Peter Love reports from a strong, end-of-year tractor and agricultural implement sale organised by Euro Auctions in Leeds last month.
Numbers were down in the tractor section at the early December Euro Auctions sale in Leeds, but Massey Ferguson tractors came out on top at the sale, proving very popular with buyers.
The most expensive tractor sold was a tidy, 2017 MF 4709, with just 1,021 hours on the clock. It sold for £26,000. Another Massey Ferguson that caught the eye was a 2002 4345, fitted with a Mailleux MX80 loader. This decent combination went for £19,500.
Other interesting lots included a a 2004 MF 6490 Dyna-Shift 4WD that made £15,500 and, at the cheaper end of the scale, a late MF 240 2WD that changed hands for £5,000.
The cheapest of the lot at the sale, however, was a tidy-looking Massey Harris 20 three-wheel tractor, that was actually sold from the ‘Dead Row’ as it was classed as a non-runner. It attracted plenty of attention from would-be restorers and eventually sold for £2,100.
Away from the tractors but also carrying the ‘Massey Ferguson’ name was a tidy-looking 50HX backhoe loader. It obviously didn’t do as well as some of the newer, JCB backhoes, but still managed to sell for £7,750.
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