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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,, 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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