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Stags, auctioneers were delighted to be instructed to conduct the retirement sale of tractors and farm machinery on behalf of Messrs DB Hawkins & Son on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Highlands Farm, Sheldon. A largely dry lead up to the sale and much hard work and dedication from Robert Hawkins enabled excellent presentation of the machinery and there were some top quality lots to attract interest from far and wide. Auctioneer, Chris Clapham commented, “I don’t think the firm have ever received so many enquiries from overseas prior to a sale before with numerous enquiries from Poland, Northern & Southern Ireland with many of these purchasers bidding via phone or in person. We pride ourselves on capitalising on the wide range of advertising mediums available to us and certainly for this sale the results produced it were clearly evident by the range of purchasers present on the day”
There was a wonderful line up of 6 New Holland and Ford tractors with the top price clearing the £50,000 barrier for the 2017 New Holland T6 175. Next up at £31,000 was the 2011 New Holland T7040; closely followed at £29,000 for the 2008 New Holland T6050 c/w Quicke Loader; £16,000 for the 2001 New Holland TM150; £9500 for the 1997 Ford 7840 and £7000 for the 1989 Ford 7610.
The tremendous line up of farm machinery topped at £16,600 for the 2007 New Holland BB940A Big Squeeze Baler; £16,000 for the 2018 Claas Liner 2900 Twin Rotor Rake; £12,000 for the 2010 Kuhn SW404 Intelliwrap Bale Wrapper and £10,400 for the 1986/7 Claas Dominator 985 Combine.
Other notable prices for the Hawkins family was £7000 for the 2015 Lely Splendimo 280FC Front Mounted Mower Conditioner; £6500 for the 2001 Amazone KE 3000 Air Drill & Power Harrow Combination Unit; £6300 for the 2017 Einbock 6m Grass Harrows; £6100 for the 2011 Kuhn HR304 Power Harrow and £6000 for the Claas Rollant 250 Round Baler.
All the sale ‘fireworks’ were not just received in the main sale with nearly 50 outside vendor lots entered into the sale and producing the top price of the day at £60,300 for a 2014 Fendt 718 Profi Tractor which travelled over 60 miles to be entered into the sale. Many neighbouring farmers took advantage of this outstanding sale opportunity and vendors for the 2004 John Deere 6920 Tractor c/w loader were rewarded with a hammer price of £21,750; Other vendors sold a 1995 Ford 6640 Tractor c/w Trima Loader at £13,800; a Lucas G Castor 30R Trailer Straw Chopper at £3750; an Accord 4 Row Maize Drill at £3700; £3300 for a 10ft Claas Mower; £3000 for a Marston Grain Trailer with a Marston 8 Tonne Silage Trailer at the same money.
Successful purchasers were seen from across the country and beyond including: Northern & Southern Ireland, Norfolk, Chester, Lincolnshire, South & North Wales, Devon & Cornwall demonstrating the commendable quality of lots on offer and underlining that good quality second hand machinery is still very much in demand, especially when being sold in a genuine dispersal sale.
Top 15 Prices
2014 Fendt 718 Profi 4wd Tractor, 3000 Hrs on clock - £60,300
2017 New Holland T6.175 4wd Tractor, 1300 Hrs on clock, Full Spec, 50K Box, Front Linkage -£52,000
2011 New Holland T7040 4wd Tractor, 4900 Hrs on clock, Front Linkage - £31,000
2008 New Holland T6050 4wd Tractor, 6892 Hrs on clock, c/w Quicke Q55 Loader - £29,000
2004 John Deere 6920, 8700 Hrs on clock c/w MX 120.5 Loader - £21,750
2007 New Holland BB940A Crop Cutter Large Square Baler - £16,600
2018 Claas Liner 2900 Twin Rotor Rake - £16,000
2001 New Holland TM150 4wd Tractor, 9400 Hrs on clock, Front Linkage & PTO - £16,000
1995 Ford 6640 4wd Tractor, 6750 Hrs on clock, c/w Trima P Loader -£13,800
2010 Kuhn SW404 Intelliwrap Square or Round Bale Wrapper- £12,000
1986/7 Claas Dominator 985 Combine, 2600 Hrs on clock (Clock stopped) c/w 15ft Header & Transport Trailer - £10,400
1997 New Holland / Ford 7840 4wd Tractor, 7100 Hrs on clock, Frnt PTO - £9,500
2006 John Deere 3220 Materials Handler, 6400 Hrs on clock - £9,000
2015 Lely Splendimo 280 FC Front Mounted Mower & Conditioner - £7,000
1989 Ford 7610 4wd Tractor, 10,000 Hrs on clock, Super Q Cab, Series III - £7,000