By William Flood
FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. – On August 12, Waynco Auctions offered 52 lots of farm equipment, accessories, and parts during the Bob and Judy Smith farm retirement auction. Onsite previews were held September 10-11 and online bidding was available via EquipmentFacts.com.
Taking center stage were three John Deere tractors. Among them was a 1997 Model 7810 tractor that received the auction’s highest bid of $75,000. The two-owner tractor had a 150 hp engine, 5,097 hours, and was considered in great condition.
Another two-owner Deere, a good-condition 2009 Model 7130 with 4,972 hours, scored $48,440. Then came a vintage 1964 two-wheel-drive Model 4020 in fine condition with just 242 hours since a complete overhaul. Bids for it climbed to $17,000.
After the tractors came a 2006 John Deere Model 9560 STS combine with J&M extensions. It received the auction’s second-highest bid at $62,000. The unit had 2,961 hours on the engine and 1,951 hours on the separator. Earlier, an early-1980s John Deere Model 410B backhoe with a bucket and 24-inch hoe came in more modestly at $7,500.
Two heavy trucks received noteworthy bids. A solid-condition 1998 International Harvester Model 8100 grain truck, with a 20-foot aluminum dump bed and 498,872 miles, reached $41,000. A working-condition 1986 Ford Aeromax L9000 tri-axle dump truck, with a Cummins diesel engine and 137,374 miles, pulled $17,000.
Dozens of pieces of agricultural gear were offered, ranging from tillage equipment to chemical applicators – much of it landing five-figure bids. Among the pieces in that range was a 2014 John Deere Model 606C six-row corn head that grabbed $30,000. Bids reached $20,000 for a 1994 Tyler Patriot XL sprayer with 4,342 hours, featuring a 72-foot boom, 4-foot lift, and 500-gallon tank. A clean New Holland 648 round baler with 3,997 bales on the meter reached $16,500 while a Mayrath 10-inches-by-62-foot grain auger with swing-away and hopper was picked up for $12,250.
Four-figure winning bids were similarly prolific. That included the $9,500 bid that won a Case International Harvester Nutri-Placer 2800 Nitrogen injector with a 750-gallon tank. A J&M TF-212 torsion-flex soil conditioner with a 32-foot rolling basket came close at $9,100. And, a John Deere Model 630F 30-foot head carrier with lights rolled away for $3,400.
Supporting equipment spanned a gamut of prices. On the higher side was a Duo-lift 1,000-gallon nurse tank trailer with a motor and plumbing that sold for $5,600. Coming in more modestly were items like a Unverferth drill auger re-filler that went for $560 and a 300-gallon fuel tank with 110 power pump that bid to $500. Later, a Monsanto chemical tote with a working pump was picked up for $150.
Accessories and parts for the heavy equipment mainly fell into the three-figure range. That included a $448 bid that won a John Deere Category 2 three-point hitch. A set of five 100-pound John Deere suitcase weights hit $600. And, a 36-inch hoe bucket grabbed $425.
Even bidders who were after budget-friendly scores picked up plenty of good items. An 11-foot-6-inch sweep auger for a 24-foot bin was won for $110. A 10-foot field cultivator was taken home for just $100, and a chemical tote with a carrier was won for $25.
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