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Machinery Pete Podcast

Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading. In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations that are longer and more meaningful than just a few soundbites. He’ll be adding context and color to stories from good people that make up the agriculture space. He’ll also be sharing the types of insights, trends, farming news and used farm equipment values from around the country that you’ve come to expect from him. Founded in 1989 by Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete has come a long way since its beginnings in Greg Peterson’s home office in Rochester, Minnesota where he passionately researched, tracked and reported on auction prices. In 2014 Farm Journal and Machinery Pete partnered to provide a more efficient marketplace for buying and selling used ag equipment. In July of 2015, launched its marketplace with leading-edge marketing solutions for dealers, informed and built with the online equipment shopper in mind and creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL. You can find out more at


Last Episode Date: 24 May 2024

Total Episodes: 64

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24 May 2024
Jake Bryce – Co-Founder of Machinery Scope

Machinery Pete talks with Jake Bryce, Co-Founder of Machinery Scope ( in Alexandria, MN about the new partnership between Machinery Pete and Machinery Scope and also about Machinery Scope’s growth over the past 11 years since founding in 2013. Family...

68 min
11 March 2024
Kansas Farmer to Nationwide Restauranteur – Jason Ingermanson of Solomon, KS

Machinery Pete chats with Jason Ingermanson of Solomon, KS whose beautiful line of farm equipment, including a ’22 John Deere X9 1100 combine with only 107 sep. hours, is selling on March 20, 2024 online auction by Beyond the auction, we learn of the am...

78 min
12 February 2024
Rodney Miller – Founder/Host of “Small Town Big Deal” TV Show and Big IHC Collector

Machinery Pete chats with Rodney Miller, host of the well-loved TV show “Small Town Big Deal” on RFD-TV and 300 other TV stations across the country. Rodney has deep farming and farm equipment roots, being from Benton, IL where he still has a farming operation. He was al...

79 min
17 November 2023
Conversation with Aaron McKee – Founder/CEO

Machinery Pete talks fast-moving changes in the auction industry with recent notable consolidations and rapid technological advances. Pete chats with Aaron McKee, Founder/CEO of, a long time leader in the online only auction space, about their big news last mo...

63 min
20 October 2023
Tractor Collector Market Trends with Kurt Aumann

Machinery Pete catches up with Kurt Aumann, owner of Aumann Vintage Power in Nokomis, IL. Kurt has been one of the foremost auctioneers in the vintage tractor, farm memorabilia, pedal tractors, toy tractors and farm signs space for decades. Kurt and Pete talk about Aumann Vi...

53 min
28 July 2023
Black Star – New Way to Sell, Find and Appraise Heavy Equipment

Machinery Pete talks about the heavy construction equipment market with Andrew and Mike LeMaster with Black Star, an emerging company with a growing footprint across the U.S. helping folks sell, find and appraise all types of heavy construction equipment. The company aims fo...

45 min
2 June 2023
Morton Buildings – Repair & Renovation with Jeremiah Fairbanks

Antique tractors aren’t the only thing being restored on the farm today. Machinery Pete talks with Jeremiah Fairbanks, General Manager of Repair & Renovation with Morton Buildings about the company’s storied 120-year history dating back to 1903, how it transitioned a...

49 min
29 March 2023
Jess Settles – Winfield, IA Farmer and College Basketball Legend

With March Madness coming to a head with the NCAA Final Four this week, Machinery Pete talks with Jess Settles – farmer from Winfield, IA and Iowa Hawkeye basketball legend, also TV college basketball analyst on ESPN, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports. Settles talks about gro...

65 min
21 February 2023
Machinery Pete Advice to Young Farmers + News of New Auction Company – Merit Auctions

Machinery Pete looks back over his 33+ year career and pulls together his best tips and advice to young farmers. Pete also talks with Zach Hiner, Jim Huff and John Probasco with the new auction firm Merit Auctions of Fort Madison, IA. Hiner, Huff and Probasco have over 100 y...

146 min
18 November 2022
North Prairie Butchery in Faulkton, SD – The Dream Becoming Reality

The story of North Prairie Butchery in Faulkton, SD, the dream project coming into reality of Troy Hadrick, a 5th generation cattle rancher in northeast South Dakota. Hadrick recently received a $2.2M grant from the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program to build a 25...

39 min
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