Thainstone Saturday Sale sparks global interest

Bidders from Germany and Lithuania were among the global audience of Thainstone’s plant and machinery sale on Saturday.
The popular auction, known as the ‘Saturday Sale’, had a spring in its step with an excellent turnout in addition to online bidders utilising the iBidder facility. 
The sale, held by Thainstone Specialist Auctions (TSA) and Aberdeen & Northern Marts - divisions of the ANM Group - was topped by a 2009 Hitachi ZX130LCN, which sold for £31,000. Other prices included £22,500 for a 2008 JCB 4CX; £15000 for a 2007 ERF 8 wheel tipper; £9,000 for a Stewart Float; and a 62 plate VW Crafter which sold for £11,000.
There was an excellent trade for tractors and plant machinery in particular as well as strong demand for 4x4s, light & heavy commercials, implements and trailers. Engineering and building equipment also attracted strong trade. 
John Roy, Vehicle and Machinery Sales Manager at ANM Group, said: “The excellent turnout at our Saturday Sales clearly reflects the growing demand for machinery and equipment. We are delighted with the uptake in registered online bidders.  The live bidding adds to the atmosphere of the day making the online user feel part of the auction experience.”
The ANM Group will host its third of eight major Saturday Sales this year on the 18th April 2015. Consignors (farms, trade companies and general public) are encouraged to submit their lot entries as early as possible and photographs to be displayed to a large audience online prior to the April sale.
For further information on the Saturday Sale, please click here.  For entries, please contact Alan Hutcheon for tractors and implements on 01467 623711 or John Roy for vehicles, 4x4s and plant & machinery on 01467 623863.