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Hitting auctions in 3 states

GREG PETERSON 12/09/2010 @ 11:19am Greg Peterson writes "Machinery Pete" column for Successful Farming magazine and appears on the Machinery Show on RFD-TV, talking about trends in the used equipment market

Machinery Pete's road show, coming to an auction near you.

I love this time of year, always lots of nice farm machinery auctions to close out the year. I'll be putting some serious miles on this week and next, weather permitting, traveling to cover farm auctions in south-central Michigan, south-central Minnesota and finally to west-central Illinois. I'll start with the farm estate auction next Wednesday, December 15th, in Jackson, MI.

Some real well cared for, low hour equipment on this auction, including these items:

  •  1996 JD 7400 MFWD tractor with 1,922 hours
  •  1989 JD 4455 MFWD tractor with 2,636 hours
  •  1974 JD 4230 tractor with 5,171 hours
  •  1970 JD 4020 tractor, PS, side console, with 4,055 hours
  •  1989 JD 2355 2WD tractor with 1,380 hours & JD 245 loader
  •  1994 JD 9400 combine with 1,739 hours
  •  JD B tractor, one owner, very nice

A grandson of the 93-year old farmer whose estate auction this is, reached out to me via email last fall. We corresponded and I learned a bit of the life story of the late Lawrence Allen and his family farm history. Here's a video preview of this Sheridan Realty & Auction Company sale:


Before I get to Michigan next week for that farm auction, I'll be zipping off to south-central Minnesota this Saturday, December 11th, for an extremely late-model farm auction near Fairmont, MN. Now, when I say this is a "late model" equipment auction, I ain't kidding. Here's a partial list of items on this sale by my friends at Auctioneer Alley:

  • 2010 JD 8230RT track tractor with 266 hours, 18" tracks
  • 2010 8345RT track tractor with 406 hours, 18" tracks
  • 2010 JD 7930 MFWD tractor with 373 hours
  • 2010 JD 746 loader
  • 2010 JD 9770 STS combine with 258 engine hours
  • 2010 JD 612C 12-row chopping corn head
  • (2) 2010 JD 1770NT CCS 24R-30 planters
  • 2010 JD 4730 sprayer with 345 hours, 800 gal.
  • 2009 Brent 1194 Avalanche grain cart, 36" tracks
  • 2009 JD 2210 field cultivator, 31'
  • 2008 Terra-Gator 3244 articulating manure applicator, 4x4, 1,250 hours
  • 2006 Fast 8100 coulter fertilizer injector, 24R-30, 1,600 gal tank

I shot video this past March 30th on a farm auction in east-central North Dakota of a 2010 JD  8345R MFWD tractor (no tracks) with 0 hours selling. What did it go for? See for yourself:


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