Older tractors sell quickly

By FW staff

OLDER tractors are still fetching a good return at on-farm sales, says auctioneer Savills.

At last Thursdays machinery sale following a change in farming at Ponton Farming Company, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, buyers were present from Scotland to Sussex.

Top price of the day was for a 1996 Ford New Holland 8560 4wd tractor, described as “very tidy”, was £23,900.

This matched the bid for a privately entered John Deere 7700 4wd from a local producer and sold over the phone .

But older tractors didnt miss out. A 1982 Ford TW20 took bidding to £4300 and a 1993 MF2720 up to £5300. “All very respectable bids,” says Mr Jeanes.

Cultivation kit was also popular with a two-year-old 7.3m set of Twose Cambridge rollers made £3000.

Spray kit remains in demand with a Frasier Agri-buggy 3D with 1000-litre mounted unit realised £7100.

The company believes a strong trade for the better-quality equipment continues to be spurred on as farmers are not so willing to invest in new kit due to factors such as depreciation and high capital outlay.

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