ARTICLES BY GREG PETERSON
Something old, something new... By: 05/31/2013 @ 8:56am

Nope, I’m not thinking of the old wedding axiom we’ve all heard. I’ll leave the " . . . something borrowed, something blue” to the folks headed to the altar. I have my own non-rhyming version of this…

Case IH 8920 tractors skyrocket in value By: 05/23/2013 @ 3:21pm

The numbers are shocking.The 155-hp. Case IH 8920 two-wheel-drive tractors, now 15-plus years old, are worth 50% to 100% more money vs. back in the calendar year 2001 when they were only two to three years…

Machinery Pete: Flood of Deere 635F heads By: 05/10/2013 @ 7:15am

Like locusts.That’s how it feels when we talk about the volume of JD 635F grain platforms on the used equipment market. I’ve seen an incredible uptick in the number sold at auction over the past 2+ years…

2+2 values surprise bidders By: 05/08/2013 @ 2:23pm

Anteater. Alligator. Snoopy. These are all nicknames -- affectionate or not -- for the unusual-looking 2+2 tractor line that International Harvester introduced at the end of the 1970s.The last couple of years…

Machinery Pete: John Deere 9510 Combine Sold for $108,000 By: 05/03/2013 @ 2:17pm

Older, smaller used combines with low hours are “hot” items right now.More proof came last Saturday on a very nice farm auction in central Saskatchewan, near Saskatoon. A 1998 JD 9510 with 1,072 engine…

Machinery Pete: Massey Ferguson deja vu By: 04/25/2013 @ 1:40pm

I have a case of Massey Ferguson Déjà vu.Tomorrow, April 26, 2013, on a farm estate auction in Hayter, Alberta, Canada, the (3) following Massey Ferguson items will be up for sale:1. 1996 MF 8160 MFWD…

'One of a kind' tractors sell at auction By: 04/01/2013 @ 9:59am

Compiling auction sale price data is a lot like those Easter egg hunts we used to go on as kids. You never really know what you’re going to find.I’ve been at this gig of compiling auction sale price data…

Low-hour 2WD JD 4455 on Iowa auction By: 03/29/2013 @ 7:52am

How high will it go?I’m talking about the 1990 JD 4455 2WD tractor with 2,390 hours selling today, March 28, 2013, on a farm estate auction in Walker, IA, just east of Waterloo. Don’t run across too many…

Late-model iron shines at Nebraska sale By: 03/22/2013 @ 9:09am

Quite a sale today, March 22, 2013, in east-central Nebraska.A farm estate auction in Cedar Bluffs, Neb. featuring an impressive line of very late model John Deere equipment, including the first S670 combine…

Deere 4450 sold for $70,750 at auction By: 03/14/2013 @ 8:51am

It’s been a few days now.Since last Saturday, when I stood in the cold rain most of the afternoon in the little farming town of Alpha, MN and filmed for our Machinery Pete Youtube channel a 1988 John Deere…

Friends restore tractor for charity auction By: 03/07/2013 @ 2:26pm

25 years old, recently engaged, new house, a job he loves at the local John Deere dealership AWH in Somonauk, IL. The future was bright for Tom Belinski of Leland, Illinois.Then the cancer came back.A…

Look for seeders on dealer lots By: 03/04/2013 @ 10:29am

The market for later model, larger used planters has been just OK the past few years.They've been OK but not near as hot as the used tractors or other segments of the market, such as grain-handling…

Used values higher in Michigan, Ohio By: 02/28/2013 @ 8:55am

I enjoy hanging out with my buddy Al.Al Kluis that is, commodity analyst and columnist for Successful Farming magazine. We were on a tour of (5) regional Minnesota for a series “2013 Ag Outlook” meetings…

Used grain cart price drop By: 02/21/2013 @ 9:45am

Hot, but not as hot.That’s how I’d describe used grain cart values right now vs. back a few years ago, I’m talking back in 2008 – 2009. A good example is what I’ve seen with J&M 875 grain carts…

