2016's Top-5 biggest used farming equipment sales.

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Big ag equipment for big prices in 2016

Big ag equipment going for big prices in 2016 – here's Ritchie Bros.' Top-5.

We sold tens of thousands of pieces of agricultural equipment in 2016 and some of that farming gear went for big money. We're talking prime combines, track tractors, sprayers, and more.

Want to know what these big ticket machines cost? We're going to give you our Top-5 big ticket agricultural equipment items sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions in 2016, but don't forget you can always access auction results for the past two years when you create a free account. And of course, every item was sold to the highest bidder on auction day; no minimum bids, no reserve prices.

1. 2015 John Deere S680 combine – US$371,933 (CDN$485,000).

A 2015 John Deere S680 Combine sold by Ritchie Bros. in Lethbridge, AB

Coming in at number one in 2016 is this John Deere S680 combine sold in Lethbridge, AB, on July 22. This was such a popular item at the auction we sold three of them for a combined US$1,098,841!

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2. 2014 CASE IH 620 quadtrac track tractors – US$364,078 (CDN$480,000).

A 2014 CASE IH 620 track tractors sold by Ritchie Bros. in Bonanza, AB

We held a massive on-the-farm auction in Bonanza, AB on March 30 that saw some big ticket ag items change hands. This auction featured two Alberta families who exited the business through complete dispersals. Among the inventory was this 2014 CASE IH 620 quadtrac tractor that went for US$364,078 (CDN$480,000).

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3. 2016 CASE IH 9240 combine – $327,500.

A 2016 CASE IH 9240 combine sold by Ritchie Bros. in Columbus

We sold two of these unused 2016 CASE IH 9240 combines in Columbus, OH on August 18 for a combined $655,000.

4. CLAAS LEXION 780 4x4 combine - US$303,398 (CDN$400,000).

A 2014 CLAAS Lexion 780 combine sold by Ritchie Bros. in Bonanza, AB

Pardon the pun, but Bonanza, AB lived up to its name when it came to buying and selling combines. We sold four of these CLAAS Lexion 780s for a combined US$1,213,592 (CDN$1.6 million).

5. 2015 John Deere R4045 high clearance sprayer US$301,654 (CDN$405,000).

A 2015 John Deere R045 sprayer sold by Ritchie Bros. in Lethbridge, AB

Rounding out our list is this 2015 John Deere R4045 sprayer that we sold in Lethbridge on Dec. 6 for US$301,654 (CDN$405,000).

Want to know what other ag equipment sold for big money in 2016? Find out when you sign in or create a free account to see prices for items sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions in the past two years.

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