Strong selection of items at Thainstone’s first collective auction of 2018

26/01/2018

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The first collective plant, machinery and equipment sale of 2018 commenced at Thainstone Centre on Saturday, 20th January, attracting thousands of buyers and sellers from across the North East of Scotland despite the frosty weather.

Mark Barrack, Head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “Our first collective sale of plant, machinery and equipment of the year saw a great turnout of buyers and sellers due to the exceptional selection of items available for purchase. We are pleased that despite the current uncertainties the industry is facing, prices were high and demand was very strong. This was particularly evident in the tractors and plant equipment, light commercials and 4x4s, and trailers and caravans categories, which resulted in fantastic results achieved during the sales day.”

A total of 2,734 entries were put forward for the sale, with more than 82% of all items successfully selling at auction, and the top price of the day reached by a 2014 JCB 535 Tele- Handler, realising £27,500.

The second highest price behind the top-selling JCB telehandler in the tractor and plant section was a JCB 3CX Sitemaster digger, selling for £23,000. A Terex TA30RS artic dump trailer sold for £21,500, followed by a 2011 JCB 8065 digger, which realised a price of £15,200.

Two Ford Transits achieved the top-selling prices in the light commercials and 4x4s section – a 2009 Ford Transit 140 T350m and a 2010 Ford Transit 115 T350L realised £5,800 and £5,500, respectively. The third highest-selling lot was a 2009 Iveco Daly 35C MWB panel van, which sold for £3,800, followed by a 2008 Landrover Freelander TD4 GS auto that realised £3,500.

In the heavy commercials category, a 2011 Scania P-SRS C-Class cement mixer achieved the top price of£26,500. Selling for £8,200 was a 2006 Scania P-SRS C-Class 8x4 tipper, realising the second-highest price in this section. A 2001 Volvo FM12 8x4 tipper achieved £8,100, followed by a 2009 Volvo FH 500 6x2 artic, selling for £7,500.

The top-selling unit in the trailers, caravans and containers section, achieving a price of £4,200, was a Fruehauf alloy baulker trailer. A tri-axle extending trailer attained the second highest selling price, realising £3,400, and was followed by an Ifor Williams LM126 12x6 Trailer, which sold for £1,700.

In the farm machinery and equipment section, which saw 237 items entered for sale, a Stewart twin axle bale trailer sold for the highest price, realising £5,500. The second highest-selling item, a KV5 furrow rev plough, achieved £5,000, followed by a JPM twin axle dump trailer which sold for £4,700.
 
Mr Barrack continued: “We expect to see substantial growth in our equipment sales throughout the year, and sellers can be confident that there is ample buyer demand and opportunity to achieve strong prices at our collective auction.

“We would like to thank our teams for continuing to demonstrate a fantastic level of expertise, knowledge and professionalism, reinforcing our strong reputation as Scotland’s premier independent plant, machinery and equipment auction house.”

The live and online event, headed up 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 regularly well-attended by both on-site and online buyers and sellers, with buyers as far as the South coast making substantial purchases through the sale’s online system.

The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday, 10th March, 2018 from 9am at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. Consignors are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
 
For entries, please contact John Angus for agricultural implements and machinery on 01467 623891 or John Roy for plant, machinery, equipment, tractors, 4x4s and light and heavy commercials on 01467 623863.  

Top Prices 
 
Tractor & Plant
2014 JCB 535 tele handler £27,500
JCB 3CX Sitemaster digger £23,000
Terex TA30RS artic dump trailer £21,500
2011 JCB 8065 digger £15,200
  
  
Light Commercials & 4x4s
2009 Ford Transit 140 T350m £5,800
2010 Ford Transit 115 T350L £5,500
2009 Iveco Daly 35C MWB panel van £3,800
2008 Landrover FreelanderTD4 GS auto £3,500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heavy Commercials 
2011 Scania P-SRS C-Class cement mixer £26,500
2006 Scania P-SRS C-Class 8x4 tipper £8,200
2001 Volvo FM12 8x4 tipper £8,100
2009 Volvo FH 500 6x2 artic £7,500
 
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
Fruehauf alloy baulker trailer £4,200
Tri- axle extending trailer £3,400
Ifor Williams LM126 12x6 trailer £1,700
Ifor Williams 2 x horse trailer £1,150
 
Farm Machinery & Equipment
Stewart twin axle bale trailer £5,500
KV 5 furrow rev plough £5,000
JPM twin axle dump trailer £4,700
KV 5 furrow rev plough £4,000