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Pressure to reduce input costs for farm products has led to an active market of quality used machinery. It is relatively simple to determine the condition of many types of field implements, but tractor and combine evaluation can present more difficulties. Much of the problem stems from wear points being located inside the machine.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Crops, Machinery, Machinery Management
Hanna, Mark, "Buying Used Machinery" (2010). Ag Decision Maker Information Files. 9.