Important Information


From Cambridge take the A428 towards St Neots and from the A1 take the A428 towards Cambridge. Upon reaching the Caxton Gibbet roundabout take the exit south onto Ermine Street (A1198). Continue along the road for approximately 0.5 miles the farm entrance is on the right hand side.

From Royston take the A1198 towards Huntingdon. Continue along the A1198 around Caxton on the Caxton bypass, approximately 0.3 miles after the Caxton roundabout the farm entrance is on the left hand side.

The sale ground will be signposted on the sale day and the nearest postcode is CB23 3PF.

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All persons attending the sale ground are reminded that there may be risks on the site including moving machinery and vehicles and to exercise caution at all times with any children being fully supervised at all times. Any incidents that occur on the sale ground should be reported immediately to the Brown&Co Office for details to be recorded.

No vehicles will be permitted onto the sale ground during the sale.


If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has displayed any symptoms within the past 14 days prior to visiting the sale site, you must not enter the viewing or sale day on site.

There will be a series of strict measures in place on the viewing and sale days in accordance with HSE and government guidance to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Brown&Co request that only people with a genuine intention of purchasing equipment attend the site, this is a business event not a social gathering.

On admittance to the viewing and sale days you will be requested to leave your contact details and addresses, without exception. All visitors to the site will be required to use the hand sanitiser stations on entrance to the site and when attending the Office. It is also requested that visitors bring their own PPE, face masks and their own pens.

Social distancing measures will be in place and visitors must adhere to them at all times. In the event that visitors fail to comply, they will be requested to leave the site.

Brown&Co continue to monitor the government guidance and regulations in place and will act accordingly in adherence to these. Should you have any queries about the protocols and the advice enclosed above, please contact the auctioneers.


All lots become the sole risk of the buyer at the fall of the hammer. The property in a lot purchased shall not pass to the buyer or be removed until payment has been cleared of the full purchase price (including commission and VAT) to the auctioneers. All lots must be paid for upon the receipt of the invoice sent by the auctioneers and within 1 week of the sale date.


Buyers unknown to the auctioneers wishing to pay by cheque with immediate clearance must be accompanied by a written Bank reference for a sum equal to or in excess of the total invoice. The reference must specify the sale location, date, the account details upon which the cheque will be drawn and the amount up to which their cheque will be honoured. We are able to accept VISA debit cards only. Payments by credit card are not acceptable. In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations 2017 we are unable to accept cash payments for sums in excess of £7,500 either as a single payment or multiple payments totalling £7,500.


No lots may be removed from site unless accompanied by a receipted invoice. All lots are to be removed by Friday 14th June 2024.


Loading facilities will be available on sale day until 5pm only. Loading outside these times will be strictly by arrangement with the Sellers. Any lots remaining after Friday 14th June 2024 will be re-sold (see section 12 of the Conditions of Sale). The Auctioneers and Seller will not accept any responsibility or liability for the loss or damage to lots left on the sale ground and all Buyers are reminded that they are entirely responsible for any lot purchased from the fall of the hammer. Vehicles entering the sale ground for loading must operate below a 5mph speed limit and move with caution.


All potential Buyers are requested to register with the Auctioneers and complete a Buyer’s Number Slip and be allocated a Buyer’s Number. Bids may not be accepted without a Buyer’s Number.


There will be no buyers premium.


Live online bidding will be available at this sale via or A 2% plus VAT internet surcharge will be added to the hammer price for successful bids made online through or We recommend that registration for online bidding is made before the day of the sale. Brown&Co accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss of connectivity and the ability to bid on the day of the sale and strongly recommends attending the sale in person to ensure that ability to bid is maintained.


VAT will be payable on all lots in addition to the hammer price at the standard rate. 


The sale will be conducted under our standard Conditions of Sale reproduced in this catalogue. All prospective Buyers should ensure that they have read and understood those Conditions. The act of bidding will be taken as acceptance of them.


These will be available on the sale day.


The Auctioneers will be pleased to take written commission bids prior to the sale. Forms are available on request.


Neither the Sellers nor the auctioneers make any warranty regarding engine hours or vehicles mileages.


No powered machinery or equipment may be started without the prior approval of a Brown&Co representative.


If you wish to receive catalogues of future sales, please leave your name and full address at our pay office.


Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that the descriptions are accurate, no guarantees are either given or implied. Buyers should be aware that from time to time, lots are withdrawn and other lots added. Please contact the auctioneers prior to the sale to ensure that the machinery has been delivered onto the sale ground.


Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 10am – 4pm and on the morning of the sale from 8am.


All goods purchased at Brown&Co auctions that are to be exported or removed from the United Kingdom will:

1. Be dealt with under the requirements set out of HM Customs and Excise publications:

a) VAT Notice 703 dated January 2021 – Goods exported form the UK from January 2021

2. Be ZERO RATED for VAT purposes subject to the following conditions being met:

a) The goods are removed from Great Britain within three months from the time of supply (the date of auction).

b) Brown&Co are provided with valid commercial documentary evidence that the goods have been removed from Great Britain within three months of the auction date.

Unless and until the above requirements are fulfilled Purchasers will be charged VAT at the Great Britain standard rate (currently 20%). This will only be refunded if all requirements within the regulations are met within the specified time limits.

Upon receipt of cleared funds the Purchaser at auction takes ownership of the goods and goods will not leave a vendors premises until this is the case.

The Purchaser or their agent will be responsible for removing the goods from Great Britain and will act as the importer of record and will be responsible for payment of any VAT, duties, goods and services tax, or other sales or import taxes or duties arising on the exportation of the goods from Great Britain and the importation of the goods into any country.

Neither Brown&Co or the Vendor are responsible for any VAT, duties, goods and services tax, or other sales or import taxes or duties arising on the exportation of the goods from Great Britain and the importation of the goods into any country by the Purchaser or their agent.

Further Guidance is available here for goods leaving the United Kingdom: