An impressive fleet of John Deeres will go under the hammer. The individual lots can be viewed in the catalogue online at www.cheffins.co.uk
An impressive fleet of John Deeres will go under the hammer. The individual lots can be viewed in the catalogue online at www.cheffins.co.uk

Major auction of tractors, harvesters and machinery as contractor retires

A major auction of agricultural tractors, combine/forage harvesters, slurry tankers, loading shovels, implements and machinery will be held later this month.

By Joanne Knox
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 4:48 pm

The impressive fleet of machinery will go under the hammer following RC Baker’s decision to retire from agricultural contracting work after 47 years.

The auction will be overseen by Cheffins, who operate the largest monthly agricultural machinery and plant auction in Europe, as well as on site farm dispersal sales throughout the UK.

RC Baker said that, after 47 years, the time had come to retire from agricultural contracting work and ‘get some time back with their families’.

“Growing and developing the business for nearly half a century has been an amazing journey,” they stated.

“Over those years, we have had some truly fantastic staff, suppliers and customers, many of whom we are lucky to now call good friends.

“As we are sure you will appreciate, this has been an extremely difficult decision to make but, as a family, we feel the time has come.

Agriculture has been in the blood for many years and the work we have done has been a passion, not just a job.

“We have put in, and loved, the hard work, the long hours, the buzz we get from the work we do and the impressive fleet of modern machinery that we have built up and utilised but we now need to get some time back with our families.”

They continued: “This is the end of an era, but it has been a great one and, when we get the chance, we will certainly be taking some time to take a good look through the archive of photos.

“Thank you so much to all of our supporters who have taken so many fantastic shots of the team at work over the years.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their past business and support.”

The auction will get underway at 10am on Thursday 16 December at RC Baker Ltd. Agricultural Contracts, Spring Hill Farm, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

You can also register to bid online at www.cheffins.co.uk ahead of the auction.

The catalogue is available online at https://bit.ly/3DZpMMB

For further information, visit www.cheffins.co.uk or call the auction team on 01353 777767 (select option two).

RC Baker said that, after 47 years, the time had come to retire from agricultural contracting work and ‘get some time back with their families’.

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