Auction report: ‘Fresh’ Irish contracting fleet goes under the hammer

A major ‘on-site‘ machinery sale (auction) was held on behalf of David Hatton (who is retiring from his silage contracting activities) at Loggan, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

The auction took place today (Friday, February 16); it kicked off around 1:00pm.

Not surprisingly, much of the equipment up for sale was silage-related, but there were other lots in the mix too.

The sale drew a significant crowd – some partook and others watched from the sidelines; the venue was David’s premises.


The list of machines up for grabs included JCB shovels/handlers and Broughan silage trailers. There were also three tractors – all wearing green liveries of one hue or another. One was a Deutz-Fahr; another was a Claas; there was a Fendt (Vario) too.

There was even a Claas Jaguar self-propelled forage harvester.

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The sale was conducted by Carnew Mart.


Justin Roberts was at the sale for AgriLand; he sampled the atmosphere, captured these insightful pictures and jotted down the key prices and specifications.

Commission of 2.5% plus VAT must be added to all sale (hammer) prices.

All sale (hammer) prices are subject to VAT (i.e. VAT must be added to all prices detailed below).

Click on a thumbnail in the galleries (below) to open up a full-size image; once opened you can scroll sideways to see the next picture (in each gallery). Refer to each caption to see details of each lot, including the sale price (where applicable).

Results: What sold?

This 2006 Claas Jaguar 850 (pictured above), showing 2,800 engine hours and 2,300 drum hours, was “serviced annually by Kellys of Borris”. It sold; the hammer fell at €55,000.

This 2016 (162-reg) Claas Arion 640 (pictured above) had 1,350 hours on its odometer (but has a 5,000-hour warranty). It failed to sell; bidding topped out at €68,000. A deal was done after the auction; it changed hands for €75,000.

This 2015 (151-reg) Fendt 716 Vario (pictured above) was showing 4,300 hours. It didn’t sell; the top bid was €70,000. A deal was done after the auction; it also changed hands for €75,000.

This 2011 Deutz-Fahr M640 (pictured above) had 4,500 recorded hours. It sold; the hammer fell at €47,500.

This 2013 (132-reg) JCB 414S Farm Master (pictured above) had 3,400 hours showing. It failed to sell; bidding topped out at €66,000.

This 2011 JCB TM310S (pictured above) had approximately 5,000 hours under its belt. It sold at the auction; the winning bid was €41,500.

This 2002 JCB Loadall 526S (pictured above) had about 7,500 hours notched up. It found a buyer at the sale; the hammer price was €18,000.

Stay tuned to AgriLand for a further report – detailing how other equipment fared under the hammer at this significant auction.