Fortnightly trucks update with Terry Stout - 29th September 2015
Here we go, it comes round fast. Another series of successful sales at all five of our HGV selling centres. Hammertime for trucks, plant and trailers over the last two weeks – a total of 339 lots generating plenty of interest nationally and internationally.
A small but perfectly formed sale, their show stopper was an MAN 18.280 4x4 Gritter that sold out at £6,300. An ex MOD Lynton exhibition display trailer made strong money. The last of the batch of Don Bur tandem axle trailers sold out too. Keep your eyes open, winter is looming. Don’t be left out in the cold; there are 6 x 2002 Gray and Adams tri-axle Carrier fridge trailers to come, direct from the fleet. They’ll be in the next sale here, catch them whilst you can, Christmas is round the corner.
Wow Wow Wow, what a way to start Leeds HGV sale - selling a cancelled order 2015 75 cubic yard Weightlifter tri-axle tipper trailer for £33,000. There was a unique vendor mix in this sale. Banks, rental fleets, contract hire lease firms, finance houses, manufacturers and own account fleets were well represented. One Bank entered 3 x Don-Bur tri-axle straightframe boxes with cantilever tail lifts – selling out under the hammer between £6,600 and £7,400. One finance house entered 4 x 2011 Don-Bur doubledeck tri-axle stepframes which were snapped up at £9,000 each. There was a 2008 Mercedes Axor 2629 6x4 tipper grab, entered direct from a finance house, that sold for £24,500. We had the second exclusive batch of 2009/2010 Renault Midlum 220 DXI crew cabs fitted with tilt and slide recovery trucks and spec lifts. Ex blue chip recovery operator, they sold under the hammer at values up to £25,500. A national plant hire fleet entered several lots; their show stopper was a 2004 King GTS44 low loader with fliptoe ramps and winch. This sold for an amazing £15,600. The latest vendor to join Leed’s ranks and enjoy a loyal following, Enterprise Flexi Rent, entered a fantastic selection of 24 trucks. Multi badge 2011/2012 7.5 ton box, tipper and curtain examples were keenly fought over. The transport logistics sector is still buoyant, based on record new car and van registrations. A 2009 DAF CF 85.410 11 car transporter sold after some post sale negotiations for a sum in excess of £30,000. In the plant sale 2 x 2010 Thwaite 9 ton Dumpers sold at £12,500. Happy days, happy vendors. This was a great result.
A really good sale with a 7.5ton ‘boxfest’ A blue chip national distribution fleet entered 17 boxes - 2006 to 2008 in the year. Examples bearing the badges DAF, MAN and Renault all sold under the hammer for values up to £3,500. Buyers tell me they are purchasing these for winter projects to convert to horseboxes. Gloucester has more of the same for its next sale, freshly de-fleeted from the same vendor. We all love a project! A council entered show stopping 2004 Scania P94 230 fitted with a Whale medium volume vacuum tank and gully arm brought bids from all over, online, in lane, telephone, proxy…and went on to sell for £16,000. A leasing company entered 2005 Mercedes Atego 1823 4x4 Gritter with snow plough sold for over £10,000.
A good number of lots in the sale. Entries of note were 3 x 2006 Volvo FL6 18.220 Whale medium volume vacuum tanks with gully arms that sold under the hammer up to mid teens. A blue chip national builders merchant entered truck and plant; selling their 2007 DAF LF55 220 dropside crane for approaching £12,000. A selection of Hyster forklifts (ranging from 2.5 ton to 4.0 ton) sold from £2,800 to £4,050. A council entered a ISEKI SXG19H ride on mower (very clean) sold at £5,150. A 2011 ‘61’ plate DAF EEV LF45.160 GRP Box sold out for £11,400.
A near sell out success underpinned by very strong bidding. Starting with their show stopper, direct council, 2008 DAF LF55 220 Johnson sweeper. We cleaned up with this lot (!) and bids were flying in online, in the hall, via telephone and proxy. It went on to sell under the hammer for £40,000. A number of SCHMIDT SWINGO 200 precinct sweepers direct council also sold up to £4,600. Another cracking little sale.
Well there’s lots to look forward to. Underpinned by the economic strength there seems to be lots more fresh late plate arrivals.
One particular rental vendor tells me they are turning off the tap for entries at the end of October due to unprecedented enquiries for rental stock. October is THE month to secure stock for the Christmas rush, early Christmas presents! With these late plate and low mileage trucks catch them while you can, once they’re on sale at Manheim they’re going, going, gone!!