Year ends with a bang By: 02/14/2013 @ 10:18am

I'm perched on the back end of a 2000 John Deere 8110 tractor with only 919 hours. Moments before, this tractor had sold for a new record-high auction sale price of $123,500 (the old record was…

Sale prices: California vs. Midwest By: 02/14/2013 @ 8:34am

California here I come.Tomorrow, February 15, 2013, I will be out in central California covering Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers big Tipton, CA consignment auction. Over 1,600 pieces of equipment on this sale…

First SN# CaseIH 1660 By: 02/07/2013 @ 1:37pm

The collector’s dream: finding the first or last Serial No. of a popular or rare model.Now normally when we talk first or last Serial No.’s we immediately think of tractors. But yesterday (Feb. 6, 2013) I…

Two-wheel-drive tractors are hot By: 02/04/2013 @ 10:15am

My friend, Jim Freeburg of Red Wing, Minnesota, held his retirement farm auction on August 13, 2011. He had one heck of a line of equipment.The pieces were all low-hour stuff, one owner, always shedded…

Deere 4440 sells for $47,500 By: 01/31/2013 @ 10:05am

I knew it would sell high.But $47,500? Yep, that’s what the 1981 JD 4440 tractor with 4,552 hours, quad range, in very good condition sold for on a January 19, 2013, farm auction in Hudson, Iowa, a sale by…

High used grain trailer values By: 01/24/2013 @ 2:05pm

How much to give?That was the question young farmer Tim from southwest Minnesota asked me yesterday about the Timpte 40’ grain trailer he’s been looking for a while now. He knows what a basic, no frills…

Tractor prices: South vs. Midwest By: 01/16/2013 @ 10:29am

Come along with me, we’re taking a ride to Mississippi. But we’ll have stops in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana along the way.This Saturday, January 19, 2012, I will be in Corinth, Mississippi, with the film…

There are good deals on tractors By: 01/11/2013 @ 10:50am

Readers have commented that all I seem to write about is all the high prices. It can seem that way, I know.That's because used values, in general, have been on this historic five-to eight-year run of…

Used tractor values up last year, decade By: 01/02/2013 @ 2:59pm

Used tractor values have gone up. It’s a simple fact.You know this is true if you follow my breadcrumb trail of auction sale price data and commentary. Quite often I drive the point home by highlighting…

Trends on smaller-hp. used tractors By: 10/31/2012 @ 11:14am

Let’s talk smaller-horsepower used tractors today.Generally speaking, they’ve been trending up in value over the past year or so. Auction sale price data I’ve been compiling from all over the U.S. &…

For Sale: Farmall H with $15K restoration By: 10/05/2012 @ 8:23am

$15,000 spent on a Farmall H.Wow.Now it’s up for sale, on an October 9, 2012 consignment auction in Brillion, WI. Here’s what the sale bill says about this Farmall H:  “Complete professional…

What would you give for an eight-row head? By: 09/05/2012 @ 3:52pm

Never been used. I see that comment on auction sale bills a few times a year. Pieces of equipment that were bought new and then sat in the shed never hitting the field. Why?There could be lots of different…

Skid steers rebound By: 09/05/2012 @ 2:22pm

Values on good used skid steers are up.Auction sale prices I've been compiling have most definitely been trending higher on nice-condition used skid steers for a while now. Of course, they had nowhere to…

Interesting trends on used iron values By: 08/27/2012 @ 11:43am

Lot of interesting machinery auctions here lately.Of course I’m closely watching sale prices coming from auctions in drought stricken regions around the country. I wrote and blogged 2-3 weeks ago about the…

Drought isn't slowing tractor auction sales By: 07/19/2012 @ 9:27am

Yep, it’s hot and dry almost all over.So used farm equipment values must be falling with this severe drought, right? Well, not necessarily. Check out what (3) nice John Deere tractors sold for on a farm…

