A huge crowd enjoyed a sunshine-filled day as 2,000 lots went under the hammer at auctioneers Halls' monthly collective sale of machinery at Stone, near Kidderminster on May 29.

A strong trade for farm machinery saw prices of £4,200 for an International 785 tractor with Quickie loader, £2,500 for a David Brown 1190 tractor, £1,180 for a Massey Ferguson 40 industrial tractor and £1,300 for a John Deere Outfront rotary mower.

Hay making equipment met with strong demand given the time of year, with £2,500 for a Welger AP63 conventional baler, £2,300 for a New Holland 370 baler, £1,600 for an SIP hay rake and £300 for a Cook Flat 8 sledge.

A range of Ifor Williams and Indispension general purpose/plant trailers sold from £500 to £1,300.

General purpose equipment included a Ken Wooton 12T Trailer at £3,100, a Bomford hedgecutter at £1,220, a Port Agric trailed topper c/w engine at £700, a pair of Stocks dual wheels at £500, a Star pasture topper at £440 and a Quickie 3030 loader at £390.

Vehicles on offer included a P registration Range Rover at £2,300, a Ford Ranger Crew Cab pickup at £1,800, a 1985 Land Rover 90 at £1,600 and an Iveco Cargo flat bed lorry at £900.

Ride on and pedestrian lawnmowers again found strong demand, with Westwood, Countax, Murray, Yardman and MTD all on offer. A Westwood lawnmower sold to a top of £820, whilst chainsaws, strimmers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers all found good homes.

More unusual items included a Thai style wooden gazebo, which made £320 and a 10,000-litre water tank at £320. Timber, building materials, slabs and fencing materials complemented the machinery and implements.

Entries for Halls' next collective sale at Stone, on Friday, June 26, are required by Monday, June 15 for inclusion in the catalogue. Contact Halls, Gavel House, Franche Road, Kidderminster or telephone 01562 820990 or 820880 for more information.