Success at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment auction


A plant, machinery and equipment sale – with 83% of the 2,626 lots sold – attracted more than 2,000 bidders, including a variety of buyers from across the UK and Ireland flocking to Thainstone Centre at the weekend.
The online bidding system,, also featured strongly within the plant, vehicles and lorries sections with online buyers from throughout the UK and Europe showing interest.
The top price for the day came from a 2015 Doosan DX225LC-3 digger which sold for £62,000; this was closely followed by a 2014 Doosan DX225LC-3 digger which was purchased for £60,000; along with two Hyundai R-series diggers which were bought for £48,000 each respectively; and a 2011 JCB 535-125 telescope handler that realised £25,000.
The Light Commercial and the 4x4 section was led by a 2013 Landrover Discovery XS SDV6 Automatic that sold for £20,800; with a 2006 Peugeot Boxer 4-berth motorhome realising £17,900; 2014 Ford Transit 125 T350 panel van achieving £12,000; and a 2013 Mitsubishi L200 double cab pickup selling for £10,000.
In the Heavy Commercials category, a 2010 Volvo FH460 tractor unit sold for £20,000; including a 2001 Scania D-class hook lift which achieved £5,500. The Trailers, Caravans and Containers category was topped by a Kelsberg S30 low loader which realised £19,500; while an Eldiss Scirocco 5-berth caravan sold for £2,700.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “We are delighted with the exceptional results achieved on the day and the effort put in by our highly experienced team of auctioneers. The highlight of the sale came from a large consignment of diggers, which generated a great deal of interest with all of them selling well and realising the highest prices of the day. The Light Commercial and 4x4 category also saw an increase in lots entered, and performed very well with a high rate of entries sold reaching commendable prices.
“The regular attendance of large crowds to our plant, machinery and equipment sale – thanks to our team’s professional approach and high-level of integrity - is a testament to our ability to attract interest from all corners of the UK. The competitive price discovery method of an auction that our team implements ensures both buyers and sellers continue to reap tangible benefits. We look forward to the next auction and invite you all to what promises to be another fantastic event.”
In the auction of farm-consigned machinery and implements, a Cross slurry tanker realised £5,200; followed by a Welger RP435 baler which sold for £5,100; including a Redrock 10-tonne trailer which achieved £4,100.
Alan Hutcheon, Auctions Operations Manager at Aberdeen and Northern Marts, said: “We are pleased with the success achieved on the day and the quality of pre-owned machinery put forward. It is also encouraging to see that the demand continues to rise for farm-consigned machinery and implements, and we are happy to see many units exceeding buyers’ expectations, as they benefit from a diverse range of lots on offer.”
The next plant, machinery and equipment sale – which takes place eight times a year – is scheduled for Saturday 6th August from 9:00am at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie and consignors are encouraged to advise of their entries as soon as possible to receive maximum exposure to potential buyers.
For further information, please visit the ANM Group website at  For entries, please contact Alan Hutcheon for tractors and implements on 01467 623711 or Mark Barrack for vehicles, 4x4s, plant and machinery on 01467 623754. 
Top Prices
Tractor & Plant
2015 Doosan DX225LC-3 Digger £62,000
2014 Doosan DX225LC-3 Digger £60,000
2014 Hyundai R220LC-9A Digger £48,000
2 x Hyundai R140W- 9A Diggers £48,000
Light Commercial & 4x4s
2013 Landrover Discovery XS SDV6 Auto £20,800
2006 Peugeot Boxer 4-berth Motorhome £17,900
2014 Ford Transit 125 T350 Panel Van £12,200
2013 Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pickup £10,000
Heavy Commercials
2010 Volvo FH460 Tractor Unit £20,000
2016 Mercedes Axor 3240K £19,800
2009 Volvo FH480 Tractor Unit £12,800
2001 Scania D-Class Hook Lift £5,500
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
Kelsberg S30 Low Loader £19,500
Ifor Williams Beaver Tail Trailer £2,800
Eldiss Scirocco 5-berth Caravan £2,700
Ifor Williams Tipper Trailer £2,250
Farm Machinery & Implants
Cross slurry tanker £5,200
Welger RP435 baler £5,100
Redrock 10-tonne trailer £4,100
16 tonne Rolland spreader £3,800