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Machinery Pete: Gleaner L combine with 835 hours

Time to hit the road with my video camera.

I'll be covering two unique machinery auctions in the next week and half. This Monday (June 7) I'll be down in Rochelle, Illinois for a dealer inventory reduction auction for Johnson Tractor. Like a growing number of large dealer auctions these days, 0% financing will be available on many items on the sale.

The auction Monday in Rochelle will be handled by auctioneers Ted and Kurt Everett from Monrovia, Indiana. Here's a link to the sale bill.

Lots of late model, low hour tractors on this auction, including a 2009 CaseIH Magnum 305 mechanical front-wheel drive tractor with 300 hours and warranty to January '12. Check out what a few other CaseIH 305s have sold for at auction:

Pete's auction prices on CaseIH 305 tractors >>

Another nifty looking tractor on this auction is a 2005 model CaseIH MX255 mechanical front-wheel drive with 1,300 hours. Back on January 2, 2010, on an auction in north-central Indiana, a new record was set for high auction sale price on an MX255: $116,500. It was a 2004 model with only 300 hours on it. Click on the link below to view more sale prices on MX255s.

Pete's auction prices on CaseIH MX255 tractors >>

This northern Illinois auction Monday also features (3) CaseIH 8010 combines with between 775 - 1,150 engine hours. Two are 2007 models, one a 2008. What have 8010 combines been bringing at auction? Glad you asked, see for yourself.

Pete's auction prices on CaseIH 8010 combines >>

A week from Saturday (June 12) I'll find my way to Winnebago, Nebraska for a unique farm retirement auction. I was invited to the sale by Katherine Brummels. The sale is for Katherine's uncles Tony and Louis Pycha. I believe Katherine mentioned to me that her uncles were in their upper 80s or lower 90s in age and hadn't used much of the equipment in a long while. Here's a link to the sale bill.

Anything jump out at you on this sale bill? Couple items sure jumped at me. How often do you see a CaseIH 2594 tractor, now around 25 years old, with only 833 hours? Or a Gleaner L combine with 835 hours? Not very often. Throw in an IHC 1586 tractor with just 2,180 hours and an IHC 1066 tractor with 3,186 hours and you've got yourself quite an interesting auction.

Now you see why I'm driving to northeast Nebraska (just south of Sioux City) on June 12.

I will shoot video at both of these auctions and post the video highlights on our Youtube channel you can find at If by chance you may be in the area and attending either of these sales...I'll see you there!

Time to hit the road with my video camera.

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