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Corn head values climb

Agriculture.com Staff 01/17/2008 @ 9:30am

Well that record didn't last long did it?

What record is that you ask? The record for the highest auction sale price I've seen on a CaseIH 1063 six-row narrow corn head. Back on November 17, 2007, at an auction in southeast South Dakota, a 2000 model 1063 in excellent condition sold for $18,500.

Previously, the highest seller I had run across was $17,000. A 1999 model sold back on December 4, 2000, in west-central Illinois. So it was a one-year old corn head at the time.

$18,500 was the new record for exactly eight weeks.

Last Saturday (January 12, 2008), on a farm auction in southeast Nebraska, a 1998 model 1063 corn head sold for $19,500.

I know records were made to be broken, but honestly old sale price records don't seem to stand much of a chance these days. Want some more proof? Ok, let's stay with corn heads, but switch from six to eight row and from red to green ones.

Before last Thursday (January 10, 2008), the highest auction sale price I had seen on a JD 894 eight-row wide corn head was $19,000. That $19,000 sale price was from an auction held March 26, 2003, in northwest Illinois.

Consider that record obliterated.

On an auction January 10, 2008, in east-central Nebraska (hmmm, Nebraska again) a 2000 model JD 894 corn head sold for $28,000. Amazingly, that corn head wasn't the most attention-grabbing sale price from that auction. Nope, not even close. That honor went to the 2000 model JD 9650 Walker combine with 1,025 engine hours. It sold for $121,000. Here were the specs. on that combine: 788 sep. hours, 30.5-32 front tires, 16.9-26 rear tires, heavy cast wheels, hyd. F/A, HHC, Maurer Big Top, chopper, Greenstar.

And I thought $107,000 for the 2003 model JD 9650 Walker with 1,290 engine hours, sold on December 13, 2007, at an auction in southeast North Dakota, was high. Obviously, demand for the very nice used equipment continues to run extremely high.

Like I said, record sale prices just don't stand a chance right now.

Click on the link to download a pdf of Machinery Pete's auction sale prices on Case IH 1063 corn heads.

Click on the link to download a pdf of Machinery Pete's auction sale prices on Case IH 1064 corn heads.

Click on the link to download a pdf of Machinery Pete's auction sale prices on Case IH 2206 corn heads.

Click on the link to download a pdf of Machinery Pete's auction sale prices on John Deere 893 corn heads.

Click on the link to download a pdf of Machinery Pete's auction sale prices on John Deere 894 corn heads.

Well that record didn't last long did it?

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