Dispersal sale of high quality contracting machinery draws widespread interest

Greg Ridout
By Greg Ridout

February 2022

A notable sale of contracting machinery and farming equipment attracted a large attendance and significant online bidding at our first dispersal sale of 2022, with impressive prices achieved.

Dispersal sale of high quality contracting machinery draws widespread interest

It seemed that the world and his wife descended on a field in Dorset when Symonds & Sampson held their first on farm dispersal sale of 2022 and for those who were unable to attend, the website was brimming with online bidders.

The firm were dispersing tractors and farm machinery for a very highly regarded contracting business MP Bennett and Son who are changing policy and, based on the average price per lot, it was one of the largest sales held in the country in recent times.

Greg Ridout a partner at Symonds & Sampson said “the quality of the kit was first class and buyers were drawn from all parts of the UK including Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Bidders from the eurozone also purchased, with 26% of the lots sold via our online sale platform.


"Our clients should be congratulated for the presentation of the lots which were commented on by many purchasers”.

Notable prices achieved included:

  • 2020 John Deere 6130R tractor £80,300
  • 2011 John Deere 7450 forager £73,100
  • 2018 Vaderstad Tempo F8 Maize Drill £49,800
  • 2019 McHale Fusion 3 Plus Baler £46,100
  • 2014 John Deere 6170R (13,000hrs) £42,000
  • 2013 Krone Big Pack 1290XC £40,900

The sale brought with it a wide range of items introduced by kind permission with the top prices being:

  • 2018 Valtra T234 Versu £65,300
  • 2018 Case Puma 165 £59,800
  • 2019 Valtra T174 Direct £53,000
  • 2016 New Holland T7.210 £50,700
  • 2015 New Holland T7.210 £30,300
  • 2001 John Deere 6750 £21,700

Symonds & Sampson hold sales of livestock, machinery, vehicles and equipment across the south of England, in person and online. For details of upcoming sales, recent results and enquiries, click here or call Greg Ridout 07817 517467 or Paul Heard 07800 913637.

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