John Deere 7520 4WD Tractors From the 1970's

My buddy Ben Bair with Pape Machinery, a John Deere dealer with 24 locations in ID, WA, OR, CA and NV ( 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.

Even cooler.

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:

I dug through our auction sale price data at 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

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:

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 (, here’s video of that sweet 7520 selling:

Here’s a link to (6) John Deere 7520 4WD’s for sale today:

Machinery Pete

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