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Chicken nests and combines

Agriculture.com Staff 09/04/2008 @ 11:15am

Things on my mind this morning:

Chicken nests. I got an email from a subscriber to my Web site this week. He's a farmer in southeast Minnesota near where I live. He asked if I knew what the fair market value of a 40-year-old Jamesway 15-hole laying nest for chickens, in average condition, would be.

Stumped.

We have 75 different categories of equipment we track auction sale price data on. No category for chicken nests though. So I went to our Miscellaneous category. Found 4,784 items sold in there but no chicken nests.

Any ideas out there? If so, drop me an email at greg@factsreport.com.

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Combine with 0 hours: Up for sale this Saturday (September 6, 2008) at an auction in Danbury, Iowa, is a 2008 model CaseIH 2588 combine with 0 hours. The sale is put on by my friends at Gehling Auction (www.gehlingauction.com).

Wonder what this baby will sell for?

The last CaseIH 2588 combine I saw sold at auction was January 19, 2008, in southeast Illinois. It went for $188,000 and had the following specs: AFX ROTOR, 18.4-42 AXLE DUALS, ROCK TRAP, FIELD TRACKER, CHOPPER, 2 SPEED POWER GUIDE REAR WHEEL DRIVE, AFS PRO 600 YIELD MONITOR, 21' UNLOADING AUGER, BIN EXTENSION W/BUBBLE UP AUGER, WAAS RECEIVER.

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But that was back in January. I'd say the market for good late-model combines has gone up 10% since then easy, maybe 15%. So it should be very interesting to see what a 2008 model 2588 with 0 hours sells for Saturday. Check my Web site, www.machinerypete.com, this weekend and I'll post the sale price on our homepage.

1971 JD 4320 tractor sold for $27,000: Wow, this is the record high auction sale price I've ever run across for a JD 4320 tractor. Auctioneer Johhny Regula sold this 4320 last Saturday, August 30, 2008, on an auction in west-central Ohio. Johnny told me this 4320 was absolutely beautiful. It had 4,830 hours on it, but looked like it was new.

How high is $27,000 for a 4320? I checked back through our auction sale price data and found the next highest 4320 auction sale price came in at $18,750, for a restored 1971 4320 with 3,487 hours. It sold on an auction in southwest New York back on February 3, 2006.

Farmall Super MDTA: Cool antique collector auction held August 24, 2008, in northeast Nebraska by Olson & Pearson Auction & Realty. My friend Ed Olson dropped me a note after the sale. Check out a few of these items sold on this auction:

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