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RSS By: Greg Peterson,

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.

Story of a Legendary JD 4955 Tractor

Aug 30, 2013

 JD4955 Kajewski pic2 585hours 1991 ask 92500

A 1991 John Deere 4955 2WD tractor with only 585 actual hours on it...there MUST be a "story" here, right?

Yep, a tale you'd be hard pressed to invent if you tried. It's the tale of a now 22-year old classic Deere model tractor bought new back in the day by rival Caterpillar, who proceeded to put test tracks on it. After a few years Caterpillar donated the tractor to...the University of Wisconsin.

Go Badgers!

Three years ago the University sold the tractor to Bob Kajewski, a farmer from Dunkerton, IA, who with his son Brian had the super low hour tractor with the cool back story restored. Look at the picture above and see how new it looks. Rather than me ramble on further let's tell the tale with video...enjoy:

It sure has been fun watching the used tractor market as I have for nearly 24 years now. Each day something new. Every once in a while....a gem turns up, like this historic 1991 JD 4955 with 585 hours.


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