Archive Article: 2002/04/05

5 April 2002

A beautiful day and a big crowd gathered near

Great Yarmouth in Norfolk for a sale of sizeable

potato equipment and farm machinery from farming

company Progrow. FW called in to see how it went

Robert Fairey of auctioneer Brown and Co picks out the bids for the top price John Deere tractor. It was the largest of six for sale. The JD8400 with 5800 hours on the clock, made £24,900.

Potato equipment was the mainstay of the sale – a line of Grimme Combistar 1500s, which sold to a top of £15,000.

Do we or dont we? Happisburgh Farming Companys Ali Waite mulls over bidding for the six furrow Kverneland plough with his wife Denise. In the end, he was out-bid.

On the mobile and in need of a Danish – Horstead, Norfolk, farmer Nick Taylor.

Crowding over the Kverneland six-furrow plough, which took bids to £11,250.

Auctioneer Jim Major seeks bidders…Mr Major said he was pleased with the turn-out. "Buyers from all over the country made the trip to the east coast, with both dealers and farmers buying." Trade was good as well. "Its the usual thing – better quality kit maintains it value," he added.

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