Record Price on JD 4050 Sold Yesterday on MN Auction


New record high auction sale price set yesterday (July 12, 2019) on a beautiful 1988 JD 4050 tractor with 3057 hours sold on the David Thommes farm estate sale in Pierz, MN. Here’s a picture of it:

Sold for $60,000.

That is a whopping $14,000 above the previous high auction sale price I’d ever seen on a JD 4050 sold without a loader…$46,000 for a 4050 with 3085 hours (1 owner, oil changed every 60 hours) on a consignment auction November 15, 2012 in Strawberry Point, IA. Here’s a picture of that 4050 sold 7 years ago for $46K:


The record setting 4050 sold for $60K yesterday on the David Thommes farm estate auction was a sale by my good friends at Mid American Auction, Inc. ( Auctioneer Al Wessel of Long Prairie, MN is one of the best in the biz. The Minnesota Hall of Fame auctioneer sent me a few additional pics of the 1988 model JD 4050 with 3057 hours sold for $60K yesterday:

Here’s a look at the Top 10 Highest Auction Prices ever on JD 4050’s:

Highest Auction Prices on John Deere 4050 Tractors

For perspective, here’s a look at Avg. Auction Price on JD 4050’s over the past 5 years:


Current Avg. Dealer Advertised Price on JD 4050 Tractors = $30,587

"Tractor Specs" on JD 4050’s:

Link to (15) JD 4050’s for sale today:

Of course this record setting $60K JD 4050 yesterday did make me think of another record setter…the 1989 JD 4055 2WD tractor with, amazingly, only 215 actual hours, sold for record (by a MILE) price of $93,000 on a December 19, 2016 farm auction in St. Edward, Neb. It was purchased by a father and son team from South Dakota who bought it not to stick in a museum, but to use to bale hay. Here’s video of that $93K JD 4055 selling:

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