At the Auctions: Farmers snap up quality high-powered kit

East Anglian auctioneer Cheffins just lately held a web based public sale of the equipment from two giant farming households that had each determined to vary their future enterprise plans. 

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This meant there was a stack of well-kept trendy equipment up for grabs, and consumers have been capable of view the kit at the farms earlier than the public sale.

Thomas Banks and Partners farmed in Cambridgeshire, whereas WJ Kendall and Sons was at Sandy in Bedfordshire. Bidding was open for per week.

All tons have been topic to purchaser’s fee of three.5% and VAT at 20% on high of the hammer value.


2016 Case-IH Quadtrac 500

A top-spec Case-IH Quadtrac 500 was the prime mover for Thomas Banks and Partners in Cambridgeshire and got here with a modest 2,271 hours on the clock. The 2016 mannequin appeared effectively taken care of – it had been on the farm since new and nonetheless had a few of the 3,000-hour guarantee intact.

Case-IH Quadtrac 500 © Tim Scrivener

Extras included a leather-based seat and deluxe cab, full GPS and Pro 700 display, and a 360deg mild package deal. The ultimate hammer value represented an honest saving on a brand new machine and matched an analogous mannequin bought at the Rainthorpe Farms dispersal in Lincolnshire final 12 months.

Hammer value: £117,250

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2014 Fendt 939

For WJ Kendall and Sons, a 2014 Fendt 939 was the greatest tractor in the fleet and featured the standard Fendt tech with a Vario gearbox and 60kph highway pace. It additionally had Fendt’s Variogrip tyre stress monitor for heavy draft work and a set of 1,000kg rear wheel weights. There was a entrance linkage and the cab was a top-spec Profi Plus unit with auto steering.

Fendt 939 © Tim Scrivener

The machine had coated 3,437 hours however regarded in good situation, and was sat on 710/75 R42 tyres at the rear and 600/70 R34s at the entrance.

Hammer value: £87,750

2012 John Deere 8360RT

The second high-powered machine in Bedfordshire was a 2012 twin-track John Deere 8360RT. It had been on the farm since new and clocked 6,591 hours, averaging simply over 800 a 12 months. It got here with mid-mounted weights, was Greenstar prepared and regarded to have had some pretty current monitor replacements.

Hammer value: £51,750

John Deere 8360RT © Tim Scrivener

2010 and 2008 John Deere 6830s

A brace of well-used John Deere 6830s went beneath the hammer, with the older 2008 mannequin sporting the barely posher 40kph Auto Quad gearbox and 6,187 hours on the ticker.

The 2010 mannequin had clocked 5,460 hours and ran the less complicated 40kph Powr Quad transmission. This mannequin had the added bonus of being Greenstar prepared and fitted with some pretty new BKT tyres.

The two John Deere 6830s with the 5100M © Tim Scrivener

Both fashions sat on the identical 650/65 R38 rears and 540/65 R28 entrance rims. Front and cab suspension have been fitted to each, too.

Hammer value, 2010: £33,500
Hammer value, 2008: £26,500

2011 John Deere 5100M

The smallest tractor on provide at the Kendall sale was a 2011 John Deere 5100M. The machine had a LaForge entrance linkage and three guide spool valves. A good 4,519 hours have been on the clock and it regarded in first rate situation.

Hammer value: £23,000

2016 Case-IH 240 CVX

A totally-loaded Case-IH 240 had a 50kph CVX gearbox and a number of extras together with a deluxe cab, auto-steer and Isobus, Pro 700 display and entrance linkage. It additionally featured entrance and cab suspension and had a modest 3,051 hours on the clock. Tyres have been half-worn and it was fitted with an LED mild package deal.

Hammer value: £64,250

2002 Case-IH MX 240

Those after some retro horsepower have been handled to a rough-and-ready instance of Case’s MX 240. It was effectively used, having amassed 7,520 hours, and got here with entrance weights and fats 710/70 R38 tyres on the rear. It had an 18-speed powershift field with left hand reverser and park. The exhaust sound alone meant it was price the buy value of £18,000, however it additionally regarded like good worth energy.

Hammer value: £18,000

Case MX240 © Tim Scrivener


2013 Claas Lexion 770TT

The first of the two combines up on the market was a 2013 Claas Lexion 770 with 35ft header. It was fitted with the German agency’s Terra Tracs and APS Hybrid expertise. The Kendalls had owned it from new and, throughout that point, is had accomplished 2,192 engine hours and 1,589 drum hours.

Hammer value: Undisclosed

Claas Lexion 770 © Tim Scrivener

2010 Case-IH 9120 Axial-Flow

Another 35ft mix was up for grabs from Thomas Banks and Partners. The Case-IH 9120 was fitted with AFS, RTK auto-steer, Pro 700 display and air compressor. It got here with a Shelbourne Reynolds header trailer and had been on the farm since new. Engine hours have been at 2,929 and it had accomplished 2,308 drum hours.

Hammer value: Undisclosed

Case-IH 9120 axial move mix © Tim Scrivener


2011 Challenger Rogator RG655

Handling the spraying in Cambridgeshire was a Cat Challenger Rogator RG655 self-propelled with a 5,000-litre tank and 36m increase. The machine would have been state of the artwork when it was new in 2011, with 3in consumption pipe, auto part management, dribble bars, extendable axles and onboard air compressor and hose.

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However, with 6,338 hours on the clock, the bidding was lower than enthusiastic and even with three units of nozzles and 4 Michelin 710/60 R38 tyres and wheels, it failed to fulfill its reserve, ending up at £50okay.

Failed to promote at £50,000

The Challenger Rogator RG655 failed to fulfill its reserve © Tim Scrivener

2009 John Deere 5430i

A 2009 model of Deere’s 5430i self-propelled sprayer had seen its fair proportion of labor in Bedfordshire, with the paintwork and booms definitely displaying their age after 6,057 hours.

It had a Starfire 3000 dome on the roof and a Greenstar Three display in the cab, together with a 32m increase and 4,000-litre plastic tank. It got here with two units of tyres, the 380/90 R46 row crops it was proven on and a second set of 710/60 R38 flotations.

Hammer value: £33,750

John Deere JD 5430i © Tim Scrivener


2010 JCB 541-70 Agri Super

Included by permission of Thomas Banks and Partners was an honest wanting JCB 541-70 telehandler. The 2010 mannequin had 5,519 hours, air con and four-wheel drive and steering.

Hammer value: £27,750


2011 New Holland BB9090 baler

A single-axle New Holland sq. baler had been with Thomas Banks since new and in that point has pumped out 51,788 bales. It regarded in good situation for its age and bought for an undisclosed quantity.

Hammer value: Undisclosed

New Holland BB9090 baler © Tim Scrivener

2003 Flexicoil CRS C12

A lesser identified make of folding 12m Cambridge rolls made by Yorkshire based mostly NRH Engineering in 2003 got here full with a slug pelleter and Avadex pipes already related up.

Hammer value: £9,600

Flexicoil CRS C12 Cambridge rolls © Tim Scrivener

Cultivation kit

Along with all the powered equipment was a number of cultivation kit accessible from the Kendall sale.

© Tim Scrivener

(Pictured left to proper above) An 8m Vaderstad Rapid made a below-average £12,750, whereas a 4m Simba SL400 heavy draft cultivator with two rows of discs, a set of tines and a packer bought for £12,000. A 4m Quivogne Tinemaster with an analogous setup to the SL400 made £5,200 and an 8m Simba Toptilth bought for £4,200. A vertical folding set of 12.3m Cousins Contour rolls regarded good worth at £6,200.