A Threshing Machine in full working order, rubbing shoulders with its 21st century cousin a New Holland Combine, will be amongst the sale of farm machinery to be held at Moor Leazes Farm in County Durham on 8th October. Tractors vintage and new, cultivators, a combine and the rare straw threshing machine are amongst the items being lined up for the auctioneer’s hammer. (sale report)
Richard Bullivant and his machines
Featuring more than the usual catalogue of tractors and tools, this is the first time that Auctioneer and Partner Tom Oates of George F. White has been asked to sell a Threshing Machine. He believes that the sale is also a great opportunity for people to see and purchase machinery which provides an insight into the history of farming since Victorian times.
Pride of place for farmers or collectors will go to the contrasting 21st Century New Holland Electra Plus Combine Harvester or the 19th Century technology of the Russel and Hornsby Straw Thresher. Both have been lovingly maintained, both were designed to do the same job and both have been used this season.
The modern line up at the sale includes the New Holland TF78 Electra Plus Combine from 2002 with 24ft Header with 950 drum hours and 1100 engine hours, a 2010 JCB 310 and a 2008 New Holland T8040. Implements include a Vaderstaad 600F Rapid drill, a Kev PB 6F Vari Width Semi Mounted Plough and a Dowdeswell DP2 8F rev on land plough. Vintage equipment in the line up includes the Thresher, a Fordson Super Major from 1962 and a Steiger Panther 350 bhp (1979).
“The current owners, father and son team Richard and James Bullivant have a love for all kinds of machinery and it is down to their care that the items in the sale are in such excellent condition,” says Tom. “This will be a great occasion for enthusiasts, as well as farmers who are looking for well maintained machinery. There is an extensive range of items from tractors, loaders and balers to cultivation equipment and a mobile grain dryer. However, I am very much looking forward to selling the thresher which is still able to perform as the makers intended.”
The Dispersal Sale of Modern and Vintage Farm Machinery takes place at 11:00am on Saturday 8th of October 2011, at Moor Leazes Farm, Peth Lane, Burnhope, County Durham, DH7 0EG.
Tractors/combine: New Holland TF78 Electra Plus combine (02 Reg, 24ft Header, 900 drum hours and 1100 engine hours); JCB 310 (60 reg, as new, 100 hours); New Holland T8040 (58 Reg, 950 hours); Ford 8830 Power shift (“J” reg, 4875 Hrs); Ford 8650 Dual power (“L” reg, 6500 hrs); Ford 8210 series 3 (“H” Reg, 6900 Hrs). Ford Bray loader (6 cylinder); Ford YT16 ride on lawn mower; Honda TRX 250 (2wd);
Implements: Vaderstaad 600F Rapid drill(2001, full metal refurb); Kev PB 6F Vari Width Semi mounted plough (Full Metal Refurb); Dowdeswell DP2 8F rev on land plough; Dowdeswell DH46 15ft floding dics (good disc metal); Simba Mono 5 leg trailed subsoiler c/w discs and packer roller; Ransome 5 leg sub-soiler; Vaderstad 6.2 rollers c/w shatter boards (2006); Amazon ZAM Novis 24m fertiliser spreader; Derry 2400 l trailed sprayer; New Holland 376 conventional baler; PZ haybob; Acrobat with extending arms; 9ft Rhino topper (2003); Unifarm CM166 drum mower; 10ft heavy roller; dolly; 17 conventional bale carrier; front mounted bale spike.
Trailers: Marston Ace 14T grain (2008, Hyd door, Super singles); Frazer 12T grain (2004, Super singles); Steel body dual wheel tipping; Single axle aluminium body tipping; 12T grain (ex Wagon body); 2 x Twin axle low loaders; Trailed diesel bowser c/w electric pump.
Miscellaneous: Master 10T diesel grain dryer; 110bhp wagon engine on a dolly; Strimech 2T Grain bucket (2010); Earth Bucket; Cross over tipping bucket; Petrol driven air compressor; Logic slug pellet applicator; Metal hay racks; 10T block Tackle; Grain spear; 2x moisture meters; 2.5T 96% N Urea; Wagon straps and chains; Dual Wheels 20.8 R38, fronts 13.6 R24; Flotation wheels for sprayer 600 26.5; Row crop wheels 11.48 & 11.32 front & back; Ford weights; Glazed troughs; Mud guards for wagon x5.
Vintage: Steiger Panther 350 bhp (1979); Ford 7000 2wd (1974original condition (1974) Roadless 95 (“M” reg, 6 cylinder); Fordson Super Major (1962 6 cylinder); Ford 4000 (no cab); Russel and Hornsby straw thresher (in working order).
Crop: 40 Round Hay; 50 round Barley straw.
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