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Strong trade at Oxfordshire farm dispersal sale t Perfect weather and attractive lots ensured strong demand at a dispersal sale organised by Brown & Co in late March.

p This JCB TM270 articulated telescopic loader was on a ‘Y-plate’ and first registered in 2001. It had worked 5,314hrs and was in very tidy condition. The winning bid was £20,600.

This 56-bale Logic bale carrier was tidy and made £570.

A farm machinery and equipment dispersal sale at Islip near Kidlington, Oxfordshire was organised by Brown & Co’s Banbury office. The sale was on the instruction of CJ Chaffey who had retired after 12 years at Hillside Farm and included almost 200 lots ranging from modern tractors to older classics and a large selection of implements, workshop equipment and sundries. Brown & Co had worked with the vendor previously and the three auctioneers on the sale day were Thomas Birks, David Thorpe and Will Abbott. “There was strong demand for all lots, but especially the tractors,” explained Brown & Co land agent Christopher Ashley. “Trade and

New in 1994 and on an ‘M-plate’ this John Deere 6400 Power Quad with a 30kph transmission was on 16.9R38 rear and 14.9R24 front tyres, had worked just 4,543hrs and made £14,100.

Owned by the family from new this 1970 Massey Ferguson 135 had a cab, Multi-Power and a pick-up hitch and was registered on a ‘J-plate’. It had recorded 6,105hrs and in very tidy order it made £3,000.

private buyers were all involved in the bidding and we had a lot of famers from the local area and further south while there was also a strong presence of dealers from the eastern counties at the sale. “The machinery was well looked after and tidy, much of it owned from new and even an elderly Massey Ferguson 135 had been owned by the family since it was delivered in 1970, and used on a previous farm,” he added. Christopher said approximately 250 people attended the sale, encouraged by ideal weather which helped ensure the strong trade.

This John Deere 7710 Power Quad tractor was new in 2002, on a ’52-plate’ and had worked 6,865hrs. It had triple-link suspension, three spools and was on 650/65R42 rear and 540/65R30 front tyres. It fetched the second highest price on the day at £28,200.

John Deere 40-series tractors are always in strong demand and this 2040S 2wd had a 20kph transmission, a single spool valve and a pick-up hitch. It had recorded only 5,759hrs since new in 1983 and sold for £5,900.

The star lot was this Claas 430 Tucano, in excellent condition. It was new in 2013 and had worked just 310 engine - and 218 drum hours. It had five straw walkers, 3d sieves, a straw chopper plus a chaff spreader, a 5.4m Vario header and an oilseed rape kit. It was fitted with a Claas Quantimeter to measure moisture and yield. Other equipment included a rear camera and a header trailer and the winning bidder from Hungary paid £78,000.

Dating from 1989 and on a ‘G-plate’ this Land Rover 110 LWB had an automatic transmission and a PTO-driven winch. The recorded mileage was 108,025 and the vehicle had been SORN. The winning bidder paid £2,150.

John Deere 6800 tractors are in demand, especially in tidy condition and the £16,600 paid for this 1994 example on an ‘L-plate’ and with a Quicke Q950 loader resulted from considerable interest on the sale day. It was equipped with three spools, had worked 9,008hrs and was on 600/65R38 rear and 540/65R24 front tyres. It sold to a farmer from Buckinghamshire.

Two Bailey grain trailers were on offer, with consecutive serial numbers and both in excellent order, dating from 2014. They were 11t models, with double axles and super-single tyres and wheels. They were fitted with grain chutes and sheets and sold for £5,100 each.

More over page... New in 1998, this John Deere 580 round baler was very tidy and sold for £3,000.

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