Jan 15, 2020

Major civil equipment auctions across four sites

Major civil equipment    auctions across four sites A Caterpillar DGTXL dozer due to go under the hammer at Ipswich.

Pickles is kicking off 2020 with a raft of four civil equipment auctions with items worth more than $20 million.

The largest of the on-site sales is at Ipswich on February 5, when a large range of earthmoving equipment goes under the hammer from Bachmann Plant Hire, which has gone into administration.

The haul includes 28 scrapers, 14 track dozers, 15 articulated dump trucks, 10 compactors, five graders and seven hydraulic excavators.

Pickles mining division general manager Steve Wall said scrapers were in particularly high demand and the impending auction had drawn good interest.

“Inquiries have been from Dubai, New Zealand and most states in Australia,” he said.

The four big auctions also include a sale in Dalby, January 30, of fleet surplus to Terrex Seismic requirements.

This includes light commercial vehicles, lube/water trucks, prime movers, trailers, buses, earthmoving equipment and transportable accommodation.

There is also an auction in Muswellbrook , New South Wales, on February 11 of assets from Bachmann parent company MRS Services Group (now in administration).

The last of the four is in Innisfail in Far North Queensland on February 15, where boring and drilling contractor Trackson is shedding fleet involved in NBN projects.

Sale items include directional drill rigs, vacuum trucks, mud pumps, small excavators, trailers, trucks and a large quantity of light commercial vehicles.

Auction details at https://www.pickles.com.au/campaigns/major-industrial