Machinery Pete Gems

08:03AM Nov 08, 2014
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Along the auction trail, Machinery Pete collects interesting tales of one-of-a-kind machines. Sometimes it’s not what’s for sale that causes the most chatter. Join the fun and become one of the more than 35,000 fans who follow Machinery Pete on Facebook and read more stories about gems just like these.


School Bus Now Hauls Hay

Dallas H. of Highmore, S.D., sent a video of his converted school bus that now loads and unloads hay bales. More than 100,000 people have seen the post on Facebook, and the YouTube video already has 10,000 views. Watch at


4-H’er Tackles Oliver 1755 Tractor Restoration Project

In an effort to find missing pieces to his Oliver 1755, Jeremy L. of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, reached out via Facebook. More than 60 people responded to help him find two doors for the cab. Jeremy is restoring the Oliver 1755 as a 4-H project.


Johnny Cash’s “One Piece At a Time” Car

You never know what “AgriTalk” host Mike Adams and Machinery Pete will talk about on the “Ask Machinery Pete” segment that airs every Monday. A caller from Kansas referenced country singer Johnny Cash’s “One Piece At a Time” car made by a fan in Oklahoma. 


1986 GMC General Tandem Semi with 11,855 Miles

It’s not every day you run across a 28-year-old semi with only 11,855 actual miles. This beautiful rig sold for a record price of $49,500 at a farm auction in Wauseon, Ohio. After posting a picture and the sale price, more than 90 people commented on the post. 


More Tales from the Auction Trail

Season 2 of “Machinery Pete TV” airs on RFD-TV every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. CST with repeat airings every Tuesday at 4 p.m. CST. 


A 90-minute DVD featuring the best of Machinery Pete’s first season is available for purchase. While you’re at it, pick up his Classic Tractor Price Guide, which highlights the past four years of auction prices and stories.