I visited the Polk auction this past Thursday, March 17. My sister Hannah and I had a great day meeting fans, visiting with old friends, and seeing all the show-stopping tractors. In case you missed the sale, here are some highlights!
Let’s start with the John Deere tractors – the Polk Auction folks really know their John Deere tractors, and their auctions have a big following among JD enthusiasts. There was a huge variety of green and yellow tractors. Here’s a great line-up of New Generation tractors:
Did I mention that the sale was on St. Patrick’s Day? Anyone who forgot to wear green to the sale could just hop on one of these – there were plenty to go around! Check out this great lineup of 20-Series tractors.
This Cockshutt 1550 Diesel Standard was beautifully restored, and only had 5,000 hours.
We don’t have too many Massey Harris tractors in our area, so I was sure to snap a picture of this MH 22.
My dad used to own a Massey Ferguson dealer, so any Massey Ferguson tractor will catch my eye, including this sharp-looking Model 65 Diesel.
I love to see tractors with their implements. While this is common to see at shows, it’s uncommon at an auction since the tractors and implements are usually sold seperately. This Allis Chalmers WD-45 paired perfectly with the three bottom plow:
Also, this Ford 2000 with cultivators was a great pair:
This 1650 Oliver 4WD diesel was an attention-getter at the sale.
I noticed two Case VAH tractors on the property–here’s a snapshot of one of them.
This McCormick-Deering WA-40 (gas) was consigned from Missouri. It didn’t run but still sold for $6700.
There were a few Minneapolis-Moline tractors on the grounds, but this G1000 Wheatland was my favorite.
This Crawler had people “crawling” over it all day–it definitely stole the show. It’s a JD GPO that was converted to a crawler, meant to resemble the Lindeman crawlers.
Of all of the tractors at the auction, my all-time favorite was this Farmall HV. While definitely not the most expensive (It sold for $10,000), it would be the one I’d pick to follow me home if I could have.
The next auction I will attend is the Mecum Gone Farmin’ Auction in Davenport, Iowa. I hope to see some of you there!