Plant, Machinery & HGVs January Report
Welcome back! January is often seen as a very bitter month. This was not the case for us. We achieved an exceptionally high clearance rate across all sections and some very strong results. The mood before our first sale back after the Christmas shut down is always apprehensive. We have significantly less time to organise, catalogue & build the sale. Finding entries is always particularly difficult and no one knows what the trade will be like on the day. This year we certainly needn’t have worried, trade was as strong as ever and we managed to offer a good selection of machines from all parts of the country. It is still the case that finding entries is a far greater challenge than selling what arrives. A vast proportion of what we sold was sent abroad again this month. Today has seen no less than 9 foreign lorries loaded for 6 different countries! The online bidding presence, although strong, was not as prevalent as it has been in previous months. Only around 16 pence in every pound was spent via the internet this month, compared to the average of 22% by value. We would again attribute this to the fact that many of our buyers are only just getting back into the swing of things after Christmas, and therefore have more time on their hands to come to the auction in person.
We are always looking for fresh entries and new ways to serve our clients. We act on behalf of lots of national construction & hire firms as well as government departments, councils & finance companies. We can provide “no obligation” on site valuations, timed online auctions, sealed bid tenders, on site dispersal sales, finance settlements, haulage arrangements & dedicated sections within our regular auctions. We work closely with you to get the most for your assets with no hassle for you. Give us a call to find out more or to start the ball rolling with your asset remarketing – 01981 250642
We had some great lots in the plant section this month, and despite a lot of the machines arriving last minute and unexpected we had some huge prices for them. A good selection of plant direct from the Environment Agency really buoyed the trade & brought buyers from all over the world. Next month we will be offering a great collection of plant direct from the MOD including a massive Grove 55T wheeled crane, huge HGV mounted access platform, Merlo roto telehandler, 3CX & more… Heavy plant had a good day with us on Friday, the CAT953 in the pictures above was a good price, as well as a D5N next door to it which was £48,000 for what we believe was a 2005/2006 machine. As well as the 21T Komatsu above we had a 22.5T New Holland Kobelco from an Oxford based hire firm this was a whopping £19,500 for a 13 year old machine! A 2007 Komatsu PC130 was £20,500, she was a lovely machine from a local ground works firm, if a little high in the hours. Into midi excavators; the 85Z pictured above sold well, an ex Environment Agency 2005 Case CX75 with low hours was £16,600 & a 2010 JCB 8085 was £17,000, this machine came to us from a new client to us, a construction firm in South Wales and sold for well over reserve and now heads to France. There was a good trade on mini excavators, particularly young models, a 2 year old TB210 was £10,000, a 4 year old Case CX18B was £11,000 and a 2014 Kubota KX61 was £14,400. There are dozens more examples of strong prices fetched in our full results list. Follow the link below to see how your machine might have fared against similar lots or get in touch for advice.
Tractors were extremely scarce this month! We had our lowest number of entries in this section for months. Fortunately, we had a nice collection of Environment Agency, council & finance company consignments to bring some prestige to the tractor row. The stand out results, as well as the two pictured above, are a 2009 New Holland T6080, a lovely example, direct from farm, this one sold for £22,500, a whopping £6,000 over reserve! We also offered another pair of 2013 John Deere 5100Ms with loaders, this month they topped out a few thousand more than last month at £24,200. An 8 year old Aebi TT270 bank tractor was £28,000. Older tractors also sold well, a John Deere 3050 4wd was £7,000, a fairly tatty example of a nearly 30 year old machine. And a nice old David Brown 1490 4wd was £3,800. We have opened entries now for our next auction on the 8th February and would love to hear from you whether you are looking for a new tractor, looking to sell yours now or after an outlet for a volume of end of use or part exchanges. Check out our full results and give us a shout – 01981 250642
Several of the HGVs which have been through our sales before and failed to reach reserve were cleared up this month. This was a welcome start to the year as some of them had been through two or three sales without much luck! The top price in this section was fetched by the 6wd Merc in the photos above. We had a collection of 3 Merc Axor 2629 long bodied crane lorries with 30T meter Palfinger cranes which made up to £21,500. The usual collection of 2004-2006 Broshuis MOD artic trailers made around £15,500 and the 1991-1996 DAF Drops from the MOD were making around £13,200 again. There was a nice 2006 DAF LF55.180 sweeper lorry which was entered very late and sold for £14,200, a Mercedes Atego gully sucker which was £12,000 on an ’06 plate & a 2005 Nooteboom lowloader was £11,000. All round some strong results in this section and some exciting entries lined up already for next month. Full results via the link below & the number to get in touch with us for entries is 01981 250642!
We were short of ATVs & grounds maintenance equipment, but agricultural implements & trailers had a fairly strong entry. A 2008 Timberwolf tracked chipper was £4,500, 3 x 2013 Toro LT3340s were £3,800 each (the same as last month) & a 2009 Kubota RTV900 was £4,050. Grounds maintenance should certainly be picking up over the next few months as we head into the spring and summer seasons. In the farm row; we had a Twose SF350 straw chopper which was £5,500 for a 5 year old machine, a 2012 McConnel PA4330 hedge trimmer at £3,500 and a 2013 AW 8T dump trailer for £6,200. All in all, some fair prices for some genuine equipment.
Our next sale will be held on the 8th February and we look forward to welcoming another great crowd of buyers here to compete for another great selection of kit. This year has also seen a new contractor take over the catering; and the café on site will be open the day before our sale day for the viewing day, as well as being in full flow throughout sale day, offering great breakfasts at great prices!
We are confident that this year will bring continued growth and continued successes for all those who trade with us, get in touch now to find out what we could do for you and your business!
Full January sale results: https://www.brightwells.com/media/4861/january-2019.pdf
February sale catalogue: https://www.brightwells.com/plant-machinery-hgv/auctions/february-plant-machinery-hgv/catalogue/