First FTMTA agri-machinery auction on the way this autumn

It has been revealed that the FTMTA (Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association) is set to host its first stock auction this year, in cooperation with Paul Cooke Auctions.

This auction will be a national event which will take lots from any of its member firms. However, only member companies can provide lots for the auction.

The auction will be held at the Punchestown Event Centre near Naas, Co. Kildare, on Saturday, September 30.

The auctioneering company, Paul Cooke Auctions, has previous experience in farm and plant machinery deals, and is based close by in Naas.

Viewing of lots will be allowed on the two days leading up to the event – Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29 – at the Punchestown venue.

A “drive-through” auction will be held for tractors and self-propelled machinery at the venue to add an interesting twist to the sale. Interested prospective buyers can bid online, at the venue or through a pre-bid option.

Image source: Shane Casey

The auction, as an event run by representatives of the country’s agricultural machinery industry, is expected to draw plenty of interest from across Ireland and further afield.

In a blog posted by the organisation, the FTMTA said: “The association is pleased to partner with the team at Paul Cooke Auctions in the introduction of this innovative service for FTMTA member firms.

Furthermore the association believes that the Punchestown site is the ideal venue for such a national event and will also be very accessible for international buyers and transport.

While members have already been made aware of the event, for other interested parties more information can be obtained by emailing the FTMTA at: [email protected]

Image source: Shane Casey