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WH Bond – Over 1,500 items sold with a hammer total of £11,893,950

Euro Auctions predicted great interest in this one-off retirement sale and the crowds came in their thousands, with massive local support and attendance on the viewing days, as well as the sales days of the 3rd and 4th October

Euro Auctions, valuer and auctioneers for WH Bond, executed a one-off sale at their premises in Trerulefoot, Cornwall, with nearly 1,600 lots of agricultural machinery and construction plant being sold over two days, the majority of which were 2019, 2018, and 2017 models, with many unregistered items. The final hammer total for the sale was £11,893,950, with £4,714,940 being ‘online’ sales to many of whom were international buyers.

With most of the successful bids coming from the UK and Ireland, there was strong and successful bidding from the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, such is the international reach that Euro Auctions has through loyal customers and international marketing.

Chris Bond, Director of WH Bond comments, “The west country has never seen a sale of this magnitude and is unlikely to see one again, I’m sure! We are delighted with the outcome of the two days and all the other days of hard work leading up to this event. The WH Bond team and the Euro Auctions crew worked ‘seamlessly’ to firstly prepare for the sale, as well as executing the auction on the days of the auction. The local contracting and agricultural communities in the west country really bought into this event, with over 1,000 visitors attending on each day. Euro Auctions really pulled one ‘out of the bag’ for WH Bond and our staff were tireless, of which I and my family are truly grateful and proud. It was truly a great day.”

There were several stars of day, of which the following last minute ‘classic’ additions stole the show, including:

  • 1948 Caterpillar D7 3T model 4-cylinder diesel crawler: £36,000
  • 1989 Ford 7810 Series II – 1,700 hours: £23,500
  • Ford TW25 4wd – 6,797 hours: £13,500
  • 1978 Ford 8700 - 4WD: £12,500
  • 1978 Ford 8100 - 4WD: £10,500
  • Ford 5000 4wd: £10,500
  • Porsche AP22 Vineyard tractor – circa 1955: £9,000
  • Oliver 1850 Tractor Puller: £5,500

Other notable lots, with hammer prices, include:

  • 2014 Volvo A40G 6x6 Articulated Dumptruck c/w Reverse Camera, 6 New Tyres       £139,000
  • 2013 Volvo A40F 6x6 Articulated Dumptruck c/w Reverse Camera, Tail Gate             £137,000
  • 2017 Deutz 6175.4TTV 4WD Tractor, Vario Transmission, 1,350 Hours                      £53,500
  • 2018 Deutz 6140TTV 4WD Tractor, 50kph, 4 Spools, Loader Brackets, 215 hrs           £45,000
  • 2016 John Deere 6155R 4WD Tractor c/w 50kph, Auto Quad, Quicke Q76 Loader       £55,000
  • 2019   Barford 22' Twin Axle Low Loader Trailer c/w Hydraulic Ramps, Air Brakes,      £8,400
  • 2017 Pronar T700XL Grain/Silage Trailer c/w Sprung Drawbar, Hydraulic Tailgate       £11,500
  • 2017 Bailey TB14 Grain Trailer c/w Sprung Drawbar, Hydraulic Tailgate                     £12,750
  • 2019 Manitou MT1840 Telehandler c/w Joystick Controls, Sway, QH                          £52,000
  • 2014 JCB 540-170 Turbo Powershift Telehandler c/w Joystick Controls, Sway             £35,000
  • 2018 JCB 540-140 HI VIZ Powershift Telehandler c/w Hydraulic Fork Positioner          £43,000
  • 2018 Kobelco SK350LC-10 800mm Pads, QH, Piped, Aux Piping, 1,071 Hours             £139,000
  • 2018 Volvo EC220EL 700mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped, Reverse Cameras, 1,051 hrs          £86,000
  • 2019 Volvo EC140EL 700mm Pads, QH, Piped c/w Reversing Camera A/C                    £71,000
  • 2013 Volvo A40F 6x6 Articulated Dumptruck c/w Reverse Camera, Tailgate                 £137,000
  • 2014 Volvo A40G 6x6 Articulated Dumptruck c/w Reverse Camera, 6 New Tyres          £139,000

David Betts, Euro Auctions territory manager responsible for this sale comments, “Euro Auctions repeatedly handles sales of this nature, ‘off-site’ from a Euro Auctions depot and at a customer premises. We provide all the infrastructure, setting up Wi-Fi networks to envelope the sale ground ensuring internet bidding is successful. We manage on-site registration, internet bidding, banking and on-site welfare for the duration of the sale. At WH Bond we had the support of the entire company who worked incredibly hard to ensure that the sale was a huge success. This was without doubt one of the best ‘off-site’ sales that Euro Auctions has participated in.”

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