Plant, Machinery & HGVs November Report


Plant, Machinery & HGVs November Report

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Plant, Machinery & HGVs November Report

Brightwells are pleased to announce another successful plant & machinery auction held on the second Friday in November. There was a strong feeling among our regular clients that the trade has fallen back in recent weeks, we were hearing from dealers who are struggling to shift stock from their yard and construction firms & farmers not being offered the right money for their end of use kit. We noticed a slight drop in some values, however, on the whole, we felt that there was still strong demand for used machinery & prices were holding out well. Considering the time of year, we would usually expect a large entry of tractors but this month we were light in that section. Despite that, trade was strong, and some good results were achieved. Excavators & plant were in plentiful supply; indeed, we ran out of lot numbers and were squeezing late entries in earlier in the sale.

We had a large consignment of 10-20 year old large plant direct from a national recycling & environmental firm. This all fetched surprisingly strong money considering it’s age, hours and general poor condition. In the telehandler row the top price was fetched by the 2013 JCB 535-95, photo’d above, direct to us from a national hire firm. A 2014 535-140 from the same fleet was only £200 less. We had a set of 6 CAT TH337 telehandlers on solid tyres direct from a local council, these were in very tatty condition with quite high hours but still managed to achieve up to £15,100. A 2009 Merlo 32.6 telehandler from the same council was £14,800. 13T excavators mostly sold well. A pair of 2013 JS130s made £25,500 each and will go to separate homes. A 2011 Komatsu PC130 was £25,200. A 2007 Doosan DX160 wheeled excavator was £23,800 and a 2008 Case CX130B was £24,000. Further down the size range we had a 4 year old Bobcat E85 which was £25,500, a pair of Takeuchi TB250s for £17,300 & £17,200 and a 2014 Kubota KX019-4 for £12,600. For a full view of our plant results including dumpers, rollers, loading shovels & more, simply follow the link at the end of this article for the full results table or give us a call to ask about specific machines.

Top price in the tractor row was fetched by a very high houred Case Puma 160. This was a 4 year old machine and was particularly knocked and battered, despite this we achieved £24,000 for her. We also offered a nice collection of New Hollands from a variety of different homes. A 2007 T6010 was £18,200, the 2013 T4.75 (pictured) fetched the same, a 2002 TS115 was £15,500 & a 2002 TM125 was £13,000, these last two had mega hours but were well turned out. Among some other stand out results there was a 22 year old Massey Ferguson 8140 which made £8,200. This section was poorly entered this month and we are hoping to see a strong consignment for our December sale. For full results follow the link below or to discuss entries give Dave a call on 07969 410777.

Trade in the HGV section appeared to remain as strong as ever. It was buoyed this month by another batch of lowloader trailers direct from the MOD. This month they were heavy duty trailers on the larger pin fitting. We had 5 Broshuis E2130 trailers and the most expensive of these was a 2006 example for £15,500. Also direct from the MOD was an MAN 4wd 6T lorry which was £18,500. In the rest of the vehicles we had a 4 axle Faymonville trailer, this was a 12 year old model and sold for £15,500. Also a 2010 DAF 7.5T tilt & slide recovery vehicle was £17,500, a 2008 Wilcox tipping trailer was £9,500, a pair of 2008 Mercedes 1824 4wd gritters were £12,000 & £11,800. Lots more cracking results can be found in the full table via the link below.

Although short in entries due to the time of year, our grounds maintenance section produced some strong results. A 5 year old Kubota F3680, ex council, was £6,400, a 2010 Jensen A540 chipper was £4,250 & a Kioti CK27 compact tractor & loader was £4,850. This section always yields strong results and will soon start picking up in size again as people look to exchange their kit in plenty of time for the spring. Now we are fully into the shooting season there is a good demand for utility vehicles and we had a lovely line up this month. Kubota remains the most dominant make, closely followed by Kawasaki. Two RTV900s made £5,250 & £5,000, while a pair of 2013 Mules were £4,000. In our repossessions row we also had a 2018 Honda 420 quad bike which made £4,700. If you are looking to upgrade your grounds care equipment or UTV/ATV then give us a call to discuss entering your machine.

Farm machinery & trailers went away well this month. A 5 furrow Vogel Noot plough sold for £4,500, a good price for a less popular branded plough. A 2007 Teagle 8080 chopper was £3,200 & a 20 year old McHale 991BC wrapper was £2,600. Welfare units were highly sought after this month. An ex-hire Boss Cabins 4 man kitchen with toilet & generator was £6,000 and a twin axle Securicabin was £5,500. We also had a Linton glider control tower direct from the MOD, this was an older trailer with a dolly chassis which sold for £4,500. In amongst the rest of the trailers a pair of Ifor Williams HB511 horse boxes were £3,000 each, a 2004 16T Fraser tipping trailer was £2,900, a tri axle Ifor Williams TA510 stock box was £2,650 & a tri axle Ifor Williams LM186 was £2,150. Tidy Ifor Williams’ are still making very near to new money due to their reputation and the lead time on new stock.

This month more than ever our social media platforms have really boosted our sales and presence in the market. Social media has been a great way to keep our customers up to date with what’s happening on our site and the stock we have arriving day to day! Find us now on Facebook (@BrightwellsMachinery), Twitter (@BW_Machinery), Snapchat (davesmithbw) & LinkedIn. Although one in every five pounds spent with us this month was spent via our online bidding platform this was a slight drop on last month’s online presence. This was mostly down to the number of boots on the ground during the sale day & the keenness of the on site buyers who could see the quality of the machinery we were offering.

For more info and photos on any of our past results simply drop me an email or give us a call, my details are below. We are now on the final push for the end of the year, with only one sale to go until Christmas! Our next sale will be on the 14th December and we look forward to seeing hundreds of buyers there for their final purchases before the shut down period.

Many people will now be using this time to try and refresh stock in their yard and empty out in time for the new year. If you would like any advice or help with disposing of your equipment, then get in touch. We are happy to arrange on site dispersals, timed sales of static machinery & haulage to our monthly auctions.

Below links to December sale catalogue & November full results. Contact me any time on 07969 410777 or

November full results:

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