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Traditional trade meets new reality in Portlaoise

One hundred online bidders help drive machinery prices higher at Hennessy's auction, writes Michael Keaveny

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Two David Browns (1690 4WD and 1390 2WD), both of which are in need of full restoration, sold for €3,350 and €2,600 respectively

Two David Browns (1690 4WD and 1390 2WD), both of which are in need of full restoration, sold for €3,350 and €2,600 respectively

This 2001 JCB 2CX Air Master sold for €7,600

This 2001 JCB 2CX Air Master sold for €7,600

A 2001 Landini Ghibli 105 tractor with Rossmore Loader low hours sold for €13,700

A 2001 Landini Ghibli 105 tractor with Rossmore Loader low hours sold for €13,700

One item that generated a lot of interest was a Major 8' Disc Mower (Shop Soiled), which sold for €5,000.

One item that generated a lot of interest was a Major 8' Disc Mower (Shop Soiled), which sold for €5,000.

This Malone post driver made €2,500 at the auction.

This Malone post driver made €2,500 at the auction.

This Pro Dig 5' shear grab made €2,250 on the day

This Pro Dig 5' shear grab made €2,250 on the day

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Two David Browns (1690 4WD and 1390 2WD), both of which are in need of full restoration, sold for €3,350 and €2,600 respectively

Hennessy Auctioneers of Laois recently held their Monthly Machinery Auction at the old mart in Portlaoise, with 100 online bidders helping drive prices that saw 85pc clearance of machinery.

It was Hennessy's first auction since February due to the Covid-19 lockdown and according to John Hennessy there was "lots of change" for this family-run auction.


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