1984 IHC 5488 Sold on Saskatchewan Farm Auction Yesterday Blows Away Record Price

Even record prices that shatter former record high auction prices don’t last long these days.

Case in point, the 1983 IHC 5488 tractor with 6731 hours sold for $51,500 back on November 30, 2021 online farm auction in Ogden, IA by Sullivan Auctioneers (www.sullivanauctioneers.com). $51,500 broke a record price that had stood for exactly 21 years, and not only broke it, smashed it by $17,500.

Yesterday that $51,500 record price was obliterated on an online farm auction in Conquest, SK by our friends at Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (www.rbauction.com). Here’s the tale of the tape.

1984 IHC 5488 with 7755 hours sold for $87,000 CAD = $69,600 (US)


Here’s a picture of the 1983 IHC 5488 with 6731 hours sold for $51,500 on the 11/30/21 online farm auction in Ogden, IA…the former record holder.

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That is a very nice looking IH 5488 with FWA