Agricultural & Online Timed Sales

Published: 12/01/2023 By Greg Ridout

Ahead of an already busy 2023, Greg Ridout & Paul Heard, Partners and Auctioneers within our Agricultural Sales Department reflect on the most notable moments in their 2022 calendar.

Farm Dispersal Sale Highlights:

  • Top price Lot: John Deere 6130R at £80,300
  • The largest Lot sold: John Deere 7450 Forager or Bateman RB35 Sprayer
  • The oldest tractor sold: 1939 Case Model C
  • Most peculiar lots sold: Either the mobile sauna attached to a dung spreader chassis or 300+ lots of Cacti & Succulent Plants!
  • Most fun lots sold: Off-Road Mini’s or Eagle 500 Racing Hovercraft
  • Biggest lot offered: Grimme Varitron potato harvester
  • Acres of Standing Straw Sold: 11,084 acres
  • Largest number of items in an auction: 949 for Tetra Pak who were relocating their manufacturing business to Poland.
  • Biggest attendance: Bearley Farm Tintinhull.
  • Dispersal Auction area: Garden Nursery at Saltash, Farm Dispersals on Dartmoor and Exmoor and across to King Worthy, Hampshire
Online Timed Auction Highlights:

  • Auction entries from Liskeard to Abingdon
  • Largest auction revenue: £1.2m
  • Most phone calls: The Series 1 Field Marshall at Middle Watchcombe. (We have never received so many calls about a single lot!)
  • Furthest buyer: Northern and Southern Ireland to Thurso, Scotland.
  • Highest number of bidders: Phil Bennett’s dispersal of his contracting equipment near Sherborne – a credit to the quality of the machinery offered .
  • Most Specialist Sale: Dillington Farm's auction of specialist potato growing, harvesting and grading equipment.
If you’re considering selling anything from individual lots to a full dispersal sale, contact Greg on 01935 382909 or Paul on 01884 218911 for details of the comprehensive sales service Symonds & Sampson can offer.