WH Bond Sale


1948 Caterpillar D7 3T diesel crawler will steal the show as classic tractors and classic construction machinery are added to sale 

Classic tractor and classic construction machinery enthusiasts will be excited to see a number of ‘late additions’ to the WH Bond retirement sale on the 3rdand 4thOctober, at the company’s Bake Farm depot in Saltash, Cornwall.

At the upcoming WH Bond sale, staged by Euro Auctions, the leading auctioneers of construction and agricultural machinery in Europe, a selection of cherished and much-loved tractors and construction machines will go under the hammer at this hotly awaited sale.

In the 60 years that WH Bond has been trading its owners have inevitably kept machines that were significant, or acquired machines that were iconic and special. At the next sale, a number of those machines will go under the hammer, with bidders contesting to take one, or more of these fine examples home with them. 

1948 Caterpillar D7 3T model 4-cylinder diesel crawler
Bought from a private collection, this Caterpillar D7 3T underwent a total ‘nut & bolt’ restoration and comes with a copy of the buyers’ original hand-written purchase invoice from 1948. Introduced in 1944, the 3T was a successor to the famous wartime Caterpillar D7 7M series, extensively used by both the US and British Military. The 7M & 3T were identical mechanically with 4-cylinder engines started with a two-cylinder four stroke petrol engine and offers five forward and four reverse speeds. Supplied new on 8thSeptember 1948 by George Thurlow & Sons Ltd to a Suffolk contractor, complete with a copy of the hand-written invoice, in addition to hand written service records from 1957 – 1991 showing it has clocked up over 42,000 hours. Paperwork records also include: V5, working photographs, details of the restoration, operation and maintenance manual, plus the parts catalogue. Reg No: BCF 978       Serial No: 3T 08185

Porsche AP22 Vineyard tractor – circa 1955

2-cylinder Porsche Diesel air cooled engine. 2WD 9.5 – 24 rear tyres / 5.00 – 15 front tyres

Allgaier AP17 tractor

2-cylinder Porsche Diesel air cooled engine. 2WD 9.5-24 rear tyres / 5.50 – 16 front tyres c/w rear winch

1989 Ford 7810 Series II – 1,700 hours 

6-cylinder diesel tractor. 4WD. This low hours tractor is in its ‘original condition’, and is standing on its original Goodyear radial tyres. Super Q cab, PUH, Air Con, V5 available, and showing just 1,700 hours

1978 Ford 8700 – 4WD

In original condition, a really smart looking tractor. 6-cylinder diesel tractor. Fitted with dual power, rear linkage, drawbar, PAVT rear rims, Q cab & ZF front axle on Goodyear 18.4-38 rear tyres and Goodyear 16.5/85-24 front tyres. V5 available. Showing just 5,058 hours. 

Reg No: BWS 744S. Serial No: A903013. 

1978 Ford 8100 – 4WD

6-cylinder diesel tractor. Fitted with rear linkage, PUH, Dual Power, Load Monitor and Schindler Front Axle on 16.9 – 38 rear tyres and 12.4/11-28 front tyres. V5 available. Showing just 4,451 hours. 

Reg No: FYA 301T. Serial No: 996969.

Oliver 1850 Tractor Puller

Powered by  Detroit 4 – 71 4 cylinder diesel, fitted with turbo and supercharged engine kicking out approximately 200 HP, sat on 23.1 – 30 rear tyres, including tow bar and rear PTO. Showing 3,557 hours.

Ford TW25  4wd

6 cylinder diesel engine. Dual power, rear linkage, Super Q cab. Front under slung weights. Rear tyres 18.4 R38 Front tyres 14.9 R28. PUH. AC. Showing 6,797 hours. 

Ford 5000

4wd. Under slung exhaust. Tow bar, PTO, and rear linkage. Rear tyres Kleber 16.9/14-30. Front tyres Kleber 9.5 R24

Details of the upcoming auction sale:

Viewing                                   From 9am to 4pm on 30th September 1st & 2nd October

Sale days                                 3rd October and 4th October

Sale Site                                  WH Bond, Bake Farm, Trerulefoot, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5BW

UNRESERVED – when the hammer is down, its sold!

At all Euro Auction sales, all sales are UNRESERVED, and everything IS SOLD on the day to the highest bidder.  Our buyers know they can get the equipment they want without

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