Largest private Ford tractor collection up for grabs

A unique collection of 83 classic Ford tractors owned by avid restorer Phillip Warren is set to be auctioned in Devon.

The fleet is thought to be one of the biggest single-manufacturer accumulations to come to market for several decades and started being amassed in 1989 when Mr Warren bought a Ford 5000 Select-O-Speed.

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Among the tractors on sale are 35 Ford 4000s, 31 Fords 3000s and 10 Ford 5000s, along with a 4,500-hour Ford 7810 and a Ford 655 Special in full spec on only 1,806 hours.

Ford 7810

4,500-hour Ford 7810 © Kivells

Ford 4000

Ford 4000 © Kivells

Ford 3000

Ford 3000 © Kivells

For those after a project, there are four Ford 5000s on offer in kit form.

The sale will take place on 4 September 2021 at Middlecott Farm, Beaworthy, Devon, and online.

Interested parties can view the catalogue, plus the collection of diggers, handlers, trailers and other farm kit included in the sale, via the Kivells website.

Agrifac clear-out

An online sale for a selection of trade-in machinery acquired by Agrifac will take place between Tuesday 31 August and Thursday 9 September.

The dispersal, hosted by Cheffins, includes several six-row sugar beet harvesters from Holmer, Agrifac and Vervaet.

Agrifac line up of kit

Agrifac kit up for auction © Cheffins

These range in age from the earliest 1998 Agrifac WKM-9000 machine with a starting bid of £12,000, through to the most modern unit – a 2006 Vervaet 625 harvester that will kick off at £15,000.

There is also a Holmer T2 self-propelled beet chaser opening at £15,000 and a 2015 Challenger Rogator RG635B self-propelled sprayer with 36m booms that will start at £40,000.

Although online only, a viewing day is scheduled for Friday 3 September at Agrifac UK, Martin Avenue, March PE15 0AY between 10am and 4pm.

Challenger Rogator RG635B

Challenger Rogator RG635B © Cheffins

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