More than 2000 buyers and sellers were in attendance at Thainstone for ANM Group's fifth collective machinery sale of the year which featured 2571 items forward for sale and saw a top price of £30,000 paid for a 2010 JCB 4CX Sitemaster digger

Mark Barrack, head of Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “It was yet another great sale – there was strong seasonal demand for good quality grassland equipment and there was notable pre-harvest buyer interest in grain trailers. JCB excavators continue to prove popular amongst our onsite and online buyers, and were keenly bid for.

“This sale also saw many interesting and unique items go under the hammer, such as a 2004 VW motorhome from the Scottish Fire and Rescue service which made an impressive price of £10,100, and a group of children’s quad bikes that attracted plenty of online interest and subsequently made a combined £2270.

Outwith the Sitemaster digger in the tractor and plant section, prices peaked at £11,700 in the light commercials and 4x4s section for a 2018 Vauxhall Vivaro 2700 Sportive Cdti while a 2009 Mercedes Axor 1824 4x4 gritter made £10,200 in the heavy commercials.

Trailers and containers were topped by a Nooteboom step-frame trailer at £4000, and a John Deere 864 baler achieved £8000 amongst the farm implements.

LEADING prices

Tractor and plant – 2010 JCB 4CX Sitemaster digger £30,000; 2014 Manitou MT 1840 telehandler £28,000;

2006 Cat D6N dozer, £26,000; 2015 Manitou MT 625H telehandler £24,000.

Light commercial and 4x4s – 2018 Vauxhall Vivaro 2700 Sportive cdti £11,700; 2014 Ford Transit 125 T350 dropside £10,900; 2004 VW transporter 2.5 Tdi motorhome £10,100; 2013 Ford Transit T430 minibus £9600

Heavy commercials – 2009 Mercedes Axor 1824 4x4 gritter £10,200; 2010 DAF CF75 310 6x4 tipper £7500;

2004 DAF CF75 360 8x4 Beavertail £4600; 2006 DAF LF55 4x2 tipper £2600.

Trailers and containers – Nooteboom step-frame trailer £4000; Muldoon skip trailer £3800; Sprite Quattro 6-berth caravan £2900; Coachman Amara 4-berth caravan £2550.

Implements – John Deere 864 baler £8000; Triffit 14-ton trailer £6000; McHale V660 baler £6000; Prattley sheep handling system £5500