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.
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.
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.