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Machinery Pete Equipment Market Update: On Fire Year-End 2021

10/12/2021
Machinery Pete talks through the historic year 2021 has been in the farm equipment market, providing key examples that spotlight the trend of RISING used values and the why behind rising values. A tribute to Brice Volker at the end of the episode. Volker, from Auburn, Neb., passed away 10/2/21 at age 38 suddenly and unexpectedly. Volker was deeply connected in the farm equipment world online and in farm circles and in the auction industry.

Show Notes:
[:40] - Machinery Pete teases the market update in used values
[5:36] - Buy quickly if you need something - 2007 equipment availability issues.
[6:05] - Hot market of 2015.
[8:54] - 2021 market heat-up
[10:15] - There has never been a better time to sell good used equipment.
[15:30] - Market update - summer 2021 auction prices
[26:13] - Continued spikes and record breaking prices
[35:08] - Buckle up for wild finish to 2021
[38:29] - Tribute to Brice Volker

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Easton Halverson's 1966 Oliver 1950 FWA Tractor - Grand Champion at '21 Iowa State Fair Annual FFA Restoration Competition

09/09/2021
Story of Easton Halverson of Claremont, IA - now two-time Grand Champion of Iowa State Fair Annual FFA Tractor Restoration Competition.

Halverson just won the '21 competition with his beautiful 1966 Oliver 1950 FWA, which is now for sale to help pay for medical school for Easton: https://www.mach
inerypete.com/details/100-174-hp/1966/oliver/1950/20412162

He also took top honors in 2019 with his restored 1966 Oliver 1850 2WD.

Show Notes:
[:40] - Machinery Pete talks about the launch of monthly online auctions
[1:48] - Interview preview
[4:19] - Conversation with Easton Halverson begins
[5:48] - Recalling their first meeting
[8:51] - Why Easton got into the medical field
[11:25] - The ‘66 Oliver 1950 Grand Champion and its restoration
[24:44] - What was most challenging about the restoration
[28:27] - Learning to restore Oliver tractors
[39:09] - Preparation for State Fair
[51:57] - Easton’s experience with the FFA high school program
[1:00:38] - Oliver 1950 FOR SALE
[1:09:12] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Carson Kahler - 20-Year-Old Ag Youtube Star - 6th Gen Farmer

06/09/2021
Machinery Pete talks with 20-year-old Youtube star Carson Kahler who has nearly 11,000 subscribers to his "6th Gen Farmer" Youtube channel which he started 3 years ago. Kahler will be a Senior this Fall at South Dakota State University studying multiple Ag Programs and is a Sales intern this summer w ith C&B Operations at their Jackson, MN store location.

[:58] - Machinery Pete sets up this episode’s topic and interview
[4:46] - Interview with Carson Kahler begins
[7:18] - Carson’s early years in farming and starting his YouTube channel
[11:44] - How do you find time to create and post videos?
[13:27] - TikTok
[18:35] - Importance of communicating farming on social media
[21:07] - C&B Operations internship
[27:54] - Advice to businesses on social media
[31:40] - Owning up to a mistake
[47:05] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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IL Man Starting Truck & Tractor Show in His Hometown + Market Report From Pete

05/06/2021
Machinery Pete gives an update on the farm equipment market (on fire) + cool story of an Illinois man working to start up a new Truck & Tractor Show in his hometown of Neponset, IL.

The event is scheduled for June 26, 2021

Notes:
[:30] - Machinery Pete teases today’s interview
[3:08] - Used
values continue to go up, what that means for now + the future
[12:18] - Interview with Rodney Benett begins
[13:45] - The idea behind the Truck & Tractor Show
[15:55] - How to reach out and get involved with the show
[17:28] - Why include trucks in the show?
[20:38] - How Rodney and his friend saved the Neponset Legion
[27:20] - Rodney’s motivation behind the show, life in Neponset and what he’ll display
[39:20] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Thad Shively Reflects on Career in Farm Equipment Dealer Biz

03/29/2021
Machinery Pete talks with Thad Shively, Dir. of Pre-Owned Inventory for C&B Operations, a 37-store John Deere dealership with stores in MN, IA, SD, WY, MT and ID. Shively is retiring in April '21 after a lifetime in the farm equipment dealer biz. Thad and Pete talk about the current farm equipment ma rket, trends and cycles over the decades, where the farm equipment has been and where it’s headed. Shively also shares his key takeaways/truths from 30+ years in the farm equipment biz and shares his advice to young folks hoping to work someday for a farm equipment dealership.

