Archive Article: 1997/11/21

21 November 1997

This autumn has been a busy

time for machinery sales,

with East Anglia the scene

of many. Last Wednesday

saw another big offering in


A makeshift seat of tyres provides the ideal spot for a minute or twos rest for brothers Jack and Harry Syrett from Alburgh, Norfolk. Sale-goers can get rather tired, after all…

Auctioneer Christopher Clarke of Clarke and Simpson takes a bid. As is typical at big offerings of kit, Irish buyers were present in the crowd. Among them was second-hand dealer Larry Lee, who travelled across from Wells. It was a busy week for Mr Lee, as he also went to machinery sales on the two previous days, and after this one on Wednesday, drove to Liverpool in the evening, arriving home in County Meath on Thursday morning. "Ready for another days work," says Mr Lee.

No buts… well, one butt in this case, to be precise!

Gables Farm, Tunstall, was the venue for this auction for Sutton Hoo Produce, which is ending a 1000-acre contract farming agreement.

There were 14 tractors catalogued… and those at the farm saw a top price in this section of £9750, paid for a K-reg 4WD Ford 7740.

A Claas apart… This D-reg combine harvester, with 1595 hours on the clock, went for £12,000. Making rather less, however, was a Claas Senator 70 combine, with cab but no chopper, which went for £1750.

In the pipeline… among the machinery and equipment was a Kaskad turbine-drive irrigator with three-wheel gun which made £2800.

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