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Thursday, May 24th 2018 @ 5:00PM

LOCATION: On the hobby farm at 18490 15 Mile Rd, Big Rapids, MI 49307

DIRECTIONS: Take US-131 north of Grand Rapids or south of Cadillac to the Big Rapids Exit #139 (M-20 EAST), go east 2 miles to State St., turn north (left) & go 1 mile to Maple St., turn east (right) & go ¾ miles, crossing over the river to 3rd St., turn south (right) to New Mill Pond Rd., follow New Mill Pond road to 15 mile Rd, turn east, 1st place on the north side of the road. Watch for AUCTION signs. (Mecosta Co.)

Due to health issues, we have decided to retire from hobby farming; therefore we have commissioned Art Smith Auctioneers to conduct an afternoon Live Auction here on the farm. We invite all to attend our Thursday afternoon Auction and thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Thank you, Richard & Lois Spedowski

NOTE: Richard & Lois have spent nearly 60 years on the farm and loved the farm life. Richard retired from Big Rapids School District and Lois worked at the Big Rapids Hospital. The tractors are in nice condition and always kept in the barn. The Farmall H has new tires and paint and runs fine. The Cockshutt 30 has newer paint and lots of collectible appeal. Equipment has been stored in the sheds also. Come on out to Big Rapids on Thursday afternoon at 5:00PM for this nice evening Auction.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Master Card or VISA with 5% service fee. (WE SUBSCRIBE TO PAY- TEC, A NATIONAL CHECK COLLECTION COMPANY.)

Off street parking, loader tractor, lunch wagon, port-a-jons and wash-up station available for your convenience

Not many small items, please be on time!


1950 Cockshutt Mod. 30-gas, high-low transmission, WF, fenders, single hyd., 13.6X38” tires, wheel weights, belt pulley, 33 HP, #28072 (The engine has been overhauled.)

1941 Farmall Mod. H-gas, NF, fenders, belt pulley, new paint, like new 12.4X38” tires, 24HP, Ser. # 71376

Ford Mod. 125 Hydro garden tractor w/Kohler engine


8’X20’ tandem axle snowmobile trailer

John Deere #336 square baler w/hyd. kicker (nice baler!)

John Deere #660 5 bar hay rake w/front wheel

John Deere 3pt. two row corn planter

John Deere 6’ drag w/steel wheels

John Deere Van Brunt 12 hole grain drill w/seeder box

Knowles running gears w/8’X12’ kicker rack

Oliver running gears w/8’X12’ kicker rack

New Holland #477, 7’ haybine

New Idea hay conditioner

International 12’ wheel disc w/hyd. cylinder

International PTO corn binder, looks new, w/bundle carrier, on rubber tires

International 8’ field roller w/seat

Massey Ferguson slip scoop, 3pt.

Ferguson 8’ weeder, 3pt.

Woods 6’ finish mower, 3pt.

Allis Chalmers 6’ disc, 3pt.

Ford 2bt. 14” plow, 3pt. (rebuilt)

Ariens rototiller

Several Oliver & MM drags

Tractor cultivators, fits Farmall B

Horse drawn 5’ disc w/seat and front truck

Oliver #19 one bottom walking plow, 10”, Pat. Date 1889, nice condition

Horse drawn beet lifter

4’X6’ lawn trailer

3.5’X9’ flat bed lawn wagon


(48) rolls of NEW Bale-Lok baler twine, 650’ per roll

12ft elevated deer blind w/steel roof

Flat belt drive corn stalk shopper w/steel wheels

Some equipment & tractor parts

Several mounted implement tires w/new tubes

Plastic feed bunk

Approx. 10 tractor suitcase weights

Table saw

(4) Aluminum 16”, 6 bolt Chevy rims

Yard swing

Miscellaneous shop tools

Cultipacker wheels


Ford Super Major

Massey-Harris 44

Ford 8N

John Deere G unstyled

John Deere 8950 4wd battery op

Case 1070 Agri-King

John Deere 630 LP gas

John Deere 60 tractor w/JD 227 2-row picker/sheller

Ertl grain wagon

IH manure spreader

Ford disc

Sand box toys:

John Deere 630, 530 & 2030

Farmall 350

John Deere 9500 picker/sheller

John Deere 45 4wd w/loader

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