Nine rare tractors in Suffolk pig farm equipment sale

MF 135 tractor, James Black's sale

MF 135 tractor, James Black's sale - Credit: Submitted

One of the largest sales of specialist farm equipment in Suffolk includes a rare selection of classic Massey Ferguson tractors.

The nine MF tractors, dating from 1965, are being sold on Saturday, September 7 at Jacksons Farm, Wyverswtone, near Stowmarket, by David Black Farms.

The nine tractors, which were mostly brought from new from agricultural engineers, Thurlow Nunn, of Elmswell.

Auctioneer Peter Crichton, of Bury St Edmunds, said: 'This is one of the largest pig equipment sales I've ever conducted in Suffolk.'

'This is believed to be the largest single selection of MF135 tractors – which are now collectors' items – to be offered for sale in a single auction. Many of which were purchased from new by the Black family and remain in running order,' he added.


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They have been regularly serviced and with the exception of the MF35X tractor, are in running order. The tractors, include some with loaders and cabs, and have V5 documentation.

Following James Black's decision to cease indoor production and close two indoor farrow to finish units, an extensive range of equipment including a total of 16 tractors and loaders will be offered for sale from 11am.

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Mr Black's family, which operates one of the largest pig farming enterprises in Suffolk, were also the inspiration behind the David Black Annual Pig Award. They will continue in pig production but on a reduced scale with all progeny from their outdoor Freedom Food breeding pig units rather than from indoor systems.

Viewing takes place between noon and 5pm the previous day or on the morning of the sale.

Details can be obtained from Peter Crichton on 01284 701304 and pictures of the MF tractors can also be seen on the website www.petercrichton.co.uk. The sale site, IP14 4SD

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