Dispersal sales in Yorkshire show machinery trade still going strong

Cheffins has completed two successful dispersal sales in Yorkshire; the respective auctions at Skipton and Hull produced some notable prices and demonstrates the strong trade for quality second-hand farm machinery.

Oliver Godfrey, Director at Cheffins reports:


“The sale for Alan Bancroft at Skipton on 11th May saw an excellent selection of tractors, excavators and machinery, in some in one of the UK’s most picturesque landscapes.  Top lots on the day went to a quadruplet of Massey Ferguson tractors realising £43,000 for a 2012 6480; £37,500 for a 2011 6480; £28,500 for a 2008 6480 and £25,500 for a 2005 7485.  With an impressive selection of six excavators on offer, top prices went to a 2002 Fiat Hitachi EX135 which made £13,900; some £13,800 was paid for a 1999 Hitachi EX120 and finishing off was an 2008 Hitachi ZX30 knocking down for £12,500. 

The trade for machinery and implements was also particularly impressive with a 1998 Kverneland ES80 plough selling for £6,750, a 2011 plate Claas Disco 3050C took £6,600 and a very useful 2011 Baily 12 tonne silage trailer realised £10,200. 

The second sale on 18th May was for John Quarmby, Elstronwick, Hull and boasted some excellent tractors, machinery and some ex-MOD items.  Again, blessed with a warm sunny sale day sales were particularly buoyant.  Tractor trade was led by a 2007 Case IH 310 selling for £46,000; a desirable classic 1997 Case IH 7220 hit £22,400 and a very useful ’87 Case IH 956XL made a healthy £11,200.  Causing a fair bit of pre-sale interest was a brace of ex-MOD MB Unimogs, with a 1300L making £14,000 and a 406 sold for £8,000.  Machinery trade was again very active and particular highlights were an immaculate 2013 Maschio Aquila 6000 power harrow selling for £14,550 and a Vaderstad Rexius Twin 550 at £8,000. 

Cheffins has already completed eight onsite dispersal sales in 2017 and we have noticed a continued trend of high demand for quality straight from farm kit.  We have travelled the length and breadth of the UK already this year and have experienced continued appetite from our global client base for all the lots we have offered.  The current market conditions mean fewer and fewer trade-ins are received by dealers and with the rising cost of new machinery, end users are looking for more cost-effective ways in which to satisfy their fleet renewal policies.  Good onsite dispersal sales continue to tick those boxes. With a further five sales already booked in post-harvest we are anticipating this trend will continue for the remainder of 2017.” 

For further information, please contact Cheffins Machinery Sales on 01353 777 767 or email the On Site team here.

For further press information, please contact Sophie Richardson, PR Manager, Cheffins, t: 01223 271290.

Hull and Skipton



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