Thainstone Centre saw an outstanding attendance of more than 2,000 buyers and sellers at the first collective plant, machinery and equipment sale of 2019, which saw notable sales numbers and steady buyer interest. 2,563 lots were entered for the auction, and in excess of 80% were successfully sold.
Mark Barrack, head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: "We are pleased with results achieved at our first Thainstone collective sale of the year and the fantastic turnout of buyers in attendance despite the cold weather, and online bidders participating in the event. Items across all categories sold consistently well and saw high prices, particularly commercial vehicle entries put forward for sale from a wide range of businesses which met an excellent demand on the day.
"The auction's strong reputation as Scotland's largest sale of plant, machinery and equipment continues to attract high-quality entries and a large number of buyers, making this an ideal platform to sell your goods and achieve true market value on the day. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Thainstone again on Saturday 9th March for our next sale."
The top selling item of the sale – a 2015 DAF LF55-220 Johnston V651 road sweeper from the heavy commercials class – achieved £58,000. Other notable prices in this section include a 2014 DAF CF370 6 x2 c/w cheese wedge body which sold for £34,000, a 2009 Mercedes Actros 2646 6x4 tipper that realised £15,500, a 2007 Scania P340 8x4 tipper which made £12,000, and a 2010 DAF LF55-200 4x2 tilt and slide that realised £11,200.
In the tractor and plant section, a 2016 Doosan DX140LC-5 tracked excavator achieved £45,500, followed by a 2015 Manitou MT1135 telehandler that realised £27,500. Two JCB telehandlers – a 2015 JCB 535-125 and a 2014 JCB 535-95 – were sold for £23,700 and £21,800 respectively, followed by a 2011 Bomag BF600P paver, which made £19,000.
The light commercials and 4x4s section saw a 2012 Nissan Navara 2.5 DCi Acenta King cab and a 2016 Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 CDTi panel van both claim the top price of £6,800. A 2014 Mercedes Sprinter 316 CDi panel van made £5,900, a 2014 Peugeot Boxer 335 L3 H2 HDi panel van realised £5,800, and a 2013 Ford Transit T280 FWD van sold for £5,000.
In the Trailers and containers section, a 2011 Schmitz Cargo Bull tipping trailer sold for £14,800, followed by a 2009 Andover tri-axle trailer, which made £10,800. £3,100 was paid for an Ifor Williams TT3017 tipping trailer, followed by an Ifor Williams 50B horsebox that sold for £2,700.
A BVL feed mixer achieved the highest price at £16,000 in the farm machinery and equipment section, followed by a Tuff Mac low loader that realised £6,600. An Overum Xcelsior DX 5 furrow reversible plough sold for £4,800, Morgan Rushmore hydraulic pyramid sheet rollers made £4,500, and a Rendal pneumatic compressor realised £1,800.
The live and online event, hosted by the Thainstone Specialist Auctions and Aberdeen & Northern Marts team, is held eight times per year at Thainstone Centre, Scotland’s premier auction centre. The sale is well-attended by both on-site and online buyers and sellers, with buyers from across UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland making substantial purchases through the sale’s online platform.
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 9,2019 from 9am at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. Consignors are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.