My buddy Ben Bair with Pape Machinery, a John Deere dealer with 24 locations in ID, WA, OR, CA and NV (www.papemachinery.com) sent me this very cool pic today from western Oregon:
Isn’t she a beaut?
Like the mountains in the background of the pic. Zero mountains where I live in Minnesota. Ben said this 7520 belongs to Pape Machinery customer Pat Manning and is a “1 owner” tractor.
Something about these early 4WD tractors I’ve always loved…where we were, how far we’ve come. Very small of course by today’s huge 4WD tractor standards, but big brutes of their day. Deere made the 7520 4WD model just a few years, from 1972 - 1975.
"Tractor Specs" on John Deere 7520’s: https://www.machinerypete.com/specs/john-deere/7520/7472
I dug through our auction sale price data at www.MachineryPete.com and here’s what I found for the highest auction sale prices on John Deere 7520 4WD’s:
Highest Auction Prices on John Deere 7520 4WD Tractors
- Data by www.MachineryPete.com
Here’s link to video of the record high price 7520 selling for $41,500 on an August 8, 2017 collector auction in Hopkinton, IA by Sullivan Auctioneers, it was a 1973 model with 1,170 hours: https://www.machinerypete.com/media_posts/john-deere-7520-and-7020-4wd-tractors-sold-for-record-prices-on-iowa-auction-last-week
The 2nd highest auction price John Deere 7520, $38,000 for a 1973 model with 6,958 hours, overhauled, on a March 28, 2013 farm auction in New Philadelphia, OH, a sale by Schrader Real Estate & Auction (www.schraderauction.com), here’s video of that sweet 7520 selling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6hszCuz30k
Here’s a link to (6) John Deere 7520 4WD’s for sale today: https://cutt.ly/gX2PuK