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See what's going on in the machinery industry with Margy Fischer, Farm Journal machinery editor


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  • No. of Farm Retirement Auctions Going Up
    Machinery Pete touches on a just emerging trend...more farmers looking into and planning upcoming farm machinery retirement auctions. Will this affect used farm equipment values?
  • Frustrated By High Cost of Repairs
    One of the frustrating parts of a modern farm mechanic's job is justifying the cost of his service.
  • There's No Such Thing As Too Many Pliers
    Archimedes said that if given a long enough lever, he could move the earth. I believe if you gave me enough pliers, I could do a pretty good job disassembling a combine...
  • JD 4440 Tractor Values Up 11.5% in 2014
    Machinery Pete examines rising values on John Deere 4440 tractors through the first half of 2014. Pete highlights (5) 4440's sold for very strong sale prices on recent auctions around the U.S. and Canada. Also video highlights Pete shot of a 1981 John Deere 4440 with 4,160 hours selling on a June 19, 2014 farm auction in north-central Iowa
  • Recap of Recent Notable Tractor Sale Prices
    Recently, I covered a farm retirement auction in north-central Iowa where a nice 2008 John Deere 8430 MFWD tractor with 1476 hours sold for $170,000. How does that compare to what other 8430s have been selling for?

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