Micheal Doyle Auctions hosted a clearance sale of farm machinery on Saturday (August 5). The auction involved tractors, a combine harvester and tillage equipment; it took place close to Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny.
AgriLand was there – noting the prices achieved on the day.
The weather was relatively good, though rain did interrupt ‘play’ on one occasion. Some equipment was sold there and then; other items changed hands following further negotiation. Some items, including the Deutz-Fahr M36.30 combine harvester, didn’t find buyers.
Most notable was a very substantial bid, phoned in before the auction, of €30,000 for an aging (but presumably highly collectible) Marshall 100 (100-4) tractor.
Below is a selection of pictures and captions, detailing many of the bigger lots on offer at Saturday’s auction.
Please note that buyer’s commission of 5% (plus VAT on the commission) applied to (hammer) sale prices.
This 2001 JCB Fastrac, with very good tyres, attracted a top bid of €22,000. This was not enough to secure a sale. However, the highest bidder did engage in negotiations with the auctioneer after the event
This 1993 Ford 8240, with just 4,761 hours showing on the odometer, attracted a top bid of €17,000; this didn’t include the attached Twose 580 SI hedge-cutter. Alas, the €17,000 bid didn’t meet the reserve; negotiations continued after the auction
This 1993 Ford 7740 SL did sell. With 16,012 hours showing on the clock, a top bid of €10,000 secured this tractor
Star of the show: This 1985 Marshall 100 (100-4) was showing 11,388 hours on its odometer. Its tyres were well worn. The auctioneer announced that a phone bid had been received from England amounting to €30,000 (presumably from an enthusiastic collector). Nobody present on-site was willing to top that
There was effectively no serious interest in this aging SAM self-propelled sprayer, which was described as ‘needing attention’. It only attracted a token bid of €1,500
This 1987 Deutz-Fahr M36.30 combine, with a 16ft header, had 1,515 hours showing on the clock. Previous dealer stickers indicated that this machine had started its working life in Scotland. Attracting a top bid of just €8,000 it didn’t sell on the day. It may have been too late in the season to sell such a machine
The bargain of the day? This tidy-looking Kverneland folding set of rolls sold for just €1,200
Three-furrow ploughs are out-of-fashion these days. There was practically no interest in this three-sod, reversible Kverneland unit. It could only muster a bid of €200 – certainly not enough to secure a sale for this outdated but serviceable item
This five-furrow, reversible Kverneland KG85 plough sold for €2,100. It was one of a number of ploughs on offer at the auction
This six-furrow, reversible, semi-mounted Kverneland PB100 plough was bid to just €2,200. It didn’t reach its reserve and, consequently, didn’t sell
This 4m-wide, UK-built Massey Ferguson 500 seed drill, with an end-tow transport kit, sold for €1,600
Bidding appeared relatively busy for this tidy-looking Claas Rollant 46 Roto Cut. However, offers topped out at €3,900. It didn’t sell, but negotiations continued after the auction
Small square balers are getting increasingly scarce. This original-looking New Holland 377 sold on the day for €1,420
Fancy the fresh air? This pint-sized, Czech-built 25hp Zetor 2511 tractor, with no cab, sold for €2,320. It is notable for its 2-cylinder, 1.6L engine. The 2511 model was manufactured between 1968 and 1977
This tired-looking Massey Ferguson 30 drill didn’t excite the bidders. Attracting a token bid of just €160, it didn’t sell. This machine was quite old; it looked its age
Interesting lot: This Kubota Monroematic (Sunshine) ZL1-18 compact tractor had 600 hours showing on its odometer. It sold for €3,500
Among the more unusual lots on offer at the auction in Co. Kilkenny was this little, tracked crawler vehicle. Also on offer were trailers, cultivators and miscellaneous odds and ends