Outstanding trade achieved at Thainstone’s final collective sale of 2019


Thainstone hosted its final collective machinery sale on Saturday 9th November, which saw more than 2,000 buyers and sellers in attendance at Thainstone Centre. The auction featured a strong entry of more than 3,500 items and achieved the year’s highest sales rate of 85.3%.
Mark Barrack, Head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “We’re pleased to close off 2019 with such outstanding results. The team did a tremendous job across the board and the success of the sale is a testament to their hard work and efforts.
“Despite the cold November weather, the auction was well-attended by buyers from all over the UK and consistent trade was realised across all categories. Lots in the heavy plant section sold easily with a wide selection of good quality and ready to work items on offer. Demand was also evident for stockman tractors and loaders with modern classic tractors from the 80s and 90s selling very well. These are proving popular among our customers who have a special affinity for that era.
“There were many buyers present bidding on seasonal items ranging from timber and firewood preparation equipment to ex-local authority gritters and portable cabins ahead of winter. Yet again, ex-local authority vehicles were highly-sought after and record levels of vehicles were bought using our online bidding platform from those not able to attend the sale in person.
“The indoor auction in the Exchange building was the best we’ve seen to date and featured a large selection of small engineering equipment from oil and gas businesses and private individuals.
“Looking ahead, we wish everyone a fantastic Christmas season and look forward to welcoming you to our first sale of the New Year on Saturday 18th January 2020.”
Top prices for each section were as follows – £4,800 for an Abiljo slew mounted crusher bucket in small plant; £26,000 for a 2005 Volvo A30D 6x6 dumper with cab in heavy plant; £19,200 for a 2008 New Holland 5050 four-wheel drive with loader in the tractor section; £15,500 for a 2011 Mercedes Axor 1624 4x2 tipper/gritter in the lorry class; £5,200 for a Chieftan drawbar plant trailer in the articulated trailers section; £3,000 for a IW GP126 plant trailer for trailers; £1,800 for a 26’ welfare unit in the cabin section; and £13,000 for a 2008 Toyota Landcruiser among the commercials and 4x4s class.
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 18th January 2020 from 9am at Thainstone. Consignors are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
Top prices
Small Plant
Abiljo Slew Mounted Crusher Bucket £4,800
Tajtun Firewood Processor £4,500
Hakki Pilke 37 Firewood Processor £4,100
John Deere 4x4 Gator £3,500
Polaris Ranger 4x4 ATV £3,400
Norwood Lumberman Portable Bench Saw £2,400
Heavy Plant
2005 Volvo A30D 6x6 Dumper £26,000
2018 JCB 7 tonne Dumper with Cab £19,000
2012 Manitou MLT634 Telescopic Handler £17,000
2012 Manitou MLT634 Telescopic Handler £16,800
2008 NH LB110 Wheeled Excavator £16,800
2007 Case 621XT Articulate Loading Shovel £15,100
2011 Doosan DX140LC Tracked Excavator £13,000
2008 New Holland 5050 Four Wheel Drive With Loader £19,200
1989 Ford TW15 Four Wheel Drive £11,800
1994 MF3075 Four Wheel Drive £8,100
1985 John Deere 2140 Four Wheel Drive with SG cab £6,000
Ford 1520 Garden Tractor £5,200
1994 Deutz DX3.70 Four Wheel Drive £5,100
1996 Ford 4430 Four Wheel Drive Turf Tractor £5,000
1964 Fordson Major £3,500
2011 Mercedes Axor 1624 4x2 Tipper/Gritter £15,500
2012 Mercedes Axor 1824 4x2 Tipper/Gritter £15,000
2009 Scania R620 V8 6x2 Tag Artic £15,000
2007 Iveco 380 Trakker 8x4 Dropside with Hiab £14,600
2009 Daf 55.250 4x2 Tipper/Gritter £7,200
2001 Scania 114C380 6x4 Tipper £6,800
Articulated Trailers
Chieftan Drawbar Plant Trailer £5,200
Cartwright Extendable Combine Transport Trailer £5,000
Fruehauf Triaxle Bulk Aggregate Trailer £4,300
IW GP126 Plant Trailer £3,000
IW TA510 Livestock Trailer £2,900
IW 16 x 6 Tri Axle Dropside £1,900
IW LM126 Flat Trailer £1,800
IW CT136HD Car Transporter £1,700
IW 6x12 Dropside Trailer £1,700
IW Twin Axle Car Transporter £1,600
26’ Welfare Unit £1,800
32’ x 10’ Portacabin Canteen/Office/Toilet £1,250
Box Storage Van £980
Commercials & 4x4s
2008 Toyota Landcruiser £13,000
2018 Ford Transit Custom 300 Van £11,000
2009 Iveco 55518W 4X4 Double Cab Dropside £10,800
2014 Iveco 35C13 Daily Tipper £9,300
2013 Ford Transit Custom 270 Van £9,050
2013 Peugeot Hdi335 Van £8,800
2012 VW Crafter CR35TDi Van £7,800
2008 Ford Transit 100T350 Dropside £7,200
2014 Mitsubishi L200 Trojan Double Cab £6,500