Machinery on Small Farm Auction in Northern Ohio Nets Nearly 75% Above Projection

I’ve been yakking about it for years…

  • Smaller used farm equipment in good condition < $50K tends to sell STRONG

Hard proof continues to roll in from all over North America, yep, even in these days of COVID-19, amid all the myriad challenges the ag community faces, even as auction firms have scrambled to switch from live on site auctions with online bidding to online and phone bid only virtual auctions.

Good condition used still LOT cheaper than New.

The recent Horst farm equipment auction April 8, 2020 in Shelby, OH (north-central Ohio) by our good friends at The Wendt Group ( is a perfect example.

We had strong prices again Pete,” said auctioneer Kevin Wendt. “The seller was hoping for for $200K and the sale generated nearly $350K.”

Wow…small farm auction - used machinery sold nearly 75% above expert advance projection.

Wendt said the sale took place in an Amish influenced community so they allowed local folks to bid through the auction firm’s agents, calling them back each day. Here’s a sale price report from this 4/8/20 Shelby, OH small farm auction followed by pictures and sale highlights:


Challenger 45 with 5745 hours: $39,000

Pete’s Note:Highest auction price on Challenger 45 in 23 mo.

Agco LT75A with 3115 hours & Loader: $28,250

CaseIH Farmall 85U with 3457 hours: $22,250

Case 550G dozer: $16,500

New Holland FP240 forage harvester: $14,750 (no heads)

Heads Sold Separate: 3PN 3-Row Corn Head $5,500 and 29P 9’ Hayhead $3,200

Jay-Lor 4425 mixer: $14,000

Pete’s Note:3rd Highest auction price on 4425 in 5+ years

Hesston 1340 12’ Discbine: $11,252

Pete’s Note:2nd Highest auction price in 3 years

White 6100 6R-30 planters: $11,500

Pete’s Note:Highest auction price on 6-row 6100 planter in 7+ years…since 1/7/13

Hardi Ranger 2200 600 Gal. Sprayer: $10,750

Aerway AWST-150 CCT 15’: $10,050

Case 430 skid steer with 7400 hours: $10,000

(2) Miller Pro 5200 forage boxes: $5,700 and $5,250; Miller Pro 5300: $9,000

CaseIH 2500 4-shank ripper: $7,050

Unverferth Rolling Harrow II 23’ double basket: $6,000

Gehl 170 grinder/mixer: $6,000

Killbros 385 gravity wagon: $3,200

Pete’s Note:Avg. Auction Price on last (59) Killbros 385’s sold = $2,529 (High $5,500; Low $700)

Link to searchable list of equipment for sale on Upcoming Auctions:

Machinery Pete

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