Massey Ferguson tractors sell for record auction prices By: 06/29/2012 @ 2:03pm

Used four-wheel drive tractors in really good shape have been rising in value for almost a year now.More proof yesterday (June 27, 2012) on a farm retirement auction I covered near Dows, IA, in the…

Values spike on used disks By: 06/21/2012 @ 8:03am

I’ve blogged and written recently about rising values on good used tillage items.More proof came from a pair of Dakota farm auctions the past few days. Saturday, June 16, 2012, on a farm auction in…

1991 Ford F250 pickup with only 12,958 miles By: 05/30/2012 @ 2:35pm

Yes, I was interested in the tractor.But I was also interested in the (4) pickups. On a very interesting farm retirement auction Monday, May 28, 2012, in east-central Missouri, near Chamois, MO. This was a…

Talking used combine values By: 05/17/2012 @ 11:10am

Let’s talk combines.Looking in the “upcoming auctions” searchable database of equipment for sale this morning in our www.machinerypete.com web site I see (3) JD 9760 STS combines listed. Two are on…

Older, smaller used disks rise in value By: 05/04/2012 @ 2:10pm

Prices on older, smaller used disks have exploded higher in 2012.I’d been watching this new trend unfold over the past four months with a high auction price here, a strong sale price there. Then last…

Record levels to stay on used iron By: 05/03/2012 @ 2:03pm

At a recent retirement auction in northeast Wisconsin – on March 13, 2012, to be exact – a farmer asked me how long the high prices were going to last. The farmer who asked the question smiled. I smiled…

Used 100-HP tractor values rising By: 04/26/2012 @ 3:29pm

More evidence just in that values on used 100 HP tractors are going up.The proof came from a pair of online auctions today, April 25, 2012. On a www.Purplewave.com online auction was a Kubota M105S front-wheel…

Tractor parade fun By: 04/12/2012 @ 8:10am

Choices, choices, choices.My friend Matt had to decide. Was it going to be his JD 7420 tractor or his IHC 460 to drive in the 10th Annual Randolph FFA Tractor Parade this morning (April 11, 2012) in Randolph…

Grain trucks selling high in Canada By: 04/05/2012 @ 8:08am

I don’t know where to start.Values on good condition used farm equipment have been exploding higher here in 2012. The trend only accelerated in late March on here into early April. So many examples of…

Midsize tractor bids By: 04/04/2012 @ 10:52am

Values on used 85- to 100-hp. tractors had been flat for years. There was no heat in this segment of the used tractor market like there was with larger horsepower or four-wheel-drive tractors the last four to…

Sale price guess too low By: 03/21/2012 @ 2:27pm

$115,000 was my sale price guess.Up for sale yesterday on a large absolute consignment auction in west-central Illinois was a 2008 JD 7830 MFWD tractor with 1,438 hours. In my $115,000 price guess I tried to…

200-hp. tractor trends By: 03/20/2012 @ 2:59pm

The first camera I ever used was a Polaroid. Snap the shot, out comes the picture, wave it around a bit, wait a few seconds, and presto – instant photo.Today's kids shoot zillions of pictures on their…

Get a bonus for premium iron By: 03/05/2012 @ 1:42pm

It pays to take care of your equipment.Last year was full of examples of new record-high prices clocking in from every corner of the country on all different types of equipment. And the key factor was…

High-priced 2WD tractors By: 02/16/2012 @ 10:47am

Bigger isn't always better. But it sure seems like everything has been getting bigger and bigger over the last 10 to 20 years though, doesn't it?You've certainly seen the push for bigger farm…

Pressure on used planters By: 02/16/2012 @ 10:12am

Hoping to buy a planter in the coming months? Get ready to pay more.And get ready to buy a used planter. John Deere has been sold out of new planters for delivery by 2012 planting season for a while now. In…

