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Latest News From Machinery Pete

Pete's Pick of the Week: John Deere 4050 Record Price This tractor sold for a new record price–by a mile.
July 19, 2019
Machinery Pete: Auction Prices, Second Quarter 2019
Machinery Pete: Planter Prices Inch Up Buyers are zeroed in on finding the used planter spec’d out exactly the way they want and need.
July 15, 2019
Pete's Pick of the Week: 2011 Challenger MT755C This 2011 Challenger MT755C with 3684 hours sold for $108K yesterday on a northeast IL farm auction.
July 12, 2019
Machinery Pete Fun Finds
Machinery Pete Fun Finds Here are four pieces of equipment that struck a chord on social media.
June 21, 2019
Machinery Pete: Older Rigs = Red Hot Dollars are definitely flowing to pre-emission-era machines. No, I’m not just talking tractors. The past six months I’ve seen a surge in buyer interest and rising prices paid for older,
April 18, 2019
Dollars Chase Good-Condition Planters When times are tight, the available scarce dollars flow toward the best ROI.
February 26, 2019

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Greg Peterson has over 25 years of experience in the machinery business. His website,, is the premier, online destination for farmers and dealers, providing a comprehensive used farm equipment search experience with tens of thousands of farm equipment listings, searchable for free. The site also offers dealers innovative multimedia marketing solutions, including local market intelligence, targeted online advertising and site analytics. His auction pricing database (available with subscription) totals close to 500,000 auction sale prices on roughly 70 categories of equipment, making it the most comprehensive and complete of its kind. He authors regular columns for Farm Journal, Implement & Tractor and Top Producer magazines and blogs on AgWeb.