Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ sale tops half a million at Harrisburg

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1972 John Deere 4000 Diesel Powershift (Lot G53) | Mecum Photo

With a 77 percent sell-through rate, Mecum’s inaugural ‘Gone Farmin’ auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sent 107 tractors aross the block and posted sales of over a half a million dollars.

“This was Gone Farmin’s first auction in Harrisburg and we’re pleased with the results,” Dan Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division, was quoted in a news release. “The crowd brought a lot of energy which made for an exciting auction day.”

The top seller of the event was a 1972 John Deere 4000 diesel, one  of only 428 diesel powershift 4000s built. It sold for $36,000.

Deere’s accounted for the top three sales and half of the top-10.

The top ten sales at the Gone Farmin’ Mecum Harrisburg:

1 1972 John Deere 4000, $36,000
2. 1971 John Deere 4020, $23,000
3. 1971 John Deere 2520 Gas Powershift, $22,000
4. 1970 Farmall 1026 MFWA, $20,000
5. 1953 Ford NAA Golden Jubilee, $18,000
6. 1952 Ford 8N 239 Ford Flathead, $16,000
7. 1957 Oliver Super 44, $16,000
8. Farmall 1206 (Lot G46), $15,000
9. 1959 John Deere 830 Standard, $14,250
10. John Deere 435D, $13,500

The next Gone Farmen’ auction is the Iowa Premier, November 5-7 at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa.

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