Machinery & Dispersals

Machinery Dispersal Report-Shepherds Farm, Shenstone WS14 0ER 11-06-2021

Excellent trade for pristine Massey’s at Midlands Dispersal

The sale held on behalf of the Bagshaws team at Shepherd’s Farm for the Hill Family saw support from an extremely wide area including Scotland, Wales, Devon, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and all surrounding counties.

Probably the best sale of pristine Masseys in the Midlands for some years, saw the families four Massey Fergusons 5712 & 7715 series tractors attract wide interest as the most used model had undertaken only 356 hours work on sale day.

All the equipment was an absolute credit to the family and had been kept in extremely good condition with several items having undertaken virtually no work.

In the small section:-

  • Glazed Sinks to £42
  • Bottle Jacks to £40
  • Small Trolley Jacks to £110
  • Ferguson 9-hole draw bars to £28 each
  • Set of 7000 series MF window guards to £130.

Larger items commanded high prices including: –

  • McConnel PA53 Power Arm Flail Hedge Cutter (11 years old) £9,550
  • Browns 3 Leg Subsoiler £3,800
  • Lemkin Karat 9 Mounted Stubble Cultivator £3,300
  • Horsch Joker 3 m Stubble Cultivator (9 years old) £5,650
  • Lemken Zirkon 4m Power Harrow £6,900
  • Teagele/Berti 2.5m Mounted Flail Topper £3,700

Various of the Massey Ferguson grassland implements had seen little work with the Massey Ferguson DM 287 SL Mounted Disc Mower at £4,400, Massey Ferguson RK 4.21 DN Mounted Rake £4,460, and a superbly kept 11-year-old Kuhn GF 6502 Mounted 6 Rotor Tedder £6,900.

The Massey Ferguson Round Baler had undertaken around 700 bales from new and was a 2018 model and achieved £17,000, with the McHale 991 BE Trailed Round Bale Wrapper at £7600.

Henton and AS Marston trailers were the order of the day at Shepherds Farm, with a run of eight excellent trailers being 8 tonne models ranging from £4,600 to £4,900 and three AS Marston 8 tonne Grain Trailers up to £6,280 each.

The farms New Holland TC 56 Combine had undertaken only 1920 engine hours from new and achieved £19,000.

Undoubtedly the stars of the show were the four superb Massey Ferguson tractors, with the MF 5712 SL c/w MX T408 power loader (67 plate – 356 hours) at £46,000, the newer MF 5712 S 4WD Dyna 4 (105 hours worked- 20 plate) £46,900.

Within the higher horse power models the MF 7715S 4WD Dyna 6 (313 hours -19 plate) at £65,300 and a less worked 7715S 4WD Dyna 6 (only 193 hours worked – 19 plate) at £66,500.

The farms Honda Quad Bike had been owned from new with road kit and on a 12 plate having undertaken only 477 km from new achieved an outstanding £3,340.

Within the non-vat items there was a full range of antiquities and collectables including a Rudge Ladies Cycle at £95, a mini hand garden roller at £230, a BCS petrol driven powered rotavator at £520, two vintage fuel cans £88 and an old wooden sack truck at £48.

Several local vendors included items, with a Leyland 272 Synchro at £2800, a Landini 120 Legend 4WD (03 plate) at £12,700, and a very clean locally owned Massey Ferguson 4255 4WD (4200 hours – 51 plate) at £15,500.

Booking further sales throughout the region, please check the website as catalogues are coming on a weekly basis.


Mark Elliott


Farm and dispersal sales, livestock auctioneer