[:28] - Machinery Pete teases the episode’s interview with Thad Shively
[2:15] - Used equipment market update - strong prices from the latest auctions
[7:59] - Interview with Thad begins
[9:36] - The history of C&B Operations and Thad’s start in the business
[16:20] - Evolving technology and selling equipment
[21:30] - What the farm equipment business was like during the ethanol push
[28:50] - Working through the pandemic
[34:15] - Thad’s family and farm equipment
[40:21] - Advice for those getting into the farm equipment business
[49:43] - Parting words from Thad as he heads into retirement
[52:34] - Closing thoughts from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Words of Wisdom Remembered From Interview with 97-Year-Old Farm Equipment Dealer 10 Years Ago

02/24/2021
Machinery Pete shares his memories from, as well as the full interview he did 10 years ago this month (Feb. 2011) in Wyoming, IL with then 97-year-old Joe Colgan. Joe got into the farm equipment biz in 1933, went to work for John Deere in 1937 and became a John Deere dealer in 1947. Joe Colgan passed 4/28/15 at the age of 101, but his words of wisdom still hold true today.
[:28] - Machinery Pete shares some notes on the used equipment market
[3:20] - The passing of time, intro of today’s interview
[8:53] - Interview with Tim and Joe Colgan begins
[13:43] - The early years of Joe’s career and getting into the dealership business
[15:02] - Joe’s book of tractor sales
[18:30] - Tim’s career story and changes he and JOe saw in selling farm equipment over the years
[25:17] - Stories of Joe’s customers
[30:34] - Joe talks retirement and if he could be a dealer in the modern day
[41:45] - Obsolete corn pickers, yearly auctions and trading horses
[47:00] - On the road to Deere dealers
[52:30] - How Joe and Majella Colgan raised a successful family
[56:20] - Brothers Tim and Andy recall their upbringing and Joe’s wife Majella joins the conversation
[59:58] - Final words from Machinery Pete
Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Emotions of Your Farm Retirement Auction - Before, During and After

02/03/2021
Machinery Pete talks with Marshalltown, IA farmer David McCubbin about his online farm retirement auction last month, December 16, 2020. Pete and David talk about the emotions and planning involved from start to finish and beyond the sale....how does it feel when all the machinery is gone and your sh ed is empty?

[:45] - Machinery Pete sets up today’s topic - retirement auctions
[2:13] - The shift away from auctions’ negative connotations
[5:20] - Introduction of guest, David McCubbin
[11:52] - Interview with David begins
[14:25] - The decision to retire
[17:38] - Selling with Sullivan
[20:00] - Some buyers never called
[28:44] - Landscape of retirement sales in the future?
[34:57] - Most surprising items in David’s sale
[40:24] - “Just let it go.”
[45:15] - Looking ahead to retirement
[50:15] - “Maintain it like you’re going to keep it forever.”
[52:45] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Vermeer - 50 Year Anniversary of Invention of Large Round Baler

01/08/2021
50 years ago this week, on January 6, 1971, Vermeer Corp. of Pella, IA introduced the first large round baler to the ag industry. Pete talks with Jason Andringa, President/CEO of Vermeer and also grandson of company founder (founded 1948) Gary Vermeer about how the large round baler came to be. Pete, Andringa and Mark Core, Exec. VP, also talk about how Vermeer has handled the pandemic as well as how the company rebounded from the devastating 2018 tornado at their Pella, IA factory.

[:30] - Machinery Pete gets right into today’s topic: Vermeer
[2:03] - 2020’s hot used equipment market
[5:27] - Interview with Jason and Mark begins
[6:05] - How Vermeer got started
[7:28] - Iconic invention of large round baler
[14:44] - Gary Vermeer the problem solver
[18:48] - Vermeer’s role in underground infrastructure
[22:03] - Family owned business and long term vision
[24:40] - Working through the pandemic and meeting demand in 2021
[31:00] - Tornado in Pella
[40:00] - The self-propelled baler
[42:29] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.
If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

WHAT IS MACHINERY PETE PODCAST?
Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading.

