Following the administration of Hawk Plant UK, on January 14, the firm in charge of the dispersal has released the catalogue of machines for sale, with a vast number of tractors for sale.
The group based at Prees, north Shropshire, included Hawk Plant Hire, one of the UK’s largest independent plant hire operations, before administrators from EY were appointed.
Employing some 420 members of staff the group majority owned by Mr and Mrs Michael Hawkins made a pre-tax profit of £515,049 on £93.5 million turnover in 2017.
Previously the demise of construction giant Carrillion had been cited as a reason for under performance with the business having to restructure contracts as cashflow was squeezed. Coupled to this, delays in projects commencing and the of funding of the business, relying on high levels of hire purchase and finance, cashflow and asset utilisation were out of kilter, according to the administrators.
Euro Auctions has been instructed to disperse over 2,000 lots, across March 14 and 15. The auctions will take place at two of Hawk groups sites near Whitchurch, Shropshire.
The first day will feature tractors, agricultural machinery and light construction, while the second day will see heavy construction equipment sold.
Highlight of the sale is the 130 tractors up for sale. A bit of a green and yellow fest, there are two JD 8370Rs on 16 plates, 15 JD 6215Rs of the same vintage, 36 JD 6155Rs and 20 JD145Rs also just three years old, among others. Adding a different colour to the mix is a trio of 2017 JCB 4220 Fastracs and a 2017 New Holland T7.315 on 1155 hours.
Some 72 telehandlers are also for sale, mainly JCB and mainly construction-spec machines. There is however a 2017 JCB 531-70 Agri Super Loadall, with Q-Fit headstock.
On top of this, there are 75 excavators of varying size and makes, 80 ag-trailers, 35 dozers and over 100 ag-implements.
For more details on lots and the sale, go to: www.euroauctions.com