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We have... vast experience in arranging on-site farm machinery auctions. We recognise that the decision to sell whether as a result of retirement or a change in farming policy is not an easy or quick one: you may not even be 100% sure that this is what you really should be doing. Our auction team understands the emotion involved in holding a machinery auction, we will discuss with you all the options and, if you decide to proceed, we will support you from initial discussions to the sale day. The on-site auction remains an effective way of disposing of farm plant and machinery quickly and efficiently while providing complete transparency. Larger more valuable items create exposure and interest which then benefits the sale of smaller lots. Buyers will often attend an auction with the intention of buying a particular item, but then on the day discover other items also of value to them, adding to the bidding activity. At Fisher German we can offer you: Unrivalled farm machinery and equipment knowledge, The certainty of the total sale proceeds, raised at the fall of the hammer, with our cloud based real time accounting system, A substantial database of interested UK and international buyers, The expertise of industry acknowledged auctioneers, A bespoke marketing campaign to target the right audience, all delivered through our national presence. Our aim is to exceed our clients expectations in the preparation for, conduct of and follow up of their farm machinery auction. Fisher German’s broad service offering will ensure that our clients are fully supported following the sale day.

Jack Healy

Sam Skinner

Jack Healy 01302 243921 Jack has been involved in farm machinery dispersal sales since 2011. His first auction was held in Scotland following the change of farming policy on a large Scottish Estate, which led to the disposal of the machinery held within the in-hand farming operation. Since joining Fisher German in 2013, Jack has worked to promote Fisher German’s offering for farm machinery auctions and has brought state-of-the-art auction technology to Fisher German’s auctions. Jack’s upbringing on a working farm and passion for agriculture, has developed an unrivalled knowledge of machinery and equipment.

Sam Skinner 01234 827114 Sam joined Fisher German in 2010 and has been instrumental in the growth of machinery auctions within Fisher German. Brought up on a mixed family farm in Northamptonshire, Sam has a keen eye on the value of farm machinery and equipment and is able to advise on the best method of disposing of farm machinery, whilst also fully appreciating what can be the sensitive nature of a retirement from farming, or a change of farming policy.

The Team: Our auction team have over 140 years of selling all manner of items at auction in the UK and international markets; including agricultural machinery, livestock, furniture, chattels, industrial equipment, land, property and even vintage cars! They are supported by experienced livestock and machinery auctioneers, all from farming backgrounds. In the run up to the sale day, members of our auction team will be on site to assess all the items to be included in the sale, before carefully selecting where each item will be located on the sale grounds and ensuring that items are carefully matched. We have experience in fully resourcing staff and equipment to prepare for the sale including cleaning machinery and undertaking any maintenance/repairs.

We will provide you with a marketing campaign schedule, which will detail the date and location of all sale adverts. The proliferation of social media platforms and surge in users in recent years has created an opportunity to use social media in a considered and targeted way to increase the exposure of your machinery sale. We will present your machinery auction across multiple channels and in doing so ensure that potential buyers are not being missed.

Ian Calverley

Robert Hurst

01302 243908

01636 642504

Paul Clayson

Ben Parr

01295 226285

01530 410887

Richard Watkins 01905 459436

We provide a comprehensive range of professional rural services.

Stone House Farming, auction held on 26 October 2017: “Having a farm sale is a stressful time for any farmer, but the very personable and competent Fisher German team made the whole process run smoothly, efficiently and ultimately successfully”.

Allibone Farming, auction held on 17 May 2018: “We would like to thank the Fisher German team and in particular, Paul, Sam and Molly, for handling our recent machinery sale. Throughout, they have acted with professionalism, expertise, understanding and compassion. We never had any doubt that if needed they were always prepared to ‘fight our corner’. The whole day exceeded our expectations. Please pass our thanks on to everyone involved. We really can’t thank you enough”.

Philip Bell, auction held on 10 November 2016: “Thank you very much for all of your hard work for our very successful sale of machinery and equipment. Jack, you have been very pleasant and professional throughout and we would certainly recommend you personally and Fisher German as a company to anyone. We would also consider you very highly in areas of diplomacy”.

