Greg PetersonMachinery Pete

Greg Peterson has over 25 years of experience in the machinery business. His website, MachineryPete.com, 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 and
Greg Peterson has over 25 years of experience in the machinery business. His website, MachineryPete.com, 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 and

Articles By Greg Peterson

Mar 18, 2019

Rare IHC 7288 Tractor Sells Wednesday on Ohio Auction

Only 19 were ever built... International Harvester 7288 tractors. No. 16 made is up for sale Wednesday (March 20, 2019) on an online auction in Greenville, OH. The sale is by my friends at Leaman Auction, Ltd. ( http://www.leamanauctions.com ). Here's a picture. I've never seen an IHC 7288 sell
Mar 14, 2019

Kubota Announces Plans to Build Larger HP Tractors

Big news here folks. Kubota announced today plans to build larger HP tractors by utilizing the development and production capabilities of Buhler Industries and release these new larger HP tractor models to the U.S. and Canada markets 2nd half of 2019. Here's a look at their press release announcing the
Mar 13, 2019

Highest Price Ever on Grinder Mixer

Good used Grinder/Mixers are still red hot. Not earth shattering news there. I've been reporting on this trend for a number of years now. But on a recent dairy farm auction in east-central Indiana (Feb. 28, 2019) a grinder/mixer sold for the highest ever auction sale price. I'm not talking
Mar 11, 2019

1989 CaseIH 9180 4WD Tractor Sold for Record Price

Not every tractor sold at auction goes for a record price. Far from it. Let's take CaseIH 9180 4WD tractors for example. Made by CaseIH from 1986 - 1990, four of the last five 9180's I've seen sold at auction went from a low (very) of $11,750 up to $28,250.
Mar 10, 2019

2 Tractors Sold High on Ohio Auction Friday - 1 Good Buy

2 sold high, 1 good buy. I'm talking about 3 tractors sold Friday (March 8, 2019) on a farm retirement auction in south-central Ohio by my friends at Hess Auction Co. ( http://www.hessauctionco.com ). Let's start with the good buy...a most unusual tractor. Here's a picture of it: This International
Mar 07, 2019

Carrying On Grandpa's Legacy

I hear a lot of cool family tractor stories. Especially cool are the family tractor tales that span generations and lifetimes...young ones carrying on with the same passion and heart of those went before. Stories like those of young Kyler Smith from Shepherd, MI. Kyler is a Machinery Pete Facebook
Mar 06, 2019

Famous Auction 10 Years Ago Today

Where were you exactly 10 years today? I know where I was. Perhaps you were there with me, in Hamilton, IL for the Wayne Crooks farm estate auction, March 6, 2009, on the sale yard for Sullivan Auctioneers. This was the famous auction featuring (3) super low hour 1982 John
Mar 06, 2019

IHC 806 Tractor Sold Today for 3rd Highest Auction Price Ever

We've been talking about it for a while now, how the "Original" factor has rapidly become key to buyers of older tractors, whether for collecting purposes or simply to farm with. More proof today of this "Original" trend on Bigiron.com's weekly online auction where the 1967 Farmall 806 diesel pictured
Feb 27, 2019

JD 4955 - 4755 and Pair of 4960 Tractors Sold Saturday on 4 Auctions

4755. 4955. Pair of 4960's. Pretty impressive tractor poker hand if you're playing with deck of green cards. All sold Saturday (February 23, 2019) on machinery auctions in Indiana (2), Ohio and Illinois. Each had low hours. Here's the scoop on how each one sold: 1991 John Deere 4755 with