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.
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.
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.
A tidy little machine with grading and two toothed trenching buckets, this JCB 8014 mini-digger fetched £6,750.
Registered in 1995, this Ford 7840 Powerstar had the sought-after SLE gearbox but undefined hours. It ran up to £6,500.
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.
This Mustang 530 skid-steer had clearly had a hard life but had been looked after. It made £2,900.
This 1970 Ford 3000 was in a shabby state and made £2,300.
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.
This 1978 David Brown 995 had seen its fair share of action – it went for £1,350.
In average condition, this 54-plate Massey Ferguson 6470 DynaShift didn’t make its reserve.
On 6,650 hours, this 50kph 2010 Case IH Puma 180 didn’t hit the magic number for its owner and returned home.
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.
Beaten and battered, this 2008 John Deere 3215 telehandler struggled to cough into life and failed to find a new home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though they’re now viewed as collectors items, this badly-aged MF 240 didn’t make the required price.
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.