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English buyers pay up to €21,000 for collectable tractors at Cork auction  

Machinery auction report with photos and prices

According to Martin Lonergan of Cork Marts, English buyers “dominated” its most recent machinery auction.

The auctioneer reported they were in the market for collectable tractors at Corrin Event Centre on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.

He explained that a Fordson Super Major sold at €5,950, and a Ford Tw 20 changed hands for €14,800, with both travelling across the Irish sea.

The restored Ford 5000 came under the hammer at €21,000, with an English buyer placing the final bid.

Ahead of the auction, he described this as “a very rare, fully restored Ford 5000 dual-power, two-speed PTO”.

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“The tractor is in immaculate condition and is surely one of the finest examples around of this very rare tractor.”

Meanwhile, a clearance New Holland TS90 2002 four-wheel drive with a Tanco loader showing over 9000 hours sold without any implements, for €31,600.

Another Fordson Super Major found a new owner in Ireland at €7,050.

The highest bid for a Dooley cattle trailer build in 2008 was €15,400, and a “very clean” Ford 2600 made €5,100.

Several balers, bale trailers, grain trailers, tractors, loaders, fertiliser spreaders, sprayers and cattle trailers were on offer.

Machinery auction report 

Speaking following the hybrid auction, Martin Lonergan, an auctioneer at Cork Marts, told That’s Farming:

“The auction entries were down due to the red weather warnings, but on the night, buyers’ appetite was not dampened by the inclement weather conditions.”

“The sale boosted an 82% clearance rate with over 250 registered online bidders and 60 ringside for the auction which we held in conjunction with MartEye.”

“Furthermore, online and real-time bidding worked very well with auction boards displaying the lots and price, along with the standard audio of an auction.”

“A UK-based buyer managed to buy online while crossing the Irish Sea on the ferry. We will hold our next sale in the new year,” he concluded.

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