Plant, Machinery & HGVs June Report
We find ourselves half way through our sales for 2019 and so far trade has been solid. June’s sale saw our highest ever clearance rate for mini & midi excavators. There was a strong export trade and we sent machines all over the world again this month. Consigning entries is an on going challenge we face every sale; this was particularly felt this month. We were fortunate last week to welcome a lot of late entries. We always encourage anyone with machinery to sell to get it entered in plenty of time. This helps you get the best price for your machine as it is marketed on our website for the maximum amount of time and reaches our huge network of buyers effectively.
The adverse weather leading up to Friday’s sale had meant that a lot of work had been called off, so we had a good crowd of buyers around the rostrum throughout the day. In fact, we had more people attending our sale than we have seen in the last few months. This meant a slight dip in the amount sold online and some extremely competitive bidding from the floor. “Provisional sales” are where a machine is sold through the auction, but the highest bid has failed to meet the vendor’s reserve. We then submit this bid to the vendor in the hopes of agreeing a deal to get a sale done. We had significantly fewer provisional sales to deal with in June than we have had all year. This is a sign of the strong trade and our abundance of good buyers here.
We smashed it in our plant section this month. Huge prices being fetched, massive clearance rate achieved & minimal machines available after the sale (even less by now!) There was a good entry of directly consigned, end of use machines as well as a nice selection of dealer entries. Machines made more than expected right from the start of the telehandlers, through the excavators, dumpers, rollers & into the large plant. We had a better selection of 13T+ excavators this month than we have had in some time and the trade here was booming. As always you can check out our full results list via the link below & get in touch for valuations & advice.
We had an interesting selection of tractors to offer and have a good success rate on the day. A stunning example of a John Deere 6330 which was entered direct from the Environment Agency really stole the show and took top price. Along with this there were several notable results. The brands topping the list this time were John Deere, New Holland, Deutz, Case & a crackling little 11 year old Aebi. You can see all results via the link below. One of our missions this year is to continue the growth seen in this section and as such we are always looking for entries! Get in touch now if you have a tractor, a fleet of tractors, or selection of trade ins to shift on!
The HGV row was never going to compare to last month’s epic total. That being said, we had a good strong trade & continued the growth trend which had been seen leading up to now. A fresh selection of sweepers, tipper grabs, tractor units & gritters topped the results, as well as a Grove 315M crane & Volvo fire engine. HGV auctions can be a very difficult place to get the mix of very tidy, young trucks & the older, typically “export” or “breaker” vehicles. So far, every month this year we have had an incredible selection of all ages and types of vehicle. Indeed, we haven’t failed to offer over 100 vehicles at any of our auctions in 2019.
There was a vast selection of expensive bits in the grounds care & all terrain vehicle sections. This time of year is always good for the grass cutting trade and that is reflected in the prices fetched for these machines. All types of mowers & compact tractors were fetching strong prices. We had a pair of remote control mowers & a weed boat, direct from the Environment Agency which were good money! Full list in the link below & get in touch to let us take care of your end of use disposals.
This month saw a surprising number of high value agricultural implements & trailers. Up until now, this section often looks a little bare or lacking some real quality machinery. This month however we had plenty of young & big implements to go at. There was plenty of mowing & baling equipment on offer (even though the weather didn’t look like anyone would ever get to use it!) Also there was a handful of cultivation machines which sold surprisingly well. We had a good handful of 2018 Bailey tipping trailers which all made fair money through the ring. They have all now gone straight back out the gate to work!
Just over a week after our next auction (24th July) we will be holding a dispersal sale on behalf of D. H. Jones. This will be a stunning line up of classic & vintage plant including a very original Scammel tractor unit, several drag line excavators, an early CAT dozer, 3 x JCB 3C’s and many, many more classic, collectible machines & implements! Keep an eye on our website & the online catalogue as it grows.
Next general plant, machinery, tractors & HGVs auction will be on the 12th July. Entries are already coming in with several machines already on site direct from the Environment Agency; including Case 13T long reach, 2 x Merlo telehandlers, 2 x lorries, case backhoe & John Deere tractor! All currently on the online catalogue to be seen now!
We urge you to get in touch as early as possible to get your equipment entered ready for next sale. Call us on the numbers below & check out the links for more info!
James Thomas: 07976 896943
Dave Smith: 07969 410777
Main office: 01981 250642
Full results: https://www.brightwells.com/media/5293/june-2019.pdf
Vintage plant catalogue: https://www.brightwellslive.com/auctionslive/view/4807?take=47