East Anglian-based auctioneer, Cheffins, hosted a major online timed sale of over 100 items of second-hand agricultural machinery on behalf of JL Carter & Sons from Knutsford, Cheshire. Taking place between the 21st January and 27th January, the auction saw a 100 per cent sale rate, with all lots offered finding new homes both in the UK and overseas.

Oliver Godfrey, Director, Cheffins, says: “In spite of some low commodity prices and continued challenging weather conditions, demand for high-quality and well-maintained kit continues to prevail and the success of this sale demonstrates the buoyancy of the trade post-Brexit. The sale saw well over 50,000 views on the Cheffins website, as buyers from both the UK and overseas looked to take advantage of the machinery on offer.”

The auction included well-maintained tractors, a self-propelled sprayer, harvesters, vehicles, potato growing and harvesting machinery and implements. Cheffins hosted a viewing day on site at the farm in Allostock with strict social-distancing measures in place, which saw over well over 150 potential buyers in attendance.

Amongst the tractors on offer highlights included a 2017 John Deere 6215R tractor with 2,311 hours on the clock which sold for above estimate at £85,000. Similarly, a 2008 John Deere 7530 with 8,649 hours made £35,500, whilst a John Deere 6930 with 6,879 hours made £42,750. The highest price on the day was £96,500 for a 2011 Grimme RH24-60 grader. Also on offer was a 2005 Grimme self-propelled potato harvester which was sold for £40,000; a 2015 Grimme GT170 trailed potato harvester which made £61,500 and a 2008 Bateman RB26 24m self-propelled sprayer which was knocked down at £40,000.

For more information, please visit www.cheffins.co.uk, or call Cheffins auctioneers on 01353 777767.