Light commercial and 4x4 vehicles in demand at Thainstone’s first collective sale of 2020


ANM Group hosted its first collective machinery sale of the year on Saturday 18th January, which saw more than 2,000 buyers and sellers in attendance at Thainstone Centre. The auction featured an entry of more than 2,500 items and achieved a strong sales rate of 80%.
Mark Barrack, Head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “We’re pleased with the success of our first collective sale of the year and results achieved. The sale was well-attended by buyers from across the UK and Ireland and more than 60 online bidders participated in the auction. The dry weather certainly played in our favour and contributed to the buoyant atmosphere at Thainstone.
“Consistent prices were achieved across all sections with the light commercial and 4x4 vehicles category seeing several lots sell in excess of high trade guide prices due to the scarcity of quality stock available in the wider market. The tractors section was outstanding again, and strong conversion rates were achieved for heavy commercials with many buyers from England bidding keenly. 
“Scotland’s largest sale of plant, machinery and equipment continues to grow in popularity, and we’re delighted with the strong start to 2020. The team did an excellent job setting up the event, facilitating the auction and delivered a professional service to all our customers.
“Looking ahead, we expect an increased entry for our March sale as businesses look to realise their assets ahead of the financial year-end.”
The top price of £39,000 came from a 2005 Beast Bandit 2680 shredder in the tractors and mobile plant section, followed by £20,500 for a Valtra T162 Versu 4WD tractor. The light commercial and 4x4 vehicles category saw a Ford Transit 100 T350 double cab tipper achieve £7,800 and a Land Rover Discovery TDV6 commercial auto sell for £7,500. The trailers and containers category was topped by a £3,000 Ifor Williams 14’ tri axle livestock trailer, and a Scania R440 8x4 tipper went for £15,200 in the heavy commercials section. The implements category saw a KV ED 100 5 furrow reversible plough sell for £8,400 and the small agri section had a Ritchie cattle crate achieve £2,500.
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 14th March 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
Light Commercials & 4x4s
Ford Transit 100 T350 Double Cab Tipper £7,800
Land Rover Discovery TDV6 Commercial Auto           £7,500
Subaru Levorg GT AWD                                              £7,400
Toyota Hilux Invincible D-4D                          £7200
Heavy Commercials
Scania R440 8x4 Tipper £15,200
Scania R560 6x2 Tractor Unit £14,200
Mercedes Axor 2528L 6x2 Rear Lift c/w Crane £10,000
BMI Ejector Tri-axle Trailer    £9,000
Tractors and Mobile Plant
2005 Beast Bandit 2680 Shredder                              £39,000
Valtra T162 Versu 4WD Tractor £20,500
JCB 409 Loading Shovel           £20,000
CAT 302-7 Mini Excavator £16,000
KV ED 100 5 Furrow Reversible Plough          £8,400
Triffet 32’ Bale Trailer                                                £4,450
Stewart GX 8 Low Loader                               £4,000
KV 853 Bedder            £3,600
Trailers and Containers
Ifor Williams 14’ Tri-Axle Livestock Trailer                              £3,000
Ifor Williams 12’ Dropside Tipping Trailer                               £2,700
Ifor Williams 18’ Tri-Axle Dropside Trailer                              £2,200
Avondale Bianca 4 Berth Caravan £1,400
Small Agri and builders
Ritchie Cattle Crate £2,500
Sheep Dipping Trailer £1,150
Cattle Feed Trailer £900
Cast Deer Garden Figure £700
Small Plant and Horticultural Equipment
Quantity Ford Tooling £1,100
Snap-On Diagnostic Set £1,700
Swift Craft 15KVA Electric Start Generator £620
Snap-On Cordless Power Tools £550