Farm Retirement Auction

Farm Machinery Auction

We have an Exceptional Farm Machinery Auction scheduled for Feb 12th, 2020. This will be an Retirement for Elden & Jean Beenken and Beenken Farms. 

(Snow Date – Feb. 19th)

Begins: 02/12/20 at 9:00 AM CST
Ends: 02/12/20 at 6:00 PM CST
Location: 1710 510th St., Elmore, MN 56027

As Eldon and his wife Jean have decided to retire and have rented out their ground, they have commissioned Clark Auction Service LLC. to conduct a Farm Machinery Auction on their farm at 1710 510th St. Elmore, Minnesota. This auction will have some of the largest and newest pieces of equipment you will find anywhere. Make plans to attend and check back regularly to see more updates.


Tractors: 2016 John Deere 8345R FWA Hrs: 931 (Before Harvest), SN: 1RW8345RHGD111125, 50” Firestone DT Rear Tires, 34” Firestone DT Front Tires, Duals Front & Back, Front Fenders, Rock Box, Deluxe Cab, Buddy Seat, AM/FM/CD Player w/Bluetooth & SXM Capability, Excellent Rubber. 2012 John Deere 9510RT Hrs: 3121 (Before Harvest), SN: 1RW9510RABP901050 36” Tracks (90%), Deluxe Cab, 2010 John Deere 8320R FWA Hrs: 3991 (Before Harvest), SN: 1RW8320RCAP007259 50” Rear Tires, 34” Front Tires, Duals Front & Back

Combines & Heads:

2018 John Deere S780 STS Pro Drive W/HS 2WD Combine w/Duals SN: 1HOS780SKJ0801871, Stalk Chopper, Camera, Joystick Control, Premium Cab, Gen 4 CMD Cntr 10” w/4600, 28.5’ Unloading Auger, 42” Front Duals, 26” Rear Tires, Tier 4 Engine, Full Listing of Options upon request.

2017 40’ John Deere Mod. 640FD Draper Bean Head, SN: AXE26835023254, 2014 42’ “Head-Hunter” Grain Head Trailer, 2009 UnderFerth 36’ Grain Head Trailer w/Rear Steer SN: A58210133, 1999 John Deere Mod. 925 Bean Head SN:800925F681089

2018 John Deere 12R Mod. 712F Folding Corn Head Excellent Condition!

Pickups: 2008 4X4 2500 Chevrolet Duramax Diesel Pickup 135,467mi, 1997 Ford F150 ½ Ton Pickup Ext. Cab, Automatic, 4X4, Gas VIN: 1FTDX11866VKA30577 mi, 126,129

Semis: 2008 Freightliner Day Cab w/495,000Mi, 2001 Freightliner Day Cab w/565,000Mi, 2012 Wilson 43’ Trailer, 2008 Wilson 43’ Trailer, 2000 Wilson (Commander) 41’ Trailer, All semis are in good condition and all equipment stored inside.

Grain Handling Equipment: 2009 Brent Mod. 1194 Grain Cart, Split Axle, Excellent Rubber, 1988 Dunbar Kapple (High Capacity) Vac-U-Vator w/Flex & Steel Tubes, 2008 Friesen Mod. 240 Seed Tender SN: 32686, Near New Hutchinson 10”X58’ Auger Hydraulic Hopper & Lift Auto-Slide Hopper SN: 1031581

Tillage Equipment: 2006 John Deere Mod. 2210 54’ Field Cultivator 4-Bar Mulch, John Deere 20’ Field Cultivator, John Deere 40’ Mod 400 Rotary Hoe, John Deere Mod. 960 35’ Field Cultivator, John Deere Mod. 400 FlatFold Rotary Hoe, 2010 John Deere Mod. 2700 7-Shank 17’6″ Mulch. Ripper, 2006 John Deere Mod. 2700 5-Shank 12’6″ Mulch. Ripper, 2008 John Deere 35’ 2410 Chisel Plow, 2008 43’ Field Cultivator, Hydraulic Fold 22’ Tandem Disc

2012 John Deere 24R Planter, Refuge Plus w/Swath Control, CCS Seed Delivery, SeedStar Var. Drive w/2 Motors, Trash Whippers, Option list upon request. 

Other Equipment: 2010 60’ Land Roller, JD 550 Pull-Type Sprayer, John Deere 6000 Self-propelled Sprayer, Bush Hog HMG8 8’ Disc Mower. WestGo 4210 Rock Picker w/Hydraulic Reel.

