There is a significant improvement in trade for second-hand tractors, compared to this time last year, according to Cheffins’ Chairman William King.

This improvement in trade can be linked to a 40% drop in the quantity of used tractors coming onto the market, when compared with figures from spring 2016, King added.

Some 240 tractors were offered at the latest monthly plant and farm machinery sale organised by UK selling agents Cheffins in Sutton, Cambridgeshire, which took place on Monday, March 6.

“There was an improvement in trade since last month’s auction and there was also a higher number of tractors on offer.

Medium to high-horsepower tractors were in demand, with a lot of competition amongst domestic and export buyers.

“We had buyers in from Ireland, Germany, Spain, Poland and other eastern European countries.

John Deere models continued to be a popular choice amongst buyers, while modern Massey Ferguson and Fendt tractors also fetched some good prices at the sale, King said.

“Buyers showed a keen interest in high-horsepower tractors with low hours.

“There was a good solid trade for grass machinery, such as rakes, balers and tedders. Fertiliser spreaders also sold to a keen trade,” he said.

Top Prices on the Day

Modern Fendt tractors received some of the top prices at the auction.

This 4-wheel-drive Fendt 828 Vario (below), which had just under 5,600 hours on the clock, made the top price of £65,000 (€75,000) on the day.

Equipped with a front linkage, air brakes and a passenger seat, this tractor was sold to a UK buyer.

Fendt, Cheffins

Meanwhile, this Fendt 936 tractor (below) was sold for the second highest price at the auction, making £55,500 (€64,000).

With close to 5,000 hours of work done, this tractor was sold with a front linkage and rear-wheel-weights.

Fendt, Cheffins

A Massey Ferguson 7626 Dyna-6 (below) was sold for £53,000 (€61,100) at the auction, the third highest price on the day.

With a total of 2,550 hours on the clock, this tractor was kitted out with climate control, full suspension and a front linkage.

Cheffins, Auction, Tractor

This Case IH Maxxum 140 (below), which was fitted with a front linkage and PTO, sold for £26,800 (€30,900).

Cheffins, Auction, Case IH

A 2012 Same Dorado 80 tractor (below), which came with a Trima front loader, was sold for £13,100 (€15,100).


Finally, a clean Massey Ferguson 6265 Dyna-4 was purchased for £12,500 (€14,400) at the sale last Monday.