One way to find used farm machinery is at a specialized farm auction. Many different kinds of farm equipment are available and at the end go to the highest bidder. All auctions are different and they can include time limits, minimum or maximum bids, and special sales prices. You may be bidding against other bidders in the same room or you might be bidding from some off-site location. You might not know who you are bidding against or what their bidding actions are. Once you have bid on a piece of farm machinery, you will wait to see if anyone outbids you. If not, then you will pay the price you bid. The seller generally pays any commission fees due to the auctioneer.
Auctions, in general, have quite a history. They weren’t really popular until after the seventeenth century, although there were auctions held as early as 500 B.C. The oldest recorded auction house is in Stockholm, Sweden. Today there are many auctions held over the internet, which opens up bidding opportunities to many buyers.
These websites often list upcoming farm equipment auctions by state, date and auction site. They also include information about the farm machinery that will be offered so that you can decide if it is something you might want to bid on. You can also compare prices ahead of time so that you get an approximate price range in which you’re willing to bid. Some auctions are actually held over the internet and you won’t even have to leave your house!
Farm machinery auctions are great places to find unique items that you might not even be aware of. You also might find prices that are much more affordable than if you were to purchase a new item or a used item from a private party. You will find tractors, plows, dozers, mowers, cultivators, planters, sprayers, balers, backhoes, carts, reapers, etc. etc. etc! There is no end to the list of what you might find in the way of used farm machinery at a auction near you or via the internet. It is a fun and profitable way to add unique and usable equipment to your farm equipment inventory.