Fortnightly trucks update with Terry Stout - 3rd August 2015
Very interesting sales at Shotts with buyers showing a strong interest in the ex MOD Lynton display trailers, with a clear sweep of 8 of these very clean trailers. Other interesting entries included Optare Solo buses 2002 selling for £8-9000. Also a national rental fleet vendor entered a 2010 Daf LF55 180 GRP box which also sold at a very strong price of £11,000 and a rare truck - the Hino 500 6x2 tipper, a very clean condition direct entry sold for mid-teens, great news.
The truck, trailer and plant sale saw good numbers, the particular show stoppers were 4x 2004 Muldoon bulk blower animal feed trailers which gathered up lots and lots of interest with people opening new accounts again for such a sought-after product. One man walked into the building on the sale day, had a look around them and opened up an account on that very day, he proved to be the best bidder on the day and bought them all around £15,000 each (WOW!) - another very happy vendor. A direct utility company gave us the opportunity to offer under the hammer, a 2009 Daf CF75 310 6x2 tipper Epsilon grab this sold for over £40k, also North Yorkshire Fire Brigade had numerous miscellaneous cutting equipment and plant items sell out 100%.
Had a very good sale, a national fleet company had a clear sell out of 100%, seems 7.5 ton trucks are still in demand as people are still calling up and asking what’s left. Also a national plant hire company entered a 2008 Daf LF75 310 6x2 beavertail plant body which sold for over £18k and a finance company placed with us a 2011 Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 tipper this sold for very good money - over £15k.
A mix blend of truck entries in stock, local council, fleet company and trade entries, now with the holiday season upon we're seeing a few missing faces in the hall, yet they do show online - goes to show the online technology working hard and we can multi task.
Well where to start, what a line-up of desirable trucks, national cable company had 3x Mercedes Axor 1824 4x2 dropside on 56/07/57 plate and all 100% sold here, Washington's show stopper was a 2008 Daf LF55 220 Scarab sweeper direct from local council, this sold 100% above its reserve, and a line-up of 12 ton GRP boxes from a national bakery 2004 MANs 100% sold.
To conclude customers are looking for late plate tractor units and rigid trucks, these are getting a second life in the UK.
Looking forward to the next instalment of HGV auctions up and down the country.
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