Where to Find Farm Equipment for Sale
Finding the perfect piece of farm equipment for sale can be challenging. It can sometimes take time and effort for rural farmers to visit an in-person dealer. Farm equipment can be highly specialized and designed to meet specific needs, and so finding the right equipment may unlock your farm’s full potential by allowing it to perform more efficiently and become more automated. When it’s time to look for equipment, where do you turn?
Luckily, several options are available to find new and used farm equipment, including:
Online sales sites
Local auctions can be a great place to find used equipment at competitive prices. Typically held by auction houses or agricultural organizations, local equipment auctions are usually advertised in local newspapers, community bulletin boards and online listing sites like Farm Auction Guide.
Pros of Local Auctions
The ability to physically inspect equipment
Unique deals on rare and specialized items
Direct interaction with sellers
Cons of Local Auctions
Limited warranty or support
Most auctions sales are sold “as-is”
Online Sales Sites and Marketplaces
Online platforms have revolutionized the way farm equipment is bought and sold. Often offering a wide range of new and used equipment for sale, sites like Purple Wave Auction and TractorHouse allow farmers to browse through listings, compare prices and contact sellers directly to make a purchase.
Pros of Online Sales Sites and Marketplaces
Wide selection of equipment options
Convenient online shopping
Access to detailed equipment information and user reviews
Cons of Online Sales Sites and Marketplaces
Limited inspection access
Complicated shipping logistics
Potential for fraudulent listings and scams
FBN Community Forum
FBN’s Community Forum is an exclusive way to interact with fellow farmers on a diverse range of agricultural topics. The member-driven community provides access to deep, hands-on knowledge, educational resources and support from peers in the ag space who experience the same daily challenges.
To search for machinery or equipment being sold by other FBN members, navigate to the Community tab in the FBN app and select ‘For Sale’ from the category options.
Pros of FBN Community Forum
Access to the exclusive forum with verified farmer members
A broad network of insight and knowledge from fellow farmers
Get access to additional reports and digital tools on the FBN platform
Cons of FBN Community Forum
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Beyond developing online farming communities and fostering enthusiastic discussion on various topics, dedicated agricultural forums offer a wealth of information on equipment, including buying and selling machinery. Examples of popular online forums dedicated to equipment include Heavy Equipment Forums - Agricultural Equipment, Ag Talk - Machinery Talk and Agriville.com - Machinery & Equipment.
Pros of Online Forums
Experienced insights from fellow farmers
Direct communication with sellers and buyers
Cons of Online Forums
Lack of warranty or protection
Farm Equipment Loans from FBN Finance
While equipment can often be prohibitively expensive, financing is often an option to help address the cost to your operation. Whether you’re considering buying or leasing equipment, FBN Finance could offer the right financing solution to purchase equipment to improve and further scale your farm.
A farm equipment loan from FBN Finance offers terms of up to seven years and requires the following:
a minimum loan amount of $10,000,
a 20% down payment, and
the equipment to be 14 years old or newer.
Financeable equipment includes:
Tractors & combines
If you want to learn more about farm equipment loans, the FBN Finance team can help explain the application process and ensure it’s the right fit for your operation.
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