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Sale of Marshall Reed Comber, Thatching Reed Equipment, Tractors, Farm Machinery, Trailers and General Equipment

on behalf of Mr R Hembrow


Marshall Reed Comber with Trusser, Conveyor, Belt & Pulley (No: 28822)

Mr Hembrow bought this Marshall Reed Comber from John Perry, West Monkton in 1998, who had travelled throughout Somerset and East Devon as a Reed Combing contractor.  It is believed to have been built in about 1896/7 with the Reed Comber added in the late 1940’s/early 1950’s.  A number of improvements have been made over the years: 
            1.    Re-built front axle and turning mechanism (work carried out by Alan Keith, West Buckland)
            2.    Complete re-build of Reed Comber using existing drums, pulleys, etc. and incorporating sealed roller bearings on all shafts.  Modification                     of gear box to chain drive second belt assembly.  Modification of rails for reed exiting machine so that the reed is held with belts at all                           times (work carried out by Paul and George Train, Bawdrip)
           3.    Re-build combing straw conveyor (work carried out by George Train, Bawdrip)
           4.    Convert Ruston and Hornsby trusser from chain drive to oil drive with necessary guards (work carried out by George Train, Bawdrip)
           5.    Guards for pulleys and conversion of some flat pulleys to V belt pulleys (work carried out by George Train & Son, Bawdrip)

This machine has been well maintained since being bought by Mr Hembrow.  
A team of 6 to 7 men are able to comb in excess of 6 tonnes of reed in a day.
The machine is for sale as a complete unit to include:
           •    Pulley drive to attach to tractor with 5” flat belt
           •    Marshall Reed Comber and thresher
           •    Ruston and Hornsby trusser, complete with oil pipes to drive tractor
           •    Conveyor and stand to carry away combining straw, with oil drive pipes
           •    Assorted dust pipes
           •    Tarpaulin, made to cover machine if outside
           •    Spare Parts
The knotters and bills were greased within a few days of last being used.

2014 J Matravers Press for making sheaves into bales
6’ Cut Albion Binder c/w 3 Canvasses, 4 Knives & Connecting Rod
5’ Cut Albion Binder c/w 3 Canvasses, 3 Knives & Connecting Rod
2 Albion Binders (for spares)
10 Spare Canvasses
MVF 2 Long Bale Spikes (Howard Brackets)
4 Long Bale Spikes (Forklift Brackets)
Twose Buckrake (Forklift Brackets)
Buckrake (Howard Brackets)
MVF Bale Grab (modified for loading sheaves)
Dust Extraction System with 240V Single Phase Motor Fan
Spare Dust Blower for Reed Comber
Albion Binder Spare Wheel

1995 Ford 5030 Synchro Shuttle 4WD Tractor (M824 WAY/ 2,202 Hours only on clock)
1985 Case 1694 Hydra Shift 4WD Tractor (B71 VTP/ 6,903 Hours on clock)
1977 Ford 3600 2WD Tractor (VYD 61R/ 6,762 Hours on clock)

International 430 Conventional Baler
Dowdeswell DP8B 4 Furrow Reversible Plough
Howard HK30 S 3M Power Harrow c/w Packer Roller
Hardi 12M LX600 Mounted Crop Sprayer
Vicon 602 Varispreader 
Massey Ferguson 30 3M Drill (close spacer tramlines end tow)
Massey Ferguson 30 Drill (spares)
Twose 14’ 5 Lap Drag Harrows
Twose 8’ Ballast Roller
Cambridge 8’ Roller
LSM Engineering M6 6’ Topper
Twose 3M Spring Tyne Cultivator
2 Lister 240V Single Phase Motor Bale Elevators
Huxtable PTO Saw Bench
Browns Mole Plough 
Browns Flat 8 Bale Grab

24’ Twin Wheel Bale Trailer with wooden floor c/w Lades (blue)
24’ Twin Wheel Bale Trailer with wooden floor c/w Lades (green)
24’ Twin Wheel Bale Trailer with metal floor c/w Lades (dark blue)
24’ Twin Wheel Bale Trailer with metal floor c/w Lades (light blue)
20’ 4 Wheel Bale Trailer c/w Lades 
14’ 4 Wheel Bale Trailer with wooden floor c/w Lades 
Warwick Tipping Grain Trailer 
8 Tonne Twin Axle Grain Trailer 
13’ Single Axle Tipping Trailer c/w Lades & Extension
16’ Lorry Body
Ifor Williams 10’ Livestock Trailer

Approx 300 Wooden Pallets
2 230/95 R44 Row Crop Wheels (fits Ford 5030)
John Deere LT170 Automatic Ride On Lawn Mower (engine needs attention)
Rekord PTO Crop Drying Fan
Bentall Grain Drying Fan & Associated Grain Drying Pipework
1 x 14’ Metal Gate & 1 x 10’ Metal Gate
Approx 30’ x 25’ Yellow Tarpaulin
Approx 30’ x 20’ Orange Tarpaulin
3 550 gallon Titan Plastic Oil Tanks
250 gallon Deso Plastic Oil Tank
3 Sheeted Doors being 13’9” x 6”, 13’9” x 5” & MVF 14’8”x 6”
Pair MVF 5’ x 10’ Sheeted Doors c/w channels for hanging (for 10’ x 10’ opening)
5 Railway Sleepers
2 International Pulleys & Gear Boxes & Spare Pulley
3 5” Drive Belts (needing repair)
6 6M x 9” Plastic Drain Pipes
Wooden 47” wide Decorative Arch
Pallet of Sawn Ash Wood 
George Price, Wolverhampton Safe
Rigid Tow Bar
Assorted Timber including 7” x 2” Timbers & 9” x 3” Timbers (some in excess of 6M)
Assorted Angle Iron & Channels
Tamping Beams for Concrete (with handles)
Scales & 56lb Weight
2 Oak Posts
Sandstone Grinder
Metal Water Trough
Slurry Pump
Old Pulleys
6’ Elm Beams
Assorted RSJs including 31’ long RSJ
Antique Sack Truck
4 Metal Frame Braces for a Shed
Black Juice Tank