John Deere auction

Two Low-Hour John Deere Tractors Sell High on Iowa Farm Auction

August 28, 2014

A small farm retirement auction in north-central Iowa recently (August 26, 2014) featured a pair of very low-hour John Deere tractors.

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

This 2012 8235R tractor with 144 hours sold for $151,000 on a farm auction in north-central Iowa August 26, 2014

Along with the 8235R, real strong bidding activity was seen on the 2007 JD 9520 4WD tractor, bareback, with only 519 hours (pictured below). It sold for $171,000. This is the 4th highest auction sale price I’ve seen in the U.S. in the past 11 years on a 9520.

1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

March 3, 2014

How many JD 4020 tractors have I seen sold at auction over the past 18+ years? 1,684.

So it was kind of an eye opener when I run across a 4020 selling for the 4th highest sale price ever. Such was the case on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana where the 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor pictured above sold for $30,000. It was the “originalness” of this tractor that made it pop with bidders. 4,180 actual hours. One owner. Shedded. Folks knew who the owner was, knew the history of care.

This 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor with 4,180 original "1 owner" hours sold for $30,000 on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana

Three Record Auction Prices on JD 4650 Tractors in 2013

November 26, 2013

Statistically speaking, it’s quite amazing.

Over the past 18 years I’ve seen over 300 John Deere model 4650 tractors sold at auction. Deere made the 4650 model (165 HP) from 1983-1988, so they are now 25-30 years old. So what’s so amazing?

The (3) highest auction sale prices I’ve ever seen on 4650’s have all come this year. So, getting older, but the nice ones are worth more money than ever. Coming into this year the highest auction price I’d seen was $54,500…all the way back on a 3/27/97 auction in northwest Iowa for a then 10-year old 1987 model JD 4650 with only 1,621 hours. That 16 year old record price has been smashed (3) times already this year…the facts:

Online or Traditional Auction: John Deere Tractors Sell Strong

February 13, 2013

John Deere 4960-OH-$114K

I’m asked the question often.

Hey, Machinery Pete, how do online auction sale prices compare to traditional on site auctions?” Well, I’ve been closely observing this question the past few years as online machinery auctions have continued to grow and we continue to compile auction sale price data on all types of used farm and construction equipment sold on all types of auctions all over the U.S. and Canada. Pretty hard to generalize, as obviously many important factors go into sale price comparisons, but one thing is clear to me.

Good condition used John Deere tractors sell very well in either auction format.

1998 John Deere 9200 4WD Tractors Sold for $98,000

July 19, 2011


I had a little fun here this afternoon (July 13th) and did some “live” running commentary on our Machinery Pete Facebook page on a pair of nice farm auctions going on today: one in west-central Minnesota by Zielsdorf Auction & Real Estate, the other farm auction in Hillsboro, North Dakota by Steffes Auctioneers. Check out my comment trial by clicking on our Facebook feed on the right side of our homepage here.

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