On Friday 5 March, Michael Doyle Auctions held an online machinery auction.
The auction consisted of over 250 entries, most of which were from local farmers. An 80% clearance rate was achieved on the evening.
Bidding took place online via the Marteye app. Doyle explained that the auction saw over 452 registered bidders, with a further 2,500 onlookers tuning in to watch online.
Similar to his last number of online sales, Doyle scheduled the auction to kick off in the evening (6pm). The lots on offer included a selection of tractors, farm machinery, tools, plant and livestock equipment. Commission was charged at a rate of 10% for items sold below €1,000 and 5% for items sold above €1,000.
Some standout lots included a tidy example of a 2001 John Deere 6910 with 12,000 hours which sold for €30,000 plus VAT, a 2004 Massey Ferguson 5465 with 10,100 hours which sold for €17,700 (no VAT) and a 1993 Ford 8340 with 10,000 hours which sold for €15,200 plus VAT.
Some of the larger, more valuable items on the day went unsold such as a 2019 John Deere 6155R with 420 hours which was bid to €86,500, a 2015 McHale Fusion 3 plus with 34,000 bales which was bid to €35,000 and a 2008 Strautmann Super Vitesse forage wagon which was bid to €17,000.