East Anglian auctioneer Cheffins is set to hold a major sale on behalf of Ripon Farm Services, one of the largest agricultural and groundcare machinery dealerships in the country.
The sale will take place at Ripon Racecourse on the 30th of March and includes more than 300 lots, including 55 tractors, ten combine harvesters, 14 telescopic loaders, ten UTVs, five forage harvesters and an extensive range of grassland and cultivation equipment and trailers.
Oliver Godfrey, director and head of the Machinery and Auction Division at Cheffins said: “Ripon Farm Services has grown rapidly over the past 4 years and the growth in the services and products it provides to its customers is expected to continue.
“As part of its growth strategy and continued investment in the business, RFS is taking the opportunity to hold this auction to clear some of its excess stock. This is set to be a major sale, with some high prices expected throughout all of the sections.”
Richard Gravill, group used equipment manager at Ripon Farm Services added: “Our business has had three very successful years and has sold a large amount of equipment across the group, on average we trade in two machines to one sale.
“We have appointed Cheffins to conduct the auction on our behalf as the company has a vast client base both in the UK and globally. We have a great relationship with Cheffins and regularly use their services at their monthly auctions. There will be over 400 lots of a vast variety and ages, and hopefully, there will be a piece of equipment on offer that suits most clients’ needs. We are looking forward to the 30th of March and hope for a successful day.”
Mr Godfrey concluded: “Recent sales hosted on site on behalf of farmers, contractors and dealers, as well as regular auctions at our machinery sale ground at Cheffins, have gone from strength to strength. Prices are rising as the export market comes back in full force, with buyers making the most of the weaker pound. Lot prices have increased as a lack of stock continues to encourage buyers back to the second-hand market.”
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