How to Sell Used Farm Equipment Online

New farm equipment is expensive. Hence, the second hand, or used equipment market is booming. If you are planning to change your farm machinery, it is important to know the value of your old equipment. A few changes to the equipment can help you achieve astounding results. Reselling your used equipment will definitely help you get a better price than selling it for scrap.


  1. 1
    Write Down Technical Specifications. Make a note of all the technical specifications of the machine. This list should include:
    • Model Number
    • Manufacturer Name
    • Year of Manufacturing
    • Year of Purchase
    • Horsepower
    • Other Relevant Information
  2. 2
    Take Photos. The visual sense of human beings is more powerful than any other sense. Images tend to capture our fancy faster than text. Hence, to make your product stand out, and to attract more buyers, it is pertinent to take good pictures of your machine.
  3. 3
    Check Out the Competition. Checking out the listings on popular websites selling used farm equipment will help you in understanding the market. This process of market survey will help you price your product competitively, provide relevant information, and market your product effectively.
  4. 4
    Shortlist Websites. This process can occur in conjunction with the earlier step. While checking out the competition, shortlist the websites where you would want to post an advertisement about your equipment. Make a note of the fee that the website is charging for listing the product. Most websites will only charge you once the sale goes through.
  5. 5
    Place an Advertisement/ List Your Equipment. Most websites follow a similar pattern for listing of used equipment.
    • Sign Up/ Register on the website with your email ID and unique password.
    • Enter the section that allows you to list your equipment.
    • Upload the technical specifications noted down in Step 1.
    • Upload the digital photos taken in Step 2.
    • Add information about who will bear the delivery/ pickup costs. Be upfront about this information to avoid ambiguity once the sale goes through.
    • After submitting the information, check the posting. Make sure that all the details entered by you are correct.
  6. 6
    Follow Up. Interested buyers will ask questions regarding the products. Make sure you resolve all doubts. Replying to emails/ messages will also help you portray a positive image. All these practices will help you in making a sale.
  7. 7
    Sell Your Product. In this step, you should shortlist a buyer from the inquiries you may have received. The payment will be made to your bank account. The website will only release the product once the money is transferred.
  8. 8
    Arrange for Delivery/ Pickup. Depending on the terms of agreement, arrange for delivery or pickup. Make sure the equipment is in good condition.


  • Make sure that you perform a thorough paint job on the machinery.
  • The pictures should correctly depict the current condition of the equipment.
  • Make sure you know the value of your product. Get it valued by local buyers to get an idea about the price range.


  • Having an intermediary, in this case the website is beneficial for both buyers and sellers. Don’t deliver your product without receiving the money.

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