'Almost new' potato machinery to be auctioned off


07 February 2023
Dispersal sale as grower surrenders tenancy.

ENGLISH auctioneer Halls has described a forthcoming sale potato machinery at an East Shropshire farm as one “not to be missed”, as it includes 'almost new' items which had been bought to increase productivity.

The dispersal sale at Crowgreaves Farm, Bridgnorth on Friday, February 17th is being conducted on behalf of Howard Sainsbury following the surrender of the 540-acre farm tenancy.

The tenancy was originally gained by John Sainsbury in 1972 and Howard succeeded his father in 1994. For the past eight years, he has operated as a one-man band and has invested in new and larger machinery to improve productivity.

Most of the machines have been stored under cover and are well maintained. As well as potatoes, crops grown on the farm have included carrots, wheat, barley, oats and oil seed rape.

The sale includes 2017 Claas Lexion 760 combine, a 2020 John Deere 6250R tractor, a 2009 John Deere 8430 tractor, 2017 John Deere 6195R 4WD tractor, a 1985 Massey Ferguson 2725 Electronic 4WD tractor, a 2021 Claas Scorpion 746 vari power telehandler and four Bailey, Fraser and Ivor Williams trailers.

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The irrigation and cultivation equipment includes a 2018 Knight Trailblazer 30m crop sprayer, a 2018 Lemken Karat 12.6m multi cultivator, a 2018 TWB Terminator six leg multi cultivator, a 2019 Dalbo Power Roll 1530 and a 2019 Teagle 285 Dual Topper.

Auctioneer David Giles said: “This is a sale not to be missed as the exceptionally impressive range of arable machinery is also predominantly fairly new.” 

Further details of the auction are available on our events page here.

Photo: QuinceCreative


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