Mertens Dairy Cattle and Farm Equipment Auction

Farm Auction in 10544 255th Ave, Staples Minnesota, United States

24 Tuesday
April 24th, 2018 9:30 AM
Mid American Auction Inc.
Phone: (320) 760-2979

Mertens Dairy Cattle and Farm Equipment Auction

Farm Auction in 10544 255th Ave, Staples Minnesota, United States

Tuesday at - 24th April , 2018


NOTE:  The Mertens family has farmed on this farm since 1946 making Creig and Nick the second and third generation to operate this farm. Nick has decided to discontinue his portion of the farming operation and Creig has decided to begin his transition into retirement so items belonging to both Nick and Creig will be included on this auction. Please note that we will begin with just a few miscellaneous items, followed immediately by farm machinery, tractors, dairy equipment and livestock. Please plan on prompt attendance as we will be on major items soon after beginning of auction. Online bidding available on major items through Proxibid. For online bidding information, please phone (877) 505‑7770. Cattle will sell under cover. Please note the 9:30 a.m. start time, mark your calendars and make plans now to attend this large dairy cattle and farm equipment auction event. Thank you!
Prior inspection welcome by appointment beginning Thursday, April 19th.



Location has been calculated by address and may not be 100% accurate.

Auction Items For Sale



206 Head of Good High Grade Holstein Cattle

NOTE:  This is a good herd of young, well uddered, farm fresh Holstein cattle. Cows are milking 55 to 60 pounds average per day, very good 4.2% fat and 3.15 protein. Cows are milked in a tie-stall facility. 30 head are in their first and second lactations. Cows were switched up until July of 2017 so could transition to a parlor system more easily than some. Cows are fed an average ration with a great potential for increased production. 20 head fresh past 90 days, 18 due next 90 days, balance fresh, bred back and in full production. Artificial breeding along with top registered herd sires from leading area herds including the Pollema and Melarry herds. Along with several good young cows, we offer a very nice group of bred, open and heifer calves with several just right for summer pasture. Cattle will sell under cover, trucking available. Complete breeding and freshening information available sale day.



(91) Young, Well Uddered Holstein Cows, (48) are 1st and 2nd Lactation, (20) Recently Fresh, with Another (18) Due Next 90 Days


Bred Heifers

(35) Bred Heifers in Service to Registered Holstein Bulls, Due from Sale Time On


Open Heifers

(33) Nice Holstein Heifers,10 to 15 Months Old

(32) Holstein Heifers, Babies to 10 Months Old

More Heifer Calves by Sale Date


Holstein Steers

(15) Holstein Steers, from Babies to 6 Months Old


Dairy Equipment, Barn Cleaners & Livestock Equipment

Tank #1: Mueller 1000 Gallon Bulk Tank, Auto Wash, Twin Fan Compressor, Ser. #81029

Tank #2: Mueller 1000 Gallon Bulk Tank, Auto Wash, Twin Fan Compressor, Ser. #68673

(8) Delaval Milk Master Automatic Take-Offs

Delaval 30 Plate, Plate Cooler

Delaval Oil-Less Lobe Vacuum Pump, 7.5 H.P. Motor, Vac Tank, Ser. #5373400

Agri-Val Super 530 Hydrostatic Feed Cart, Dual Side Discharge, 5 H.P. Honda Gas Engine

Wic Bedding Chopper with 13 H.P. Honda Gas Engine

Verns 2 Ton Double Side Creep Feeder on Transport

(2) 8x16 Ft. Portable Open Sided Livestock Sheds on Skids

Hoof Trimming Chute with New 3 H.P. Electric Motor

(2) Patz Counter-Clockwise 16 Inch Barn Cleaners with Approx. 260 Ft. of Chain Each, Heads and Motors

Hanson 20‑Ft. Ring Drive Silo Unloader, 7.5 H.P. Motor, Cable, Winch, New in 2012

