Plant, Machinery & HGVs April Report
April sale bucked a few recent trends. With used plant becoming increasingly rare; we saw a drop in entries in the digger/dumper row. Happily, we more than made up for this in all other sections and we are pleased to say that we have now reached out highest ever sale total. We also recorded our highest proportion of value sold online at around 35% of all money spent, spent online.
The Leibherr tower crane direct to us from the MOD made a huge contribution to the sale total. There were a good number of other lots in the big plant section which added up to a strong total. A nice set of Caterpillar kit has gone straight to new end users, a 20T excavator, dozer & grader all sold well. Telehandler trade is still very strong on the smaller machines but anything much over 10 meters is a bit hard work selling. Of the mini and midi excavators we had here we got a great clearance rate and continue to see high prices & happy vendors! You can see the full results table via the links below and we are now taking entries so get in touch for any more info.
The tractor row was over filled this month and we had a cracking clearance. A handful of finance & council entries really helped bring the buyers, as well as a good collection of genuine, vintage machines. Prices were through the roof & bids were being taken left right and center along the whole row. We were delighted to see some returning vendors, out to make the most of a buoyant trade and fortunately we managed to get a good few bits done and sold. We’re always happy to hear from anyone with tractors for sale and can offer free, objective, valuations for any purpose. Give us a call now to take advantage of our wealth of experience & expertise.
Our HGV section had record entries & was our highest ever total. Direct finance & government contract entries were a good help, but this month we also had a great number of dealer entries and sent plenty of these abroad for some great prices. Despite the last 6 months of trade being a little difficult in the vehicles row, we had a real resurgence in the values we were seeing. Many of our long term lots got cleared and we are pleased to be seeing kit move on! There are a lot of things which can help a vehicle sell well at auction, chief among which would be making sure there is a good long test on the truck & the documents are on site with the vehicle on sale day. Speak to our experts in the office today to find out how we can help you get the most for your end of use vehicle or fleet.
We offered a lower number of council mowers than in recent months but had more than enough grass cutting equipment entered by grounds maintenance firms & main agents off loading part exchanges. Now is obviously the time of year that anyone and everyone is looking for equipment to tend to their grass, so trade goes mad! This month we offered a Conver weed boat. I think this month was the most expensive one I have seen sold here, it fetched £18,000 and could soon be seen cleaning up a river near you…
There was a huge amount of agricultural machinery & implements on offer here and we had some great results, selling plenty of £2,000+ lots and a few over £10k. It was great to see more trade in this section early in the day as it always sets the tone for the rest of the day. This time of year, it’s mowing & grass equipment which fares best under the hammer.
We are now heading into our May sale which will see similar trends to this sale. We already have a great selection of kit lined up, including 4 ’64 plate DAF tipper grabs, a handful of ex-hire telehandlers & excavators and an Ex Environment Agency John Deere 6330.
Give us a call today if you are interested in selling your equipment with us. We are all-round industry experts and can adapt our service to your business requirements. On-going now, we have a timed auction for 3 work boats. This is just one of the methods of sale we can offer for your difficult to move assets which you need to get sold quickly, easily & for the best market value.
Call us in the office on 01981 250642 or speak to Dave or James on 07969 410777 or 07976 896943
See the full results here: https://www.brightwells.com/media/5126/april-2019.pdf
May sale catalogue here: https://www.brightwells.com/plant-machinery-hgv/auctions/may-plant-machinery-hgv/catalogue/
Work boat online sale here: https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedauctions/index/4763