Plant, Machinery & HGVs February Report
Brightwells’ second sale of the year saw a strong trade. All sections managed a high clearance rate with many older lots being cleared up! Rain throughout the morning didn’t discourage our buyers. Our custom online bidding system was on fire with almost a quarter of the sale value selling over the internet! As always, genuine looking popular makes of plant & machinery sold well, with low hour examples always fetching a premium. Unfortunately this month will be a fairly brief report but please take some time to look at the full results table via the link below and get in touch if we can be of any help in disposing your end of use machinery.
There is a lot of chatter surrounding the strength of the construction & farming industries as well as the effect Brexit may have on machinery prices. Over the last few months the industry has sadly seen some big companies close their doors. This has an effect on us all, as smaller firms are more hesitant to invest in new assets and therefore holding onto older machines longer. Although we were able to sell a great percentage of the machinery here, there were more provisional sales than we would usually see. Making sales was a lot more of a push, with a lot of fierce negotiation on price, ensuring the true best price fetched for lots. Trade is on a knife edge at the moment so now is the time to take full advantage of our entirely reserved auction with NO entry fees, unsold fees or storage charges to worry about!
The crane which came to us from the MOD was the top price of the day at £123,000. This one will stay in the UK and go out on hire with an exciting new client. There was a good selection of 2013/2014 JS130s, in total we had 7 JS130s sell & a rough 2012 JS145, the JS130s topped out at £28k and the JS145 was £22k. There were plenty more 13T excavator sales which can all be seen in the full results table via the link below. A D5N was £30,000, enough money for a 15-year-old machine. A couple of 2014 8T excavators were well fought over, a Bobcat E85 was £25,800 and a JCB 85Z was £24,250. A collection of 3-4 year old excavators fetched strong money, a 2015 JCB 8026 was £14k, a Case CX26B of the same year was £13,200 & a 2016 8018 was £12k. Telehandlers made strong money again, 2013 & 2014 JCBs have shown a reliable strong trade over the last several months. We also had an impressive Manitou MVT 675, a 6m 7.5T machine, this sold for £27,500. There are plenty more stellar results to check out via the link below.
We didn’t have a “high end” entry in the tractor row, to speak of. We did however have a good number of machines, and an even better number of buyers. Prices reflected the uncertainty in the market, with sales being made but a lot of effort being put into these sales. An Aebi TT210 was picked up for the relatively low price of £23,000 for a 2012 model, this one had done more hours than other examples we have sold. A straight & genuine looking 2008 McCormick CX105 was £15,200 & a nice 1991 John Deere 2650 was £8,200. There was a good range of results from £3k-£15k, check them out in the full results now.
We had a good day in the HGV section on Friday. £26k bought a 5-year-old 4 axle King GTS 67 low loader. A pair of 2013 Merc 4wd 13T tipper/gritters were £14,200 each. A 2007 Volvo FL280 skip lorry was £6k, and a 2003 Mercedes 7.5T converted “go-karting” lorry with living area & kart transport lockers was £5,750. There’s a long list of direct & trade HGVs in our full results page. We are always looking to grow this section and would like to hear from any fleet managers who might be looking for a new method of dealing with end of use vehicles. This arm of the sale has truly become a self-sufficient, viable method for many fleets to gain the best return on their end of use or returned lease vehicles. Check out the full results & call for more info.
There was a huge row of mowers direct from a leasing company, these all sold for over the estimate. 2014 Gianni Ferrari & Kubota mowers were £9,500 & £6,400. A Ransomes Highway 2130 triple gang mower was £3,400. A Polaris Ranger 1000 utility vehicle in the trade row was £6,400, good money for a 4-year-old high hour example. We had a Muskeg MM80 tracked carrier from the National Grid, this made more than previous similar machines and sold for £3,800. A 2015 Honda 420 was £2,250, this was a tatty example but direct from a farmer, it sold well.
This month was another strong sale. We were able to satisfy a lot of vendors, provide machinery for many UK and export customers and continue to honestly serve government departments & local authorities. We pride ourselves on offering a top-class service with the highest levels of old-fashioned integrity and loyalty.
A handful of machinery results have had to be omitted from the list at the request of the buyers, give us a call for expert guide prices on your machinery and to find out what comparable machines we have seen sold. You can find the full results table & March sale catalogue via the links below or give us a call for more info on 01981 250642 and ask for James or Dave
Full results table: https://www.brightwells.com/media/4963/feburary-2019.pdf