Just shy of £3m changed hands at the Burdon Bros Contractors machinery sale on the Isle of Sheppey, where 397 lots were sold.

The sale, staged at Old Rides Farm, Eastchurch, Kent, focused on the disposal of equipment and machinery from the agricultural contracting side of the Burden Bros business, which specialised in forage harvesting and baling. Conducted by Euro Auctions, it attracted an international database of known and local buyers with 45% of bids conducted online.

Predictably the majority of successful bids came from the UK with 85% of all items staying in these shores, with the remaining of the successful bids coming from Germany, Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Poland, and Uruguay.

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Top price was £137,000 paid for a 2017 John Deere 8370R 50 transmission tractor, followed by £120,000 for a 2020 Krone 1290 HDPII big square baler.

LEADING prices

Tractors – 2017 John Deere 8400R E23 powershift 50k transmission, £117,500; 2017 John Deere 8370R 50k transmission, £137,000; 2019 John Deere 6155R 4wd tractor, autoquad 50k transmission, £68,000; 2017 John Deere 6155M 4wd tractor, £55,500.

Harvesters – 2017 John Deere 8800I self propelled forage harvester, £95,000; 2017 Kemper 390+ 9m 12 row maize header, £29,500; 2008 Hesston 9240 2wd self propelled swather, 5.2m Agco powerflow header, £36,000.

Balers – 2020 Krone big pack 1290 HDPII big square baler, £120,000; 2019 Krone 870 HDP big pack baler multibaler, £67,000; 2019 Transtacker 4100 twin axle sprung draw bar pto driven bale, £59,500.

Trailers – 2015 Bailey TB20 20ton twin axle sprung draw bar trailer, £17,000; 2009 Bailey TB16 16t twin axle sprung draw bar trailer, £13,000.

Telehandlers – 2019 JCB 542-70 Agri pro turbo powershift telehandler, £50,000; 2019 JCB 536-95 Agri pro telehandler, £55,000; 2018 Kramer KT447 turbo telehandler, £40,000.

Farm machinery – 2020 Krone B950 pto driven collect mower, £26,000; 2014 Monosem Ng Plus 6m, 10 row, 60cm row spacing, mechanical drive, £25,000; 2021 Monosem 1000litre E front hopper, £11,000.