Misc.: Ziegler 200Hp Generator (4,500Hrs), Cat. Engine, 200Hrs, John Deere 1435 Diesel Mower w/762hrs. (4) 200gal. Fuel Tanks, 12,000gal. Fuel Barrel, CB repeater w/many mobile units. JD 10/50 Amp Charger, Aladin Hot Water Pressure Washer w/Hose, Many Power & Hand Tools, Large Air Compressor, many more small items not mentioned.

Auctioneers Note: Small number of tools, be on time. Starting on equipment by 10:30. Online bidding through Proxibid. More pictures and information on website. Contact Auctioneers for more information.

Eldon & Jean Beenken-Beenken Farms (Owners)




Terms & Conditions


You will be greeted by our helpful staff to complete a registration form which includes basic information such as name, address, phone number and email address.  After you have completed this form, you will receive an updated auction catalog detailing auction terms, and a bidder number.   This bidder number will allow you to participate in the auction.  As a registered buyer, you are required to follow the terms and conditions printed on your auction catalog. 


When attending an auction in person, the following items will be necessary to complete your registration process:


  • A valid Driver’s License, Passport or Government ID 
  • A Bank Letter or Letter of Guarantee(required only when paying with a company or personal check).  As a general rule, the bank letter should be made out to Clark Auction Service LLC. listing your company name, your account number, the dates of validity, the amount guaranteed by your bank and the contact information for your banker.  Also accepted are cash, certified checks and bank wires.
  • For all Auctions, new customers and International bidders are required to provide a letter of guarantee from a US Bank. A sample Letter of Credit is on website.
  • Tax Exemption Certificate or Motor Vehicle Dealer License if applicable.  We do not limit our auctions to dealers; however, in order to remove sales tax from your invoice, you will need to supply us with your Motor Vehicle Dealer License or License to Resell Equipment. Exemptions vary from state to state so please visit the website for the specific auction for more information and available forms.  Buyers purchasing for export must ship their goods to a foreign address using a common carrier.  Ground bills of lading will be required as proof of delivery to the port for export.  


Announcements will be made at the beginning of the auction detailing critical information auction participants will need to know. Additionally, you will be notified if items will be sold as groups or any other unusual issues may be addressed during the announcements.  Announcements made on sale day take precedent over any printed material. 


You are responsible for every item you bid on and win, therefore, we encourage you to check all equipment you are planning on buying before bidding on the machine.  You can preview all equipment prior to the auction and will be able to inspect, test and compare equipment on site prior to auction.  We encourage you to bring your mechanic to inspect the equipment you are bidding on.  Once the hammer falls, you own that item. Inspection date for this auction is the day before auction or prior appointment made with Auctioneers.


Our knowledgeable staff of auctioneers and ringmen will guide you through the purchase process on sale day.  Lots are typically sold in numeric order and the auction truck will move from piece to piece.  Make sure you are bidding on the right item because once the hammer falls, you own the item.  If you are unsure about a lot number or have any questions, ask one of our ringmen. 


At the end of the auction, you will be required to return to the registration area where an invoice will be generated for your review and payment.  If you are a motor vehicle dealer, equipment dealer or maintain other tax-exempt status, you may be required to complete additional documents in accordance with state law allowing such exemptions. If you purchased an item with a title, the title will be completed in the name that appears on your registration card. 


    Payments must be made day of the sale. Items cannot be removed from the yard until payment is received in full.
    No equipment will be released from the yard without complete payment for all purchases.  As a general rule, equipment must be removed no later than two weeks.


Clark Auction service LLC. does not arrange for or pay for the transportation of purchased items. 


As a general rule, titles will be mailed 7-14 days after payment has been received.  They will be sent via certified mail to the name and address that you have registered in. Please contact us if you have specific questions. 


If keys, manuals or service records are available for the equipment you purchased, they will be located in the registration office.


After the hammer falls and you purchase an item, it is your responsibility to insure your purchase immediately. 




There will be a 3.5% Buyer’s Premium on all online purchases. Online Registration has the same Terms & Conditions as Onsite Registration.  All registrations must be accompanied with a Bank Letter of Credit. No Onsite Buyer’s Premium on this auction. Any questions on registration contact Auction company before auction day.


Clark Auction Service LLC.

105 S 4th Ave.

Armstrong, Iowa 50514

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Thank-you and contact Dave Guerdet for any questions on this or any other matter.

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Clark Auction Service LLC.

105 S 4th Ave. Armstrong, IA 50514

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