Thainstone machinery sales make a welcome return via live online platform

While it’s not business as usual, Thainstone Specialist Auctions (a division of ANM Group) welcomed a return to a near normal service, and were delighted to conduct an online only live sale of plant, equipment, machinery, and commercial vehicles, at Thainstone Centre on Wednesday 10th June.
Access restrictions imposed by Government to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 meant that no buyers were present on site during the sale however, over 530 registered to take part via TSA’s online sales platform. The live auction, split into two sections with auctioneers running the sections concurrently, featured an entry of more than 440 lots and resulted in 355 lots selling – a 80.6% success rate. 
Mark Barrack, Head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “The live online auction ensured that customers continued to benefit from the competitiveness and transparency that only selling using the auction process can provide. The sales format and structure followed that of our “normal” machinery sales with the introduction of additional safety measures and procedures following government COVID 19 guidelines.
“As a result trade was very good, strong prices were achieved with all vehicles and equipment reaching excellent trade with enthusiastic bidding on all lots, clearly demonstrating that there is a ready market for these types of goods. 
“We’ve had to cancel our sales since March due to the pandemic, so as you can imagine we were thrilled to be able to get stuck into this sale and enhance our online bidding experience for those watching at home. The team did an excellent job setting up the event, facilitating the auction and delivered a professional service.
“Looking ahead, we will be hosting regular online sales and are planning to gradually return to our regular sales agenda over the coming months. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Thainstone Centre when it is safe and appropriate to do so, however, in the meantime we continue to encourage online participation”
The top selling lot included a Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyno VT Four Wheel Drive Tractor which sold for £60,000, followed jointly by a New Holland T7-185 Four Wheel Drive Tractor and a Manitou MLA 630-125PS Telescopic Handler which both sold for £29,500 all in the tractors and handlers category. The light commercial and 4x4 vehicles category saw a 2015 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Double Cab Pickup sell for £9,600 and a 2018 Renault Kangoo L121 Business +Edition Van go for £8,800. The trailers and containers category was topped by a £3,400 Fruehauf Tri axle Aggregate Trailer, and a 2015 Daf CF300 FAT 6x4 Tipper went for £27,500 in the lorries section. The implements category saw a Vaderstad CR240 Carrier sell for £13,200 and the Small Plant & RTV’s category had a Genie Z45/25 Access Boom achieve £5,800.

The next online auction will take place on  Wednesday 8th July from 9am. Contact 01467 623770 for further details. 

Top prices:

Tractors & Handlers etc
£60,000                 2017 Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna VT FWD Tractor
£29,500                 2014 New Holland T7-185 FWD Tractor cw Quickie Loader
£29,500                 2014 Manitou MLA630-125PS Pivot Steer Handler
£24,500                 2014 Claas 7040 Variopower Telescopic Handler
Implements & Machinery
£13,200                 Vaderstad CR240 Carrier
£7,150                   Bailey Twin Axle Flat Trailer cw 24’ Stewart Aluminium Float with Sheep Decks
£4,200                   Krone Easycut 3210CV Mower
£4,100                   Pottinger Nova Cat 305H Mower
Trailers & Containers
£3,400                   Fruehauf Tri axle Aggregate Trailer
£2,200                   IW TT105 Tipping Trailer
£2,100                   IW 14’ Twin Axle Livestock Trailer
£2,050                   Brian James Cargo D/S Trailer
£27,500                 2015 Daf CF300 FAT 6x4 Tipper
£12,000                 2014 Daf LF180FA 4x2 Tipper
£9,000                   2010 Mercedes Atego 4x4 Tipper/Gritter
£7,800                   2007 Scania R230 4x2 Curtainsider
 4x4’s & Light Commercials
£9,600                   2015 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Double Cab Pickup
£8,800                   2018 Renault Kangoo L121 Business +Edition Van
£8,600                   2013 VW Sprinter 313CDi Panel Van
£8,400                   2016 Renault Trafic SL27 Business+ DCi Panel Van
Small Plant & RTV’s
£5,800                   Genie Z45/25 Access Boom
£5,600                   JCB S1930 Scissor Lift
£5,500                   2016 Amazone Profihopper Grass Mower
£5,300                   2013 John Deere 855 Gator