More buyers and sellers Think Thainstone for specialist auctions of plant, machinery and equipment


Thainstone hosted its sixth collective machinery sale of the year on Saturday 17th August, which saw more than 2,000 buyers and sellers in attendance at Thainstone Centre. The auction featured an entry of 2,500 items and achieved a strong sales rate of 80%.
Mark Barrack, Head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “The sale saw a consistent trade across all categories and there was a strong demand for good quality, ready-to-work plant, machinery and equipment. The highlight of the day came from a fleet of ex-local authority vans which attracted a wide interest from both on-site and online buyers.
“We’re particularly pleased to see more and more customers Think Thainstone when buying or selling plant, machinery or equipment. The recent opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has certainly improved the road infrastructure and connectivity from the south and we have seen an increased entry from the Angus, Tayside and Perthshire areas.
“We had buyers on-site from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe take advantage of Scotland’s largest specialist auction, and more than 60 online bidders participating live from around the world.”
Tim McDonald, Senior Auctioneer at Aberdeen & Northern Marts, said: “The agricultural section saw a good selection of lots on offer and strong prices were achieved throughout the day, exceeding sellers’ expectations. Good, second-hand agricultural machinery is currently meeting a strong trade and we encourage those interested in realising their goods to get in touch with our team well ahead of the September sale to allow for adequate marketing of machinery.”  
The top selling item, a 2013 Volvo FH16 750 6x4 artic truck in the heavy commercials section, achieved £40,000 at the auction. The tractor and plant category saw a 2015 JCB 3CX excavator realise £37,200 and a 2018 Renault Traffic L29 Sport Nav panel van achieve £11,500 in the light commercials and 4x4s section. A Fleetwood Heritage four berth caravan led the trailers and containers category with a top price of £3,000, and a Houghton Parkhouse 28’ float and trailer made £10,100 in the implements section.
The live and online event is hosted eight times per year at Thainstone Centre, Scotland’s premier auction centre. The sale is well-attended by both on-site and online buyers and sellers, with buyers from across UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland making substantial purchases through the sale’s online platform.
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale is scheduled for Saturday 21st September 2019 from 9am at Thainstone. Consignors are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.

Top prices
Heavy Commercials
2013 Volvo FH16 750 6x4 artic £40,000
2015 Mercedes Acros 3251K 8x4 tipper £25,000
2014 MAN TGS 35.400 8x4 tipper £20,500
2010 Scania R625 6X2 artic £18,200
Tractor & Plant
2015 JCB 3CX excavator £37,200
2012 Manitou MLT634-120 tele handler £17,200
2011 Claas Axion 820 tractor £17,000
1997 Claas 68S Dominator 13’ cut combine £15,800
Light Commercial & 4x4s
2018 Renault Trafic L29 Sport Nav panel van £11,500
2005 Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 £9,800
2016 Merc Benz Sprinter 313 CDi panel van £7,700
20 2013 Isuzu D-Max Eiger double cab pickup £7,300
Trailers & Containers
Fleetwood Heritage 4 berth caravan £3,000
Ifor Williams 14’ tri-axle livestock float £2,850
Ifor Williams 10’ twin axle box van £2,800
Ifor Williams 14’ tri-axle dropside trailer £2,200
Houghton Parkhouse 28’ float and trailer £10,100
Agrimac dump trailer £7,400
Master dryer £6,400
KV 4 fur plough £5,900