used tractors

Machinery Pete: 100 HP Tractors Holding Value in Used Tractor Market

May 29, 2015

The hottest segment of the used tractor market the past two years? That would be smaller horsepower models.

The mountain of auction sale prices I’ve been compiling for nearly 26 years supports this trend. A recent example came from a nice farm auction in east-central Wisconsin on April 23, 2015.

Sold for $23,000 on April 23, 2015 farm auction in eastern Wisconsin

On this sale was a John Deere 6603 2WD tractor with 803 hours on it (pictured above). It was a “one owner” tractor in very good condition. It sold for $23,000. Pretty strong price for a 2WD model I thought.

The Best-Selling Used Farm Tractors of 2012, According to Machinery Pete

December 3, 2012

Over the past year, Machinery Pete has reported on some of the most outstanding selling prices for used farm tractors, as well as the agricultural community’s opinion about these massive machines. Machinery Pete reports the results of tractor auctions across the country where used John Deere farm tractors are sold to anxious bidders. He is connected with 750+ auctioneers across the U.S. and Canada and has 40 contacts who gather auction results that are then listed on the Machinery Pete site.

The following is a month-by-month overview of some of the best-selling and record-breaking used farm tractors that Machinery Pete has reported on for the Machine Finder blog in 2012:

John Deere 7510 Tractor Sold for Record Price on Missouri Auction

January 3, 2012

This 2001 JD 7510 tractor with 830 hours sold for a record auction sale price of $82,000 on a December 28, 2011 farm auction in Memphis, MO

I’ve seen record auction sale prices fall throughout 2011 on used tractors from 130 horsepower, 180 HP, 200 HP on up the big monster 4WD model tractors. But it isn’t just the big boys going up in value.

A 2001 John Deere 7510 mechanical front-wheel drive tractor (115 HP) with 830 hours sold for a new record high auction price of $82,000 on a nice farm auction December 28, 2011 in Memphis, MO (northeast Missouri).

John Deere’s Augmented Reality

November 29, 2011

A Closer Look

John Deere is implementing new technologies that help people shop for the machinery they need. With John Deere augmented reality, potential customers can take a new approach at inspecting new and used farm equipment for sale from the comfort of their own home.

Improving Your Equipment Search

Whether you are searching for a John Deere Combine, an R Series Tractor, or other farm tractors for sale, you can get a glimpse of the mechanical parts that makes our machines work effectively.

John Deere 4440 Tractor Sells for $34,000 on Ohio Auction

November 17, 2010

Auctioneer Larry Wigton won the bet.

Days before his October 30, 2010 farm auction in central Ohio (Radnor, OH), Wigton was in the local cafe and visiting with the morning breakfast crowd. Talk turned to the very nice JD 4440 tractor with 3,301 hours for sale on Wigton’s October 30th sale.

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

Food for Thought: What’s the Nicest 4020 Tractor Model?

August 4, 2010

$31,000: The Highest Auction Price Machinery Pete has seen on a JD 4020

1,280 John Deere 4020 tractors.

That’s how many I’ve seen sold at auction over the last 14 years. That’s how many 4020 sale prices we’ve got in our “auction results” database at I’m sure the number is well over 2,000 4020’s sold in my 21 years of tracking auction sale prices.

The nicest one I’ve run across? Hmm, don’t have to think about that too hard. Would have to be the 1972 4020 with 2,499 one-owner hours sold on a farm auction November 21, 2007 in northwest Ohio.

John Deere Dominates Used Equipment Market

July 12, 2010

The numbers speak for themselves.

They always have. 21 years now I’ve been compiling auction sale prices on all types of used farm and construction equipment sold on auctions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Normally the numbers I write about are those sale prices. But all the sale price numbers I’ve compiled also tell another tale.

What’s the Hottest Used Tractor on the Market?

July 1, 2010

1991 JD 4455 tractor with 1,423 hours sells for record auction price

What’s the hottest used tractor going?

Come on, give me a tough question. This one is too easy. Hands down, the hottest used tractor on the market the past five years has been the John Deere 4455. Auction sale prices on 4455’s have been zooming higher since 2004 and show no signs of slowing down.