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1973 Oliver 1755 Tractor Sells for $13,000

GREG PETERSON Updated: 08/01/2011 @ 1:42pm Greg Peterson writes "Machinery Pete" column for Successful Farming magazine and appears on the Machinery Show on RFD-TV, talking about trends in the used equipment market

I'm going to go visual on you this week.

Auction sale prices yes, but also pictures and video. First up let's head to north-central Illinois for an auction held July 17th. This sale was by auctioneer Lenny Bryson. The seller was a former Oliver dealer in the area. Good line of equipment, including this eye catcher:

1973 Oliver tractor with 2,150 hours, diesel, WF, 3pt., 2 hyd., 18.4-34 tires, 1 owner, like new: $13,000. That's the second highest auction sale price I've seen on an Oliver 1755 in the last 14+ years. Here's a picture of this tractor.


This auction had a couple other very nice used tractors. A 1988 JD 4450 2WD with 4,686 hours, in like new condition, sold for $33,000. Also a 1978 JD 4640 with 5,300 hours (very clean) went for $22,500. 

Other equipment sold on this auction:

  • 1984 White 9720 combine with 3,101 hours, 1 owner: $9,500

  • White 706N corn head: $700

  • White 920 platform, 20': $500

  • White 5100 12R-30 air planter, vertical fold: $6,700

  • (2) Brent 540 gravity wagons, like new: $10,000 each

  • JD 2210 field cultivator, 30', 6-bar drag, like new: $23,000

Here are pics of the pair of Brent 540 gravity wagons and the JD 2210 field cultivator:

Looks like $10,000 ties the record high auction sale price I've seen for a Brent 540 gravity wagon. So this auction last week in north-central Illinois just offers continuing proof of the fact that folks are still willing to pay top dollar for the very best condition used equipment as it comes available on the auction market.

I don't see this changing any time soon.

Enough with pictures, let's move on to video. Below are two Youtube videos I posted in the last week. These are the 100th and 101st auction videos I've posted since last August. Feels like my own TV channel. Fun to bring auction action from around the country to interested viewers. We're up over 112,600 "views" to our auction videos now.

First is a compilation video from the great farm auction I shot last Friday, July 16th, in south-central Iowa. Watch a 1974 IHC 1066 tractor with only 2,433 actual hours sell. How high did it go? One of the price guessers on our Machinery Pete Facebook page, Dan from Iowa, was pretty close. He guessed it would bring $13,750.

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