News & notes from the auction front
A few interesting tidbits.
A couple of weeks ago I focused my weekly online column on a 1980 JD 4440 tractor with only 1,156 hours on it that was up for sale in east-central Nebraska. The tractor was a one-owner, quad-range model with three point, dual hydraulics, two sets of rear wheel weights and 18.4-38 tires.
I guessed it might bring as much as $40,000. It wound up selling for $37,000.
This week I received an email from the Nebraska farmer who bought the 4440. He was unsure whether he'd wind up using the tractor or possibly try to re-sell it eventually.
On the topic of low-houred tractors sold at auction, in the last few weeks I've seen two very nice 1981 model Case 2290 tractors sell, each for $15,000. One had 1,857 hours and sold in north-central Iowa this past Monday (September 11, 2006). The other sold August 24, 2006, in west-central Illinois. That 2290 tractor had 2,860 hours.
Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on Case 2290 tractors.
Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on John Deere 8640 tractors.
Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on Case 1816 skid steers.
The same day (Saturday, September 16, 2006) there is another terrific consignment auction featuring beautiful looking equipment. This sale will take place in western Iowa (Neola, IA). Some of the items on this sale: 2001 JD 8310 mechanical front-wheel drive tractor with 2,700 one-owner hours; a 1999 JD 9510 sidehill combine with 1,250 seperator hours; 2001 Kinze 3600 16/31 planter; 2001 Rogator 854 sprayer with 2,700 hours and 60/90 booms. Sure seems like more of these nice consignment auctions, featuring high-quality used equipment, are popping up in the past year. Watch for this trend to continue as folks with one, two or three pieces of equipment to move look for new and effective means to achieve that goal.
Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on John Deere 8310 tractors.