In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations that are longer and more meaningful than just a few soundbites. He’ll be adding context and color to stories from good people that make up the agriculture space. He’ll also be sharing the types of insights, trends, farming news and used farm equipment values from around the country that you’ve come to expect from him.

Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.

In July of 2015, MachineryPete.com launched its marketplace with leading-edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

You can find out more at https://www.machinerypete.com/podcasts
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Dealer Pays -1% Interest (They Pay You!) To Farmers Buying Used Combines in Unique New Program

11/25/2020
Machinery Pete talks with Kurt Miller, Director of Used Equipment for Heritage Tractor, a 21-store John Deere dealership in MO, AR, KS, NE and OK, about their unique new -1% Finance Program (They Pay You!) on any of 65 used combines they have for sale. Since the program started three weeks ago, they' ve already sold 22 combines. Pete and Kurt also talk about the latest trends in the farm equipment market through the crazy year of 2020. Pete ends the episode with a shout-out to an inspirational hero of his, a Minnesota legend, who recently passed away at the age of 100.

[:30] - Machinery Pete gives an update on what’s been happening on MPTV
[1:48] - 2020 Machinery Pete Thanksgiving Cyber Sale
[2:33] - Preview of interview with Kurt Miller
[4:45] - Conversation with Kurt begins
[6:20] - Heritage Tractor’s equipment in the Cyber Sale
[7:12] - Negative interest promo on combines
[20:50] - Used equipment trends in 2020
[28:35] - How did Kurt get into the farm equipment business?
[31:15] - Advice for young people getting into the business
[33:37] - Crossfit and health
[38:17] - Heart of Heritage
[43:49] - Final words from Machinery Pete, Sid Hartman Tribute, Thanksgiving words of wisdom

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Young Nebraska Man's Tractor Drawing Business Taking Off

10/15/2020
Micah Moulin of Adams, NE is a busy young man with a full time job and a cool growing business, "Moulin Farm Art and Repair." His unique pencil drawings (now paint as well) of tractors, trucks and farm scenes have caught on in a big way with special commission orders coming in from around the country . Hear how it all got started for Micah and where his passion for drawing comes from.

Show Highlights Include:

[2:30] - Machinery Pete sets up his conversation with Micah Moulin
[6:12] - Interview with Micah begins
[7:15] - Micah buys back his grandfather’s old 986 tractor and restores it
[11:10] - The Moulins’ farming background
[15:35] - Working on the family to working for Crane Sales & Service
[22:20] - Micha’s drawings and paintings
[32:58] - Balancing work, life and art
[42:01] - Final words from Machinery Pete
Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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1971 IHC 1066 Tractor sold at auction last week for $86,100 (1st one made!). Pete talks the collector tractor market with auctioneer Kurt Aumann

09/28/2020
Machinery Pete and auctioneer Kurt Aumann with Aumann Vintage Power of Nokomis, IL discuss the collector tractor market, including the 1971 IHC 1066 (1st one made!) with 2,993 original hours Aumann sold it for a new record price of $86,100 on a 9/22/20 collector auction in Iowa. Aumann tells stories on the following record price setting tractors he's sold over the years (IHC 1468 for $52,000 in Kansas in 2017; John Deere 4000 gas Power Shift for $82,500 in Minnesota in 2015; Oliver 2255 FWA for $56,700 in Illinois this year.

Show highlights include:

[:35] - Machinery Pete previews his conversation with Kurt Aumann
[3:37] - Interview with Kurt begins
[4:55] - Unbelievable new sale record set for the IHC 1066
[7:21] - What Kurt was hoping to sell for and the reaction to the high price
[10:21] - Where did the tractor go?
[12:06] - Memories of some of Kurt’s top tractors sold
[25:30] - Following the data on antique and hobby tractors
[31:48] - How will we look back on today’s tractors in the future?
[36:43] - Kurt’s start in the auction business
[40:05] - Live auctions in 2020
[50:00] - Upcoming Aumann Auctions
[57:55] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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1992 John Deere 4760 with 3.6 Hours and 1988 John Deere 4450 with 256 Hours on 10/28/20 Auction in Saskatchewan. Story on the tractors.