Used tractor values rising By: 02/01/2012 @ 2:43pm

I love yakking about farm equipment.Fun to relay insights & thoughts from 22-plus years of tracking auction sale price data on all types of equipment sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. All this week…

Pricey rock pickers By: 01/31/2012 @ 10:56am

For over 22 years now, I've been covering machinery auctions all over the U.S. and Canada. A little secret I learned long ago is that each and every auction will have at least one item that will grab my…

2011 is a record year for used equipment By: 01/30/2012 @ 2:20pm

I thought late 2007 was something. But as strong and record-breaking as auction prices were in November and December of 2007 that time period can't hold a candle to what has happened four years…

Used combine values hold strong By: 01/11/2012 @ 12:55pm

My eyes were on northwest Texas yesterday.An auction in Dalhart, TX by United Country -- Alliance Auction & Realty featuring a 2004 CaseIH 2388 combine with 2,290 engine hours. This sale and this combine…

Buy used iron as a hedge By: 01/11/2012 @ 10:47am

A few columns back, I touched on the used equipment investment angle. You'd be retired and living on a beach in the South Pacific by now if you had bought every good-condition piece of used equipment you…

Auction prices on AGCO tractors & combines By: 12/21/2011 @ 2:43pm

Red, green, silver and gold are traditional Christmas colors.But orange is nice too.I posted a note on our Machinery Pete Facebook page about the 2009 Agco DT275B MFWD tractor with 471 hours selling on a very…

Combine values rebound By: 12/06/2011 @ 10:05am

The sky isn't falling on used combine values, and those values definitely aren't experiencing the searing heat I'm seeing on used tractor values in 2011. New high-auction prices on used tractors…

Four-wheel deals By: 12/06/2011 @ 9:41am

Used farm equipment values roared higher across Canada the first half of 2011. There were so many new record-high or near record-high auction sale prices set it was hard to keep up. The months of April, May…

Used 6-row planters rising in value By: 11/18/2011 @ 8:45am

Jaw dropping. The first time you saw a new 48-row planter, remember? Probably saw it at a farm show. Holy smokes, 48 rows…what a monster. Who would have ever thought we’d see the day? Farming sure has…

Talking antique tractors By: 11/03/2011 @ 7:59am

Talking antique tractors this week.Got my eye on a large online auction tomorrow, Nov. 3, 2011, at www.purplewave.com. 64 antique tractors up for sale on this online auction, making it the largest online…

Old tractors, high prices By: 11/01/2011 @ 10:46am

Used farm equipment values have been going up, and I have numbers to prove that statement.I dug into my auction results database of sale prices at www.machinerypete.com, and I uncovered auction sale price data…

Red harvesters break records By: 11/01/2011 @ 8:56am

If I were to try to give you a snapshot of the used equipment market in late summer and early fall 2011, I'd pick a farm estate sale that took place September 2 in east-central Illinois. The sale was by…

Used 6-row planters red hot By: 09/01/2011 @ 8:08am

It’s fun to meander up and down the rows of shiny new equipment.I’m making the rounds the last couple days at the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL. Very large crowds on the opening day of the show…

Is used equipment a good investment? By: 08/30/2011 @ 2:33pm

Has used farm equipment been a good investment over the past decade? Without a doubt, yes. If you bought good-condition used equipment from 1998 to 2003, took good care of it since then, and sold it today, in…

High prices on combines, IHC tractors By: 08/30/2011 @ 10:50am

Lots of video work this week.Tomorrow, August 25th, I will be in Ludlow, IL along with the film crew for our "Machinery Show" on RFD-TV to film a small farm estate auction by Bill Kruse Auction Company. Couple…

Ask Machinery Pete: A good deal? By: 08/04/2011 @ 10:52am

Question posed to me on our Machinery Pete Facebook page this week:“Pete, what is a 4040 JD original, open platform with 7,000 hours worth? Local farmer has it. Asking $12,500. Comparing to repainted rebuilt…

