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Owsley Farm Auction

Location: 2415 E Co. Rd. 2500, La Harpe, IL

From La Harpe, IL, take Hwy. 9/94 west 3 1/2 miles to CR #2350E, then left or south 1 1/2 miles to CR #2500N, then left or east 1/2 mile to the farm. The farm is located in Section 36 of Durham Township, Hancock County, IL.

9:30 AM Saturday September 29th, 2018
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111.72 Acres in 2 Tracts

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111.72 Surveyed Acres (2 Tracts) & Personal Property


  • Tract 1 represents 83 acres of tillable cropland, with the balance in wooded timber and draws.
  • Tract 2 will be the home and outbuildings, with the balance in large mature timber.

OPEN HOUSE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Tract 1 – 102.31 Surveyed Acres
  • FSA figures should indicate approximately 83 acres of tillable farmland
  • Productive Soils: Rozetta, Muscatune, Atterbury & Hickory
  • Crop Productivity Index (PI): 121.8 on the tillable acres
  • The balance of this tract is in wooded draws and timber which offers excellent whitetail deer and wild turkey habitat
  • LaMoine River (Crooked Creek) accesses a portion of the east boundary
  • Access is along the northwest portion by CR #2500N
Tract 2 – 9.41 Surveyed Acres
  • This very unique and secluded tract of land is improved with a 2 bedroom home. Features include a large 3-car attached garage, one bath, kitchen, living room and a full unfinished basement. There is also an attached carport. The home has a Heil central air & heating unit, Smith ProMax hot water heater and a newer Generac Guardian Series backup generator and Dallas Rural Water.
  • Other improvements include a metal pole type machine shed with large sliding door on the east and (4) open bays to the south. There are other outbuildings that are very usable.
  • Another feature that makes this property so desirable is that the balance of this tract consists of large mature hardwoods, which border the LaMoine River, making this ideal habitat for deer & turkey!
METHOD & TERMS: Tract 1 will be sold on a price per acre basis, based the recently surveyed acres. Tract 2 will be offered for a “lump sum” total dollar amount. The tracts will NOT be offered in their entirety at the conclusion of the auction. Ten percent (10%) of the bid price will be due the day of the sale, with the balance to be paid at the time of closing, on or before November 5, 2018. Bidding is NOT contingent upon financing.
Title insurance in the full amount of the purchase price will be provided by the sellers. The 2018 real estate taxes, due and payable in 2019, will be paid by the sellers. The 2019 real estate taxes will be paid by the new buyer(s). Possession will be given at the time of closing, subject only to the current tenant in possession for the 2018 crop year.  The farm sells free & clear for the 2019 crop year. Interested parties may view this property at their convenience, or if interested in the home, be sure to attend the Open House on Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All announcements sale day shall take precedence over any prior advertising either written or oral. The information in this brochure is believed to be accurate; however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the property. This real estate is being sold “as is”.

PERSONAL PROPERTY begins selling at 9:30 a.m. 

  • ’81 JD 4640 2wd tractor, QR trans., fully equipped cab, 2 outlets, 1000 PTO, 520/85R38 inside rear tires (Firestone), 20.8R38 axle mount duals, 14L-16.1 front tires, front & rear weights, new style step, quick hitch, 8,665 hrs., SN 4640H022557RW
  • ’81 IH 5088 2wd tractor, fully equipped cab, 3 outlets, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4R38 rear tires w/ axle mount duals, 11.00-16SL front tires, front & rear weights, 6,238 hrs. , SN 2540002U001072

Farm Equipment

  • Case-IH 4300 24’ field cultivator, walking tandems on main frame & wings, 5-bar spike tooth harrow
  • Kew. 1020 22’ hyd. fold disk, 20” blades, 8” spacing
  • M&W Earthmaster 1460 5-shank disc ripper
  • JD 7000 6 row 30” planter, row cleaners, no till coulters
  • IHC 45 14’ field cultivator, 3-bar coil tine harrow
  • NH 68 string tie small square baler
  • 14’x 7’ hayrack wagon on running gear
  • JD 709 7’ 3 pt. rotary mower
  • IHC 1300 7’ 3 pt. sickle bar mower
  • JD 38 7’ sickle bar mower
  • Case 8’ 3 pt. blade

