Two-day auction in Meppen: 25,000th machine under the hammer
The agricultural machine auction in the town of Meppen in Emsland has once again confirmed its reputation as the largest auction in Europe for agricultural technology. There was another two-day auction after 2015, where more than 1,900 machines were auctioned. This also included the 25,000th machine, a Valtra T234 A, built in 2015, which was auctioned for € 84,000.
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- The 25,000th machine, a Valtra T234 A, built in 2015, was auctioned for € 84,000
The number of bidders also rapidly attained new record levels: Around 2,100 registrations were recorded by the event organiser, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, which is the world's largest auction house for agricultural machines and equipment, with whom AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG has regularly conducted agricultural technology auctions since 2004. 56 per cent of the bidders took part in the auction online.
Bids were received from 58 different countries, with the majority from Germany but also from Pakistan, China, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Canada, USA, and the Netherlands. Above all, nearly-new machinery proved particularly popular among the farmers, contractors and international retailers, however older models were able to keep pace.
The auction offered a varied range of agricultural equipment in addition to machines for the construction industry, whereby each auction lot went to the highest bidder without any minimum bids or fixed prices, as is also the standard procedure. Bidders took part in the auction in person directly at the auction venue, live online on rbauction.com or via proxy bids.