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Machinery sale: Demand rises at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment sale

With 82% of the 3,000 lots sold, Thainstone’s recent Plant, Machinery and Equipment sale attracted more than 2,000 bidders, including a variety of buyers from across the UK and Ireland.


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The online bidding system, i-bidder.com, also featured strongly within the plant, vehicles and lorries sections with online buyers from throughout the UK and Europe showing interest.

 

Top price of the day came from a Volvo A25D 6x6 dump truck (2005) which sold for £68,000, followed by a Volvo EC360C slew excavator (2008) which was purchased for £61,000.

 

The 4x4 section was led by a Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab which sold for £11,500. In the heavy commercial’s category, a Mercedes Benz Axor 8x4 Hooklift sold for £26,200, while the trailers, caravans and containers category was topped by a Dennison tri axle timber trailer which achieved £9,000.

 

Mark Barrack, head of specialist auctions at Aberdeen and Northern Marts Group, said: “Despite a cold rainy day, the auction was a great success with a marked increase in entries in comparison to last year. This achievement serves as a testament to our team’s commitment to delivering value and tangible results to our customers.

 

“The sale of farm-consigned machinery and implements was also impressive with a Kverneland five-furrow reversible plough selling for £5,900, a Lemkin five-furrow reversible plough realised £3,850 and a NC Dump Trailer making £3,300.”

 

Alan Hutcheon, auctions operations manager at ANM, said: “We are delighted with the results and pleased to see the rise in demand at this regular sales event. The auction of farm-consigned machinery and implements is proving popular amongst bidders as they benefit from the diverse range of lots on offer.”

Top Prices

Farm machinery and implements

  • Kverneland five-furrow reversible plough: £5,900
  • Lemkin five-furrow reversible plough: £3,850
  • NC dump trailer: £3,300
  • Kverneland discs: £3,200

Tractor and plant

  • Volvo A25D 6x6 dump truck, 2005: £68,000
  • Volvo EC360C slew excavator, 2008: £61,000
  • Kalmar DCD160-12 pipe handler forklift: £28,500
  • Terex TA35 6x6 dumper: £18,000

Light commercial and 4x4s

  • Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab pickup: £11,500
  • Toyota Hilux Double Cab pickup: £8,000
  • Ford Transit van: £6,300
  • Volkswagen Crafter van: £6,700

Heavy commercials

  • Mercedes Benz Axor 8X4 Hooklift: £26,200
  • Iveco 8x4 Hooklift: £20,000
  • Scania 6x4 Hiab: £13,100
  • DAF 6x4 refuse lorry: £11,400

Trailers and containers

  • Dennison tri axle timber trailer: £9,000
  • King 45 foot step frame frailer: £3,000
  • Ifor Williams 14 foot livestock trailer: £2,500
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