Fortnightly trucks update with Terry Stout - 17th August 2015
Well there’s another 4 centres visited again in the last 2 weeks, with over 200 trucks and trailers offered for sale.
Just a short sale but very sweet, the show stoppers here were 2 x 2005 Mercedes Axor 1823 4x4 plough spec gritters sold for over £11,000 and once again Lynton Display ex MOD trailers made a great exhibition of themselves selling out of them once again. A 1960’s theme was in Scotland as Manheim celebrated the Ford Transit’s 50th Birthday. Money was raised for charity and I was placed in the stocks having wet sponges thrown at me (sorry to anyone who might have missed out here!)
WOW! The centre of excellence certainly living up to its name lately. There was a very good number of trucks and trailers consisting of direct entries and trade from end users and finance houses. The show stoppers here were 8 x 2009/2010 Renault Midlum 220 DXI Crewcab tilt & slide spec lift recovery vehicles. Ex AA and direct from the leasing company all sold into end users achieving very strong values. 2 x 2013 Hino 300 815 Kerbside Recyclers seem to be great value, selling at £10,600 a piece. Again seeing plenty of activities from lots of new buyers registering.
Another fantastic result here in the South West, selling over 70! A real mix of trucks - star of the show here was a 2011 MAN TGM26.290 6x2 curtainside direct from finance house, it sold for just under £27,000. John Lewis had 6 x double decker boxes and all sold under the hammer online (the power of the internet). TNT had another clear sweep with all sold. Keep your eye on Gloucester for 24th August sale as there are some really lovely direct fleet crane trucks.
Here there were a mixed blend of trade and direct entries, seeing a few new faces in the hall. There were 7 x 2008 Mercedes Vario 813 12 seat Mellor welfare buses. These gathered a lot of attention, and romped on with bids coming from all over, making mid-to-late teens. There has been a good atmosphere around the past two weeks with the Transit 50th birthday celebrations, Colchester were in the swing with 1960s fancy dress costumes again, Groovy Baby - very good fun.
hauliers are jumping out of Euro 5 into Euro 6 as they are proving to be more fuel efficient. Euro 5 is one to watch.
Next week is a fantastic week, Leeds Commercials has an Extravaganza Circus Theme, entries to include Hitachi and Burnt Tree late plate stock, along with a further batch of ex AA recovery trucks and lots more – see you there. Tyre kicking or tyre clicking – I don’t mind which!
Take care and keep an eye on Twitter @lovecommercials for my updates.