A comprehensive quality dispersal on behalf of Geoff and Harry Gould of Old Cleeve Farm, Minehead, saw the top call of the month being £78,500 for a 2012 John Deere T550i Hillmaster combine with low hours, followed by a 2016 John Deere 6155R tractor selling to £66,500. Also amongst the attractive dispersal was a 2012 JCB 536-70 telehandler which sold to £28,500. The sale comprised a range of modern cultivation and trailed equipment with a Vaderstad Top Down 300 cultivator selling to £12,000, Marshall Vesuvius Vantage rear discharge spreader to £11,000 and John Deere 724i trailer sprayer to £10,000.

A decision to relinquish the tenancy of Orchard Portman Farm, Taunton, by Messrs JD & AAJ Garland brought a further exceptional machinery dispersal to the market with buyers in attendance from across the UK and Ireland. The Opico Magna 2000 mobile grain drier topped the day at £25,000 and makes its way to a new home in Northern England. The 2014 New Holland LM7.35 telehandler followed closely to £24,700.

Amongst the other vehicles on offer as part of the Orchard Portman dispersal was a 2006 New Holland TS125 Plus which sold to £14,500, despite having a high level of hours on the clock. A Ford 7740 Powerstar tractor sold to £7,400 and the 2wd Ford 3000 reached £3,000. A locally entered 2014 Sumo DTS 4m Drill sold to £17,500 and heads to west Cornwall. Other equipment included a Shelbourne Reynolds Pro 13 feeder wagon to £9,000, Simba X-Press & ST-Bar to £8,200 and 2 x West 12T grain trailers to £5,600 and £5,000.

Also during September, the farms sales team have headed to South Molton on behalf of Arthur and Freda Retter with the auctioneers having sold the farm. The sale comprised a traditional dispersal of livestock equipment and agricultural machinery, with the headline figure being the 1996 Ursus Lightforce Deluxe tractor which sold to £8,000.

Back at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, the September collective saw a tighter entry of agricultural machinery and miscellaneous items with the top call going to a 2005 Takeuchi 360 excavator for £8,000. Other vehicles and machinery sold to £5,500 for a Massey Fergusson 4125, £5,400 and £2,900 for two Bomford Hedge trimmers and a smart post banger sold to £2,400.

As a busy September of machinery sales draws to a conclusion, the GTH farm sales team looks ahead to the next machinery sale, which falls on Friday 5th October at Yarde Farm, West Hatch, Taunton on behalf of Richard Crouch.

If you have any queries with the above sales or would like to discuss a potential sale of your own, please contact the Farm Sales Team on 01278 410250.