Price pressure on disks By: 07/28/2011 @ 9:11am

It was a warmish, mid-winter day last February. I was up in northwest Iowa covering a very nice farm retirement auction. What drew me to this auction was one tractor in particular, a 2005 John Deere 7820…

Used iron worth more than a year ago By: 07/01/2011 @ 3:28pm

Used farm equipment values are higher than summer 2010.More proof was delivered yesterday, June 28, 2011, on a farm estate auction in north-central Indiana. The lead tractor on this auction by the very fine…

One sweet Deere 3020 tractor By: 06/23/2011 @ 10:52am

Our Machinerypete.com web site contains auction sale price data going back 15+ years, to the calendar year 1996. How many John Deere 3020 tractors have I seen sold since 1996? 567 of them, that's how…

Used baler values falling By: 05/25/2011 @ 3:57pm

512 pieces of equipment up for sale today (May 25th) on www.Bigiron.com's online auction. (6) of the first 85 items sold were round balers. Here's the scoop:2003 NH BR780, baler in WY, done 5,000…

Used baler values falling By: 05/25/2011 @ 3:54pm

512 pieces of equipment up for sale today (May 25th) on www.Bigiron.com's online auction. (6) of the first 85 items sold were round balers. Here's the scoop:2003 NH BR780, baler in WY, done 5,000…

Grain carts are hot at auction By: 05/04/2011 @ 10:58am

When I think of rising values on used grain carts, three specific scenes jump to mind.Scene #1: It's July 16, 2008, and I'm in north-central Iowa. I'm there shooting a farm retirement auction by…

Old tractors, like-new prices By: 05/04/2011 @ 9:45am

In December 2009, I saw auction sale prices paid for good-condition used tractors–particularly high-horsepower models–spike higher. Ditto for the end of 2010.Generally speaking, I saw this trend on used…

New prices on 10-year-old tractors By: 03/03/2011 @ 11:18am

Used tractors in very good condition are really holding their value.    More proof of this fact arrived this past week. Last Saturday (Feb. 26th) on a farm retirement auction in east-central…

New prices on 10-year-old tractors By: 03/03/2011 @ 11:16am

Used tractors in very good condition are really holding their value.    More proof of this fact arrived this past week. Last Saturday (Feb. 26th) on a farm retirement auction in east-central…

Auctions yesterday & tomorrow By: 02/25/2011 @ 1:28pm

Time: Our most precious commodity.I've been thinking about time a lot lately. Mostly about how it seems to speed by faster and faster. Can't believe it's been over 21 years now I've been…

Used 4WD tractor values rise By: 02/04/2011 @ 12:39pm

One of the hottest segments currently in the used farm equipment market? Older four-wheel drive tractors in good condition.When I say "older" I'm talking maybe 7 or 8 years old all the way out to 30+…

Used 4WD tractor values rise By: 02/04/2011 @ 12:38pm

One of the hottest segments currently in the used farm equipment market? Older four-wheel drive tractors in good condition.When I say "older" I'm talking maybe 7 or 8 years old all the way out to 30+…

Record tractor prices at Illinois sale By: 01/27/2011 @ 10:34am

Sorry, not much time this week.It's late Wednesday evening and I'm between stops. Alexandria, Minnesota, on Monday, Willmar, Minnesota, on Tuesday, Marshall, Minnesota, today, Mankato, Minnesota…

Record tractor prices at Illinois sale By: 01/27/2011 @ 10:32am

Sorry, not much time this week.It's late Wednesday evening and I'm between stops. Alexandria, Minnesota, on Monday, Willmar, Minnesota, on Tuesday, Marshall, Minnesota, today, Mankato, Minnesota…

Used tillage values soar By: 01/20/2011 @ 11:15am

December 1, 2006: Starbuck, MN (west-central MN) farm auction.That was the first time I saw a JD 726 mulch finisher sell for more than $30,000 at auction. The 726 sold on that sale was basically brand new, a…

