At the recent December auction Brian Doogue Haulage Ltd disposed of its entire UK fleet of trucks and cranes to Euro Auctions at the Leeds sale between 1st and 3rd December 2021
The decision to dispose of the fleet was made following the closure of the M1 Smart Motorway project, which Brian Doogue had been contracting to. During this time Brian Doogue had amassed a large fleet of highly specialised vehicles able to carry out varied works aligned to this project. With the Highways Agency effectively postponing further Smart Motorway schemes, the decision was made to dispose of the UK fleet.
The result of the sale was staggering, with the whole inventory being hotly anticipated, with interest from an international audience. On the day bidding was brisk and the hammer for each lot exceeded the expectations of Brian Doogue Haulage and the Euro Auctions team. The final result was above pre-sale valuations, showing the strength of the market for good quality, specialist machinery such as this.
Lots and hammer prices of key lost are as follows:
- 2020 – Scania R650 8×4, 100TM PM 8 Extension Crane, Flat 5th Wheel Body, 360 Camera, Winch, Automatic Gearbox, A/C £317,000
- 2021 – Scania S730 8×4 Hub Reduction, Front Lift Axle, Tipping Gear, 360 Camera, Automatic Gearbox, Lockers, A/C £293,000
- 2020 – Scania S650 6×2 Rear Lift, Hub Reduction, Slider, Tipping Gear, 360 Camera, Automatic Gearbox, A/C £180,000
- 2016 – Scania R580 6×2 Rear Lift, Hub Reduction, Retarder, Slider, Tipping Gear, 360 Camera, A/C £80,000
10 number – 2019 Scania G450XT 8×4 Tipper Lorries, with Thompson Body, Easy Sheet, 360 Cameras, Automatic Gearbox, A/C Sold for between £119,000 and £130,000
Beavertail Plant Trucks
- 2017 – Scania G450 8×2 Rear Lift Beavertail Plant Lorry, Palfinger PK42002 Crane, Winch, Hydraulic Cheese Wedge Ramps, 360 Camera, Automatic Gearbox £155,000
- 2016 – Scania G410 8×2 Rear Lift Beavertail Plant Lorry, Fassi F425 Hydraulic Crane, Winch, Hydraulic Cheese Wedge Ramps, 360 Camera, Automatic Gearbox £136,000
David Betts, Sales Manager with Euro Auctions who managed the disposal for Brian Doogue Haulage comments, “It is not often that a consignment of vehicles such as this come to the market, that are of such an exceptional specification and quality. These were very special vehicles, and in exceptional condition, having been maintained well. The entire consignment sparked great interest, with bidding being very brisk.
The final hammer prices were also quite unexpected, exceeding initial valuations for far exceeding the valuations for all lots. This sale again highlights that plant and machinery auctions such as Euro Auctions, and the facility in Leeds in particular, are excellent places for consignors to dispose of machinery, rotate stock and get good prices for their equipment.”