This year's Walford Cross Machinery Sale between Bridgwater and Taunton, Somerset, returned in full force for 2022 - creating a record-breaking year writes Andy Clements, Associate with auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

With Covid postponing and then altering the two previous years’ sales auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt were delighted to bring the annual sale back live (and online) to the sale field.

Now in its 67th year the sale is famed for its range of implements from antiques through to nearly new items. The trade of the day went to those items that are currently well ‘in season’ with ample tedders, rakes, balers and silage trailers creating the most spirited of bidding.

A great selection of tractors from farmers across the South West, which included two dispersal sales, topped at £24,000 for a New Holland T6080, 14 Plate Toyota Hi Lux £14,250, Case CS105 Pro £13,000, Case 5150 £12,000, Case 4240 with Loader £11,200.

The leading prices in the machinery section were NC 18tonne silage trailer £17,500, Aw Silage Trailers £15,500 x2, Nurse Tank £13,500 and McHale 998 Square Bake Wrapper £12,000.

A team of 10 auctioneers oversaw almost 2,500 lots, of which over 600 were large items of machinery, in under nine hours of selling - the sheer number and quality of lots on offer created a record breaking total.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt offer a range of ways to sell machinery from bespoke on-farm dispersals, to online sales and collective sales at Sedgemoor Auction Centre and in North Somerset. For further information and to discuss the best route for you please call 01278 410250 or email machinery@gth.net