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If you’re like me, you have to admit you have feelings for some of your machines. Machines like your first car, your grandpa’s tractor, maybe that pedal-powered Singer sewing machine that Granny had – all can carry emotional attachments. The Shark Farmer, Rob Sharkey, knows what I’m talking about.
But feelings for a pull-type mower conditioner? That might be a stretch.
Or is it? Whether or not feelings impact machine values is hard to say.
Here in the marketplace, it becomes evident – even for the lowly mower conditioner – what we like and what we don’t like. The numbers don’t lie. I researched a set of 38 models of mower conditioners from the leading manufacturers that were sold in the 2015 model year. Now, four years later, the depreciation data on this set overall shows that a typical depreciation with typical usage is 41%. There are a handful among the top manufacturers that seem to be favorites based on their value against other models. They include:
- Case IH SC101
- John Deere 630
- Krone EC-3200CRI
- MacDon R113
- Massey Ferguson / Challenger 1383
- New Holland 512 (not the manure spreader)