Used tillage values soar By: 01/20/2011 @ 11:13am

December 1, 2006: Starbuck, MN (west-central MN) farm auction.That was the first time I saw a JD 726 mulch finisher sell for more than $30,000 at auction. The 726 sold on that sale was basically brand new, a…

Machinery Pete: Record tractor prices By: 01/13/2011 @ 10:08am

Now I know. The answer is $72,000.Last week in this column I wondered what the 1998 JD 8100 2WD tractor with 1,616 hours would sell for on Moss Auction Team's January 12th farm sale in Dana, IN. It sold…

Machinery Pete: Record tractor prices By: 01/13/2011 @ 10:07am

Now I know. The answer is $72,000.Last week in this column I wondered what the 1998 JD 8100 2WD tractor with 1,616 hours would sell for on Moss Auction Team's January 12th farm sale in Dana, IN. It sold…

Deals to be found on livestock equipment By: 01/12/2011 @ 11:11am

While the past few years, generally speaking, have been pretty good for grain farmers, those same years haven’t been as kind to the livestock and dairy sectors.Sometimes I feel like a scorekeeper…

Reliable 30 Series still bring strong bids By: 01/12/2011 @ 11:04am

Since last fall, I’ve been heading out to machinery auctions all over the country to shoot video for my new YouTube channel on Machinerypete.com. Some videos feature late-model equipment; other videos…

Deere's horses running up bids By: 01/07/2011 @ 2:41pm

Is it possible for the value of a 20-year-old tractor model to climb over 35% in just the last four years?Just check out the data table on the next page showing average auction sale price data on Deere…

Low-hour tractors = hot sellers right now By: 01/06/2011 @ 12:24pm

I can't wait to see what these two tractors will sell for.Nothing hotter on the used farm equipment market right now, or for the past six months, than really nice condition low hour tractors with a bit of…

Low-hour tractors = hot sellers right now By: 01/06/2011 @ 12:21pm

I can't wait to see what these two tractors will sell for.Nothing hotter on the used farm equipment market right now, or for the past six months, than really nice condition low hour tractors with a bit of…

Machinery Pete's 16/31 planter prices By: 12/23/2010 @ 1:55pm

Numbers fill my head.Say a number, any number, and I'll have my own quirky connections to that particular number, much of it sports related. My wife and two daughters think it's a disease. Could be…

Machinery Pete's 16/31 planter prices By: 12/23/2010 @ 1:54pm

Numbers fill my head.Say a number, any number, and I'll have my own quirky connections to that particular number, much of it sports related. My wife and two daughters think it's a disease. Could be…

Tractors & combines on the auction block By: 12/02/2010 @ 11:28am

Where to start?This past week has been a blur, great machinery auctions all over the country, sale prices pouring in from all points. If I had to generalize, I'd say used equipment pushing steadily…

Tractors & Combines By: 12/02/2010 @ 11:25am

Where to start?This past week has been a blur, great machinery auctions all over the country, sale prices pouring in from all points. If I had to generalize, I'd say used equipment pushing steadily…

Machinery Pete sees red By: 11/18/2010 @ 9:30am

Nope, I’m not mad.But I’m seeing red alright. Great auction prices on red International Harvester and CaseIH equipment came rolling in Wednesday. And Thursday, I’ll definitely be seeing red at a nice…

Machinery Pete sees red By: 11/18/2010 @ 9:27am

Nope, I’m not mad.But I’m seeing red alright. Great auction prices on red International Harvester and CaseIH equipment came rolling in Wednesday. And Thursday, I’ll definitely be seeing red at a nice…

Machinery Pete's top 10 equipment list By: 11/11/2010 @ 10:58am

Who's No. 1?Nope, I'm not talking college football rankings. I'm talking used equipment. We have approximately 70 different equipment categories in our Machinerypete.com website and, as of this…

