19 May 1995

Bidders in plenty at Yorks tackle event

FARMERS turned out in force at this weeks Driffield Machinery Sale in Kelleythorpe, East Yorks.

According to auctioneer Nigel Clark, who runs the sale for Dee, Atkinson and Harrison, the main reason was that farmers were on top of their field-work. Their confidence was also reflected in some of the prices, said Mr Clark.

"Tractors were a good trade, with many of them being sold to local farmers rather than to dealers for export.

"But anything of exportable quality made a good price. A good example was the Massey Ferguson 135 which sold for £2850."

A trend which continued at this weeks sale was the absence of good quality, young second-hand tractors. Farmers are tending to trade those in with their local dealer against new models.

Clean equipment coming straight from farms also fetched good prices. A Moore Uni-Drill sold for nearly £3000.