After months without sales, many farmers relished the chance to
get out off their farms and meet up with some farming mates.
An enormous turnout at the York Auction Centre, Murton, York,
ensured a brisk trade for over 4000 lots, as FW discovered
Every vehicle was disinfected on entry, which caused a six-mile tailback on the A64 at York. It took some as long as an hour and a half to get in.
A big crowd followed the sale around, with silage and hay- making equipment probably in best demand, says York Machinery Sales auctioneer Richard Tasker.
There was trade for everything, although no colossal prices, says Mr Tasker. "I dont think I have ever sold such a high percentage of tractors – about 70% cleared."
Its not just big tackle. Ian Biggins (left) and John Pool walked away with this assortment of small equipment.
Machinery dealer and farmer Charles Pain from Fylingdales Moor had a good day by all accounts.
Sutton Bank farmer Steve Jones explains to nine-year-old son Ross what all the fuss is about.
Local farmers Tony Pearson from Wilberfoss (left) and Calvert Alison from Barmby Moor catch up.
Its a "tyre-ing" task.