Auction report: Fleet of fresh John Deere tractors goes under the hammer

A major ‘on-site‘ machinery sale (auction) was held on behalf of Abbots Ripton Farming Company and Lavenham Fen Farms at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (England) last Thursday (February 8).

The auction comprised tractors, telescopic handlers and a selection of tillage equipment.

These events are a regular occurrence in the UK – thanks to the availability of a large pool of equipment. They come up just a handful of times in any given year here in Ireland.


Here, in this article, we focus on how most of the tractors fared ‘under the hammer’. There was a fleet of John Deere units up for grabs – plus a rubber-tracked Challenger. We also report on the prices achieved by some of the tillage equipment, as well as a pair of JCB telehandlers.

The sale was conducted by Cheffins – a company that is best known in tractor circles for its monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales events.

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

Please note that all of the prices referenced below are in pounds sterling.

All prices are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 2%. Prices are also, unless otherwise stated, subject to VAT at the local rate.

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.