Surplus and vintage equipment auctioned off by Cheffins

Cheffins will be making a welcome return to live auctioning with two sales, one of surplus equipment and the other of vintage machinery.

Stepside Agricultural Contractors of Cardigan, Wales will be disposing of items that are no longer required due to a change in policy.

The company is a family partnership based in Cardigan, West Wales, which was established 50 years ago.

New management

Recently, it decided to review its commercial policy and now specializes in the waste, slurry and digestate sectors.

This BiG M mower will appeal to many in Ireland where it remains a popular machine

The auction will include more than 80 lots of agricultural tractors, a forage harvester, slurry tanks, manure spreaders, plant and grassland machinery.

Danial James of Stepside notes that much of the slurry kit has been updated and as a result the machinery available at auction is now surplus to requirements.

Chiefs Wales
The Claas 970 self-propelled harvester has five seasons under its belt

There are two main types of silage machinery that may be of interest to Irish buyers. They are a 2016 Claas Jaguar 970 forage harvester, estimated at £110,000-130,000, and a 2015 Krone Big M 420 self-propelled mower, which is expected to sell for £120,000-140,000.

Own deeres available

Tractors on offer include a 2020 John Deere 6250R AutoPower Ultimate Edition with an estimate of £110,000-£130,000. There’s also a 2011 John Deere 7530 AutoQuad which it’s hoped will attract a top bid between £45,000 and £50,000.

Stepside Cardigan Cattle Market
Very fresh for a 2011 tractor, this JD 7530 has the AutoQuad transmission

The sale is being led by Cheffins of Cambridge with a viewing day on Thursday 27th January at the Stepside premises, Cardigan Cattle Market, Cardigan, Wales.

It will be a timed auction which, according to Charles Wadsley, partner at Cheffins, will allow bidders from the UK and beyond to participate.

Next vintage sale

Cheffins has also announced its upcoming vintage sale in advance, which will take place over two days to allow live and online bidding.

Vintage Tractor County
This award-winning County 1164 has been fully restored and will be offered at the Cheffins Vintage sale in April

The auction will take place on April 22 and 23 at the company’s site near Cambridge. It will see several hundred lots go under the hammer, including classic and vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles and collectibles.

The Friday April 22 auction will encompass literature, models and steam spare parts while the Saturday April 23 sale will deal with vehicles, spare parts and tools.

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