Telehandler tops Thainstone machinery sale at £27,500

Thainstone's machinery sales are held eight times a year. ANM Group, Aberdeen and Northern Marts Machinery Auction at Thainstone Centre Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

A top price of £27,500 was paid for a 2014 JCB 535 telehandler at the latest Thainstone specialist plant, machinery and equipment sale.

A total of 2,734 entries were forward and more than 82% of them were sold

According to Mark Barrack, of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, demand was greatest in the tractors and plant equipment, light commercials and 4x4s, and trailers and caravans categories,

The second highest price of £23,000 was paid for a JCB 3CX Sitemaster digger; a Terex TA30RS artic dump trailer sold for £21,500, followed by a 2011 JCB 8065 digger, which realised a price of £15,200.

In the farm machinery and equipment section, a Stewart twin axle bale trailer made a top of £5,500. A KV5 furrow rev plough achieved £5,000, followed by a JPM twin axle dump trailer which sold for £4,700.

The top-selling unit in the trailers, caravans and containers section, achieving a price of £4,200, was a Fruehauf alloy baulker trailer.

Two Ford Transits achieved the top-selling prices in the light commercials and 4x4s section – a 2009 Ford Transit 140 T350m and a 2010 Ford Transit 115 T350L realised £5,800 and £5,500, respectively.

In the heavy commercials category, a 2011 Scania P-SRS C-Class cement mixer achieved the top price of £26,500. Selling for £8,200 was a 2006 Scania P-SRS C-Class 8×4 tipper, realising the second-highest price in this section.

The live and online event, headed up by the Thainstone Specialist Auctions and Aberdeen and Northern Marts team, is held eight times a year at Thainstone Centre. The next sale is scheduled for March 10.