Harvesting Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find harvesting equipment for sale?

Tractor Zoom currently features over 5927 pieces of harvesting equipment for sale from dealers and auctioneers around the country. Narrow down your search with our easy-to-use filters to find the exact harvesting make/model you’re looking for or view only the harvesting equipment in your state. From there, sort your search results based on what is closest to you, what has been most recently added, and much more.

What equipment is used to harvest?

Harvesting crops include activities that cut the crop, collect the grain and excess plant materials, and help transport it to storage. While the equipment needed to harvest depends on the operation size and crop in question, in order to accomplish a successful harvest season, many farmers will need all or a few of the following: a combine and its respective header, cotton picker/stripper, forage harvester, forage wagon, grain auger or conveyor, grain bagger, grain cart, grain vacuum, and gravity wagon.

What crops are harvested by machine?

Row crops that are harvested by farm equipment include corn, soybean, wheat, and cotton. Additional crops that are harvested by machine include berries, fruit, nuts, sugar beets, sugarcane, and vegetables.

Where can I buy harvesting equipment near me?

Tractor Zoom partners with 600 auctioneers and 1291 dealer locations across the country. We feature all auctioneers in your region or equipment dealers near you that sell harvesting equipment on our website or you can simply complete a search for harvesting equipment and results will automatically populate with available harvesting equipment for sale that is closest to you.

What harvesting equipment is used for wheat?

A combine and grain header are the primary pieces of equipment used to harvest wheat. The grain header, also called a draper or wheat header, is the attachment at the front of the combine that catches the wheat and feeds it into the combine for cleaning and separating. The combine holds the wheat but when it fills up, it needs to be emptied before it can continue harvesting, which is where grain carts can come into play.

Who manufactures specialty harvesting equipment?

The categorization of specialty harvesting equipment is typically saved for crops such as nuts, vegetables, apples, grapes, and berries. Popular manufacturers of specialty harvest equipment include Pellenc, Oxbo International, Checchi & Magli, Columbo, Kelley Manufacturing, Amity Technology, GREGOIRE, Korvan, and many others.

Does Tractor Zoom offer financing on harvest equipment?

Tractor Zoom is not a bank but we do help facilitate financing and loans for harvesting equipment with our industry-leading lenders. We offer a pre-approval process that presents you with interest rates and loan terms on harvesting equipment from multiple lenders. This allows you to select the best financing option that meets your needs.

What are the top 10 pieces of harvest equipment?

According to our database of over $20B in equipment sales, the following are the top 10 pieces of harvesting equipment based on the number sold at an auction or dealership since we started collecting data in 2017:

  1. John Deere S680

  2. John Deere S670

  3. Case IH 1020

  4. John Deere 635F

  5. John Deere S780

  6. John Deere 643

  7. John Deere 9770 STS

  8. John Deere 612C

  9. John Deere 608C

  10. John Deere 630F

What is my harvesting equipment worth?

The value of your harvesting equipment can vary based on its category, make, year, location, and hours of operation, among many other factors that are specific to the model. Understanding what equipment is worth is a challenge many farmers come across. In fact, 82% of the farmers we surveyed said it was their #1 pain point when buying and selling farm equipment.

With that challenge in mind, Tractor Zoom built a feature called Equipment Lists, which allows farmers to quickly and accurately gauge the value of their harvesting equipment (for FREE) based on its unique specifications. We leverage over $20B in equipment sales, and update our transaction data weekly, so farmers always have up-to-date auction and retail values to gauge what their harvesting equipment is worth in near, real-time.

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