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Steel Deals: Sprayer Prices Remain Depressed

The time just prior to when machinery is most in use is often the time it brings its highest value. That has certainly been the case with self-propelled sprayers, which would fetch their highest prices of the year between the end of winter and start of the spraying season. Late-model and low-hour sprayers were bringing historically low prices early this winter, and early spring found their values further depressed. Here are four prime examples of that trend.

Steel Deals: John Deere 4830 Sprayer

  • A Big Iron online-only sale saw a 2014 Buhler Versatile model SX275 sprayer with 379 hours bring just $76,000 in late April. That sprayer sold with a 90-foot-wide boom, 1,200-gallon stainless steel tank, 275 Cummins diesel, five-speed transmission, hydraulic adjustable axles, air ride suspension, five section shutoffs, and a Norac automatic boom-height adjustment.
  • In early April, a John Deere 4830 with 671 hours sold for $139,100 on a tractorhouse.com sale with the machine found in Iowa. That sprayer came with a 100-foot boom, 1,000-gallon stainless steel tank, hydraulic tread adjustment, an on-board air system with marker, and automatic air-spring leveling system.
  • A 2011 New Holland model SP.275F sprayer with 1,350 hours sold late in March in North Dakota for $152,000. That sprayer, which sold at a Steffes Auction event, was loaded with a 120-foot-wide boom, 1,400-gallon stainless steel tank, triple nozzle bodies, auto steer, hydraulic axle adjustment, pressure washer, and Trimble 1000 controller.
  • A Ritchie Brothers sale in Alberta witnessed a 2013 John Deere 4730 with 617 hours sell for $146,357. That sale came with a 100-foot boom, 800-gallon poly tank, five-nozzle bodies, hydraulic axle adjustment, and a GS3 2630 touch screen display.
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