John Deere machinery fetches more than �100,000 at retiring Fenland farmer’s auction

MORE than �100,000 worth of John Deere machinery was sold at an auction at a Fenland farm in the run-up to Christmas.

Despite freezing conditions, there was a good crowd of purchasers attending the sale of agricultural machinery and effects at Decoy Farm, Eastrea, following the retirement of Peter Band.

Included in the auction were four tractors, a combine harvester, a teleporter, six trailers and about 300 other lots of agricultural machinery and implements.

Claire Wright, of auctioneers Maxey Grounds & Co, said: “Interest in the sale came from far and wide, which resulted in brisk bidding for many of the lots.”

The principal sales were:

• 2007 John Deere 6430 Premium 4WD Tractor �26,000

• 2007 John Deere 6120 2WD Tractor �16,900

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• 2005 John Deere 6920S Tractor �24,000

• 2002 John Deere 6620 4WD Tractor �14,000

• Reekie Dominator 3000 Two-Row Potato Harvester �6,900

• John Deere 512 24m Mounted Sprayer �6,900

• Griffiths 10-Tonne Tandem Axle Trailer with Auto Tailgate �4,200

• JCB 53070 Telehandler �19,000

• 1997 John Deere 2266 Combine Harvester �34,000.

Claire said: “Other smaller items all sold at satisfactory prices.”