09/10/2020
Machinery Pete gets the scoop on the story behind the 1992 John Deere 4760 tractor with only 3.6 actual hours on the Raptor Enterprises auction October 28, 2020 in Speers, SK by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Also, a 1988 John Deere 4450 2WD with only 256 hours is on this sale. Pete talks with Brendan Kr amer, Territory Manager with Ritchie Bros., to get the story behind these tractors + other barn finds on this auction, with why and how the equipment has hardly any hours.

Show highlights include:

[1:00] - Farm Journal Field Days, Machinery Pete Pavilion still available to view
[2:35] - about Raptor Enterprises
[5:20] - Interview with Brendan Kramer begins
[7:00] - How the auction came to be
[8:15] - The main attractions of the sale
[13:55] - Brendan’s experience in auctions
[16:18] - Interesting finds in the estate purchased by Raptor Enterprises
[25:38] - How to view the equipment, no extra fees and how to bid
[34:07] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Auction Price Data Now FREE at MachineryPete.com + Big Ohio Dealer Auction

08/11/2020
Machinery Pete talks about the big announcement last week about making the Auction Price Data FREE at www.MachineryPete.com. Over 726,000 sale prices on ALL types of farm and construction equipment, updated daily. Pete also spotlights an upcoming market-setting auction for used Combines, the August 1 7, 2020 absolute online dealer inventory reduction auction for Ag-Pro John Deere dealership locations in Ohio, over 40 Combines on this auction.

Show Notes:
[:30] - Machinery Pete teases interview
[:58] - Farm Journal Field Days, Machinery Pete Pavilion
[3:20] - Register for Farm Journal Field Days here: https://www.farmjournalfielddays.com/register/
[4:54] - Ag-Pro Auction with Sullivan Auctioneers
[7:00] - Interview with Ted Miller begins
[8:00] - Discussion about included inventory and service
[13:30] - How to register and bid in the auction
[15:47] - Machinery Pete’s Auction Price Database - no more paywall
[17:30] - How Machinery Pete started his business
[21:55] - Tips on using the database
[43:00] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Iowa Farmer Jeff Ryan, aka "Guy No. 2" - Survived Brain Surgery Awake on the Table to Become Loved Ag Writer

07/23/2020
SHOW NOTES
Pete talks with his friend Jeff Ryan, farmer/writer from Cresco, IA. Ryan is known as "Guy No. 2" for his long-time online blog/columns about life and farming in northeast Iowa, always with a humorist slant that brings a smile. Or a tear. Ryan tells Pete about overcoming the Essential Tre
mor he grew up with and how an incredible brain surgery in 1998 - while he was awake on the table, changed his life. Guy No. 2 has been known to drive his yellow dune buggy on Christmas Day around Cresco, IA....snow or no snow.

[:40] - Live auctions are happening again!
[3:00] - Machinery Pete sets up interview with Jeff Ryan
[4:25] - Interview with Jeff begins
[9:45] - Jeff’s writing background
[15:00] - Longform storytelling approach
[16:54] - Growing up with Essential Tremor
[24:48] - Jeff undergoes brain surgery
[29:35] - Recovery from surgery
[32:05] - Speaking to Medtronic leadership
[37:24] - The “Penny Story”
[42:14] - Stories about Ada Austin “The Goat Woman” and Mark Pearson
[47:12] - The yellow dune buggy
[57:33] - What do you love about farming?
[1:00:45] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

WHAT IS MACHINERY PETE PODCAST?
Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading.

In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations that are longer and more meaningful than just a few soundbites. He’ll be adding context and color to stories from good people that make up the agriculture space. He’ll also be sharing the types of insights, trends, farming news and used farm equipment values from around the country that you’ve come to expect from him.

Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.

