D.H. Jones Classic Plant & Machinery Sale Report
The weather was on our side for the dispersal sale of the fantastic D.H JONES collection after an eventful night of lighting, we were greeted with bright blue skies and warm weather. The Collection looked ever impressive with all 68 lots lined up and looking their best. There was a strong turn out of Main Agents, collectors and enthusiast alike from all over the UK.
The static engines were in high demand and achieving some good prices especially on the compressors and pumps, all going to collectors to no doubt be on display at county shows soon. The smaller non operated plant trade did very well, with the concrete mixers, welders and large compressors all finding new homes across the country.
The fleet of vehicles owned by D.H. Jones drew a big crowd before the plant went under the hammer. A fantastic example of a Turbo D Range Rover found a new home in Herefordshire as well as Two Series II Land Rovers. Two Modern Classic Ford Escorts caused a buzz with two collectors adding to there fleets.
The “Yellow” Plant got off to a flying start with a record price on a mint Hymac 370 Backhoe Loader and the JCB’S all going to local collectors. A fair line up of rare traxcavators caused a stir with one collector purchasing both the 100b and 125 International. The 175 C achieved a fantastic price but wasn’t a shock as an example like that is a once in a lifetime purchase. Both Caterpillar machines drew large amounts of interest and were snapped up by a CAT fanatic. The O & K excavators were two of the best examples remaining and have found a new home and in an extensive collection in South Wales, with one achieving what is believed to be a world record price.
The Ruston-Bucyrus dragline excavators had drawn in interest from all over, with RB collectors rushing in on the viewing day to have a look at these fine examples. All three sold well and have gone to collections where they will sit along side other RB’s.
The last two lots were a real sight to behold with the Marshall Road Roller and Scammell Tractor Unit sitting side by side. Both drew lots of attention throughout the day with there always being somebody in the driver’s seat of the Scammell. A Local collector added both to his collection and it was a fine way to end the sale.
As always are thanks go to those who came out to bid at the sale and online. We would like to again thank the Jones family for trusting us with such an important sale. If you have any questions regarding the sale or would like to discuss the possible sale of your own items please do not hesitate to get in touch with Elliott on 01981 250642
The full results can be found via the link below: