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What got my attention this week

Agriculture.com Staff 05/17/2007 @ 8:00am

Things that made me go "Hmmmm" this week.

For what? For a 1982 model IHC S1900 truck. This twin screw tandem truck sold in mid-April on a farm auction in northeastern North Dakota.

I got to looking back through all of the auction sale prices we've compiled on IHC S1900 trucks over the last few years. We've seen a ton of them sell. In fact, $26,000 is the second highest auction sale price on S1900s in the last five years. Click on the link below to pull up our last five years of sale prices on S1900 trucks.

The highest selling S1900 went for $27,000 back on January 30, 2006, on an auction in west-central Illinois. It was a 1985 model twin screw tandem S1900 with 20-foot Kahn aluminum bed, Alison automatic and 165,426 miles.

Obviously, how a truck is configured will play a huge role in determining what it's worth.

Like the 1982 S1900 that sold for $26,000 in North Dakota last month. It was a tandem twin screw with DT 466 diesel engine, Fuller 9 speed with 4 speed aux., Loadline 20' box with hoist, roll tarp, rear controls, beet equipped and 10x20 rear tires.

What's interesting to me is the fact we've seen more auction sale prices pushing over $20,000 on nicer S1900s and similar trucks here the last two years. Possibly more demand to acquire good quality used trucks vs. forking over for higher priced new trucks?

Last week a coincidence: a pair of JD LX279 garden tractors sold one day apart. One sold May 6th in west-central Wisconsin in fair condition for $1,350. The other a 1999 model LX279 in good condition sold in southeast Iowa for $1,400 on May 5th. The LX279 sold with a 48-inch snowblower, chains and weights.

Of the four previous LX279s I'd seen sell at auction, three sold in the same $1,400 to $1,600 range. Guess we don't have to wonder too much about what decent used JD LX279 garden tractors are worth, do we? Click on link below to view more JD LX279 sale prices.

You know, alliteration, when you repeat a consonant sound a few times in a sentence. For example, I've seen a bunch of big Baker field cultivators sell at auction recently.

Don't see these Baker field cultivators every day. Guess that's why it caught my eye when four sold on recent sales. First on a farm auction April 21st in south-central Kansas, a pair of Baker 8200 field cultivators sold. A 1990 62-foot model in good condition sold for $4,750, while a 2002 50-foot model in good condition went for $9,000.

Last Saturday, May 12th, on a farm auction in north-central Oklahoma, two Baker 8300 field cultivators sold. Both were 50-foot models in good condition. One went for $5,500, the other for $4,700. That same auction had a Baker 7200 50-foot culti-sweep with chicken pickers sell for $9,500 and a Baker 36-foot crustbuster sell for $2,500.

Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on IHC S1900 trucks.

Click here to download a PDF with expanded auction price data on John Deere LX279 garden tractors.

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