Plant, Machinery & HGVs November Report
Our penultimate sale of the year brought about great success, with clearance levels high across all three rings. With bad weather persistently sticking around since the last sale, work has been brought to a halt for most farmers and construction workers across the country.
The buyers were out in force and with a stroke of luck we had a break in the weather for the sale, much to the bidder’s delight. With the 31st of October passing and no clear date of when Brexit will occur, we were pleased to see buyers coming from near and far. The export market was in full swing with lots of machines being snapped up to be sent abroad and there seem to be no signs of this stopping.
Another month with good levels of entries in our plant section, with plenty of telehandlers, mini and midi excavators to choose from. There were very few gaps to be seen in the yard at the start of the sale, and good competition from the buyers meant not much went unsold. The trade on the larger plant was strong with a fine example of a CAT 953D and a 2019 Doosan DX140 both finding new homes for good money. A few more large dumpers wouldn’t have gone a miss as international buyers online were paying the price for good machines.
Despite the bad weather, the farm machinery section was as busy as ever and trade on bedding and feeder wagons as good as you’d expect. But it wasn’t only wet weather gear selling, toppers and even a twin roto rake went above reserve on the floor and sold well. The grounds maintenance trade was helpfully propped up by some top-quality Ransomes mowers, direct from an international finance house.
The tractor row was full of brilliant entries, from local owners and a run direct from the utilities and finance companies. All achieving the money they deserved for such clean and tidy examples. Highlights being the battle for a Fastrac 3230 and the John Deere 6630. The row was graced by a stunning Case 1455XL much to the buyers’ pleasure. The internet played a big roll in achieving top money for the tractors this month with buyers all over the world throwing their hat in the ring.
The HGVs section was busy with lots of entries and buyers a like. With not as many “direct” lorries as usual we thought trade may have been down. However, good success was had with vans and small tipper lorries, with good clearance rates on the other items and the direct entries from the Ministry of Defense were in high demand as always.
Overall, another successful month was had, and we are pleased to achieve good prices and provide good kit for our vendors and purchasers, new and old. We are already processing lots for our upcoming December sale and are on the hunt for more. If you are interested in coming to meet us and see the setup, please feel free to pop in and meet the team any weekday.
We are always happy to travel so do invite us out to see & value any machinery which you have coming up for sale and might consider sending to auction or to assess whether we could run an on-site dispersal or specialist timed auction for you. Get in touch with the office on 01981 250642 or speak to James on 07976 896943 or Dave on 07969 410777.
As always you can see our full results & next month’s catalogue via the links below.
Full results: https://www.brightwells.com/media/5906/november-2019.pdf