Illinois bound

Agriculture.com Staff 03/05/2009 @ 8:00am

Well, I'm on my way.

Traveling down to west-central Illinois today for the much anticipated auction (to be held tomorrow Friday, March 6, 2009) featuring the 1982 JD 4440 tractor with 47 hours. It's been amazing to watch all the chatter about this sale over the last week. Thanks to the 1,200 folks who have already voted in the "What will it sell for?" poll question.

Last week I invited online visitors to submit a post with their pinpoint guess on what the 4440 will sell for. Still time to get your guess in before the auction tomorrow. We'll award 10 free "Rust Book" or "What's it Worth?" books to the closest price guesses. And if anyone hits the sale price right on the head. . . a free year's subscription to Machinerypete.com.

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Click here to make your guess.

Below is a quick Auction of the Week feature with some good sale prices from a farm auction held last Saturday (February 28, 2009) in northeast Kansas. . . in a blizzard no less. Funny how those cold, snowy auction days always seem to produce good sale prices. Must be the falling barometer making folks bid again and again.

Click on the highlighted Case IH 1020 flex head to view more auction sale price data on this piece of equipment.

1995 CaseIH 7240 MFWD tractor with 6,355 hours (good): $45,000

Case 1845 skid steer with 6,387 hours (good): $4,500

Allitec skid steer post hole digger (good): $1,800

2001 Jet 42' grain trailer (good): $14,000

1996 Case IH 2188 combine with 2,852 sep. hours (good): $35,000

2005 Case IH 1020 flex head, 30' (excellent): $18,200

Case IH 1083 8-row corn head (fair): $4,900

DMI 30' 13-shank NH3 applicator (excellent): $12,250

Case IH 950 12R-30 planter (fair): $4,100

IHC 720 plow, 6 bottom, later model (good): $1,925

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Be sure to check back on www.agriculture.com Friday afternoon. There'll be video of the 4440 with 47 hours selling on the Illinois auction. Should be fun!

Well, I'm on my way.

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