Monday (September 4) saw the latest monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales auction take place at Cheffins Auctioneers’ sale grounds in Sutton, Cambridge (England).
These monthly sales can attract up to 3,000 lots, including tractors, construction equipment and farm and horticultural machinery. They attract plenty of Irish interest; 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 national finance companies. All the pictures in this report are from Monday’s auction.
Cheffins has over 30,000 registered buyers worldwide and lots are regularly sold to Spain, Ireland, Germany, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa.
Over 60% of items are sent for export; over 20% of sales during the past 12 months have been to developing countries.
On Monday of last week there was a wide and varied selection of different tractors on offer – classic and modern units. The live ‘drive through’ American-style auction kicked off in the morning and wound down later into the afternoon.
Tim Scrivener was there for AgriLand to sample the atmosphere, capture these insightful pictures and to jot 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 subject to VAT at the local rate.