What a sale!

Agriculture.com Staff 01/22/2009 @ 1:00pm

Sorry bud, $12,000 won't cut it today.

For what? For the winning bid on the super nice JD 7300 12R-36 planter that was up for sale this past Tuesday (January 20, 2009) on a farm auction in south-central Nebraska. The JD 7300 planter wound up selling for the third highest sale price I've seen this decade for a JD 7300 at auction. The only two higher prices were both for 24R-22 JD 7300’s, sold back in 2001 and 2000.

I just talked with auctioneer Miles Marshall of Marshall Land Brokers & Auctioneers of Kearney, Nebraska, who held this sale. "One of our ring guys said he took a call from a guy on the 7300 planter who said, 'Keep an eye on it for me, I'll go up to $12,000 on it.'"

Whoops, missed by $20K!

Actually the JD 7300 planter for $32,000 wasn't the most amazing sale price on this auction. That honor goes to the Hiniker 6000 16R-36 cultivator. Miles told me after the sale the owner told him it sold for $10,000 more than he paid for it new years ago.

So what did the Hiniker 6000 cultivator sell for? See for yourself by clicking through the slideshow below. I've included pictures of each of the items sold, plus links to download a pdf of auction sale price data I've compiled on these items over the last decade.

Sorry bud, $12,000 won't cut it today.

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