Thainstone specialist auctions's largest collective sale of the year witnessed more than 1700 lots come under the hammer for Aberdeen and Northern Marts, achieving a 82.3% clearance rate.

Leading the trade at £50,200 was a 2019 JCB 550-80 telehandler from Alexander Inglis and Son Limited, Grain Merchants, Edinburgh.

A 2018 Thwaites nine tonne swivel tip cabbed dumper achieved £30,000, whilst a Binderberger 520 wood processor made £21,500.

Light commercials and 4x4s continued to be a popular category with a 2007 Fiat Ducato 40 Maxi, 160 multijet motorhome realising £27,000 and a Hudson 22’ twin axle livestock trailer was knocked down at £12,500 in the farm machinery and implements section.

Mark Barrack, head of Thainstone specialist auctions, said: “We are delighted to see a large volume of lots entered with more than 720 bidders joining the auction. It is encouraging to see a rise in entries as we continue to see a steady demand for good quality second hand equipment across a range of business sectors. By reaching a diverse range of bidders via our online platform we are able to ensure that all goods are exposed to a comprehensive network of buyers and true value is achieved on the day”.

LEADING prices

Tractors, telehandlers and plant equipment – 2019 JCB 550-80 contractor telehandler £50,200; 2012 New Holland T7-200 4WD tractor £31,500; 2018 Thwaites 9 tonne swivel tip cabbed dumper £31,500; 2011 JCB 3CX excavator £25,800

Small plant and ground care – Binderberger 520 wood processor £21,500; Kubota G23-11 ride on mower £7000; JLG 660 SJ 4x4 access hoist £6000; Ransome triple cut utility mower £4700.

4x4s and commercial – 2007 Fiat Ducato 40 Maxi, 160 multijet motorhome £27,000; 2021 Maxus deliver 9 d20 163 lux van £21,000; 2009 Landrover Defender 90 county hard top £17,000; 2018 Toyota Hilux invincible d-4d double cab pickup £13,200.

Farm machinery and implements – Hudson 22’ twin axle livestock trailer £12,500; Twose TW57-5 hedge cutter £9000; Pottinger MEX6 forager £7000; Marston FF12 monocoque trailer c/w hydraulic rear door £6400.

Trailers – Ifor Williams TT3107 twin axle tipper trailer £4400; Ifor Williams BV105G twin axle box trailer £4200; Ifor Williams GH1054 twin axle plant trailer £3300; Ifor Williams 12’ twin axle livestock trailer £4700.