In July of 2015, MachineryPete.com launched its marketplace with leading-edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

You can find out more at https://www.machinerypete.com/podcasts
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Huge Sinclair Tractor Online Dealer Auction 6/30/20

07/10/2020
Machinery Pete talks with Bob Sinclair, owner of Sinclair Tractor, and auctioneer Dan Sullivan with Sullivan Auctioneers about Sinclair Tractor's huge absolute online dealer auction in southeast Iowa on June 30, 2020 that featured 80+ late model farm equipment items, including 20 John Deere S680 comb ines. Pete also touches on some eye-opening latest search traffic stats and sales data on smaller HP tractors, ATVS/UTVS and garden tractors, way UP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Show Notes:

[:42] - Machinery Pete teases the conversation with Bob and Dan
[1:59] - Interesting farm equipment trends as a result of the pandemic
[8:45] - Recent online auction sale prices
[10:28] - Interview with Bob and Dan begins
[15:56] - Auction was a great opportunity at high-quality used equipment
[19:09] - About the bidders - from all over the world
[26:20] - Importance of reputation for successful auction
[33:18] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.
If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

WHAT IS MACHINERY PETE PODCAST?
Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading.

In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations that are longer and more meaningful than just a few soundbites. He’ll be adding context and color to stories from good people that make up the agriculture space. He’ll also be sharing the types of insights, trends, farming news and used farm equipment values from around the country that you’ve come to expect from him.

Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.

In July of 2015, MachineryPete.com launched its marketplace with leading-edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

You can find out more at https://www.machinerypete.com/podcasts
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Story of the Silver Bullet Flying Combine from the 1980's

06/17/2020
Story behind the famous Silver Bullet Flying Combine from the mid to late 1980's, seen at tons of fairs and shows all over the country + in the movie "Race Against the Harvest" starring Wayne Rogers from TV show M.A.S.H. Machinery Pete talks with Gail Brookins of West Fargo, ND, who along with husba nd Ernie Brookins built and operated the Silver Bullet Flying Combine. Gail shares amazing stories from the road of the Silver Bullet.

[:40] - Machinery Pete sets up what might be his favorite interview
[3:38] - Interview with Gail Brookins begins
[4:20] - Building the Silver Bullet
[8:40] - Testing and preparing the Flying Combine for shows
[12:03] - Coors Light and the Silver Bullet
[13:55] - The first jump
[17:00] - How Gail and Ernie met and how they got into demolitions
[24:04] - Reaction to the first jump
[36:45] -The Silver Bullet on the silver screen
[43:15] - “Track Attack”
[49:58] - “Tranzilla”
[56:08] - Inventions and patents
[1:05:33] - Looking back on the traveling years
[1:07:22] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

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Ontario Farmer and Twitter Star Andy Pasztor - #AndyClean

05/22/2020
Machinery Pete has a fun conversation with rising star in the #AgTwitter world, Ontario farmer Andy Pasztor (@apasztor82 on Twitter), known as #AndyClean for the wonderfully obsessive way he cleans and shines farm equipment.

Show Notes:

[:41] - Social media talk and Machinery Pete’s start in it

[5:00] - Starting a YouTube channel
[11:20] - Spring Price Slasher Sale
[12:50] - Interview with Andy Pasztor begins
[19:03] - #AndyClean
[25:00] - About Andy’s Dad, a gift from John Deere & Twitter networking
[32:35] - Andy’s cleaning process
[36:30] - Field of Dreams
[46:38] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Personalizing the Farm Equipment You Sell = $$

05/06/2020
Machinery Pete talks about the opportunity he's seen for a number of years now: when selling farm equipment, personalize it to make it worth more $$. Pete shares successful examples of this that he's seen over recent years whether sellers were dealers, auction firms or private farmer sellers. You can sell your equipment on MachineryPete.com, here: https://www.machinerypete.com/products

Show Notes:

[:46] - Machinery Pete talks about his love for the personal nature of the farm equipment business
[2:15] - Our willingness to change and adapt to changes around us
[6:00] - Why you should personalize what you’re selling
[8:20] - A story of a how Machinery Pete inspired the Hatfields
[11:00] - Clip of Larry Hatflied talking about his tractor
[13:45] - Interview with Matt Sullivan of Sullivan Auctioneers
[24:25] - Importance of putting name, face and story with a piece of equipment
[32:40] - Sell It Yourself advice
[35:30] - How video helped sell equipment for high prices at auction
[45:11] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Story Behind Like-New 1977 John Deere 4430 Tractor - Star of 2020 National Farm Machinery Show

04/20/2020
Machinery Pete learns the story of the beautiful, looked-like-new 1977 John Deere 4430 tractor that was the star of the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY this past mid-February at the John Deere exhibit. Pete talks with owner Don Cummings of Seymour, IN about his 4430, its unique hi story and the amazing reaction the tractor elicited at the Louisville farm show. Cummings is now considering selling his prize 4430.