Vehicles & Trailers

  • ’08 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4wd pickup truck, full power, reg. cab, long bed, color blue metallic, 63,112 miles, VIN 1GTHK24K88E187541
  • ’12 Chevrolet Impala LT 4-door car, full power, sunroof, 30,352 miles, VIN 2G1WG5E33C1310604
  • UniMount 7.5’ front mount snow plow for pickup
  • ’08 Doolittle 21’ bumper hitch tilt deck trailer,     4’ stationary deck, tandem axle, 7,000 lb. axles
  • ’17 Doolittle 7’x 12’ bumper hitch utility trailer, mesh fold up ramp w/ “Gorilla-Lift”, like new
Collector Tractors
  • IHC Farmall Super M-TA tractor, wide front, newer restoration, 13.6-38 rear tires (as new),   inside rear weights, SN 81185
  • IHC McCormick Farmall Cub tractor, newer restoration, 8-24 rear tires, 4.00-12 front tires
  • IHC McCormick Farmall Culti-Vision A tractor, newer restoration, 11.2-24 rear tires, rear weights

Skidsteer • UTV • ATV

  • ’08 Bobcat T250 track skidsteer, 18” tracks, 80” material bucket, powertach coupler, 2-spd., foot controls, 553 hrs., SN A5GS20024
  • Selling separate: Pallet forks w/ skidsteer hookups
  • Kubota RTV X1100C 4wd dsl. UTV, power dump bed, VHT-X hydro trans., camo, full cab w/ heat & air, power steering, winch, brush guard and only 73.7 hrs.
  • Honda Foreman ES 4wd ATV, electric shift, front & rear racks
  • SMV 25 gal. pull-type ATV sprayer w/ 12V pump & hand wand
  • Club Car gas powered golf cart w/ canopy
Shop Tools & Various Farm Support Items
  • Generac GP7500E generator, like new
  • Coleman Powermate 8 hp generator
  • Stihl MS 280 chainsaw
  • Homelite Super XL chainsaw
  • Craftsman electric blower
  • Pittsburgh 2-ton engine cherry picker, as new
  • Central 20-ton shop press
  • Keller 21’ fiberglass extension ladder
  • Fiberglass & aluminum step ladders
  • Hobart Handler 135 wire feed welder
  • Twentieth Century heavy duty 295 amp welder w/ cable
  • Acetylene torch outfit
  • Craftsman 2-piece rolling tool chest
  • US General 2-piece rolling tool chest
  • Puma portable air compressor
  • Central 7”x 12” metal cutting band saw
  • Salamander style heater
  • Powermate portable power washer
  • Craftsman radial arm saw
  • Craftsman table saw
  • Dewalt chop saw
  • Ryobi 10” bench model drill press
  • 30” industrial shop fan
  • Engine stand
  • Stanley Rubbermaid job box
  • Craftsman shop vac
  • Extension cords & trouble lights
  • Long handled tools
  • Selection of hand tools
  • Log chains & binders
  • Shopbuilt log splitter on 2-wheel trailer w/ 13 hp gas eng.
  • Shopbuilt 8’x 4.5’ wood hauling trailer
  • Seed Easy PTO seeder
  • 500 gal. fuel tank w/ electric pump
  • 110 gallon fuel transfer tank w/ 12V pump
  • Charge Air Pro portable air compressor
  • Schumacher portable battery charger
  • New cases of HD engine oil & transmission oil
Household & Miscellaneous
  • Amana 25 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, ice & water in the door, color black
  • Kenmore gas stove, color white
  • Whirlpool side by side refrig./freezer, color white
  • Holiday chest-type deep freezer
  • Gibson gas dryer
  • Estate heavy duty super capacity washer
  • GE microwave oven
  • Wooden dinette w/ 4 rolling chairs
  • Selection of recliners & sofa
  • Modern oak china cabinet
  • Coffee & end tables
  • Metal & wooden file cabinets
  • Folding table & chairs
  • Bunk beds
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bed
  • (2) gun cabinets
  • Few other misc. household type items

Robert Owsley Estate
Hollie Gebhardt, Bret Owsley & Shane Owsley (children)

 Representing Attorney: Kurt Dittmer • Rasmussen & Dittmer, LLC, 102 N. Center St. – P.O. Box 509 La Harpe, IL 61450 • Phone: (217) 659-3312
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend this auction of real estate, farm machinery, vehicles, shop tools, plus much more! The late Bob Owsley was a well-respected and lifelong farmer in the La Harpe area. Live internet bidding will be available on the major items. Loader tractor and auction personnel will be available sale day to assist in loading out. Lunch available. Not responsible for accidents, errors or omissions. Announcements sale day take precedence. SALE ORDER: Small hand tools and miscellaneous hayrack items beginning at 9:30 a.m. with major shop tools at approximately 11:00 a.m., followed by the machinery, UTV, skid steer, etc. at 11:30. The real estate will sell at 12:00 noon, followed by an other unsold items.

Owsley Farm Auction

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