Major “on-site” machinery dispersal sale (auction) events come up just a handful of times in any given year here in Ireland; they are a more regular occurrence in the UK – thanks to the availability of a larger pool of equipment.
One such on-site sale was held on behalf of the so-called ‘Home Farm’ last week (October 26); the auction comprised of tractors, implements, trailers and other machinery.
Some workshop items also went under the hammer. It took place near Towcester, Northhamptonshire (England).
According to the auctioneer, some 150 farmers and contractors registered to bid. There were also some phone bidders on the day.
The auction was conducted by Fisher German.
Tim Scrivener was at the 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 in the captions below are in pounds sterling.
There was NO buyer’s premium applicable to these lots. The commission was levied on the seller.
VAT at the standard rate also applies to all lots (on the hammer price) unless otherwise stated.
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.
This 2008 John Deere 6830 had: 2,392 hours showing on the clock; three manual spool valves; a PowrQuad gearbox; hydraulic cab suspension; air conditioning; and an air seat. The hammer fell at £45,000
This folding, 6.4m Cousins Contour CR640HZZB set of ‘cambridge’ rolls, was equipped with 22in rings with breakers. It sold for £3,850
This 1997, 2.25m, heavy-duty Cousins V-Form Soil Loosener was equipped with a DD press and depth wheels. It sold for £2,700
This 2002, tandem-axle, 14t AS Marston Ace grain trailer sold for £9,000. It came equipped with: leaf-sprung axles; hydraulic brakes; a sprung drawbar; a grain chute; and a roll-over cover
This 2000, 3m Vaderstad 300S XL drill had 952ha sown. It had cleated tyre packers, staggered rear packing wheels and pre-emergent markers. It sold for £12,200
This folding, 4.2m Simba roller with leading tines and DD press rings sold for £4,650
This 2011, 3m McConnel Discerator 3000 sold for £7,200
This 2011 John Deere 7530 had just 1,762 hours showing. It came equipped with: three manual spools; an AutoQuad gearbox; hydraulic cab suspension; and air conditioning. It sold for £56,800
This 1996, five-furrow, reversible Dowdeswell DP120S 120 Series MA Delta Furra plough sold for £1,450
This 2014, 5m, folding Kongskilde Vibro Master SGC S-tine seedbed cultivator went under the hammer for £4,000
This 2011 Amazone ZA-M fertiliser spreader had: a 3,100L capacity; electric weigh cells; and a hydraulic headland limiter. The hammer fell at £5,050
This 2007, tandem-axle, 14t AS Marston Ace grain trailer sold for £7,500. It came equipped with: leaf-sprung axles; hydraulic brakes; a sprung drawbar; a grain chute; and a roll-over cover
This 1997 New Holland TX62 had 2,931 (drum) hours on the clock. It came with a 2000 Rekord 12333 chaff spreader and a 15ft New Holland header. It sold for £26,000
This McConnel PA500S Powerarm sold for £3,250. It had a 1m flail head and cable controls
This 1993 John Deere 3650 Power Synchron had 8,538 hours showing on the odometer. It also had two manual spool valves. It sold for a whopping £17,500
This 2013, 12t Opico Quiet 595OF dryer was supposedly used for just four harvests. It had an electric drive with gas burners. The hammer fell at £16,500
Another such auction was held on behalf of Chestnuts Farm recently (October 18). That auction was conducted by Brown & Co.