[:43] - Machinery Pete talks the John Deere 4430 and recent sale prices
[4:40] - Sounds from an auction sale of a 1977 4430
[7:43] - Interview with Don Cummings begins
[8:51] - How Don’s tractor was featured in a calendar shoot
[29:38] - Don’s experience with John Deere at the National Farm Machinery Show
[33:08] - A life event involving Don’s 4430
[41:25] - How his tractor got a chrome pipe
[59:55] - Don’s father Jim’s influence
[1:08:27] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
WHAT IS MACHINERY PETE PODCAST?
Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading.

In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations that are longer and more meaningful than just a few soundbites. He’ll be adding context and color to stories from good people that make up the agriculture space. He’ll also be sharing the types of insights, trends, farming news and used farm equipment values from around the country that you’ve come to expect from him.

Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment.


In July of 2015, MachineryPete.com launched its marketplace with leading-edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

You can find out more at https://www.machinerypete.com/podcasts
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Coronavirus Ag Update: Pete Talks with Trucker, Auctioneer, Equipment Dealer and Farmer in Rural Virus Hotspot

04/02/2020
Machinery Pete takes a spin around farm country to get the pulse on how the coronavirus situation has been affecting the ag scene the past couple weeks. Pete talks with a trucker from Iowa, an auctioneer from Minnesota who just had two big online farm sales, a friend from the farming town of Fairmont , MN, which has 9 + coronavirus cases, and a farm equipment dealer from Missouri. Pete also provides the latest update on used equipment pricing.

Soundbite Timecode:
“I think it just shows that farmers are going to continue to buy and continue to do business and feed the world. We’ve got to be there for them.” [45:13](Kurt Miller)

Show Notes:
:43] - Machinery Pete teases his four interviews
[2:28] - Used values still going strong
[4:13] - Recent online auction sale prices
[11:09] - Interview with trucker Les Yaw about life on the road
[23:33] - Interview with Matt Maring on online auctions
[34:16] - Interview with Kevin Kahler on coronavirus affecting a small town in Minnesota
[39:33] - Interview with Kurt Miller of Heritage Tractor and current dealership life
[49:26] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Machinery Pete Talks How the COVID-19 Virus Emergency Affected the Farm Machinery Auction Market the Past Week

03/19/2020
Machinery Pete talks about the COVID-19 virus and the immense impact on the farm auction industry. Pete walks us through the past week day by day as auction firms dealt with unprecedented challenges and rose to meet them to serve both buyer and seller. Pete interviews auctioneers Dan Sullivan with Su llivan Auctioneers (IL) and Allen Henslin with Henslin Auctions (MN) about what the past week has been like. Pete also comments on how used farm equipment values held up over this challenging week.

Soundbite Timecode:
“This event, we will look back on and realize that it was an acceleration towards more purely online auctions.” [3:25] (Greg)

“Grocery store shelves are pretty bare now and I think the public is finding out just how important agriculture is to the wellbeing of the American people.” [17:46] (message to Greg from Mark Stock)

“You don’t expect it. You don’t want it. But when it happens, you figure out how to deal with it.” [29:51](Allen Henslin)

Show Notes:
[:30] - Impact of Coronavirus on auction market
[2:00] - March 11 - right before the world changed
[11:00] - Updates on auctions moving online
[20:31] - Interview with Dan Sullivan begins
[26:10] - Dan previews upcoming sales
[28:53] - Allen Henslin interview begins
[30:20] - Henslin’s upcoming sales
[32:10] - How are the crowds at auctions?
[40:10] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Machinery Pete Talks Ag Equipment Engineering with President of CLAAS Omaha, Inc.

