Last Monday (May 14) saw the latest monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales auction take place at Cheffins Auctioneers’ sale grounds in Sutton, Cambridge (England).
These monthly sales can attract a huge number of lots, including tractors, construction equipment as well as farm and horticultural machinery.
They also attract Irish interest; some dealers, contractors and farmers journey across on a regular basis.
Tractors, plant and machinery offered for sale are consigned from private vendors, dealers (UK and overseas), local authorities and finance companies.
On the day, there was a varied selection of tractors on offer – classic and modern units. These were sold via a live ‘drive through’ auction.
This report focuses on the Massey Ferguson tractors present; we look at a segment of what was on offer.
Tim Scrivener was there for AgriLand to sample the atmosphere, capture these pictures and to jot down the key prices. All the pictures in this report are from Monday’s auction.
Please note that all of the prices referenced below are in pounds sterling.
All (hammer) prices are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 2%. Prices are also 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 hammer price.
This 2017 MF 5711 SL (front linkage; front axle suspension; 1,251 hours) sold for £41,000
This 1990 MF 399 (6,328 hours) sold for £7,700
This 1996 MF 6150 (air-conditioning; front fenders; 8,805 hours) sold for £7,200
This 2004 MF 6480 (cab and front axle suspension; 7,700 hours) sold for £15,300
This MF 590 (2WD; 7,968 hours) was bid to £3,100. It didn’t sell
This 2010 (Valtra-based) MF 4455 (front loader; 5,233 hours) sold for £13,800
This 1998/1999 MF 6180 (front loader; 5,100 hours) sold for £11,000
This 1996/1997 MF 4255 (2WD; 7,476 hours) sold for £8,800
This unusual MF 420 (2,209 hours) sold for £12,200
This 2011 MF 6480 (Dyna-6; front loader; air brakes; cab and front axle suspension; 7,858 hours) sold for £26,500
This 1993 MF 3095 (Dynashift; 8,817 hours) sold for £4,600
This MF 390 (12F 12R shuttle; front loader; 10,563 hours) failed to sell. The top bid was £9,100
This 2001 MF 6280 (MF 965 front loader; 13,799 hours) sold for £16,000
This 1990 MF 3080 (17,728 hours) sold for £5,200
This 1983/1984 MF 690 (2WD; 5,051 hours) sold for £3,600