14 episodes

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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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

    Ohio Hall of Fame Auctioneer Kevin Wendt

    Ohio Hall of Fame Auctioneer Kevin Wendt

    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.

    • 55 min
    40-Year-Old Tractors with Low Hours are Red Hot

    40-Year-Old Tractors with Low Hours are Red Hot

    Tag along with Machinery Pete to three farm auctions in 2019 on which 40-year-old tractors with low hours sold for record or near-record prices, continuing a trend Pete has been documenting for many years.

    • 33 min
    "This Farm Wife" - Ag YouTube/Instagram Star Meredith Bernard from North Carolina

    "This Farm Wife" - Ag YouTube/Instagram Star Meredith Bernard from North Carolina

    Machinery Pete talks with Meredith Bernard from Milton, N.C. who is better known as "This Farm Wife" on social media and YouTube. Bernard's vlogs on YouTube about daily life on their North Carolina farm have gone viral and built a huge following both inside and outside of ag, helping to tell farming's story to non-farmers, which is so important in today's world.

    • 51 min
    "American Countryside" Host Andrew McCrea - Ideas to Reinvigorate Small Town America

    "American Countryside" Host Andrew McCrea - Ideas to Reinvigorate Small Town America

    Machinery Pete talks with Andrew McCrea, host of the popular "American Countryside" radio program about his new book, "Total Town Makeover" Rethinking Business, Community and Home in Small Town America. McCrea shares success stories of how small rural towns across the country have taken innovative approaches to reverse decades of decline and work toward securing a more prosperous future.

    • 34 min
    Conversation with Legendary 91-Year-Old Auctioneer, Farm Equipment Dealer

    Conversation with Legendary 91-Year-Old Auctioneer, Farm Equipment Dealer

    Machinery Pete offers his annual Thanksgiving advice to use your smart phones to record video of conversations with your elderly loved ones at holiday family gatherings. He demonstrates the value of this by sharing one of his all time favorite interviews he's done, from two years ago with then 91-year-old legendary auctioneer and farm equipment dealer Abner Jacobson of Benson, Minn. Abner passed away May 7, 2019 at the age of 93. Abner's stories of the auction and farm equipment businesses in the 1950's and 1960's will make you smile.

    • 41 min
    Tales of Low-Hour Tractor Finds with Machinery Pete

    Tales of Low-Hour Tractor Finds with Machinery Pete

    When we hear about an older tractor with very low-hours – the first thing we wonder is what’s the back story? On today’s episode of the Machinery Pete Podcast, Machinery Pete is sharing his favorite low-hour tractor stories he’s come across over the last 30 years.

    • 52 min

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