Sale marks end of an era
AGENT Kevin Hicks Real Estate
PHONE Chelsea McKay on 0418 371 622
LOCATION 201 Burke Rd, Moorilim
ONLINE CLEARING SALE From Monday, October 26 at 10 am to Wednesday, October 28 at 2 pm
INSPECTION By appointment
With their long-held family property Hazelmere sold at auction, Brian and Bernadette Burke have instructed the Kevin Hicks Real Estate team to conduct a clearing sale of the farm plant and equipment.
The online (timed) sale will start at 10 am on Monday, October 26 and conclude at 2 pmon Wednesday, October 28.
After a lifetime of farming in the Moorilim district, and a family connection to the land stretching back 80 years, the Burkes have decided it’s time to retire into the nearby close-knit town of Murchison.
Selling agent Chelsea McKay said the couple and their family have been heavily involved in the district’s community organisations, having served on nearly every possible committee.
‘‘To have successfully farmed in the area for so long is a testament to how Brian has operated and looked after his machinery,’’ MrsMcKay said.
Featured lots include a well-maintained 2009 Massey Ferguson 6480 Dyna 140 hp tractor with front-end loader and 5310 hours and a Ford 1985 model TW20 tractor with 9390.5 hours.
Lot 3 is a 1981 Inter Acco truck with a 6 mtipping tray. This vehicle is selling without a roadworthy certificate, and like the tractors is ready for work.
A must-have vehicle for the modern farmer— a Landboss UTV— is expected to be sought-after due to its reliable Perkins diesel engine and low 10,107 kilometres.
Grizzly 36-plate offset discs, a Lely Hibiscus hay rake that covers 7.25 m, a 6 m x 2.1 msheep crate with stand, Furphy 2.4 mland grader and modern 3.6 m land plane are other items of interest.
Being a mixed farming operation there is a very good offering of sheep handling equipment including an arrow V-machine sheep handler, portable sheep yards, Gallagher lamb stalls, three lick feeders with 24 bag capacity and several spray and firefighting tanks. Moving into the shearing shed there is a TPW slimline self-pin wool press, two wool tables, three wool bagger frames, copper double end disc grinder and a Beiyuan shearing machine.
MrsMcKay said because the property had been sold, all equipment was for genuine sale and encouraged farmers who were looking for quality plant and equipment to register.
Inspection of catalogued items is by appointment only.