Research Before Buying Used Equipment
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon May 11, 2015 02:19 PM CDT

Low grain prices have resulted in a surplus of used equipment waiting for buyers. If you are looking for used equipment bargains, be cautious advises Robert Stwalley, Purdue University assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering. In a recent Purdue Extension report, he said: "A used piece of equipment, under the right circumstances, may be the best economic choice for a specific operation. But it may not be. Remember, go in with your eyes open and choose wisely."

Stwalley said farm machinery operates at a maximum efficiency only for a certain amount of time.

For instance, planters have a relatively ...

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