Sky-high prices for arable and root kit at Notts auction

A total of 578 arable and root kit lots went under the hammer at Coates Farm, Cottam, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday 9 June under the instructions of JS Highfield & Sons.

The highest earner was a 2014 JD 6210R, which saw the hammer fall at £75,000.

Other tractors and equipment also chipped in with strong prices, including a 2010 JD 7530 Premium at £35,600, a 2002 JCB 530-70 that went for £10,200 and two Record grain trailers that made £8,500 and £9,300.

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Root vegetable equipment hit top prices too, with a Jones Engineering onion topper selling for £23,750, a Swift Lift elevator landing £10,200 and a Peal intake hopper that made £6,750.

Auctioneer Ian Calverley, Partner of Fisher German, commented: “This was one of the largest machinery sales in Nottinghamshire for some years.

“Both national and international buyers were attracted to the well-kept and well maintained equipment which proved to be a real credit to JS Highfield & Sons. This helped to achieve buoyant prices in a challenging second-hand machinery market”.

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