There was a flying trade for machinery and equipment at a mid-Devon dispersal sale last week.

Stags auctioneers held the sale on behalf of Messrs AL Baker & Son at Chapelhaies Farm, Bradninch near Exeter on Wednesday, September 23.

Having sold the dairy herd earlier in the year and the Duchy farm having been re-let, it was now time to disperse the machinery at what must be a very poignant time for the Baker family.

All salegoers observed the Covid-19 rules and regulations really well allowing the sale to keep moving forward without delays.

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The sale underway at Chapelhaies Farm. Picture: Aerial Dimensions

Topping the day at £35,000 was the 2015 JCB 536-60 telehandler with just over 5,000 hours on the clock.

There was an excellent line up of four John Deere tractors all with high hours around 10,000 which topped at £19,500 for the 2005 6820 model; which was closely followed at £19,000 for the 1999 6310 Premium with loader.

It would be fair to say that the farm machinery sold exceptionally well.

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Top was £8,000 for the 2014 hi-spec 2300 gallon vacuum tanker.

Next best was £5,900 for the 2008 Twose 526 hedgetrimmer, other notable machinery prices included £5,800 for the 2017 Lely Lotus Stabilo 6 Star tedder; £5,400 for the 2014 Protech P2305 post rammer; £4,700 for the Accord piggy back drill; £4,400 for the 2006 Lucas Castor 30R straw chopper; £4,100 for the 2008 Kuhn 3M HR3003 power harrow; £4,000 for the CTM 522 fodder beet cleaner; £3,700 for the 2015 Teagle 2.8m flail mower; £3,200 for the 6.3m twose rollers; £3,000 three times; the first to the 2015 Dablo 3m front press; the second to the 2008 Strautmann Verti-mix 1050 feeder wagon and the third to the 2015 Teagle SX3000 centreliner fertilizer spreader and £2,900 for the 2016 Einbock 6m folding grass harrows.

There was a top line up of trailers which sold to £6,500 for the 2005 11 Tonne QM11 grain and silage trailer.

Other lots sold on behalf of the Baker family included £1,800 for the 20’ shipping container; £1,500 for the Cherry Products 7’6” muck grab; £720 twice for a pair of John Shepherd cattle feed trailer; £700 for a Bateman calf weigher and 11 Calf-Tel calf hutches topped at £470 for five.

There was a decent run of entries from local farms and prices included £5,200 for a Richard Western silage trailer; £3,400 for the 1995 Quivogne disc harrows and £2,700 for a 2009 Honda TRX400 quad bike.