Strathdee Properties

Despite the wet, snowy weather, just shy of 1000 buyers were in attendance at the Strathdee Properties sale of 700 lots of farm and plant machinery and implements where prices peaked at £115,000 on two occasions for tractors.

As a result, the sale, conducted by Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone Specialist Auctions at Viewfield, Craigellachie, saw a strong trade throughout.

"Prices were high across all sections, with tractors and plant selling notably well," said Mark Barrack, head of specialist auctions.

"The Strathdees are a hard-working, fair and private family that are held in high regard within the local community – their staff put exceptional care into maintaining their equipment which showed in the strong and competitive bidding that took place."

First to make £115,000 was a 2018 John Deere R Ultimate Edition 4wd tractor, with the same price being paid for a 2017 Valtra S374 Vario 4wd tractor.

Plant machinery sold to £89,000 for a 2017 Volvo EC140 ELM slew excavator and implements peaked at £28,000 for a 2017 TMC Cancela TFT250 PTO mulcher.

LEADING prices

Tractors – 2018 JD 6250 R Ultimate Edition 4wd, £115,000; 2017 Valtra S374 Vario 4wd £115,000; 2016 Valtra T234V Powershift Versu 4wd,£66,000; 1993 Ford 4630 2wd (fully restored), £10,500.

Plant – 2017 Volvo EC140 ELM slew excavator, £89,000; 2014 JCB 560-80 AgriPlus telescopic handler, £72,000; 2012 Bomag BW213DH articulated roller, £32,000; 2011 Volvo EC55C slew excavator, £20,500.

Vehicles and ATVs – 2017 Isuzu D-Max Artic AT35 double cab pickup truck, £27,000; 2014 Mercedes Benz 319 CDi 4x4 van, £22,000; 2009 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI ATV, £6000; CAN-AM Outlander 650V twin quad bike on tracks, £5200.

Trailers, implements, machinery – 2017 TMC Cancela TFT250 PTO mulcher, £28,000; 2016 Stewart GX22LL 26' tri-axle low-loader, £17,000; Stewart GX15cm twin-axle dump trailer, £17,000; 2015 Stewart GX22LL 30' tri-axle low-loader, £15,700.