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.
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.”