You may love tractors, but Machinery Pete lives and breathes them. He has been researching and analyzing machinery auction prices since 1989. His database totals close to 500,000 auction sale prices on roughly 70 categories of equipment, making it the most comprehensive and complete of its kind.
A lot of Machinery Pete’s analysis ends up on AgWeb, but he also posts a ton of his on-the-go auction photos and observations on Facebook. Here’s a sampling of some of these “Facebook finds” from this past week.
“This 1976 JD 2240, diesel, 50 HP, recently painted, 706 hours, on a northern Kentucky online auction. From the description, it was purchased in approximately 1982 by the Honey Bee Beagle Club, used mainly to mow and occasionally bushhog.”
“Who knows what this is? It’s a limestone crusher, approximately 100 years old, made by Midwest Crusher & Pulverizer Co. in St. Anne, Ill. Jerry S. from Missouri owns it and says these were used back in the FDR days, and the Civilian Conservation Corps would haul rocks from the woods to crush them for liming. Pretty neat piece of history.”
“This 1967 AC D21 sold for $21,000 on a central Kansas auction on Saturday (4/18).”
“This 1989 JD 4255 2WD with 5,211 hours from Iowa sold private recently for $40,000. The seller paid $32,000 for it nine years ago when it had approximately 4,100 on it.”
“This 1980 AC 185 diesel sold for $13,000 today (4/18) on a west-central Minnesota farm auction. It was a new record sale price.”
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