Knight 2170 Stationary TMR Mixer, Scale, No Motor

J-Star 10‑Ft. Feed Elevator with 220 Volt Motor

12‑Inch Rollermill with 220 Volt Motor

Poly Dome Calf Warmer, (Needs Heater)

(3) 6‑Ft. Wall Fans, (One is New), 3 H.P. 220 Volt Motors with 3 Phase Converters

30-Inch X 20‑Ft. Poly Feed Conveyor with 110 or 220 Volt 2 H.P. Motor

(8) Calf Tel Style Huts

(12) Poly Square Calf Huts with Bucket and Bottle Holders

Delaval Automatic Cattle Rub-Brush with 220 Volt Electric Motor, 4 Yrs. Old

24‑Ft. Stenberg Tri-Cycle Front Belt Bottom Hay & Silage Bunk Feeder Wagon


Skid Loaders & Attachments

Melroe Model S650 Diesel Bobcat Skid Loader, Purchased New in June of 2014, One Owner, Power Bob-Tach, Auxiliary Hyd. Outlets, 2‑Speed, Air Seat, Air Condition, Heat, Pressurized Cab, Hand Pilot Joy Stick Controls, Radio, Sells with Notch 6‑Ft. Low Profile Bucket, Bolt on Cutting Edge, Shows 4722 Hours, New Rubber by Sale, Ser. #ALJ811904

Edge Heavy-Duty 8‑Ft. (59.3 Cu. Ft.) Utility Bucket, Vented Top

Notch 6‑Ft. Manure Bucket with Double Hydraulic Grapple

6‑Ft. Rock Bucket

Set of 48 Inch Pallet Forks

New Holland Model L175 Diesel Skid Loader, Shows 5925 Hours, (Needs Engine Work)


Combine & Heads

1989 John Deere Model 9600 Combine, Straw Chopper, Spreader, Good 18.4x38 Inch Rubber, Duals, Hopper Extension, Belt Driven Blower on Feeder House, Shows 5400 Engine and 3595 Separator Hours, Ser. #H09600X636933

John Deere Model 843 8‑Row 30 Inch Corn Head, New Chains Fall of 2017

John Deere Model 920 (20‑Ft.) Bean Head, Plastic Finger Reel, New Sickle



(70) 4x5 Round Bales of 3rd Crop Alfalfa Roto Cut Balage, 148 RFV, 19.67 Protein, 33% Moisture


Tractors & Blade

1992 Case IH Model 9270 Four-Wheel Drive Diesel Tractor, 12‑Speed Power Shift, Very Good Agri-Trac 18.4x38 Inch Drivers and Matching Duals with Firestone 18.4x38 Inch Band Triples, 4 Hydraulic Remotes, Cummins Big Cam 300 Plus Horse Power Diesel Engine, Shows 9531 Hours, Ser. #JCB0028656, Engine #3033356, (Good Runner)

AD Add On Hydraulic Small 1000 PTO that was used on 9270 will sell separately

Grouser 14‑Ft. Push Blade


Bale Wrapper, Bale Processor & Haying Equipment

Vermeer PDE; BPX 9000 Pull-Type Bale Processor, Right Hand Discharge, Light Kit, Rear Bale Carrier and Loader, Hydraulic Windrow Control, Purchased New in 2012, Ser. #1VRA201R9D1002051

Vermeer WR X 16 16‑Wheel V Rake on Hydraulic Transport, Purchased New in 2010, Ser. #1VR3342M363000111

Anderson Hybrid Square or Round Bale Wrapper, New Honda GPX 390 Gas Engine, Electric Start, Will Wrap up to 6‑Ft. Diameter Round Bale, Purchased New in 2011. Ser. #33-11-067

18‑Ft. Wooden Bed Hay Trailer with Harms 10 Ton Four-Wheel Wagon, Ext. Pole

18‑Ft. Wooden Bed Hay Trailer with Minnesota 10 Ton Four-Wheel Wagon, Ext. Pole

John Deere 336 Square Baler with #30 Ejector, (Knotters Need Work)


