AFTER weeks of no moisture in the Lower Great Southern area, proper drizzle last week greeted the clearing sale day of Brad and Anna Sounness’ Quangellup property, Mt Barker.
Spirits were not to be dampened, and a big crowd of buyers and onlookers turned out to secure items of interest.
One of the biggest prices in the sale was $68,000 for a Case Maxxum tractor with loader buckets that had 900 hours on the clock.
Also making good money was a John Deere 6520 with loader bucket (4050hrs) when it sold for $41,000.
A HiLux extra cab, manual, four cylinder diesel ute (60,000km) sold for $33,000.
Other machinery which bought significant money included a 40 tonne Marshall Multi-spreader for $15,000, a Toyota Landcruiser 2000 ute at $20,000 and a hay feeder for $12,000.
Dylan House (left), Kalgan, Kyle Smith, Albany and Caleb House, Kalgan, caught up at the Sounness clearing sale.
Kojonup farmers Trevor and Dot Binckes came down to the cooler weather of Mt Barker for the day to check out the clearing sale.
Checking out the sundries at the Sounness family's Quangellup clearing sale last week was Bert Oreo (left), Albany, Eddie Livesey, Albany and Les Betti, Albany.
Local farmers came out to inspect the machinery, including Anthony Boughton (left) and Tim and Lynley Mitchell.
Laurie Cheetham (left), Katanning and Mike Hobley, Lower King, had a look at what was on offer.
After arriving a few minutes prior to the wool press being auctioned Jeremy Taylor (left), Capel and Bill Willcocks, Capel, ensured their trip was worthwhile and bid up to $5200 to secure it.