Chris and Sharon Clark, auction held on 14 September 2017: “Fisher German dealt with our machinery farm sale in September 2017. This was a massive occasion for us having farmed for many years. We really needed someone who was experienced and thorough. It was important for us to have someone who could make the process so easy. Fisher German delivered all that and more. From the onset, Ian Calverley and especially Jack Healy, organised the sale form the start guiding us in the right direction. They have a team of wonderful helpers both in the yard while preparing for the sale and behind the scenes in the office helping organise and advertise the sale. As our sale was being prepared for at the same time we were moving home to another country, we knew that we could rely on the whole team to get the job done. We left Jack and the rest of his team in charge to set up for the sale, while we moved to France. We returned for the sale but we weren’t needed as Fisher German had everything under control. On the day of the sale we had the legendary auctioneer, Ian Calverley, who made short work of our 295 lots. The office team were amazing and did Fisher German proud. All in all, they made the whole process easy and run to perfection. We cannot thank them enough for their support”.



Our nationwide office network:

7 11 6



1 12

8 4 16 9


2 15

Regional office 10

Satellite office








Ashby de la Zouch



13 Newark

01530 412821

01302 243930

01636 642500




14 Stafford

01295 271555

0121 561 7888

01785 220044




15 Thame

01234 823661

01432 802545

01844 212004


10 Hungerford

16 Worcester

01527 575525

01488 662750

01905 453275


11 Knutsford

17 Hexham

01227 477877

01565 757970

07584 685696


12 Market Harborough

18 Ripon

01244 409660

01858 410200

07501 720416

Real Time Financial Data. Our electronic auction system is the most comprehensive cloud based auction management software available, delivering the ultimate efficiency for all of our machinery auctions. The provision of an electronic card machine and internet banking, ensure that cleared funds are collected as quickly as possible. To support this is our Blueberry online project management system to ensure that the sale runs smoothly throughout the day and the financial results are available at the touch of a button at the fall of the hammer.

Total sale proceeds can be provided within minutes of the fall of the hammer for the last lot. An extensive buyer registration system, containing hundreds of prospective buyers who are notified of all Fisher German machinery auctions. A complete overview of sale statistics, including the number of lots sold, total sale price, highest sale price and sold average. User friendly reports and statements, detailing sale results and buyer details.

Booming on-farm machinery auctions attract premium sale prices from UK & overseas buyers.

Quality second hand machinery is becoming increasingly attractive, as manufacturer’s prices for new agricultural machinery continue to rise and as farmers face a challenging agricultural climate. Machinery dealers are experiencing a shortage of used stock due to a decrease in trade-ins from farmers.

The weakening of the pound with Brexit negotiations has continued to attract foreign buyers, bolstering the export market, principally to mainland Europe and Ireland. European purchasers have presented new competition for UK buyers, forcing a rise in sale prices. On-farm machinery auctions attract a premium over other methods of disposal as buyers can see where the machinery has come from, proving its authenticity.

Our comprehensive register system, containing hundreds of UK and international buyers who are notified of all Fisher German machinery auctions.

Fisher German is a leading property consultancy established in September 2000 with a history going back to 1830. Since then we have grown at an impressive rate; 16 offices across the UK with around 500 employees and partners. We have national visibility across six key property market sectors; rural, commercial, residential, development, utilities & infrastructure and sustainable energy but have considerable resources to operate a localised approach to service delivery. We offer a wide range of integrated chartered surveying, consultancy and estate agency services across each of those sectors.

We help our clients to prosper by building long-term relationships, listening and delivering exceptional service. We offer our clients innovative and digitally led solutions as we recognise the importance of on-demand services as their businesses grow.

We understand property. We understand you.

Talk to us: We are a national team of property professionals, chartered surveyors, planners, estate agents, utility project managers and sustainable energy experts – all working for you.

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Farm Machinery Auctions  

On site farm machinery auctions, how it works and what we do

Farm Machinery Auctions  

On site farm machinery auctions, how it works and what we do