Sold on a nice farm auction yesterday in south-central Kansas, a 2006 JD 650 disk, 32.5'.....sale price: $38,750. That is nearly $10K higher than any other auction price I've seen on JD 650 disks in last 13 years. I saw a couple late-model disks sell very strong on the big farm auction Dec. 1, 2009 in east-central South Dakota too.
Makes sense. With all the ruts from the late, wet fall harvest I wondered if we wouldn't see values on good used tillage items go way up. I guess so.
Another HOT item: good used grain dryers. Last Saturday on a farm auction in south-central Minnesota, I watched a Farm Fans CMS 420J dryer sell for a record high price. I just posted a video here in the "Farmers For the Future" site, so I think you can click on "Videos" and see it there. Or, just go to http://www.machinerypete.com
Next week I'll shoot video of machinery auctions in KS, IL and MN. Should be fun!