Excavators top-selling items at Thainstone’s most successful collective auction of the year


Thainstone Centre attracted thousands of buyers and sellers last Saturday for ANM Group’s final and most successful collective plant, machinery and equipment sale of the year.
The event saw 4,000 lots of general plant, machinery, vehicles and equipment for sale, with an outstanding 82% of all inventory sold. The top-selling item was a 2015 Volvo EC220EL tracked excavator, which sold for a substantial £74,000.
Led by the Thainstone Specialist Auctions and Aberdeen & Northern Marts teams, the live and online event takes place eight times a year at Thainstone Centre, Scotland’s premier auction centre. With a significant number of registered buyers in attendance on site, the auction also attracts many online bidders throughout the UK and Europe – there were 90 individuals registered for online bidding, located in the UK, Ireland, and as far as Bulgaria and Poland.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “With the impressive line-up of equipment on offer and fantastic attendance despite the cold weather, the sale attracted the highest number of entries of the year, and was our most successful plant and machinery sale of 2017. There were strong bids across all categories due to the high-quality and well-maintained stock available for sale, with increased export activity for machinery and equipment due to the weakening of the sterling currency.
“The top two selling items were both excavators, part of a business insolvency, and demand was particularly strong in the light commercial vehicles and 4x4s due to the varied selection available, which we are very pleased with.
 “We are proud to be Scotland’s premier independent plant, machinery and equipment auction house – thanks to the incredible professionalism and expertise of our teams. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the next sale and continue building on the event’s success in the New Year.”
The tractors and plant machinery section realised the top-selling item in addition to several other notable prices achieved; £66,000 for a second 2015 Volvo EC220EL tracked excavator, £64,000 for a 2015 Volvo EW160E wheeled slew excavator, and £45,500 for a 2014 JCB Fastrac 2155. In the heavy commercials category, a 2013 Scania P400 6x4 tipper sold for £33,750, £14,200 for a 2005 Mercedes Atego 2528L, and £11,200 for a 2007 Volvo FM300 6x4 tipper.
The top-selling item in the light commercials and 4x4s section was a 2015 Toyota Hilux Active d-4d double cab pick-up, which sold for £12,800. Other top sellers included a 2014 Mercedes Sprinter 313 cdi d-cab tipper for £11,000, and a 2015 Citroen Relay 35 L3h2 enterprise panel van for £9,000. The trailers, caravans and containers category saw top-selling prices of £12,000 for a McCauley low loader, £10,000 for a tri-axle low loader, and £6,000 for a Broshious low loader.
The farm machinery and farm equipment section had over 300 lots entered in the sale, and achieved a top price of £7,500 for a McConnell hedge cutter, followed by £6,900 for a KV5 fur plough and £6,000 for a Bryce post chapper.
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday, 20th January, 2018 from 9am at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. Consignors are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
For entries, please contact John Angus for agricultural implements and machinery on 01467 623891 or John Roy for plant, machinery, equipment, tractors, 4x4s and light and heavy commercials on 01467 623863. 

Top Prices
Tractor & Plant
2015 Volvo EC220EL tracked excavator £74,000
2015 Volvo EC220EL tracked excavator £66,000
2015 Volvo EW160E wheeled slew excavator £64,000
2014 JCB  Fastrac 2155 £45,000
2014 JCB Fastrac 2170 £41,500
2015 JCB VM317 vibrating roller £37,000
Light Commercials & 4x4s
2015 Toyota Hilux Active D-4d double cab pickup £12,800
2014 Mercedes Sprinter 313 Cdi d-cab tipper £11,000
2015 Citreon Relay 35 L3h2 enterprise panel van  £9,000
2014 Mitsibushi L200 4 Work Di-D double cab pickup £6,600
Heavy Commercials 
2013 Scania P400 6x4 tipper hi-ab platform £33,750
2005 Mercedes Atego  2528L hi-ab platform £14,200
2007 Volvo FM300 6x4 tipper £11,200
2006 DAF LF55 220 £8,000
2006 Renault recovery truck  £8,000
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
McCauley low loader £12,000
Tri-Axle low loader £10,000
Broshious low loader £6,000
Ifor Williams livestock trailer £3,200
Ifor Williams horse box £2,900
Ifor Williams CT166 tilt bed trailer £1,800
Farm Machinery & Equipment
McConnell hedge cutter £7,500
KV5 fur plough £6,900
Bryce post chapper £6,000
Macauley 12T dump truck £5,800
Pavalex firewood processer £5,200