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.

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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.

FTMTA tractor auction

FTMTA tractor auction

'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.

FTMTA tractor auction

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.

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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.