Sale report: 4,000 lots under the hammer at Walford Cross sale

With more than 4,000 lots, Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Walford Cross collective machinery sale inevitably throws up a few gems amongst the agri-jumble.

There was every conceivable bit of equipment on offer from cultivation kit and cattle troughs to apple tree shakers and angle grinders.

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This 1996 New Holland 6635 was in gleaming order. Having previously been fitted with a loader it had clocked 4,515 hours and it made £11,600.

New Holland 6635

New Holland 6635

According to its clock, this 13t Case 360 excavator had amassed an astonishing 59,120 hours. Despite this it still went under the hammer for £9,000.

Case 360

Case 360

Although the dash was malfunctioning, it looked like the hours clock on this 2000 John Deere 6310 was showing a figure starting with a ‘9’.

Fitted with 24F x 24R PowerQuad 40kph gearbox it clearly hadn’t seen a lot of love but started ‘on-the-button’. It made £8,500.

John Deere 6310

John Deere 6310

A tidy little machine with grading and two toothed trenching buckets, this JCB 8014 mini-digger fetched £6,750.

JCB mini-digger

JCB mini-digger

Registered in 1995, this Ford 7840 Powerstar had the sought-after SLE gearbox but undefined hours. It ran up to £6,500.

Ford 7840

Ford 7840

Effectively a red-painted Iseki, this MF 1540 was in decent nick despite looking like it had been on yard scraping duties.

Plated as a 2010 machine it had 2,594 hours showing on the dash and made £5,100.

Massey Ferguson 1540

Massey Ferguson 1540

This Mustang 530 skid-steer had clearly had a hard life but had been looked after. It made £2,900.

Mustang skid steer

Mustang skid steer

This 1970 Ford 3000 was in a shabby state and made £2,300.

Ford 3000

Ford 3000

Sporting a 1984 B-reg plate this John Deere 2140 was labeled as ‘hanging’ by one sale-goer. It went under the hammer for £2,100.

John Deere 2140

John Deere 2140

This 1978 David Brown 995 had seen its fair share of action – it went for £1,350.

David Brown 995

David Brown 995

In average condition, this 54-plate Massey Ferguson 6470 DynaShift didn’t make its reserve.

Massey Ferguson 6470

Massey Ferguson 6470

On 6,650 hours, this 50kph 2010 Case IH Puma 180 didn’t hit the magic number for its owner and returned home.

Case Puma

Case IH Puma 180

Having clearly had a tough life this 13-plate New Holland LM 5030 compact telehandler wasn’t in the best condition and consequently didn’t sell. 

New Holland LM 5030

New Holland LM 5030

Beaten and battered, this 2008 John Deere 3215 telehandler struggled to cough into life and failed to find a new home.

John Deere 3215

John Deere 3215

Running on turf tyres and fitted with a Grays Lynkon loader, this John Deere 1750 was showing 9,189 hours on the clock and was in average nick.

Despite that it failed to make its reserve. And, in definite need of more than a makeover, the 1979 International 784 with Quicke loader in the background had a dubious-sounding 5,051 hours on the dash and failed to get the required bids.

John Deere 1750

John Deere 1750

With the potential to catch collectors’ eyes this Force II Ford 6610 had a European-style high level hitch suggesting it was originally a continental import.

Showing 8,774 hours, its condition was as you’d expect for machine of its age but it too failed to sell.

Ford 6610

Ford 6610

They might not have had the best reputation in their day but long-wheelbase New Holland TM175s and TM190s offer cheap horsepower for the money second hand.

Despite that, this 55-plate TM190 didn’t fetch what its seller wanted and returned home.

New Holland TM190

New Holland TM190

In decent condition for a 24-year-old tractor this C-reg Ford 8210 had just over 7,000 hours showing on the clock but the shine had certainly gone from the tinwork. It failed to sell.

Ford 8210

Ford 8210

Even though they’re now viewed as collectors items, this badly-aged MF 240 didn’t make the required price.

Massey Ferguson 240

Massey Ferguson 240

Clearly having spent a good proportion of its working life axle deep in slurry this International 685 with Case loader didn’t make its reserve.

Case IH 685

Case 685