JUST two hours was all Landmark auctioneer Mark Warren needed to clap his hands through all 169 lots of Crosby family gear and livestock at their on-property sale at Woodanilling recently.
It was a neat presentation of well maintained sundries, plant and machinery – however it was no place for anybody but a New Holland lover at the ‘business end’ of the catalogue.
The stand-out item was a New Holland TJ375 tractor (3451 hours) with Trimble guidance.
It easily drew attention from the crowd who kicked off the bidding with an opening nod when Mr Warren called $80,000 but after a bit of coaxing, he called the final bid from Jerramungup at $100,000.
A 10.9 metre Bourgault 8810 bar and Boughault 5195 7000 litre air seeder with a 1600L liquid tank, which was set up for variable rate seeding, also drew solid bidding, selling to the same buyer for $78,000.
A 36m Hardi Commander 6500 trailed boomsprayer, with seven section autoswitch and Farmscan monitor, saw some bidding action around the $60,000 mark, but was passed-in after failing to reach the reserve price.
It was later sold after post-sale negotiations.
A Liugong 835 loader didn’t attract the same attention after also being passed-in and it was still waiting for a new home at the end of the day.
An ACCO 1850G truck with trailers fetched $45,000 and went to Tambellup, while a New Holland TG210 tractor (7420hrs) with duals went for $40,000 after the bidding was pushed up from $20,000.
It was sold to a Narrogin-based buyer.
A Same 160 tractor on duals with a Trima front-end loader with forks sold for $24,000 to Bridgetown.
There were a couple of augers in good condition on offer, with the Farm King 1051, complete with Vanguard 26kW (35hp) motor, taking an opening bid at $14,000 and selling for $20,200 to a Jerramungup buyer.
And a Coles SP auger with Honda 610 motor sold for $5600.
A New Holland 658 round baler, in good condition, stayed local, heading to Katanning when it was bought for $18,500.
Costing not much less was the TPW wool press which attracted plenty of attention and sold for $15,000 to a Woodanilling local, while a good set of portable sheep yards fetched $14,500 from the pocket of a Brunswick-based buyer and a Bird’s three tonne sheep feed trailer with electric scales and hydraulic open/close, sold for $12,000 to a Badgebup account.
Staying with the sheep gear, a neat line-up of Advantage lick feeders fetched between $1500 and $2100, but the majority sold at the $1600 mark to buyers largely from the Woodanilling and Wagin areas.
Some smaller sheep feeders sold between $50 and $750, while a sheep crate sold for a bargain $600.
Well used shearing heads sold between $100 and $300, divided between Dumbleyung, Beaufort River, Jerramungup and Woodanilling.
Another item to sell well was a 45t Grain Commander field bin which fetched $13,500, selling to Katanning, and a Can-Am Defender ATV cost $10,500, staying in Woodanilling.
Other items that sold well included a posthole digger ($2900), a stick rake ($2500), a stubble rake ($4800), a nurse tank and pump ($5800), a firefighter set ($1250) and a generator ($300).
Fencing gear was popular, with steel fencing pickets selling between $320 and $1300, reflecting used and new.
It was the same with fencing wire ($100-$400) and pine fence posts of which the newer lots cost between $540 and $600.
Railway sleepers sold between $80 and $120 and a fuel trailer cost $1200.