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Load of bull? Nope, used loaders holding value

Agriculture.com Staff 01/19/2006 @ 8:46am

It's fun when your banker smiles back at you from across their desk, isn't it?

Must mean the numbers look in order. Sure beats the concerned look, or the puzzled scratch of the head, doesn't it? No fun going down that road.

Well, I think I made a banker in Missouri smile this week. Not because of any figures I pushed across his desk. He called to check our service out. After kicking the tires a bit in our Web site, he reported he liked that we had values on all types of equipment.

Like a Westendorf TA-26 loader.

Seems he needed to assign a value to one. Where to start? Hard enough to value a new loader let alone a used one. What to do? Guess? Ah, don't think Mr. FDIC bank examiner would take kindly to the guessing route.

Of course we cover this stuff. What's not to love about loaders? Can't tell you how many calls I've had over the years from farmers who've been looking long and hard to replace that trusty old loader of theirs.

Probably explains why used loaders hold their value so well.

Check out the accompanying data table to see what other Westendorf loaders have sold for at auction over the last ten years. Take note of the model TA-45 in excellent condition that sold last Saturday (January 14, 2006) in northwest Iowa for $4,500. (Click on the link below to see what other items sold for at that auction.)

I've even thrown in data on what various Westendorf loader attachments have sold for separately at auction.

It's fun when your banker smiles back at you from across their desk, isn't it?

Make

Model

Year

Cond.

Price

Date

Location

Specifications

WESTENDORF

Attach.

 

G

$700

3/4/2005

WCWI

7' bucket, off TA-26 loader

WESTENDORF

Attach.

 

G

$1,400

1/6/2005

NENE

Grapple fork

WESTENDORF

Attach.

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