Excavator scoops top price at Thainstone collective auction


The largest collective auction in the North and North East of Scotland brought together thousands of sellers and buyers bidding for almost 3,000 lots of leading brand plant, machinery, vehicles and equipment at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie at the weekend.
With 79% of lots selling on the day, top price was achieved in the tractor and plant section for a 2010 Caterpillar 320DL crawler excavator which realised £41,500 to an online bidder and will head to its new home in West Yorkshire.  The popular auction, which takes place eight times a year, drew crowds to Scotland's premier auction centre, Thainstone Centre, for its live on-site sale in addition to attracting increased attention from enthusiastic online bidders.
With an estimated 2,500 potential buyers attending in person on the day, global awareness of the renowned sale is also on the rise through the Thainstone Specialist Auctions and Aberdeen & Northern Marts teams’ innovative use of web broadcasts, social media coverage and online bidding.  Over 110 bidders registered online actively bidding on 97% of the lots – with winning bids from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia and the UK – and successfully purchased an all-time high of 21% of the total listings through the i-bidder function.
In addition to achieving top price, the tractor and plant category was notable achieving £19,000 for a 2004 Caterpillar 312CL tracked digger; £18,200 for a 2002 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 4WD; and £14,300 for a 2007 Manitou forklift.  Next up, the heavy commercials sections achieved £17,200 for a 2007 Scania Johnston VT65 dual sweeper and £11,800 for a 2009 Mercedes Sprinter 515 CDi Xlwb mini bus.  Top prices for light commercials and 4x4s included £15,000 for a 2007 Land Rover Defender 110 County LWB; £12,000 for a 2013 Isuzu D Max Utah D/Cab pickup; and £10,200 for a 2015 Peugeot Boxer 335 Professional L3 panel van.  Trailers, caravans and containers also realised a top price of £4,200 for a SDC step frame trailer.
With an entry of over 500 lots on the day, the farm machinery and farm equipment section achieved a top price of £11,600 for a 28’ Stewart cattle float on Linden trailer followed by £5,650 for a Marston 14 ton tipping cart and £4,000 for a Cross slurry tanker.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “Saturday’s sale was another great success for our professional and experienced teams and builds on our reputation as Scotland’s premier independent machinery sale.
“Our well-established collective auctions offer a fantastic and extensive selection of plant, machinery and equipment from a wide range of sellers from private owners to companies.  Maximising the competitive price discovery mechanism, we pull out all the stops to achieve the true value of the goods on the day – offering confidence and peace of mind to both buyers and sellers through the auction system process.”
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday 27th May 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
Tractor & Plant  
2010 Caterpillar 320DL £41,500
2004 Caterpillar 312CL Tracked Digger £19,000
2002 JCB 3CX Sitemaster 4WD £18,200
2007 Manitou Forklift £14,300
Light Commercials & 4x4s 
2007 Land Rover Defender 110 County LWB £15,000
2013 Isuzu D Max Utah D/Cab Pick Up £12,000
2015 Peugeot Boxer 335 Professional L3 Panel Van £10,200
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GX 3 Di-D £8,800
Heavy Commercials
2007 Scania Johnston VT65 Dual Sweeper £17,200
2009 Mercedes Sprinter 515 CDi Xlwb Mini Bus £11,800
2004 Scania P94 Johnston VT65 Dual Sweeper £8,800
2003 MAN L 2000 LRC Race Truck £8,000
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
SDC Step Frame Trailer £4,200
Ifor Williams Tri Axle Trailer C/W Decks £4,100
Mobile Exhibition P.A. Unit  £2,600
Ifor Williams 14’ Tri-Axle Trailer £2,300
Farm Machinery & Equipment
28’ Stewart Cattle Float on Linden Trailer £11,600
Marston 14 Ton Tipping Cart £5,650
Cross Slurry Tanker £4,000
Fleming Heavy Roller £3,900
Wood Processor £3,000
Griffiths Twin Axle Dumper £2,500
Building section – Steel Beams £3,600
5 Boxes Spanish Slates £2,100
Steel Roof Trusses £2,000
JD Ride on Mower £1,850
Koranka Self Catching Cattle Crush £950