A sizeable unreserved auction of tractors and farm machinery – organised by the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) – took place on Saturday, September 30, at Punchestown Event Centre near Naas, Co. Kildare.
Farmers, contractors and machinery enthusiasts flocked to the sale, in the hope of securing a bargain.
Over 250 lots went under the hammer; everything was sold on the day. Some were bought by punters present in the event centre; others were bought by online or phone bidders.
According to Paul Cooke Auctions, over 500 people registered to bid; another 100 registered to bid online – as well as those on the phones.
Image source: FTMTA / John W Anderson (Wanderson.ie)
Two sale rings operated on the day: ‘Ring 1’ played host to a ‘drive-through auction’, in which tractors and self-propelled equipment were paraded through – one after the other.
‘Ring 2’ dealt with machines, implements and other miscellaneous items. A picture of each lot was displayed on a large screen, above and behind the auctioneer.
27 tractors featured at the FTMTA auction – of different makes and models; ranging from timeless classics to modern day workhorses.
AgriLand was present, to sample the atmosphere, capture these insightful pictures and to jot down the key prices and specifications.
All (hammer/sale) prices accompanying the pictures (below) are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’:
Assets sold up to €2,000 – 10% commission
Assets sold from €2,001 to €10,000 – 7.5% commission
Assets sold from €10,001 to €50,000 – 5% commission
Assets sold over €50,001 – 2.5% commission
All prices are subject to VAT at 23%, 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 2002 John Deere 6820 fetched €13,250. It was showing 3,939 hours on the clock, though was showing outward evidence of considerably more
This 2007 Claas Ares 657 ATZ, with 10,984 hours on the odometer, sold for €14,250
This Massey Ferguson 390 – always a sought-after model – had 8,541 hours on the clock. On the day, the hammer fell at €7,750. Unusually, there was no VAT on this lot
This clean 2000 John Deere 6310SE sold for €12,000. Unusually, there was no VAT on this lot
This 2008 New Holland T6080, equipped with front linkage, had 9,500 hours on its odometer. The hammer fell at €22,500
This aging 1984 John Deere 2140 SG2 had 4,900 hours showing on the clock. It sold for €4,000
This clean and tidy 2005 Valtra T190 fetched €17,000
This 2004 John Deere 6920S had 3,797 hours showing on its clock. The hammer fell at €15,500
This rusting 2000 Hurlimann H-6165 Master – similar to a Same Titan 160 or a Lamborghini Racing 165 – with 6,061 hours on its odometer, sold for €5,000
This auctioneer announced that this 2010 Class Axion 830 had either a new or fully reconditioned engine just 430 hours previously. It was equipped with cab suspension and CEBIS. The hammer fell at €22,000
This 2003 John Deere 6920 was showing just 3,775 hours on its odometer. It is unknown what the actual tally was. The hammer fell at €16,100
This autumn-coloured, nostalgia-inducing Ford 4000 sold for €1,550
This 2008 New Holland T6070 had 9,509 hours on the clock. The hammer fell on this lot at €19,000
This 2003 John Deere 6520, with a John Deere front loader, fetched €15,200. It had 2,348 hours showing on its clock
A timeless classic: This 1987 Zetor Crystal 12145 sold for €3,800. It had 3,194 hours showing on the clock; the tractor clearly has considerably more work under its belt. Unusually, there was no VAT on this lot
This 2005 Valtra T130 Hi-Tech sold for €17,000. It had 7,938 hours on the clock
This 2006 New Holland TM155, with 3,082 hours, sold for €16,000. According to the auctioneer, this tractor had largely been been for ‘government work’ – presumably out on the sprawling bogs of Ireland
This imposing 2004 Case IH MX255 Magnum, unusually with loader brackets, had 5,831 hours on the clock. It sold for €17,000
French flair: This 1991 Renault 120.54 had 4,176 hours on its clock. It sold for €5,400
This 2005 Massey Ferguson 7490 Dyna-VT, with a Fendt Vario transmission, had 1,420 hours showing on its four-digit odometer. Presumably, it’s on its second ‘lap’. It sold for €14,500
This clean and tidy 1995 Case IH 844XL, complete with a Quicke 415 front loader, was one of the first lots to be sold in the ‘drive-through’ part of the auction. The hammer fell at €11,700. Unlike most of the lots offered for sale, there was no VAT on this tractor and loader pairing
This 2008 New Holland T6080, equipped with front linkage, had 5,959 hours on the clock. It sold for €25,000
This amazingly-clean 2007 Massey Ferguson 5470, equipped with a Massey Ferguson 955 loader, sold for €25,200. It had 8,971 hours on the clock. There was no VAT on this lot
This tired-looking 2002 Case IH CVX170 was showing 8,481 hours on its odometer. The hammer fell at just €10,250
If she’s not red, leave her in the shed: This 2008 Massey Ferguson 6499 Dyna-6 had 5,500 hours showing on the odometer. The hammer fell at €20,000
Blue beast: This 2012 New Holland T7.200 had 4,955 hours on its odometer. It sold for €37,500
Also, don’t forget to stay tuned to AgriLand over the coming days – for full reports on how other types of equipment fared at the auction.
It has been mooted that another such FTMTA auction will run in the spring of 2018; if it proves successful, there are suggestions that it may even become a twice-a-year fixture.