Location, inventory and time of year determine the frequency of farm tractor auctions; in some cases, they may occur once or twice a week over several months. Online auctions may happen at any time throughout the year. According to RuralMessenger.com, seven tractor auctions were scheduled in Kansas during October 2015; 16 farm equipment auctions were scheduled in the state between October and November, 2015.
The online farm equipment auction company IronPlanet held 20 auctions in North America, Australia and Europe during the second quarter of 2015. According to IronPlanet.com's auction calendar, three of its nine October 2015 auctions were scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Bridgeport, Nebraska; and Trinidad, Colorado. The remaining six auctions were scheduled online at IronPlanet.com and GovPlanet.com.
UpcomingAuctions.com lists online and physical farm tractor auctions and gives users the option of bidding online at physical auctions. The frequency of auctions varies depending on the day. For example, on October 6, 2015, there were 19 auctions listed. There was one auction scheduled for October 8, and there were 18 auctions on October 13, 2015. Its calendar lists auctions conducted by companies such as Lynch Auction Company, Nissley Equipment, Pedersen & Pedersen Auctions and Al Hughes Auction Service. The site's auctions expire after a set length of time, and the inventory changes depending on tractor availability.
AuctionTime.com, another online auction site, listed 254 tractors for sale in the United States on October 10, 2015. The site reports that two farm tractors were auctioned between August 19 and September 29, 2015. The majority of online auctions at AuctionTime.com expire after a set amount of time, and the site posts new auctions as inventory allows.