Skipton’s first online timed machinery auction a runaway success
Skipton Auction Mart’s first online timed machinery auction staged over two days last week proved a runaway success, creating keen interest and high sales levels, complemented by some extremely solid prices. (June 30/Jul 1)
Bidding for the 113 lots of machinery, implements, vehicles, stone and reclamation on offer took place via the mart’s website, after which sales manager Ted Ogden commented enthusiastically:
“While this medium is new to all of us, the CCM Auction site proved an ideal place to receive and store items for photographing, cataloguing and viewing by potential customers in one central location prior to bidding. With over 500 customers registered and approved to bid the sale was swiftly conducted, with some furious late bidding received on many lots.”
Leading the prices at £9,500 was one of several Land Rover Defenders in the sale. The 2006/06 TD5 Truck Cab arrived with just 72,000 miles on the clock and bidding quickly stepped up through the gears to the day’s high.
Next best at £6,600 was a 2005 McHale 991BE Bale Wrapper, while of a number of second-hand tractors on offer included a Massey Ferguson 165 2-wheel drive from a local farmer, which sold at £3,200.
There was lots of interest in trailers, a Marshall BC21 Bale Trailer leading the section at £2,500, followed by a Marshall 16ft Bale Trailer at £1,325, while livestock trailers peaked at £1,025 for a 10ft Ifor Williams.
Grassland machinery included two drum mowers, which sold to £720, along with a McCormick Baler at £600 and several grass toppers peaking at £450, a double bale carrier also selling well at £480.
The stone and reclamation section was widely supported and achieved virtual total clearance, with some very satisfactory prices achieved, chief among them pairs of sandstone gateposts making £640 and £440, with stone troughs selling to £360.
A pair of stone gate post tops made £220, as did a stone archway, with single gateposts selling to £200, while other items successfully sold included stone slates, ridges, gutter caubles, lintels, chimney pots, building stone and driveway blocks.
The many smaller lots included a Honda lawn mower at £150, pressure washers to £140, pillar drills to £60 and mopeds to £70.
Skipton’s next online time auction for all classes of machinery, implements, vehicles, plant equipment, ATVs, building and architectural stonework, landscape gardening, reclamation items and small implements is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, August 6 & 7.
Entries should be made as soon as possible, with all lots required to be delivered to the easily accessible edge of town Gargrave Road site on Tuesday, July 28. Full details are available from any of the auctioneers.