A sizeable unreserved auction of tractors and farm machinery - organised by the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) - took place on Saturday, September 30, at Punchestown Event Centre near Naas, Co. Kildare.
Farmers, contractors and machinery enthusiasts flocked to the sale, in the hope of securing a bargain.
Over 250 lots went under the hammer; everything was sold on the day. Some were bought by punters present in the event centre; others were bought by online or phone bidders.
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According to Paul Cooke Auctions, over 500 people registered to bid; another 100 registered to bid online - as well as those on the phones.
Two sale rings operated on the day: 'Ring 1' played host to a 'drive-through auction', in which tractors and self-propelled equipment were paraded through – one after the other.
'Ring 2' dealt with machines, implements and other miscellaneous items. A picture of each lot was displayed on a large screen, above and behind the auctioneer.
27 tractors featured at the FTMTA auction – of different makes and models; ranging from timeless classics to modern day workhorses.
AgriLand was present, to sample the atmosphere, capture these insightful pictures and to jot down the key prices and specifications.
All (hammer/sale) prices accompanying the pictures (below) are subject to a ‘buyer’s premium’:
- Assets sold up to €2,000 - 10% commission
- Assets sold from €2,001 to €10,000 - 7.5% commission
- Assets sold from €10,001 to €50,000 - 5% commission
- Assets sold over €50,001 - 2.5% commission
All prices are subject to VAT at 23%, unless otherwise stated.
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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Also, don’t forget to stay tuned to AgriLand over the coming days - for full reports on how other types of equipment fared at the auction.
It has been mooted that another such FTMTA auction will run in the spring of 2018; if it proves successful, there are suggestions that it may even become a twice-a-year fixture.