Plant, Machinery & HGVs December Report
Last Friday was the final sale of our year. We have seen some interesting trends in the market throughout the year as our currency has fluctuated in value greatly against the Euro. Generally, the trade has been very good throughout the year and the export market has been a large factor in this. This month’s entries were down on last month due to the vast quantity of machinery which has been exported throughout the year, and the fact a lot of our regular vendors take it easier around the Christmas period. A high proportion of our machinery entries this month came straight from use. We are fortunate to have some great relationships with both local and national end users who trust us to get the best price for their surplus kit. Over the last few months we have also seen a noticeable upturn in the agricultural machinery market. We have taken on many new vendors in this sector and proved ourselves by gaining some of the highest prices for used machinery around.
In the plant section this month we had a wide selection of machines. In particular; two excavators, straight from work, made strong money. A 2014 Case CX130C made £40,000 and will now go back to work with a local groundworks firm. Form the same fleet was a 2015 Kubota KX080-4 which sold for £36,800, this machine will also be going back to work with a construction firm in mid wales. Direct in from the Environment Agency we had a 12 year old Case CX210 long reach excavator which sold for £27,200, this machine will soon be back dredging rivers across the country. Elsewhere in the construction plant section a 2010 ex-council JCB Midi CX-4 made £18,500, we had an 11 year old Bomag BW161-4, fresh from a hire fleet, which made £16,500 and will go abroad, and a single owner 2006 Manitou MT1030 which was £16,000. Although trade has backed off slightly in the last couple of months there is still strong demand for genuine end of use machines. We anticipate that the new year will bring with it a rise in prices as we head into the spring and summer months. You can find all of our plant results via the link below.
We had a strong entry of tractors this month. As well as our usual selection from the Environment Agency, councils and repossessions, we were also fortunate enough to have a good consignment of main dealer trade-ins & a number of entries straight from local farms. A Valtra T160 with a forestry crane and winch made £42,500, this was direct from the Environment agency with only 1300 hours on the 11 year old machine. A Massey Ferguson 6485, from the same home (also a 2006 machine with <1500 hours), made £30,500 and has now gone to the farm where it will stay for some years. A 2008 John Deere 6330 from the council made £19,000, this machine has just been collected and is heading towards Scotland for it’s forever home. A couple of main dealer part exchanges made good money also: a 20 year old John Deere 6910 with almost 10,000 hours on was £15,800 and a slightly older Massey Ferguson 6170 made £9,600. Agricultural telehandlers made strong money this month again. A 2010 Manitou MLT735 Turbo was £19,200, a 2009 JCB 536-70 agri xtra was £15,900 and two Merlo Turbo Farmers sold away at £9,250 & £13,600. Full details & more examples can be found in our results in the link below.
Our HGV section has been growing in value recently and this month we had a higher than usual consignment. There were plenty of examples which had come straight from work and would go straight back to work after the sale. We had all manor of makes and models on offer this month. A 2009 Mercedes Actros 3332 6x6 Gritter was £18,800, a 2008 Iveco/Johnston 15T sweeper was £15,000, a 2008 Scania P380 8x4 32T tipper was £13,800 and a Volvo FH480 tractor unit was £7,000, this was a 2009 mid lift with almost 1 million kilometres covered! We had a good entry of lorries in this month, with a wide variety of specification. Typically, this section has seen a low clearance rate. There is less demand for some of the older examples due to strict emissions regulations. However, this month we were able to clear a large proportion of what we had entered.
Among our grounds maintenance & ATVs sections wood chippers and utility vehicles sold well. The grounds care season has been a particularly long one this year so mowers have been in short supply. We look forward to the new year as we are expecting a good entry of end of use gang mowers and batwing mowers. Kubota and Kawasaki utility vehicles remain the most highly sought after with a 2015 trans Mule selling for £4,250 and a tidy camouflage RTV900 making £3,550.
We had our biggest ever entry of general farm equipment and trailers this month. There was not a single gap throughout these two sections and trade was exemplary. A 2015 Amazone 4m folding drill sold for £22,000, this will go no further than 5 miles to it’s new home. We had a 15 year old Bailey 14T root trailer which made £7,000, a Major 2400 gallon slurry tanker at £4,000 and a tidy Ifor Williams HB511 Bala Blue horse box which was £3,100.
We will close for Christmas on the 22nd December and be returning on the 2nd January when it will be business as usual for the new year!
We are already taking entries for our January auction and have a large consignment of young end of use plant on the horizon already. If you have any entries to discus you can get in touch with us in the office to find out about commission rates, haulage organisation or valuations.
As always you can find our full results published via the link below and our January sale catalogue which is already growing.
Full results can be found here
January sale catalogue can be found here