Strong trading day at Thainstone’s plant, machinery, and equipment sale


A plant, machinery and equipment sale – with 83% of the 3,096 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 of the day came from a 2002 Terex mobile crane which sold for £66,000; this was followed by a 2012 Scania R620 tractor unit which was purchased for £60,000. The tractor and plant section was led by a 2012 Leibherr 916 excavator which sold for £43,000; and a 2011 JCB roller which achieved £20,000. In the 4x4 section, a 2011 Volkswagen Amarok pick-up sold for £11,800; while the trailer’s, caravans, and containers category was topped by a 2012 King extending trailer which realised £31,500.
Mark Barrack, Head of Specialist Auctions at ANM Group, said: “The sale attracted local, national, and international bidders on-site, with everyone benefiting from a beautiful day which created a tremendous atmosphere for sellers and buyers. Our online bidding system – i-bidder – also performed very well with an exceptional number of bidders taking part in the sale.
“We are very pleased with the sale’s results and the effort put in by the team which works with and for the buyer and seller to achieve true value of goods by implementing the competitive price discovery method of an auction. Significant demand for exports continues to be seen as buyers take advantage of favourable exchange rates, particularly in the farm machinery and mobile plant equipment sections. We look forward to the next auction and invite you all the come along and experience Thainstone Centre in full swing.”
The sale of farm-consigned machinery and implements was also notable. A KV 6 Fur Rev plough sold for £14,900; a 2013 JPM multi-purpose dump trailer realised £6,800; and a Marshall QM8 grain trailer achieved £5,850.
The next plant, machinery, and equipment sale – which takes place eight times a year – is scheduled for Saturday 12th November 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 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
2012 Leibherr 916 Excavator £43,000
2011 JCB Roller £20,000
2013 John Deere Tractor £19,500
2006 JCB Loadall £17,000
Light Commercial & 4x4s
2011 Volkswagen Amarok Pick-up £11,800
2010 Toyota Hilux Double Cab £7,800
2012 Mitsubishi ASX £6,900
2005 Land Rover Defender £5,800
Heavy Commercials
2002 Terex Mobile Crane £66,000
2012 Scania R620 Tractor Unit £60,000
2009 Mercedes Axor 3235 Hooklift £26,000
2009 Mercedes Axor 3240 Hooklift £21,000
Trailers, Caravans & Containers
2012 King Extending Trailer £31,500
65 Cube Bulk Tipping Trailer £5,000
Hobby 650 Prestige Twin Axle Caravan £4,900
Fruehauf Bulk Tanker £3,900
Farm Machinery & Implements
KV 6 Fur Rev Plough £14,900
2013 JPM Multi-Purpose Dump Trailer £6,800
Marshall QM8 Grain Trailer £5,850
NC 28ft Tri-Axle low Loader £4,700