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.
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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
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 Kramer, 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.
Auction Price Data Now FREE at MachineryPete.com + Big Ohio Dealer Auction
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 17, 2020 absolute online dealer inventory reduction auction for Ag-Pro John Deere dealership locations in Ohio, over 40 Combines on this auction.
Iowa Farmer Jeff Ryan, aka "Guy No. 2" - Survived Brain Surgery Awake on the Table to Become Loved Ag Writer
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 Tremor 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.
Huge Sinclair Tractor Online Dealer Auction 6/30/20
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 combines. 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.
Story of the Silver Bullet Flying Combine from the 1980's
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 husband Ernie Brookins built and operated the Silver Bullet Flying Combine. Gail shares amazing stories from the road of the Silver Bullet.
Ontario Farmer and Twitter Star Andy Pasztor - #AndyClean
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Louisville Farm Show 4430 John Deere
I really enjoyed the podcast featuring the owner of the famous 4430. The story about the tractor was fascinating. The interview was great. Thanks again for the hard work on all your shows and podcasts. Jim Sumners
Love this podcast
Watch your TV show every week and and now am enjoying your podcasts very much. Thanks Pete!