High-power tackle pulls a large crowd
FARMERS turned out in force at Neil Storers machinery dispersal sale, held at Whitehouse Farm, Sedgebrook, Grantham, Lincs.
A change in policy, including a greater use of contractors, led Mr Storer to call in his local firm of auctioneers Escritt and Barrell.
There was a good turnout of farmers from as far as Scotland, Yorkshire and Cornwall, according to auctioneer Geoffrey Bishop.
"Most of the 200 or so lots of quality machinery were sold to UK farmers looking for larger arable equipment and high hp tractors," said Mr Bishop.
Greater confidence helped lift prices. Tractors fetched from £16,500 for a 180hp MF 3680 registered in 1989, to £4600 for a 13-year-old 82hp John Deere 2140.
Other tackle also fetched good prices. A seven-year-old Sanderson Teleporter materials handler made £17,250, an 8t Marston grain trailer £2400 and a Lely 4m pneumatic drill combination £6250. *