Strong competition for star lots
On Saturday 29th October 2016, Brightwells Auctioneers at the kind instructions of GF Roberts Farms Limited conducted an important and much anticipated dispersal sale of 10 modern and classic tractors, combine harvester and two loaders together with an extensive range of machinery.
The sale arose following the decision by the farm’s owners to retire and the farm being let privately by Brightwells Limited.
Much of the machinery had been purchased new and had not slept outside. The range of machinery represented a “snapshot” of the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s.
The clean and tidy machinery, with low hours on the tractors, generated very substantial International, National and Local Interest, leading to over 1,000 people attending the sale on a clear bright day.
Bidding was spirited throughout, with local people competing with buyers from Ireland, Scotland, Cumbria, Wales, The Midlands and East Anglia. A mobile rostrum with internet bidding ensured some very surprising results, with salegoers watching in amazement as multiple internet bidders competed for of the star lots.
Quite possibly one or two records were set, particularly as Auctioneer James McIntyre sold the 1997 John Deere 6400 Tractor with 2466 recorded hours for £21,000 and the 1988 Ford 7810 Tractor with 7211 recorded hours which sold for £17,000.
Other leading prices included: 1999 New Holland TX 63 Combine - £31,600, 2004 Manitou MLT 630 Turbo - £17,000, 1986 JCB Sitemaster Digger - £7,500, 2002 John Deere 6620 Tractor - £24,100, 1987 Ford 7610 Tractor - £9,100, 1985 Ford 5610 Tractor - £7,400, 1982 Massey Ferguson 675 - £6,000, 1979 Massey Ferguson 565 Tractor - £5,800, 1987 Fiat 90-90 DT Tractor - £10,400, 1983 Fiat 800 DT Tractor £7,300, Caterpillar D2 Crawler Tractor - £4,000, Massey Ferguson 124 Baler - £3,350, Massey Ferguson 128 Baler - £1,700, Kverneland 4 furrow reversible plough - £1,500, Dowdeswell DP7 5 furrow reversible plough - £1,600, Howard HE80 Rotavator - £1,100, Lely 3 metres Power Harrow - £1,500, Parmiter discs - £1,700, Russel 3 leg Subsoiler - £1,700, Kverneland Cultivators to £1,600, Reco Grain Drill - £1,100, Flexicoil Rollers - £3,200, Stanhay Root Drill - £620, Wright Rain Irrigation Pump - £1,400, Parmiter Chain Harrow - £620, Twose Flat Roller - £600, Votex Pasture Topper - £720, Taruup 2 drum Mower - £1,250, Cookes Sledge - £480, Chillington 56 Bale Carrier - £500, Parmiter Post Drive - £580, Sanderson Beet Basket - £400, Boswell Root Feeder £650, Amazone ZAX Fertiliser Spreader - £1,800, Allman 925 Sprayer - £800, McConnell PA34 Hedgecutter - £1,900, Malgar 1100 gallons Vacuum Tanker - £1,550, 4 Wheel Flat Trailer - £1,000, Salop Flat Trailer - £1,750, Low Loader Trailer with Fuel Bowser - £2,600, Salop 5 tonne Tipping Trailer - £1,100, Griffiths 8 tonne Tipping Trailer - £2,800.
The sale results really do go to show that using a well-known large firm of Auctioneers with their extensive contacts, extensive advertising, professionally produced catalogues and internet bidding really does pay dividends. For further information about the sale contact James McIntyre BSc MRICS FAAV on 01568 611166 or 07976 723141, email: email@example.com
The next Plant & Machinery sale will be held at Madley on 11th November 2016, at which some 2000 lots worth £2,000,000 come up under the hammer in 3 auctions. For further information, contact Brightwells Plant and Machinery on 01981 250642.