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 DC & RJ Fisher & Cotteswold Contracting Ltd on Friday (September 22); the auction comprised of tractors, telescopic loaders, implements and other machinery. It took place near Cheltenham (England) – at Hampnett Manor Farm.
Cheffins is probably best known here in Ireland for its monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales auctions; these take place – typically on the first Monday of each month – at Cheffins Auctioneers’ sale grounds in Sutton, Cambridge.
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Those auctions can attract up to 3,000 lots, including tractors, machinery and all manner of items. They regularly attract Irish interest – from dealers, contractors and farmers who journey across on a regular or occasional basis.
was at the DC & RJ Fisher & Cotteswold Contracting Ltd sale for Tim Scrivener 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 below are in pounds sterling.
All prices are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 2%. Prices are also, where applicable, subject to VAT at the local rate.
This 2013 John Deere 7280R AutoPowr (50kph) was equipped with the following: front linkage; CommandARM; air-seat; ‘power beyond’; 5 spool valves; rear wheel weights; ISOBUS; AutoTrac; and 710/70 R42 rear and 600/70 R30 front wheels and tyres. It also has a warranty and service contract available to 2018 and a full dealer service history. With 3,346 hours on the clock, it sold for £68,500
This 2013 New Holland T7.200 (Range Command) was equipped with: front and cab suspension; front weights; and 580/70 R38 rear and 480/70 R28 front wheels and tyres. It had 3,593 hours on the clock. It sold for £38,800
This 1997 John Deere 6800 (PowrQuad; 40kph) came with air-conditioning and 460/85 R38 rear wheels and tyres. It had circa 11,000 hours of use under its belt. It sold for £12,100
This 50kph Fendt 412 Vario (and front loader) was equipped with: front suspension; front linkage; air brakes; heated air seat; and 520/70 R38 rear and 480/70 R24 front wheels and tyres. It also had a dealer service history. With 8,013 hours showing, it sold for a substantial £33,400
This 2011 New Holland T7030 (Power Command; 40kph) was equipped with: Terraglide front suspension; front weights; and 650/65 R42 rear and 540/65 R30 front wheels and tyres. With 5,700 hours on the clock, it sold for £26,800
John Deere’s 6910, like the bigger 7810, is fast becoming a modern classic in tractor circles. This 2002 6910 is a slightly unusual AutoPowr (stepless transmission) version. It is equipped with TLS front suspension and 650/65 R38 rear and 540/65 R28 front wheels and tyres. It had an estimated 10,000 hours under its belt. It sold for £13,000
This 2010 John Deere 6930 Premium AutoPowr (50kph) was equipped with: front and cab suspension; front linkage and PTO; air seat; CommandARM; 3 electric spools; ‘power beyond’; ISOBUS; AutoTrac; air brakes; and 650/65 R38 rear and 540/65 R28 front wheels and tyres. With 8,295 hours on the clock, it sold for £34,200
This 2.8m-wide 1997 Kverneland TA336 trailed mower conditioner sold for £1,500
This 2008 Amazone ZA-M Ultra 3000 mounted fertiliser spreader (with an S600 hopper extension, variable-rate controls and a stand) sold for £5,000
This 1996 Kverneland PS100 6-furrow reversible plough (with No. 8 bodies, auto-reset, manual vari-width and a press arm) sold for £4,800
This 2003 John Deere 592 (‘Hi Flow’) round baler (with a 2.2m pick-up and new belts three seasons ago) sold for £3,400
This 4m-wide 2010 Vaderstad TopDown 400 trailed hydraulic-folding min-till cultivator (with new discs and a BioDrill 360 seeder) sold for £27,500
This 2008 Krone Swadro 900 trailed hydraulic-folding (twin-rotor) rake sold for £5,800
This 2012 Vaderstad NZ Agressive 600 trailed hydraulic-folding, spring-tine cultivator (with shatter-boards, Reekie tines, wheel-track eradicators and depth control) sold for £16,000
This 2007 JF Stoll Z555 Hydro 4-rotor tedder sold for £1,650
This 12.5m-wide Twose trailed, hydraulic-folding set of rolls (with breaker rings) sold for £7,800
This 6m-wide 2013 Vaderstad Rapid A600S ‘System Disc’ trailed drill (with automatic depth control and a variable-rate control box) sold for £41,000
This 2010 John Deere Gator 850D (with a road kit and a tipper body) was showing 2,260 hours. It sold for £5,400
This 1997 AS Marston ACE 14t, tandem-axle, steel monocoque tipping trailer (with a hydraulic tailgate, sprung drawbar, hydraulic brakes and 500/60 R22.5 flotation wheels and tyres) sold for £8,200
This Western 1,000L ‘fast-tow’ fuel bowser (with an electric pump) sold for £600
This 6.2m-wide 1995 Vaderstad Rollex 620 set of folding rolls (with breaker rings) sold for £1,550
This 1996 Kverneland Silawrap UN7515 trailed bale wrapper sold for £1,850
This 2004 AS Marston ACE 14t, tandem-axle, steel monocoque tipping trailer (with a sprung drawbar, manual tailgate, grain chute and hydraulic brakes) sold for £6,200
This 6.5m-wide Vaderstad Rexius 650 set of hydraulic-folding press rolls (with shatter-boards and an extended drawbar) sold for £10,000
This 2011 John Deere 732i 24m trailed sprayer was equipped with a: 3,200L tank; StarFire dome; 2600 screen; joystick controller; Quintastream nozzles; full ‘i’-package with BoomTrac; automatic shut-off; steering drawbar; and 13.6 R48 Alliance row-crop wheels and tyres. It was last tested in February of this year. It sold for £20,000
This 2011 Kverneland Accord TS Evo drill folds out to 4m in the field. It sold for £7,900
This Posch 300 firewood processor achieved a sale price of £2,050
This Ifor Williams LM156G 3.5t, tandem-axle, drop-side trailer (complete with ramps and a hand winch) sold for £1,250
This 4m-wide Kverneland NG-S 401 power harrow (with a packer roller) sold for £2,700
This 2007 Claas Scorpion 7030 VARIPOWER was equipped with a: pick-up hitch; air seat; load monitor; air conditioning; and 460/70 R24 wheels and tyres. It came with a dealer service history. With 4,492 hours on the odometer, it sold for £21,500
This 2013 AS Marston ACE 10t, tandem-axle, steel monocoque tipping trailer (with a manual tailgate) sold for £6,000