Noel J Hanes Contracting dispersal sale reaches £500k

A dispersal sale for Noel J Hanes Contracting at Stickney reached in excess of £500,000 last week.

Held by Bell Auctioneers, the auction took place on April 7 and saw a range of agricultural items for sale.

Noel Hanes was an agricultural contractor who had started in business during the Second World War and carried on with the business for a further 75 years.

He had an extensive business across Lincolnshire, carrying out direct and conventional drilling and all agricultural operations through to sugar beet harvesting.

Although Noel passed away around 11 years ago, the business had continued with his son Neil and the agricultural machinery firm of JT Friskney Ltd.

This was a complete dispersal sale, held in the yard now rented from James Dyson.

Smaller items were displayed and sold in the machinery sheds, whilst 10 tractors, mainly Deutz, dominated the yard which contained the larger machinery.

The auction included a six-row 2011 Vervaet sugar beet harvester, a Deutz 2006 combine, 2005 Cat digger, 2009 Manitou telehandler, 11 trailers, six various drills and three balers.

There were just over 400 lots in total and the sale grossed well in excess of £500,000.