Hennessy Auctioneers recently held its July online machinery auction at the old mart in Portlaoise.

The sale consisted of 349 lots and achieved a total clearance rate of 85%. Lots offered included a wide selection of used farm machinery, tools, plant and livestock equipment.

The sale was hosted via the Livestock Live app, with a total of 405 bidders registered.

Hennessy’s noted how the higher-value lots on offer attracted plenty of interest among bidders.

All prices had no VAT unless stated otherwise. Buyer’s commission was charged at 5% plus VAT (23%) on commission only, with a maximum commission fee of €1,000 plus VAT.


Some of the sales highlights included a 2008 John Deere 6330 complete with front loader which sold for €32,750 and a 2009 26ft Dooley livestock trailer sold for €15,900 including VAT.

A 2006 Takeuchi TB145 mini digger scooped €15,600 including VAT and a 1989 2wd John Deere 2850 and Stroll loader was sold at €8,600.

Hennessy’s next machinery auction is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 August.

This 26ft tandem axle Dooley livestock trailer sold for €15,900 including VAT.

This 2006 Takeuchi TB145 mini digger sold for €15,600 including VAT.

This 1989 John Deere 2850 and front loader sold for €8,600.

This Rabe 3m power harrow was sold for €3,350.

This 8ft Major mulcher sold for €3,950.

This Massey Ferguson 188 and front loader sold at €7,100.

This JM Agri Design bale handler sold at €1,450.