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Big reasons to check out this auction

GREG PETERSON 03/10/2011 @ 1:23pm 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

This isn't your average farm auction.

Nine 2010 model JD tractors, 3 JD 2009 model tractors, 8 2010 model grain trailers, 2 2010 model skid steers, 10 sleeper semi trucks, 5 non-sleeper semi trucks, 3 tender trucks, 5 other trucks, 8 pickups, all on this March 16 sale by Steffes Auctioneers.Again, this is farm auction, not a dealer auction. A huge farm operation in east-central South Dakota near the town of Wessington Springs is downsizing out of the livestock business completely and selling all this late model equipment. The items I highlighted above just a partial list. Here's the sale bill.

You bet I'll be out there to cover this auction. Very curious to see how all this late-model equipment sells. Take the (3) 2010 JD 7330 MFWD tractors with 361, 324 and 660 hours. What do you suppose they are worth? Here's a list of JD 7330's I've seen sold the last year or so at auction:

How about the pair of 2009 JD 741 loaders with 5-tine grapple, 96-inch quick tach bucket and grill guards on this sale, how high will they sell? The last (4) JD 741 loaders I've seen sold separately at auction have gone from $7,000 up to $9,600. See for yourself:

So much intriguing equipment on this sale. Stuff like the 2009 Jones Mfg. Mighty Giant 2015 hay tub grinder. Don't see those sold every day.

I'll file an auction report on our www.Machinerypete.com blog after the sale with sale price highlights and also Youtube video. There will live internet bidding on this auction, check it out next Tuesday, March 16, at www.steffessauctioneers.com.

www.Machinerypete.com (1-yr. subscription $69.95; 1-week $10):

  • "Auction results" 262,862 sale price on ALL types of equipment. Updated daily
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  • "Who Makes it?" searchable database of farm equipment Mfg's
  • "Classifieds" free place to list your used equipment for sale
  • Machinery Pete blog...see what Pete's yakking about
  • Machinery Pete's 2010 Auction Price Guide: $19.95, call 800-381-0423
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