AFTER the sheep sold to $185 at last week's Lucknow Farms clearing sale, Hines Hill, it was off to bid on a variety of machinery items.
The top-priced item, a (319kW) 425hp Case Steiger 9390 with GPS, auto steer and triples, sold for $66.000.
A John Deere 4840 with duals and GPS sold for $16,000; a Case 1070 on singles made $4000, while a seeding rig was divided with the Flexicoil 2320 box selling for $20,000 and the 18m (59ft) Flexicoil 820 bar passed-in.
A self contained Makit seed cleaning outfit, complete with its own diesel motor and 28 tonne field bin to feed the grain into the cleaner, attracted keen attention and was eventually knocked down for $29,500.
Two New Holland headers were offered, with age certainly making a difference, for while a TR99 with chopper and 11m (36ft) Honeybee front sold for $15,000, its older sibling, a 8070 with 9m (30ft) front went for $500.
An International 3070 6 x 4 tipper with bogey axle tipping trailer was knocked down for $14,500.
Sheep owners who initially turned up for the sheep sale, were also taken by the sheep gear, with a set of McDougall portable sheep yards selling for $11,000.
A TPW hydraulic self-pinning wool press made $9400, a Sunbeam electric twin box press sold for $500, while three Lister shearing motors sold for $600 and $500 (twice).
The ever reliable Marshall Multispread maintained its reputation as a good seller, going to a new home for $18,000, while at the other end of the cropping season, a 16 reel stubble rake sold for $6000.
Grain handling and storage equipment always sells, with a 35t tri-axle Napier trailed field bin selling for $4500, while two Jetstream 28t field bins went for $5500 and $3000 respectively.
A 6m (20ft) Cole 5:1 bin sold for $4000 and a 30m (100ft) HydraBoom boomsprayer made $10,000, while what appeared to be a very large auger turned out to be a 23m (75ft) BATCO PTO-driven conveyor which sold for $5600.
One item that would have taken pride of place back in the "good old days" was two Connor Shea ploughs, a 28 disc model and a 22 disc one, coupled with a quality tandem hitch, but in today's farming climate, it went for $500.