In January, UK-based firm Hawk Plant Hire went into administration. The Hawk Group was one of the largest independent plant hire companies in the UK. Last week, Euro Auctions (based in Dromore, Co Tyrone) hosted a disposal sale of the firm’s agricultural assets, which amounted to over 2,000 lots. The sale took place over two days.
This 2011 registered New Holland T6050 tractor came with front and cab suspension, four spool valves and A/C. It sold for €35,242 (£30,000).
This Bailey 16 tonne twin axle trailer equipped with a sprung drawbar, hydraulic back door, and air brakes was manufactured in 2015. It sold for €18,157 (£15,500).
This 2017 Richard Western 16 tonne trailer with air brakes, a sprung drawbar and a hydraulic rear door sold for €16,986 (£14,500).
Over 1,000 machinery enthusiasts flocked to the site to witness the two-day monster auction. The auction included 130 tractors, with 119 of these tractors being made up of both M and R series John Deeres, all of which were registered between 2016 and 2018. Other tractors up for grabs included JCB Fastracs and New Hollands.
This Conor 2750R vacuum tanker with a sprung drawbar and a reversing camera was built in 2014. It sold for €10,543 (£9,000).
This 2016 CAT 313FLGC excavator on 700mm pads with a quick hitch, aux. piping and a reversing camera sold for €52,772 (£45,000).
This 2015 registered JCB 3230-65 Fastrac with front linkage, front and rear suspension, four spool valves, air brakes and A/C sold for €69,190 (£59,000).
This 2015 JCB 536-60 Agri T4I turbo powershift telehandler had Joystick Controls, PUH, A/C, and a quick hitch which was fitted with pallet forks. It sold for €44,616) (£38,000).
The Irish Farmers Journal followed the sale which took place at Hawk’s depot in Shropshire. All prices listed are applicable to 20% VAT and 2.5% commission plus VAT at 20%. Below, we profile some of the lots that sold at the auction.
This JCB 531-70 Agri super Turbo Powershift Telehandler manufactured in 2017 had joystick controls, PUH, WLI, A/C, and came with a quick hitch and pallet forks. It sold for €56,816) (£48,500).15 John Deere 6215Rs ranged from €85,758 to €109,253 and averaged €96,643.Nine John Deere 6195Rs ranged from €77,534 to €96,331 and averaged €88,107.13 John Deere 6175Rs ranged from €69,311 to €90,457 and averaged €80,427.35 John Deere 6155Rs ranged from €65,787 to €91,632 and averaged €75,621.Six John Deere 6155Ms ranged from €52,864 to €63,437 and averaged €57,074.20 John Deere 6145Rs ranged from €61,675 to €78,709 and averaged €68,959.Six John Deere 6130Ms ranged from €49,927 to €55,801 and averaged €53,647.
This 2017 registered New Holland T7.315 with front linkage, front and cab suspension, air brakes, and five spool valves sold for €102,613 (£87,500).
This 2016 registered high spec John Deere 7250R equipped with a 50K AutoPower transmission, Greenstar ready, front linkage & PTO, TLS, cab suspension, four spool valves and air brakes. It sold for €98,508 (£84,000).
This Richard Western 16 tonne silage trailer air brakes, a sprung drawbar and a hydraulic rear door was built in 2014. It sold for €18,743 (£16,000).
This 2017 registered John Deere 6175R was Greenstar ready and had a 50K Auto Quad transmission, front weight, TLS, cab suspension, three Spool Valves, and air brakes. It sold for €89,258 (£76,000).
This JCB 535-95 Agri Super telehandler, registered in 2017 and fitted with a powershift transmission came with joystick controls, PUH, WLI, A/C, and pallet forks. It sold for €66,774 (£57,000).
This 2016 registered John Deere 6175R c/w 50K Auto Power transmission, front linkage, front weight, TLS, cab suspension, four spool valves and air brakes. It sold for €90,456 (£77,000).
This 2016 registered John Deere 6155R c/w 50K Auto Quad transmission, a Quicke Q76 front loader, TLS, cab suspension, three spool valves and air brakes. It sold for €66,961 (£57,000).
This 2016 registered John Deere 6155R had a 50K Auto Power transmission, front linkage and PTO, TLS, cab suspension, three spool valves and air brakes, It sold for €91,631 (£78,000).
This 2016 registered John Deere 6145R came with a 50K Auto Quad transmission, front weight, TLS, cab suspension, three spool valves, air brakes and A/C. It sold for €75,184 (£64,000).
This 2014 registered Case Puma 215 had front linkage, front and cab suspension, air brakes, four spool valves and A/C. It sold for €44,641 (£38,000).