A massive £55.6m changed hands over a four-day period at the Euro Auctions’ first used construction and agricultural machinery sale of the year at its flagship site in Leeds.

The event saw some 6500 lots go over the ramp with 40% of the total sales coming from the floor on the day.

George Goodwin, agricultural sales manager for Euro Auctions, was most impressed with the end result.

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“Our agricultural offering has continued to strengthen year on year. With 500 agricultural machines in this auction, the inventory was impressive, including the biggest consignment of New Holland tractors recently sold at auction in Europe.”

He added that entries included single tractors and entire fleets from farmers, contractors, foreign markets, and dealers. There was a large increase in registered buyer accounts with 5900-plus registrations, of which 20% were buying for the first time.

The sale included more than 150 tractors of all makes and models, including New Holland, John Deere, JCB, Case, Valtra, Kioti, Iseki, Fiat, Hurlimann, Kubota, Mercedes, County, and Claas.

“We’ve been working closely with dealers allowing them to become more flexible and fluid in their stocking plans, where selling with us can allow them to change their stock profile, and free up their capital to invest in new. This same model can be transferred to both large and smaller contractors and farmers to make their businesses move in the right direction in 2024.”

Some of the attractions included a 2018 Case STX450 – the biggest HP machine in the sale – which sold for £41,000 to a client in Germany.

Other highlights saw a New Holland 2023 T7.270 Auto Command make £106,000; a County 654 sold for £11,500; a 2010 John Deere 6630 loader tractor made £33,000; and a well-restored Massey Ferguson 35X was knocked down at £4750 and will be the first machine in a new collection for its new owner.

The Scottish Farmer: The event saw the biggest consignment of New Holland tractors recently sold at auction in EuropeThe event saw the biggest consignment of New Holland tractors recently sold at auction in Europe

Other Leading Prices

Tractors – 2011 Mercedes Unimog, £47,000; 2023 New Holland T7.270, £106,000; 2023 New Holland T7.210, £84,000; 2021 John Deere 6215R, £89,000; 2018 JCB Fastrac 4220, £60,000.

Agri telehandlers – 2018 JCB 536-60 Agri Plus, £34,500; 2017 Manitou MLT635-130, £35,500; 2012 Merlo P25.6, £24,000; 2018 Case 742, £25,000; 2007 JCB 531-70 Agri Super, £21,500.

Farm machinery – 2022 New Holland PLGF 5f plough, £16,500; 2009 New Holland BB9090 big square baler, £18,000; Bomford tri wing 4600 batwing, £5500; Amazone AD3000 combi drill £10,500.

Agricultural trailers – 2018 Richard Western SF15HS silage trailer, £15,500; 2021 Hogg 19t low loader, £14,000; 2016 Pottinger Torro 6010L forage wagon, £32,000; 2022 NC DT320 20t dump trailer, £18,000.