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Learn how to better manage your machinery investments from Greg Peterson, a.k.a. "Machinery Pete." He's been researching and analyzing machinery auction prices for more than 20 years.

1992 JD 4960 with 14 Hours - Sat Outside for 20 Years

Nov 05, 2013

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20 years it sat there.

Trees and shrubs growing up all around it. The 1992 JD 4960 tractor purchased new in April 1992 for $72,000 in central Ohio was taken home and simply parked OUTSIDE the shed. And there it sat. And sat. And sat for two full decades. Locally the legend of the JD 4960 with hardly any hours on it grew. Interested folks wandered by hoping for a look, maybe even the thought of asking of the owner would entertain selling it?

Their answer came the form of a shotgun pointed at any and all tractor lookers. Not interested.

So the JD 4960 sat until the original owner passed away in 2012. Enter Ryan Young and his dad Joe of Rushville, OH. Father and son purchased the 4960. And how many hours on it now that it was 20 years old?

14.7 hours to be exact.

I'll let Ryan take it from here and finish the amazing tale of this in our Youtube video interview standing next to the JD with a whopping 47 hours:


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