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The ultimate price guide on spreaders

Agriculture.com Staff 12/07/2006 @ 12:30pm

You know it's cold when your pen quits working.

Mine went down early last Friday as I stood jotting down sale prices at a farm auction featuring an exceptional line of late-model equipment in west-central Minnesota. No pen, no problem. I learned years ago to always have a trusty no. 2 pencil ready to step in if needed.

The cold didn't stop somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 bidders from showing up for this auction. There were lots of curious folks wanting to see just what the heck all this 2006 and 2005 model stuff would sell for.

Everything sold very well in my opinion, including the big ticket tractors and combines. But isn’t it interesting on sales like these how often times the smaller equipment, say stuff under $20,000 - $25,000, sells for a premium while the big items bring about what you’d expect.

Take the 2005 New Idea 3743 manure spreader sold last Friday for $9,800.

She was a beauty, tandem axle, poly, hydraulic gate, 1000 PTO. That sale price was a notch higher than another very nice model 3743 spreader we saw sell back in August of this year in northwest Illinois. That 3743 sold for $7,250. Back in January of 2005 we ran across a New Idea 3743 that went for $9,600 on a sale in northwest Ohio.

Earlier this week I took a call from a farmer in South Dakota. It seems he was arranging to buy an older New Idea 213 manure spreader from his mother in law. He called in hopes of figuring out what a fair price would be. He didn't want to pay too much, but at same time he didn't want to short mom either.

Good boy.

Hey, I'm here to help in family matters like these. So click on the links below to pull up auction sale prices on a few popular brands of spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for CaseIH manure spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for Gehl manure spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for John Deere manure spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for Knight manure spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for New Holland manure spreaders.

Click here to download a PDF of auction sale price data for New Idea manure spreaders.

You know it's cold when your pen quits working.

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