Farm to Farm goes digital with machinery trading website

A new online farm machinery trading platform is hoping to help farmers buy and sell kit safely during the lockdown period.

The idea has come from Farm to Farm magazine, which has listed machinery adverts in hard copy since 1987.

However, owner Tris Baxter-Smith (pictured below) has now decided to take the adverts online.

Tris Baxter-Smith on a tractor

The new website allows farmers to browse machines, get in touch with sellers and pay for the machinery safely through the website.

Listing an item is free, and once a deal is agreed, the money is transferred by the buyer before collection, with funds released to the seller once the item is collected.

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An 8% flat fee is taken for using the website, which is capped at £280.

If finance is needed, Farm to Farm has teamed up with Asset Finance Northampton to offer a no-obligation quote for the bigger purchases.

Items currently for sale include a set of rear Vicon 9001 TC mowers for £10,000, a 2012 Lely Welger RP245 round baler for £12,750 and some retro harvesting kit in the form of a Claas Dominator 85 combine for £3,000.

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