Pics: Growing tally of tractors and machinery booked in for major Portlaoise auction

Hennessy Auctioneers is hosting its monthly farm and plant machinery auction on Saturday, April 22 in Portlaoise Mart at 11.30am.

Several tractors and even a self-propelled forage harvester are already booked in. The tractors include a 2001 New Holland TM165, a 1996 Fiatagri F115, a 1990 Case 885XL and a David Brown 996.

The forager is a Claas 860, which is described as a “well minded, local machine”. A trailed forage harvester – a Pottinger MEX 6 – is also booked in.

Other items scheduled to go under the hammer include trailers – a Dooley 18ft silage/grain trailer and an Ifor Williams 14ft tri-axle cattle trailer and possibly more.

The list of machinery is long and is growing. It includes a John Deere 578 and a McHale wrapper.

Also lined up are a brace of fertiliser spreaders, from the likes of Amazone, Bogballe, Vicon and Abbey. Also expect to see a sprayer – a ‘tested, certified’ Knight 2500L 24m.

Other items on the list include Fiskars/Overum 4-furrow ploughs, a 4-sod Vogel & Noot plough, a McConnel hedge-cutter, a Dowdswell 120in rotovator, a Kongskilde 3m stubble grubber (with a cage roller), a McConnel 4m-wide Shakerator (with a depth wheel), a Farm Force front linkage, a Lely disc mower, a ProDig 8ft road sweeper, a Hi-Spec diet feeder, a teleporter safety cage, a Polaris 250cc sports quad and a selection of troughs, gates, feeders, steel, wheel and tyres.

There will also be 250 lots of miscellaneous items and power tools.

Family-run business

Hennessy Auctioneers is a family-run business, which is headed up by John Hennessy with the assistance of his wife Judy.

The firm not only covers its hometown of Stradbally, but also extends across the entire county of Laois and neighbouring Kildare, Offaly and Carlow. The company’s roots stretch back over 30 years, when Fintan Hennessy started the business.

The company is always on the look-out for ‘clean’ tractors – with or without loaders. Teleporters, dumpers and diggers are also sought, alongside machinery.

Below is a selection of pictures, detailing just some of the many lots up for sale on the day.

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