FARMERS looking to pick up second-hand machinery bargains will be spoiled for choice this month, with more than 20 sales being held.
It is a stark contrast to the same time last year, when there was less than half that number being held. But with a number of producers selling up while property prices are hot, the clearing sales calendar has filled up.
The Croser family recently sold their Beckersfield property at Keith and their clearing sale attracted about 100 registered bidders.
Landmark Keith agent Geoff Watts said attendees came from across SA and Vic, but the majority were Upper South East farmers.
An outside entry made the sale’s highest price of $15,000 for a Gason Mowmaster mower conditioner. The second highest price was for a stone rib roller at $11,600.
Landmark Lameroo also held a sale on behalf of Chris Heath, which attracted 179 registered bidders.
A John Deere 6920 tractor with front-end loader and 6400 hours drive-time made $91,000 and a Case IH 2344 header made $40,000.
Magnus portable cattle yards made $7800, Sherwell field bins sold to $8600 and Jackson field bins from $6300 to $7200.
A clearing sale was also held at Stuart Pope’s sold property at Karoonda on Friday, with a total clearance.
There was strong interest in Jaeschke and Jackson field bins, making $7000-$7500.
Big ticket items included a Ki Ki Engineering roller at $21,000, a Morris 8240 airseeder cart at $65,000, a Brandt 852 Supercharged auger for $6600, a Freightmaster tipper trailer for $67,000 and a Ford 9680 Versatile tractor at $52,000.