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.
Brand New Planter For Sale on Iowa Farm Auction
Feb 17, 2014
Brand new. Never used.
I don't see these adjectives too often when it comes to covering farm machinery auctions. Occasionally, they come into play, unfortunately mostly on farm estate auctions where the owner has recently purchased the piece of equipment, but passed away before ever getting the chance to put it to work in the field.
That is the circumstance with the planter pictured above, a 2014 John Deere 1770NT 16R-30 CCS planter coming up for sale on a Feb. 26, 2014 farm estate auction in Mt. Ayr, IA. Here are the full specs on this planter:
"2014 JD 1770NT 16R-30 CCS planter, SeedStar XP, hyd. variable rate drive, 2 pt. hitch, pro series hoppers, Rowcommand clutches, walking gauge wheels, accucount sensors, active pneumatic down force, NT coulters w/ Yetter floating row cleaners, ProMax 40 corn disk, BRAND NEW!, SN# 1A01770YCDM755528"
I hear you wondering ou there..."Pete, what's the highest auction sale price you've seen on a John Deere 1770 16R-30 planter?" Good questions. Answer: $104,500 for a 2012 model sold on a December 10, 2013 farm auction in northwest Iowa. Here were the specs on that planter: "2012 1770NT CCS 16R-30 planter, low acres, pneumatic down pressure, Seed Star XP monitor system, Hyd. seed shaft vari rate control, Smart Boxes new in 2013, Sharks tooth trash whippers."
So will the 2014 model 1770NT 16R-30 sell for more $$? If so, how much more? Stay tuned. We'll find out Feb. 26th. Here is a link to the Feb. 26th farm estate auction sale bill in Mt. Ayr, IA: www.sullivanauctioneers.com/02.26.14.Bjustrom/auction.html
Here are a couple other BRAND NEW / NEVER USED items I've shot video of selling at farm auctions:
2011 JD 9770 STS Combine, 0 Hours: 11/16/12 sale central Minnesota
2010 JD 8345R Tractor with 0 Hours: 3/30/10 sale east-central North Dakota