Auction report: Portlaoise sale pulls the machinery punters

Farmers were actively buying at Hennessy Auctioneers’ monthly machinery auction on Saturday (November 18) at Portlaoise Mart.

There was reportedly a “good trade” for clean equipment. According to John Hennessy, there was a “great attendance” of buyers, with over 300 registered bidders from around the country in attendance.

An 86% clearance of the 635 lots was achieved on the day.

The sale topper was a clean, 2008 New Holland T6010 with almost 3,500 hours on the clock; it exceeded its reserve price and sold for €26,000. The item which attracted the most interest on the day was a local (off-farm condition) 1990 Massey Ferguson 390 (2WD); it sold for €8,650.

Below is a sample of the results from the sale.

There is no VAT on these hammer (sale) prices, unless otherwise stated.

All (hammer) prices are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 5%, up to a maximum fee of €500 per item.

The next such auction will take place on Saturday, December 16.

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

Stay tuned to AgriLand for reports from upcoming farm machinery auctions.