Plant, Machinery & HGVs December Report
So that’s it! Another sale done, another year finished! And what a high to finish on. Despite being held just 11 days before Christmas, our final sale of the year was well attended & well entered. Trade was as strong as ever and we ended the day a whopping 80% up on this time last year! The online bidding presence certainly helped buoy the trade as did a huge number of export buyers who had made the journey to bid in person. The weather held off overhead and although it was a cold day, it stayed dry for us.
Entries were up again this month with a few large direct consignments from hire firms & national agencies. Consigning machines to our auctions is a constant challenge so we are grateful to all those loyal customers who entrust us to sell their part exchanges & end of use machinery. We had a particularly good line up of fresh telehandlers with a good selection of 3-4 year old JCBs & Manitous, these achieved some great results, as did our line up of fresh looking young tractors. Trade in the HGV section was good, helped along the way by a good bunch of 8x6 hookloaders & lowloader trailers direct from the MOD. Demand for mini & midi excavators remains extremely high and we, again, managed to clear most of this section. This time of year is always a little difficult in machinery sales as buyers must account for the fact that something which is considered 4 years old now will be seen as 5 years old in a matter of weeks. This makes results difficult to compare to similar year machines sold earlier in the year. As always you can see our full results from the sale via the link below or give us a call to ask about any machines you spotted being offered on Friday. Entries are already flooding in with diggers, dozers & tractors already on site from the Environment Agency & a range of other homes!
The were some mega plant results this month. Obviously the entries from the Environment Agency fetched extremely strong money again, as exhibited above in the Case long reach we sold. Large plant was the only section where entries were slightly short this month, that being said, we had some good results, a 2013 JS130 was £29k, a 2006 Liebherr L544 shovel was £20k a 2004 11.5T Kobelco was £16,200 & an ancient Daewoo 130 was £11,400! Into the mini & midi excavator row: we had a 4 year old Kubota KX57-4 at £25,500, a 2017 Takeuchi TB219 which was £ 14,700 & a 2011 CAT 308 was £23,800. Loads more results in the full listing. We had another good bunch of young JCB construction spec telehandlers from a national hire fleet and achieved a great clearance rate on these again. We were also fortunate enough to have a handful of 3 and 4 year old Manitous indirectly from a different national hire firm & these proved good sellers. Smaller telehandlers were the most popular this month with several 4 & 5 meter JCBs fetching around £23k for 4 year old models, a 2014 Manitou MT625 at £23,500 & a 2014 CAT TH407 was £24k. All of the plant was fetching strong money on the day and you can see our full results via the link below.
Although slightly short of entries we had a huge trade in the tractor row. A selection of John Deere 5100Ms made up to £21k. These were 2013 with around 7000 hours. A 2014 Case Puma 145 then made a whopping £42k! As well as these an 8 year old Claas Arion 640 was £19,250 & a 31 year old Deutz DX3.90 was £5,150. We also had a nice selection of larger implements & farm machinery this month, a Bomford Buzzard hedge trimmer was £7,000, Vogel Noot XM 4 furrow plough was £5,000 & a Bryce post knocker £3,900. Agricultural machinery & vehicles all sold well, there was a strong demand and we sent items all over the world this month. Full results always available & free, no obligation advice & valuations are just a phone call away!
The MAN from the Environment Agency (pictured above) was the top performer in the vehicles row. As well as this we had a nice row of artic trailers, some from the MOD but the top prices were for a 10 year old Faymonville 5 axle lowloader at £21k & a 2003 Nooteboom dropneck lowloader at £19k. A 2012 Scania G480 tractor unit was £13k & a 2007 Mercedes 26T gritter was £11,000, strong money for a 6x2 model. Away from the bigger vehicles we had a handful of Hiluxs which were 2013 & 2013, these topped out at £6,700, they were base spec and quite high mileage but still strong sellers. Throughout the year our HGV & commercial vehicle section has been growing steadily and this month we offered the highest number of the year at 122 entries. To see the full results follow the link below & give us a call about entering your vehicle or how we can help manage your fleet requirements.
There were some very strong results in the grounds care, ATV & trailer sections as well. Grounds care in particular should now start to pick back up as we head towards the spring months. We serve many councils, leasing firms & national contractors in the disposals of their surplus assets. To find out more about how we can assist you get in touch with any of our team.
Our next sale will now be on the 11th January which doesn’t give much time in the new year to get your kit here. We already have loads of equipment on site ready for this sale including a great selection of plant from the Environment Agency. We work closely with many national haulage firms so can usually get transport sorted to suit your needs if you’re struggling to get to us.
We will be back on the 2nd January but you can reach us via email or mobile for anything essential. Links below will take you to our full results & next month’s catalogue.
Full results: https://www.brightwells.com/media/4833/december-2018.pdf