Auction report: Massive ‘Massey’ fleet goes under the hammer

A major ‘on-site‘ machinery dispersal sale (auction) was held on behalf of Paul Gunther Contracting (who has retired) at Felthorpe, Norwich (England) on Wednesday (February 7).

The auction comprised of tractors, foragers, loading shovels, a telescopic handler and an array of equipment (including multiple muck spreaders and trailers).

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 big fleet of Massey Ferguson units up for grabs – including a ‘classic’ 3080.

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The sale was conducted by ‘Irelands Arnolds Keys’ – a UK-based auctioneering firm.


Tim Scrivener was at the Paul Gunther Contracting 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.

No buyer’s premium applies to these prices (excluding payments through ‘i-bidder’, which incurred a 3% excluding VAT surcharge).

Sale (hammer) prices are subject to VAT at the local rate (20%).

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 further reports – detailing how other equipment fared under the hammer at this major auction.