Self-Propelled Forage Harvester, Boxes & Forage Equipment

2002 Claas Model 890 Jaguar Self-Propelled Forage Harvester, Two-Wheel Drive, Kernel Processor, Preservative Applicator, Spout Extension, Air, Heat, Mercedes Diesel Engine, New 800-65R Drivers, Auto Lube, Spout Camera, Shows 7418 Engine and 5800 Cutting Head Hours, Ser. #49200160

Claas RU600 8 Row 30 Inch Rotary Corn Head, Ser. #66101306

Lindquist Adapter Plate for Earlage, fits Claas to John Deere

Gehl 970 16‑Ft. Forage Box on Harms HD Tandem Wagon, Flotation Tires, (Roof has been removed)

Balzer 10 Ft. X 16 Ft. Silage Accumulator with Deck Extension, on Transport

Walker 9x16 Ft. Bale Throw Rack on Kasten 8 Ton HD 4‑Wheel Wagon, Ext. Pole

New Holland 28 Forage Blower


End Dump, Stock & Hay Trailers

1974 Heil 24‑Ft. Tri Axle End Dump, No Rims or Tires on Front Axle, Titled

Kiefer Built 6.5 Ft. X 18 Ft. 5th Wheel Tandem Axle Stock Trailer, 6000 lb. Axles, Good Rubber, Center Gate, Updated Lights, Titled

40‑Ft. Step Deck Semi Trailer, No Title, Hay Hauler

18‑Ft. Bale Hauler with Semi Axles and Tractor Hitch, (Nick hooked 40 ft. step deck trailer to this unit that is equipped with 5th Wheel Hitch)


General Farm Machinery

Hydra Ram by Pik-Rite Heavy-Duty Tandem Axle Hydra Push Manure Spreader, Hydraulic Endgate, 22.5 Rubber, Upper Beater, 1000 RPM, Approx. 515 Bushel, One Owner, Ser. #71008017

(2) Dakon 280 Bushel Gravity Boxes, Metal Extensions, Access Ladders, Light Kits, on IH Model 335 HD Four-Wheel Wagons 20 Inch Rubber, Extension Poles

Balzer Model 2000 20‑Ft. Stalk Chopper, 4 Carrier Wheels

West Field 10 Inch X 60 Ft. Swing Hopper Auger, Hydraulic Lift

Gehl Model 125 Grinder Mixer, Magnet, 2 Screens, Long Auger


Planting & Tillage Equipment

John Deere 7000 8‑Row 30" Corn Planter, Precision Planter Units, Dry Fertilizer, Cross Auger, Vanguard 2600 Monitor

John Deere Model 9350 16‑Ft. Press Drill, 7 Inch Spacings

IH Model 800 12x18 Inch Automatic Re-Set on Land Plow, Swivel Hitch



Patz 2400 Series II 950 XH Vortex Twin Screw 2‑Speed Trailer Type TMR Mixer, Hardened Welding on Screws, Magnet, Right Hand Discharge, Full Set of Knives, Digital Electric Scale, Tandem Dual Wheels, Purchased New in 2016, Ser. #V24X-950T-2002-JY

Patz V 620 Twin Screw Trailer Type TMR for Parts or Salvage


Irrigation Equipment & Misc. Items

Gorman-Rupp 6 Inch PTO Irrigation Pump, 600 Gallons per Minute, 120 lb. Pressure at 1600 RPM

Big Boss Water Driven Traveling Gun

1/8 Mile 6 Inch Hose

(2) Hard Couplers

Water Gun

1000 Gallon Fuel Barrel with 110 Volt 15 Gal. per Minute Electric Meter Pump




NOTE:  The following equipment belonging to Creig Mertens will sell in conjunction with Nick’s items.


