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Auction Report from Mooretown, Ontario
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Here is a report from the former owner of the equipment at yesterdays farm auction in Mooretown, Ontario - which is in Canada within 1 mile of the US. We are located directly across from St. Clair, Michigan which is about 40 miles north of Detroit on the Canadian side of the river.

These numbers are exact with the Canadian $ first followed by US $ in brackets using todays exchange rate. All machinery was in excellent condition - one owner ( except for the combine I was second owner) and there were between 700 and 900 people at the auction. Recently I posted on here about your auction likes and dislikes and used some of those ideas and they were great...... thank you. We had 3 gators available to take the small stuff people bought to their trucks during the auction so they could unload - excellent idea. Parking was on site ( wheat stubble which had been chopped) and the parking was well marked for 3 miles each way before the auction and we had 2 or 3 parking attendants getting people parked correctly - worked great. I had 6 friends there wearing bright orange hats so you only had to ask an "orange hat" for information or help - worked great. Had a lot of items on pallets so at the end we loaded into the back of pickups very easily. And one unknown, we had perfect weatherl - 70F sunny and a light breeze. Lots of other things to help but they were the main ones - oh yeah Betty and I supplied free coffee for the day.

Results of the main items -

4455 FWA tractor - 2096 original hours - $66,000 Can - ( $61,321 US )

2955 2WD drive with cab - 1600 original hours - $27,000 Can - ( $25,085 US )

JD2140 - 70HP tractor with JD 145 loader ( US model number?) 2600 hours - $17,500 Can - ( $16,259 - US)

JD 9510 Combine - 1100 Sep hours - 1400 Engine hours - $82,000 Can - ( $76,186 - US)

925F Header - $14,000 Can - ( $13,007 US)

25' Harvest Hand Header Wagon ( as new) - $2,000 Can - ( $1858 - US)

Same person bought the the combine, header, wagon - they were sold seperately.

Someone asked about the bean planter - 10 Row JD7100, 3 bu boxes, monitor, Kinze brush meters $6,700 Can - ( $6,225 - US)


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Ritchie Bros. to sell antique and late model tractors in Ottawa unreserved agricultural auction

OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is conducting a public, unreserved agricultural auction in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 starting at 9:00 a.m. More than 300 agricultural, construction and transportation items will be sold to the highest bidders on auction day with no minimum bids or reserve prices. Items are still being added to the auction leading up to sale day. The upcoming auction comes 38 years after the Company held its first auction in Ottawa in June of 1971.

"Our customers in Ottawa have been supporting Ritchie Bros. for many years by buying and selling equipment at our other auctions held throughout the province and around the world," said Brian Dykstra, Regional Manager for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a Canadian business based in BC since 1958. "Ottawa is a very strong agricultural and industrial hub and auction day will be a great opportunity for locals to buy a piece of equipment at the price they want to pay."

One of the highlights of the Ottawa auction includes a large quantity of antique tractors being sold as part of a complete dispersal for Fred Weagant's Antique Collection of Farm Tractors and Automobiles. Models include a Fordson, a Hart Parr 1224 Antique, an International Harvester Titan, a 1927 McCormick Deering Farmall Antique, and a Minneapolis Moline Twin City JTS. Other agricultural items featured in the sale include a late model 2004 Case STX375, 2WD, 4WD and MFWD tractors, balers, combines, plows, spreaders and seeding and spraying equipment. A selection of transportation and construction items being sold includes: wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, loader backhoes, forklifts and various types of trucks and trailers.

Equipment consignments are still being accepted; owners interested in selling their equipment can phone +1.800.357.0659 for further details.

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