Older Massey Fergusons were the flavour of the day at this month's Cheffins machinery sale - and a new record was set.

As in July's sale, competitive bidding was in force for the sturdy older Massey Ferguson models, as well as the more modern Masseys and John Deere tractors.

A record price at Cheffins’ for an older Massey Ferguson was achieved when a 290 sold at £8,800 on Monday, August 3.

Other models were equally sought after with a Massey Ferguson 188 making £5,800 and the 590 selling for a similar price while the 185 made £5,000.

Trade for these much-loved older tractors was dominated by Sudanese buyers with the stock destined for a second lease of life overseas.

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With more than 1,300 lots on offer and 300 tractors for sale, the market for more modern tractors was also solid with robust prices being achieved for well-presented stock.

A John Deere 6215R made a cracking £54,000 while a Massey Ferguson 7718 was not far behind after being knocked down for a very healthy £53,000.

A John Deere 6150R fetched a respectable £35,000 while a Massey Ferguson 5470 sold for £32,000.

A Massey Ferguson 5608 made £27,000 while a John Deere 6430 sold at a decent price of £24,500.

Director of machinery, Bill Pepper, said: “Once again overseas buyers were in out in force, particularly our Sudanese clients, and there was also significant trade from Southern Ireland and plenty of active bidding from Spain.

Cheffins next monthly machinery sale will be held on Monday, September 7.