Semi Tractor & Truck

1993 White-GMC Semi Tractor, Day Cab, 855 Cummins Diesel, 13 Speed Eaton Fuller Transmission, 2 Line Wet Kit, Twin Screw, Shows 512,381 Miles, Titled

1971 GMC 2 Ton Single Axle Truck, 5500 V6 Gas, 4‑Speed, 15‑Ft. Steel Box and Hoist, Silage and Grain End Gate


Irrigation Equipment

Hydro Traveler Traveling Gun, Gas Engine Driven, 1/8 Mile Hose with One Hard Coupler and Water Gun

(80) 6 Inch X 30 Ft. Irrigation Pipes

(25) Assorted 6 Inch Irrigation Pipes


Livestock Equipment

2.5 Ton +/- Portable Creep Feeder with Tip Down Creep Sides

(24) 4 Ft. X 8 Ft. Cement Slats for Calves or Hogs


Hay & Forage Equipment

Gehl Model 1275 Forage Harvester, Kernel Processor, Auto Max, 4 New Knives, Metal Stop Walking Tandems, 3 Row TR 330 Corn Head and Hay Head

New Holland Model 770 Forage Harvester, 824 2‑Row Corn Head

(2) Gehl 970 16‑Ft. Forage Boxes on 10 Ton Tandem Wagons, Ext. Poles, (Roofs have been removed)

Gehl Model 2412 12‑Ft. Hydra Swing Disc Style Mower Conditioner, Newer PTO, (Rollers have been removed)

John Deere 24T Square Baler and Chute

John Deere 510 Round Baler

New Holland 258 Parallel Bar Rake

New Idea Parallel Bar Rake

24‑Ft. Bale Elevator on Transport with Hydraulic Orbit Motor Drive


General Farm Machinery

New Idea Model 325 Two-Row 30 Inch Corn Picker, 8 Roll Husking Bed

Brady 16‑Ft. Stalk Chopper

Notch 10 Ton Tandem Axle Wagon, (Needs Tie Rod Work)

New Idea 50‑Ft. Crop Elevator

1000 Gallon Anhydrous Tank or High Clearance Wagon

Some Machinery for Parts or Salvage


Tractors & Farm Machinery

1978 IH Model 1486 Diesel Tractor, Cab, Front Weights, 20.8x38 Inch Rubber, Hub Duals, Dual Hydraulic, 3‑Point, 540/1000 PTO, Approx. 1500 Hours on Overhaul, Updated TA, Ser. #2650141U17065

Allis Chalmers Model 7000 Diesel Tractor, Cab, 4 Gear 3 Range Power Shift, Good 18.4x38 Inch Tires, Band Duals, 3‑Point, Dual Hydraulics, 540/1000 PTO, Approx. 10,000 Hours

Allis Chalmers Model 7010 Diesel Tractor, Cab, Heat, Good 18.4x38 Inch Tires, 3‑Point, Dual Hydraulics, Shows 8700 Hours

Case Model 1070 Diesel Tractor, 451 Cubic Inch Diesel Engine, M&W Turbo, 18.4x38 Inch Rubber, 3‑Point, Dual Hydraulics, 540 & 1000 PTO, Rock Box, 4 Gear 3 Range Power Shift, (Unknown Hours)

Minneapolis Moline Model U, Narrow Front, PTO, Decent Metal, (Runs Good)


Planting & Tillage Equipment

Hutch Master 10‑Ft. Rolling Plow Heavy-Duty Off-Set Disc, Cut Away Front Blades, Dual Wheels

White Model 271 22‑Ft. Hyd. Fold Cushion Gang Disc, Dual Wheels

Kent Disc-O-Vator Series V 18‑Ft. 6 Inch Soil Finisher, Spike Tooth Harrow, Hydraulic Fold, Dual Wheels

IH 710 5x18 Inch Trip Beam Semi-Mount Plow

Wilrich Model 2500 44‑Ft. Double Fold Field Cultivator, 3 Bar Coil Tooth Harrow, Walking Tandems on Main Frame and Wings

Case IH Model 183 12‑Row 30 Inch Flat Fold 3‑Point Vibra Shank Style Cultivator with Rolling Shields

IH 153 4‑Row 30 Inch 3‑Point Cultivator

Noble 4‑Row 30 Inch 3‑Point Cultivator

9 Shank Anhydrous Applicator, (Needs Work)