Favourable market conditions drive demand at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment sale


The North and North East’s largest plant, machinery and equipment sale attracted more than 2,000 bidders, including a variety of buyers from across the UK and Ireland flocking to Thainstone Centre at the weekend
The top price of the day was achieved by a 2010 JCB 3CX digger which realised £28,800, followed by a Hitachi 135 14-ton tracked excavator which sold for £24,500. A notable price of £20,000 was also realised for a Manitou MT1440 telehandler.
The farm machinery and equipment section had a Chieftain tri-axle low-loader achieve £7,500; while the light commercials and 4x4s category was led by a 2011 VW Bluebird mini-bus which was purchased for £7,000; and a 2013 Ford Transit Custom 270 Eco-te which realised £6,900.
In the trailers, caravans and containers, a 2008 Bailey Senator Carolina 6-berth sold for £6,100; while the heavy commercials section was topped by a 2004 DAF CF85.340 8x4 tipper which was purchased for £6,000.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “We are pleased with the overall results achieved at another successful collective sale of plant, machinery and equipment. Strong demand was evident on the day across all sections with lots selling consistently due to a weaker sterling currency, which encouraged more bidders to look for good quality second-hand equipment.
“The top price of the day was achieved using our online bidding platform i-bidder, which conveniently enables customers to purchase lots from anywhere in the world using their mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer.
“The sale continues to grow in popularity and go from strength to strength, which is a testament to the hard work and effort put in by our team. With the next sale just around the corner, we invite all interested to put their entries forward and come along to experience the region’s largest collective auction in person.”
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday 16th September 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 JCB 3CX digger £28,800
Hitachi 135 , 14 ton tracked excavator £24,500
Manitou MT1440 tele handler £20,000
New Holland TX34 combine £13,200
Light Commercials & 4x4s
2011 VW Bluebird mini bus £7,000
2013 Ford Transit Custom 270 Eco-te £6,900
2007 Toyota Hilux 3.0 double cab pick-up £5,200
2009 Mitsubishi L200 warrior double cab pick-up £4,300
Heavy Commercials
2004 DAF CF85.340 8x4 tipper £6,000
1999 Iveco 80E14 horsebox £4,000
2011 Hino 300 815 chassis £3,700
2003 Mercedes Vario 614d day van £1,200
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
2008 Bailey Senator Carolina 6-berth £6,100
Swift Challenger 520 £5,500
2009 Bailey Senator Vermont 2-berth £5,200
Artic tipping trailer £3,000
Farm Machinery & Equipment
Chieftain tri axle low loader £7,500
Chieftain dump trailer  £5,000
Claas 255 round baler £4,000
24’ Cattle float £3,200
Ritchie stock cube £3,200
Ritchie cattle crate £2,700
Crates of Spanish slates £1,700
Countax ride-on mower £1,000