03/04/2020
Engineering is our topic, specifically the field of farm equipment engineering. Machinery Pete wishes he'd have known more about engineering when he was young.

Pete talks with Maury Salz, President of CLAAS Omaha, Inc. about their new award winning CLAAS Lexion 8000-7000 Series Combines, but more
in depth about the field of Engineering and the myriad career paths forward. Salz went from building tractors and farm equipment to building helicopters before hopping back into the farm equipment space.

Salz tells Pete about an exciting upcoming event and learning opportunity, ASABE's Annual AIM event in Omaha, Neb. July 13 -15, 2020. A great chance for young folks interested in Engineering to learn more about the industry.

Show Highlights:
[1:13] - Machinery Pete tees up the episode’s topic of engineering
[4:36] - Tractor of the Week
[11:46] - Why it’s great to be an engineer
[13:07] - Interview with Maury Salz begins
[13:40] - About ASABE’s AIM 2020
[19:08] - How Maury got into engineering
[20:35] - Maury’s work on helicopters before returning to ag
[26:35] - Advice about engineering
[31:40] - Interpreting requirements to find solutions for the final product
[35:15] - The many subsystems of farm equipment
[37:46] - Features of the new Claas combines
[48:15] - The future of farming
[53:10] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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History of Allis-Chalmers - AGCO

02/19/2020
Tim Brannon, owner of B&G Equipment in Paris, TN has been involved with Allis-Chalmers and AGCO equipment his whole life, even before becoming a dealer in 1978. Brannon shares his wealth of knowledge, history and amazing stories on the iconic Allis Chalmers brand. Even avid AC lovers will learn a lot from this conversation!

Show Highlights
[1:32] - Tractor of the Week
[6:44] - Interview with Tim Brannon begins
[8:10] - Tim shares stories about his upbringing, his family’s farm and how B&G Equipment started
[11:56] - Tim’s start at Allis-Chalmers
[13:18] - Women led the way along with creative marketing techniques for Allis Chalmers sales
[22:20] - AC history and their competition with Ford and partnership with Firestone
[27:15] - Different divisions of Allis-Chalmers, involvement of Nikola Tesla
[32:00] - AC’s all-crop harvester
[41:10] - Hard times befall the Allis-Chalmers brand
[47:40] - Founding of AGCO, AC brand changes
[1:04:00] - Gleaner history
[1:11:22] - Loretta Lynn’s dude ranch
[1:24:03] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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Iowa Family Collects Vintage John Deere Combines

02/05/2020
Machinery Pete shares the story of an Iowa family that collects vintage John Deere combines, sometimes very rare ones, to go along with their antique tractor and farm implement collections.

Show Highlights
[1:20] - Tractor of the Week
[5:25] - Machinery Pete previews interview with Travis Mullen
ger and Russ Bruhn
[7:08] - Interview begins
[16:25] - The story behind an unusual 1995 Crawler
[12:05] - What do people say about Travis’ collection?
[17:44] - When did the family start collecting and what intrigued them to collect?
[21:49] - What Travis looks for in machines to add to his collection
[26:30] - The types of implements people collect
[30:35] - Travis touches on his work at Horizon Equipment in Audobon, IA
[31:48] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

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Ohio Hall of Fame Auctioneer Kevin Wendt

01/22/2020
Machinery Pete sits down with Ohio Hall of Fame auctioneer Kevin Wendt, owner of The Wendt Group and also Showpig.com. Kevin talks about his auction career, building these two growing businesses and also about how they purposefully give back in powerful ways, changing many lives for the better in the process.

Show Highlights:
[:49] – Machinery Pete previews his interview with Kevin Wendt
[4:54] - Tractor of the Week
[7:25] - Interview with Kevin Wendt begins
[8:14] - How Kevin got started with the Wendt Group and Showpig.com
[16:25] - Kevin’s auctioneer influences
[19:26] - How Kevin got into auctions instead of becoming a farmer
[21:43] - The Showpig.com All-Star Camp
[29:22] - The Hopewell Project
[42:08] - Where will the auction industry be in 20 years?
[50:12] - How to apply for the Showpig.com All-Star Camp
[52:48] - Final words from Machinery Pete

Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to the Machinery Pete Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.
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