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Machinery Pete

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.

Antique IHC Combine Sold for Big $$

Aug 23, 2013

IHC105 MN  5K 

They were made only from 1967 - 1970.

I'm talking about IHC 105 combines. Yep, they were self propelled, sometimes had a cab. Very rare to run across one sold at auction, believe me, I've spent the past 23+ years tracking sales day by day. You just don't see many IHC 105's on the auction block.

But there one was on an August 15th consignment auction in Litchfield, MN, right on Hwy 12 in central Minnesota, a sale by Steffes Auctioneers, one of their AgIron Consignment sales. Auctioneer Eric Gabrielson with Steffes told me this IHC 105 was a rare "barn find" and came from a home in New Prague, MN. As you can see by the picture was a looker, complete with 10' head.

So, what's it worth?

Good question. We all know the interest and heat around beautiful orginal or restored antique tractors...but what about a nifty antique combine?

So what's your sale price guess? I had mine in my head...I came up short. Here's a Youtube video of the IHC 105 selling on the August 15th consignment auction in Litchfield, MN...bidders from 5 different states were in on it. The winning bidder wound up being from Illinois:

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