Monday of this week (November 6) saw the latest monthly Cambridge Machinery Sales auction take place at Cheffins Auctioneers’ sale grounds in Sutton, Cambridge (England).

These monthly sales can attract up to 3,000 lots, including tractors, construction equipment and farm and horticultural machinery. They also attract Irish interest; some dealers, contractors and farmers journey across on a regular basis.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

Tractors, plant and machinery offered for sale are consigned from private vendors, dealers (UK and overseas), local authorities and national finance companies. All the pictures in this report are from Monday’s auction.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

Over 60% of items are sent for export; over 20% of sales during the past 12 months have been to developing countries.

On Monday, there was a varied selection of tractors on offer – classic and modern units. These were sold via a live ‘drive through’ American-style auction.

This report focuses on green-liveried machines (i.e. Claas, Deutz-Fahr, Fendt and John Deere tractors) present at the sale. Look out for following reports, with highlights of how other brands fared at this giant auction.

Cheffins Cambridge auction

Tim Scrivener was there for AgriLand to sample the atmosphere, capture these pictures and to jot down the key prices and specifications.

Please note that all of the prices referenced below are in pounds sterling.

All prices are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’ of 2%. Prices are also subject to VAT at the local rate.


Click on a thumbnail in the gallery (below) to open up a full-size image; once opened you can scroll sideways to see the next picture. Refer to each caption to see details of each lot, including the sale price.


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Stay tuned to AgriLand for further reports over the coming days - detailing how other brands fared under the hammer at this (November) auction.