards doesn’t farm. He’s been a truck driver for Walmart for many years.

But the Donnellson, IA man’s prize posession? The 1963 JD 4010 gas tractor his dad Lloyd Richards bought back in 1965. Kelly was six years old when his dad brought the 4010 home to the farm.

Low Hour Deere Tractors on Nebraska & Iowa Auctions

February 10, 2011


This low hour JD 8100 tractor for sale on February 10, 2011 farm auction in Bellwood, NE

Record Price: John Deere 6030 Tractor Sells for $40,000

December 9, 2010

The hottest collector tractor?

MachineryPete Meets a Proud John Deere Owner

July 26, 2010

Machinery Pete travels the country attending equipment auctions

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: