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Norfolk retirement sale enjoys huge attendance A retirement sale on behalf of mixed farm KB Wroth & Sons, based at Docking, Norfolk was perfectly timed for local farmers to attend. David Williams was there. The sale, arranged by King‘s Lynnbased Cruso & Wilkin was in late October when many farmers in the area had recently finished autumn drilling while, for those with field work left to do, light rain the previous days had put a temporary stop to proceedings. Lots offered included machinery from the farm along with many ‘included’ lots from other local businesses and ranged from vintage machines and collectibles to the latest technology. Top price was for a superb Claas combine which sold well considering harvest had recently

finished while, at the other end of the price scale, an old milk churn in very good condition made an impressive £75. The superb attendance meant there were few bargains to be had, and even the on-site burger van ran out of rolls. Lead auctioneer Adam Case commented that the large attendance of national and international buyers at the sale on a damp autumn day was testament to the good quality, well maintained equipment of KB Wroth & Sons. Bidding was brisk and very satisfactory prices were achieved for the vendor.

The farm’s Hardi trailed sprayer and KRM trailed spreader both made good money. The Commander sprayer was new in 2007, had 2,800 litres capacity and 24m booms, a 25-litre induction hopper and was on 300/95R46 tyres. It sold for £4,700. The spreader was a 2009 model of 2,200kg capacity, was on 460/85R38 tyres which were almost as-new condition and the machine carried a local Johnson Bros dealer sticker and an SCS spreader test label dated 09/13. It made £9,900. Combination powerharrow drills are in strong demand and this very tidy 3m machine was ideal for smaller farms. It was new in 2005 and comprised an Amazone AD303 Super coulter drill with tramline kit and markers, seed calibration trays and seed covering harrows mounted on a Maschio DM Rapido power harrow. The winning bid was £3,900.

A farm retirement sale by Norfolk-based Cruso & Wilkin attracted farmer buyers from across East Anglia and trade buyers from all areas of the UK.

In superb condition this Einbock Chopstar front-mounted 12-row folding hoe had been on the farm since it was new in 2014. With its original Johnson Bros dealer sticker it sold for £7,800.

This 6-row Stanhay Webb Rallye 592 sugar beet drill was one of the ‘included’ lots. It was elderly but tidy and made £300.

More over page... This Truecraft wheel changer was in very good condition and made £260.

A selection of cattle ring feeders was on offer - most were in good condition and top price paid was £185.



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