Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt are gearing up for the largest one day machinery sale in the South West - at Walford Cross on Thursday, April 11.

The firm’s recent dispersal sales give a clear indication that demand is high for all types of second hand machinery.

The recent dispersal of Mark and Ann Pincombe's machinery at Bridgwater had one of the largest crowds seen for some time at an on site sale and achieved results far in excess of the vendors expectations.

These included a 2014 Case 160 Puma tractor selling for £42,500, 2012 Case 105 JXU tractor for £23,000 and a 2011 Case 120 Maxxum tractor for £29,000. A very tidy 2008 Claas Liner 2800 double rotor rake also selling for £8,200 and the 2005 McConnel PA48E hedge trimmer for £7,000. At the dispersal sale for David Bristol, of Honiton his 1991 John Deere 2650 achieved £7,400.

Auctioneer Tom Mellor said: “The demand for second hand machinery and tractors at these sales was extremely strong from both dealers and farmers.

“If this trade is a glimpse of what we will see at Walford Cross we would encourage everyone to search out those under-used machines that may be clogging up yards and farms across the South West.”

The sun is currently shining on the sale field, which is located beside the A38 between North Petherton and Taunton. The sale is one of the highlights in the agricultural year.

Booking in of entries takes place between 9am- 4pm on Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10.

The sale field will then be open for viewing between 4pm- 7pm on the Wednesday evening and open on the sale day, Thursday, April 11, from 8am.

From previous years experience it is anticipated 3,000 plus lots of tractors, farm machinery, implements and effects will be sold by Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s experienced auctioneering team – with up to five auctions running simultaneously.

The first of the sales commences at 9am. The mammoth event has taken months of planning. With a huge variety of items and the large number of lots on offer there is literally something for everyone. Anybody who has not previously traded with the auctioneers is reminded to bring photographic ID and proof of address in order to obtain a bidding number.

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