Friday, March 27, 2009


I went to an auction today. This fellow used to bid all the state mowing projects. If you ever travelled I-71 in Ohio you probably saw him and his crew. They have had Deutz, IH, White, JD, Ford New Holland. Today he sold a nice new fleet of 90-100 HP Ford NH tractors and all the equipment to go with them. There were loaders, bush hogs and a full line of new hay equipment.

The dealer or the banker got a lot of it back. There were too many tractors the same size of the same "off color" brand to bring much money. Ford New Holland is not popular here. If it isn't red or green, it doesn't have as many potential buyers.

The NH90 tractors brought $8000 to $16,000 but again a farmer didn't buy them. The NH-100A tractors went in the high twenties but again I don't think a farmer bought them.


2006 New Holland TL100A dsl. tractor, FWA, cab, 3 remotes, 540 & 1000 PTO, 800 hrs. w/ New Holland 52LC Quick Attach loader; 2005 New Holland TL100 dsl. tractor, FWA, cab, 2 remotes, 540 & 1000 PTO, 1200 hrs. w/ New Holland 52LA Quick Attach loader; 2007 New Holland TL90A dsl. tractor w/ ROPS, FWA, 3 remotes, 540 & 1000 PTO, 1100 hrs.; 2007 New Holland TL90A dsl. tractor W/ ROPS, 2WD, 3 remotes, 540 & 1000 PTO, 1400 hrs.; 2001 New Holland TL90 dsl. tractor w/ ROPS, 2WD, 3 remotes, 540 & 1000 PTO, 3800 hrs.; (All 5 tractors sharp & good w/ original hrs.); 2006 New Holland BR 740 round baler, wide pickup, twine or net wrap w/ monitor; 2006 New Holland #1410 discbine w/ 10 ½’ cut; 2008 Sitrex 3 basket hay tedder w/ hyd. wings; 2006 H&S 18’ V rake; 2006 Bush Hog 2615 Legend Batwing rotary cutter, 15’ w/ 8 airplane tires; 2004 Schulte Series 2X1500 Batwing rotary cutter w/ walking tandems, 15’; New Holland #513 manure spreader, PTO, single beater; bale mover, 3pt.; Following loader attachments sell separate – (84” material bucket; set pallet forks; 2 bale spears; All interchange w/ a Bobcat); OTHER ITEMS

3 TRUCKS (FORD F-450, F-250 & CHEV. 3500) - 2 TRAILERS

2003 Ford F-450 dsl. truck w/ 4WD, alum. flatbed, gooseneck hookup, 6 speed trans.,70,000 miles (bought in 2004); 2004 Ford F-250 pickup truck, Super Duty, ext. cab, Lariat, 4WD, gas 5.4 eng., 93,000 miles; 1997 Chev. 3500 pickup truck, auto., 4WD, 454 eng.,110,000 miles; 2008 Coyote gooseneck flatbed trailer 25’ plus 5’ dovetail, tandem dual wheel, 20,000 lb., elec. over hyd. brakes; 2006 Eby 16’ alum. livestock trailer, bumper hitch w/ divider gate; (Trucks & trailers in good condition.)


250 bales of straw; 8000 watt generator, gas; Lincoln welder; lg. power washer w/ heat, 220; 20 ton press; 2 portable air compressors (1 w/ gas eng. & 1 elec.); engine hoist on wheels; several hand tools- shovels, post hole diggers, etc.; lg. amt. sockets, wrenches, etc; gear pullers; torque wrenches; air tools; assort. filter wrenches; 10 log chains; boomers; several jacks; 200 gal. truck bed fuel tank w/ elec. pump; several hand pumps for fuel; 2 new 18.4x34 radial tires; 15 gas cans (1-6 gal.); PTO shafts; top links; alum. ladders; front wts.; shop lights; creepers; tool boxes; other items; ANTIQUES: dresser w/ mirror; display cabinet; bed head & foot board; sm. chest; buffet; modern oak table w/ 2 leaves & 6 chairs; office desk;

AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Carl is retiring & therefore dispersing this good line of equipment. Everything is good & ready to work for you! You would have to look really hard to find a better set of tractors & hay equipment. Equipment has been well maintained & serviced. Mark your calendar & be sure to come!

That is what a farm auction advertizement looks like in Ohio. I got talking to Don Andrews, Jake Osborn, Gerald May, Scott Bradshaw and John Hatfield so I didn't get much bidding done! I did get a few tools for the shop before people started recognizing me.

It is hard for me to buy at an auction because I always run into someone from my long and varied past. Former students, farmers, old friends, there is always someone at a local auction I know.

I got home and helped Jason burn a few brush piles since we finally had enough rain I knew they wouldn't set the field on fire. Now if I can get the tile repair areas leveled out I will be ready for planting.

Hope you had a good Friday too.

Ed Winkle

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