1984 John Deere 4850 Sold For Record Auction Price Today in Illinois

I'm going to start calling my auctioneer friend Rick Rediger from Illinois "Mr. 4850"

Today our guy Rick set a new record auction sale price on a John Deere 4850 by selling a very sweet 1984 model 4850 with only 3,027 hours for $61,500 on a farm auction in Bradford, IL. Here's a picture:


The previous record high auction sale price on a John Deere 4850 (made 1983 - 1988) was $53,000, all the way back on an August 16, 2006 farm auction in Garden City, KS for a 1988 model 2WD 4850 with 2,730 hours. Guess who sold the 3rd highest ever 4850? Yep, our guy Rick "Mr. 4850" Rediger...$52,500 for a 1984 model 4850 with 3,725 hours on a March 10, 2008 farm auction in Mendota, IL. Turns out Rick Rediger has sold 3 of the Top 10 highest selling John Deere 4850's ever. Here's the Top 10:

10 Highest Auction Prices on John Deere 4850 Tractors



* Data by http://www.machinerypete.com

More proof here of a trend that appears only to be picking up speed...increasing buyer demand for the nicest condition, low hour tractors with bit of age on them. Yes, even in a challenging ag economy like we're in now. In fact, this trend very likely an offshoot of this tough ag economy I think.


When things are tough and dollars are stretched, more emphasis on finding and acquiring very best condition used equipment. As "Mr. 4850" Rick Rediger texted me today after the sale...."Still cheap power compared to $200,000 plus for new."


Now, we've been looking at the very nicest 4850's sold at auction so far. To complete the whole picture, here's a look at 4850 values over the years:

John Deere 4850 Tractor Values

Calendar Year Avg. Auction Price
2017 - This Year $21,502
2016 - Last Year $20,059
2015 - 2 Years ago $21,890
2007 - 10 Years ago $28,108
2000 - 17 Years ago $27,517


If you are looking for a 4850 yourself, click on this link to view (23) for sale today from all over the country: https://www.machinerypete.com/tractors/175-hp/john-deere/4850