Plenty of bargains at Duranillin clearing sale

11 Mar, 2018 04:00 AM
Local Teresa Peirce (left) sought the shade with Lyn Lucas, Wagin, at the Duranillin clearing sale last Thursday.
Local Teresa Peirce (left) sought the shade with Lyn Lucas, Wagin, at the Duranillin clearing sale last Thursday.

THE Stevenson family, Duranillan, officially called it a day last Thursday when they called in the Westcoast Wool & Livestock team to offer their farm gear at auction.

It was one of the first clearing sales in the area this season, attracting 200 buyer registrations, with a lot of competitive bidding for sheep-handling gear.

Auctioneer Chris Hartley powered his way through the various vintage and sundry items before hitting the bigger ticket items, with many lots selling above expectations to deliver a solid sale result by the end of the day.

Included in the line-up was a John Deere 3650 tractor (6132 hours) which made the sale-topping price of $16,000.

A 1973 C670 model Chamberlain tractor also commanded a healthy price of $13,000 while a six-row John Shearer 27 tine direct drill combine made $9500.

Sheep-related equipment drew plenty of interest with a Harvestaire mulesing cradle, in good condition, snapped up for $1800, which was probably slightly above market value, while a Harrington single crutching followed, reaching a final bid of $2000.

Other equipment included a 3.8 tonne Advantage lick feeder (sold at $2000); two mobile sheep feeders ($1400 and $400); an 8’ x 6’ ute sheep crate ($160) and a portable sheep race ($600); a Livermatic wool press ($20); a wool bin ($40); several wool stands ($90-$110) and a shearing grinder ($450).

Four Sunbeam Super Pro shearing heads, in good condition, sold for between $700 and $850 each to the new owner of the property.

Two other handpieces went for $280 and $400, while a wool table made $200.

The few lots of grain-handling equipment available saw a 12.2 metre (40 foot) Fastflow auger with a new electric motor and 17.5 centimetre (7 inch) barrel, sell for $4400; two pencil augers made $300 and $800 respectively and a 12 tonne mobile field bin made $220.

A Marshall Multispreader sold at $8000, which generally met expectations, while a round baler made $1800, a Chamberlain 24 tine scarifier was knocked down for $4000 and a post hole digger sold at $2700.

A Honda 350 motor cycle made $2000 and a 2013 Honda 420 4x4 ATV, in very good condition, sold for $7000.

Other equipment sold included an assortment of tyres (sold between $5 and $200); a Husqvarna ride-on mower ($1600) and fire-fighting pumps and tanks ($120-$660).

And an outside vendor claimed $9000 for a 4WD 8650 John Deere tractor.



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