ARTICLES BY MACHINERY INSIDER
Grain Trailer Values Drop With Age By: 07/01/2014 @ 10:22am

Hopper-bottom grain trailers defy age when it comes to their resale values, I recently discovered. I was researching the values of Wilson Pacesetter DWH-500 series trailers before attending a truck and trailer…

Grain Trailer Values Drop With Age By: 05/07/2014 @ 11:23am

Hopper-bottom grain trailers defy age when it comes to their resale values, I recently discovered. I was researching the values of Wilson Pacesetter DWH-500 series trailers before attending a truck and trailer…

Self-Propelled Sprayers By: 04/17/2014 @ 10:00am

Like new” was an understatement in describing a 2013 Case IH Patriot 3330 sprayer that sold on a miserably cold day last winter. There were only 169 hours registered on that applicator’s meter. The machine…

Dealing with Dealer Asking Prices By: 03/18/2014 @ 11:13am

On a recent trip to a machinery sale to shoot segments for the Successful Farming Machinery Show, I noticed a curious thing driving by dealers’ lots. They were full of used equipment. Specifically, they were…

Sorting out semi truck values By: 03/06/2014 @ 9:13am

Shopping around for used semitrailer trucks offers a unique set of challenges as compared with tractors. That’s what I discovered while walking the aisles at a massive truck consignment sale in Bettendorf…

4 Tips for a Successful Presale Implement Inspection By: 02/05/2014 @ 10:59am

The challenge with buying tillage tools is that they often lack detailed usage information. With a motorized machine, you can check on engine hours to gauge its use. Implements demand a personal inspection to…

Vertical-Till Disks Attracting Bids By: 02/05/2014 @ 10:51am

While lower commodity prices have had a dampening effect on the sale of big-ticket items such as used tractors and combines, the same isn’t necessarily true of tillage implements. If anything, buyers are…

Late-model harvesters flood sales By: 01/09/2014 @ 1:44pm

This winter promises to offer some great bargains in late-model used combines. Prices don’t lie.Take a look at the chart below. This represents the trends in auction (live and online) prices for various Case…

Classic tractors flex their muscle By: 12/09/2013 @ 10:31am

John Zakovec is a great example of what is happening with vintage tractor collecting. Zakovec grew up driving an Oliver 66, but his passion is for 40- to 50-year-old tractors, especially Oliver models. His…

Now is the time to buy a platform By: 11/05/2013 @ 8:31am

If your cutting platform is getting long in the tooth or you’re looking to upgrade to a wider head, now is the time to be looking for a deal on a late-model used replacement. My certainty of this fact was…

Harvester prices are flat By: 10/21/2013 @ 2:52pm

I took a trip to South Dakota to confirm a rumor. I had been receiving reports of a potential glut of used late-model combines this summer, so in August, I traveled to that state to determine if there was any…

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