Pete's Pick of the Week: 1996 John Deere 8300

February 12, 2016 02:35 PM

This 1996 John Deere 8300 with 666 original hours sold for $95,000 at a Wilcox, Neb., farm auction yesterday.  This is the 4th highest price ever. Here’s video from the auction:

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Spell Check

Gary Giesen
Godley , TX
2/16/2016 07:02 AM

  Like the man said previously, this is crazy to think that a Farmer/Rancher would buy a machine in 1996 and only put 600 hrs on it. Looks to me like this is not a manager this is a person that needed a tax write off. My Farm could not spend that kind of money and let a machine sit,I would have to justify this machine by wearing it out using it.

Abilene, KS
2/16/2016 06:27 AM

  these so called low- low hour tractors popping up on farm sales make me wonder just how guliable the people are that's there to buy them either the hour meters have been changed out or the owner was a complete idiot for never using his tractor to begin with this would be a candidate for more investigation

Paris, TN
2/16/2016 10:05 AM

  Seems like the previous responders are envious and jealous of this gentlemans success with this tractor. I had simular success with a JD7510 so I can speak from a knowledgeable standpoint. I made a connsiderable ROI (farm buzz word) from my tractor. I expect that this 8300 resulted in a very favorable return for this gentdlemen. Even if he just drove it to church on sunday I expect his cost per hour was near zero. I would suggest that before one is critical of anothers success that maybe they should think before they try to degrade someone's good fortune.


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