Auction report: Pics and prices from ‘monster’ Cambridge tractor sale

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.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

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 Cambridge 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.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

Over 60% of items are sent for export; over 20% of sales during the past 12 months have been to developing countries.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

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.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

Cheffins Cambridge auction

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.

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This extremely clean 2008 John Deere 6830 Premium, equipped with front linkage, sold for £25,200. It had a 50kph AutoPowr (stepless) transmission. 8,923 hours were showing on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This aging International 884, with 6,219 recorded hours, sold for just £2,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
‘Nothing runs like a Deere’: This 2005 John Deere 6320 Premium, with 2,857 hours, made £16,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 2006 Case JXU1100 fetched £15,000. It had 7,435 hours on its clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
A green and yellow ‘beast’: This John Deere 8530 sold for £51,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 2005 Claas Ares 696RZ had 9,598 hours on its odometer. It was sold; the hammer fell at £11,000
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 1996 Case IH 5120 Plus sold for £10,700. It had air conditioning, a full set of front weights and 14,982 hours on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
‘If it’s not blue, it just won’t do’: This 2010 New Holland T6090, equipped with front linkage and air brakes, made £22,000. It had 7,927 hours on its odometer
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 1989 Same Galaxy 170, with a 40kph gearbox and four hydraulic spool valves, had 5,872 hours on the clock. It sold on the day; the hammer fell at £6,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Steyr heritage: This clean and tidy 2004 Case IH CS130 sold for £14,600. It had 7,800 hours on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This nostalgia-inducing Ford 6610 Super Q (1987) with a Bomford front loader was sold for £5,500. It had 4,282 hours on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
A clean and tidy 2011 Case IH MX110, with a 40kph gearbox, fetched £21,000. It was equipped with a Case IH LRX1100 loader. It had 7,865 hours showing on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Blue beauty: This 1994 Ford 8670, with 8,822 hours on the clock, sold for £11,200
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This recent, fresh-looking 2013 John Deere 6210R sold for £46,200. It had 6,469 hours on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
An amazingly clean 1998 Massey Ferguson 8170, equipped with front linkage and oversize tyres, had 3,404 hours on its odometer. It made £11,400
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Low hours: This 2008 Deutz-Fahr M620, with front linkage, had just 2,454 hours showing on the clock. This tractor sold for £17,000
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This clean 1996 Zetor 3320, with only 1,370 hours on its clock, sold for £6,900
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 2010 Zetor Forterra, complete with a Trac-Lift 260 front loader, sold for £14,200. It had 4,500 hours recorded on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This extremely clean and tidy 2010 Deutz-Fahr M600, with 8,600 hours on the odometer, fetched £15,000
Cheffins Cambridge auction
A mean-looking monster: This 2006 New Holland TG285, with a substantial 11,569 hours, sold for £14,000
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This New Holland L95 came with a Quicke front loader. It had 5,826 hours showing. It sold on the day; the hammer fell at £12,200
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Range Command: A rusting New Holland TM130, with 6,941 recorded hours, sold for £14,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This neat Massey Ferguson 3070 sold for just £4,000. It had 4,734 hours on its clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This fresh-faced 2008 New Holland T7050 was equipped with air brakes. It had 7,669 hours on the odometer. It sold for £21,600
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This John Deere 6230, with an unusual colour scheme, had 3,000 hours clocked up. It made £23,800
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This modern 2012 New Holland T7.210 had a significant 8,268 hours on the clock. It sold for £25,800
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 2001 Massey Ferguson 290, with 8,422 hours clocked up, sold for £4,000
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This imposing John Deere 7230R sold for £48,000. It was showing 7,598 hours on its odometer
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Pint-sized: This 1993 Massey Ferguson 362, with a front loader, sold for £8,350. It had a substantial 10,359 hours on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Don’t forget to wrap up: This timeless Ford 6610, with 3,290 recorded hours, sold for £7,800
Cheffins Cambridge auction
‘If it’s not red, leave it in the shed’: This immaculate 2002 Massey Ferguson 6290, with a front loader, had 8,876 hours on the clock. It sold for £15,500
Cheffins Cambridge auction
Modern classic: This John Deere 6910, with a PowerQuad gearbox, sold for £17,500. It had 8,667 hours showing on the clock
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 1997 Renault Ceres 95X, with 3,312 hours on the clock, sold for £8,700
Cheffins Cambridge auction
‘Need a pull?’ This John Deere 8520T, equipped with AutoTrac, had 6,795 hours on the clock. It sold for £29,600
Cheffins Cambridge auction
This 2013 McCormick MTX135, with 6,429 hours on its odometer, sold on the day. The hammer fell at £18,900