Machinery Pete's top 10 equipment list By: 11/11/2010 @ 10:48am

Who's No. 1?Nope, I'm not talking college football rankings. I'm talking used equipment. We have approximately 70 different equipment categories in our Machinerypete.com website and, as of this…

Pete's random thoughts on the equipment market By: 10/28/2010 @ 1:02pm

A former sports columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune used to run periodic columns under the heading: "Random Thoughts From a Cluttered Mind."    Allow me to borrow that motif this…

Hard to say goodbye to a classic By: 10/21/2010 @ 9:08am

It's tough to let go.Of that tractor you've loved for so long. This truth was driven home again this week via a phone call I got from a retired farmer in southern Kansas. Seems the caller had quit…

Hard to say goodbye to a classic By: 10/21/2010 @ 8:56am

It's tough to let go.Of that tractor you've loved for so long. This truth was driven home again this week via a phone call I got from a retired farmer in southern Kansas. Seems the caller had quit…

Talking tractors with a legend By: 10/07/2010 @ 12:55pm

For 21 years I've been compiling history, building a database of auction sale prices on all types of equipment sold at auctions throughout North America.I found a different kind of history last week in…

Bringing big bucks: 10- to 20-year-old tractors By: 09/30/2010 @ 10:26am

Take a look at this CaseIH 7120 tractor.A 1992 model 7120, two-wheel drive, with 1,813 hours, sold on a nice farm auction yesterday (Sept. 29th) in southwest Ohio for $45,000. That makes it the fourth highest…

Bringing big bucks: 10- to 20-year-old tractors By: 09/30/2010 @ 10:25am

Take a look at this CaseIH 7120 tractor.A 1992 model 7120, two-wheel drive, with 1,813 hours, sold on a nice farm auction yesterday (Sept. 29th) in southwest Ohio for $45,000. That makes it the fourth highest…

Deere 8300 tractors worth 27.2% more now vs. 2002 By: 09/09/2010 @ 9:23am

Wow, what timing.Earlier this week I was working up some "Ave. Auction Price" data from our Machinerypete.com web site to highlight the point of continued rising used values on 10-20 year old tractors in good…

Deere 8300 tractors worth 27.2% more now vs. 2002 By: 09/09/2010 @ 9:17am

Wow, what timing.Earlier this week I was working up some "Ave. Auction Price" data from our Machinerypete.com web site to highlight the point of continued rising used values on 10-20 year old tractors in good…

Used grain carts are hot By: 08/26/2010 @ 11:06am

“Don’t film the beans.”That was the unusual request directed at me early Tuesday morning as I strolled onto the farm yard for the auction by Sullivan Auctioneers in Hannibal, MO. The playful request came…

Used grain carts are hot By: 08/26/2010 @ 11:01am

“Don’t film the beans.”That was the unusual request directed at me early Tuesday morning as I strolled onto the farm yard for the auction by Sullivan Auctioneers in Hannibal, MO. The playful request came…

Machinery Pete's watch list for the rest of 2010 By: 08/04/2010 @ 11:00pm

Two things to share this week.First is my “Pete’s Watch List for Rest of 2010”. This is a list of seven bullet points, current themes/trends in the used farm equipment market I’ll be keeping a close…

Machinery Pete's watch list for the rest of 2010 By: 08/04/2010 @ 11:00pm

Two things to share this week.First is my “Pete’s Watch List for Rest of 2010”. This is a list of seven bullet points, current themes/trends in the used farm equipment market I’ll be keeping a close…

Machinery Pete: Self-propelled sprayer values soften By: 08/01/2010 @ 11:00pm

"Give me a range of values what you think it's worth, Pete."Think I've heard that line a few times? I love it. Right up my alley with all this sale price data I've been compiling now for nearly…

Machinery Pete: Self-propelled sprayer values soften By: 07/28/2010 @ 11:00pm

"Give me a range of values what you think it's worth, Pete."Think I've heard that line a few times? I love it. Right up my alley with all this sale price data I've been compiling now for nearly…

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