Heavy commercials top Thainstone collective auction


Crowds were drawn to Thainstone Centre this weekend as over 4,000 lots were met with some enthusiastic bidding – with a top price of £87,000 achieved for a 2012 Volvo FM9/450 Lorry – at the largest plant, machinery and equipment sale in the north and north east.
The renowned and popular collective equipment sale – taking place eight times a year - attracted a crowd of over 2,500 potential buyers and 15,000 online viewers from all across the UK and Europe as the teams from Aberdeen & Northern Marts and Thainstone Specialist Auctions (part of the ANM Group) worked tirelessly to sell 83% of the lots available on the day.
Reaching a global audience, a live broadcast of the sale produced outstanding results with 100 registered online bidders, 10,000 viewers via social media channels, over 3,500 customers watching through the website and 870 potential buyers accessing it through i-bidder with bids coming from the UK, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden and Romania.
The sale of heavy commercials was notable achieving top price followed by the tractors and plant category achieving £26,000 for a 2008 JCB JS160 Tracked Digger, £24,000 for 2009 JCB 3CX Digger and £23,000 for a 2011 Manitou MLT634-120.  Next up was £23,000 for a 2009 Mercedes Axor 3240K, £20,500 for a 2009 Scania R620 Topline 6x2 and £20,000 for a Montracon Step Frame trailer all from the heavy commercials section.  Top prices in other categories featured £9,800 for a 2006 Range Rover Vogue TdV8 Auto for light commercials and 4x4’s and £2,800 for Ifor Williams TT3621 Tipping Mesh Trailer from the trailers, caravans and containers offering. 
The farm machinery and farm equipment section, with an entry of 658 lots, realised a top price of £12,100 for a 26’ Stewart Float followed by £9,500 for an ECE Tough Dung Spreader and £8,200 for 10.2m Vaderstad Rexius Rollers.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “Rain certainly did not stop determined buyers from attending our second collective sale of the year and making it another great success.  Bringing buyers and sellers together, utilising the competitive price discovery mechanism of the auction system, we strive to achieve maximum value for all of our customers on the day. 
“In addition to our live auction, we are delighted that raising awareness of our sales - through all of our communication channels - has been extremely productive in reaching a wider audience. Continuing to grow on our reputation as Scotland’s premier independent machinery sale, our highly experienced auctioneers and support teams plan to build on this success to make each sale bigger and better than the last.” 
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday 15th April 2017 from 9am at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.  Consignors are encouraged to advise of their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
For entries, please contact Alan Hutcheon for agricultural implements and machinery on 01467 623711 or John Roy for plant, machinery, tractors, 4x4s and light and heavy commercials on 01467 623863. 
Top Prices
Tractors & Plant  
2008 JCB JS160 Tracked Digger 26,000
2009 JCB 3CX Digger 24,000
2011 Manitou MLT634-120 23,000
1995 New Holland TX32 Combine 19,000
Light Commercials & 4x4s
2006 Range Rover Vogue TdV8 Auto 9,800
2012 Ford Transit T350 Tipper 9,600
2010 Volvo XC90 Active D5 Auto 8,300
2011 VW Transporter T30S 140 TDi SWB 7,900
Heavy Commercials
2012 Volvo FM9/450 with Hi-Ab 87,000
2009 Mercedes Axor 3240K 23,000
2009 Scania R620 Topline 6x2 20,500
Montracon Step Frame trailer 20,000
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
Ifor Williams TT3621 Tipping Mesh Trailer 2,800
Picton 205 ETS Leisure Boat 2,200
Ifor Williams Trailer 1,750
Eldiss Gleneagles 2 Berth Caravan 1,700
Farm Machinery & Equipment
26’ Stewart Float £12,100
Ece Tough Dung Spreader £9,500
10.2m Vaderstad Rexius Rollers £8,200
5m Kongskilde Delta Flex Cultivator £7,500
Bale Mix 8 Feeder £5,600