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Hawk Plant UK Limited (In Administration) disposal sale attracts large crowds, global interest and results in a £29,000,000 hammer total

Euro Auctions, Europe’s largest auction house of construction machinery and agricultural equipment, conducted the disposal sale of all assets of the hire group known as Hawk Plant Hire on 14thand 15thMarch 2019. 

Despite storm Gareth, and 75 mph winds, the crowds turned out in droves to be part of the eagerly awaited disposal auction of over 2,000 pieces of plant and machinery from Hawk Plant Hire, who went into administration earlier in 2019, making a final hammer total of £28,967,840.

This unique disposal sale was an extraordinary opportunity to see a large compliment of well maintained, late years machinery, go under the hammer, in addition to largest collection of John Deere tractors and agricultural machinery to be auctioned in the UK.

There was exceptional interest not only from the UK, but from European and Global buyers such is the reach that Euro Auctions can leverage from its network of loyal customers.

Thursday 14thMarch was the agricultural machinery and light equipment day at the Hawk Depot at Prees Green, Shropshire. Whilst Friday 15thMarch was the heavy equipment sale at Sandford Industrial Park in Whitchurch.

There were many highlights during the two days. The first being the outstanding compliment of 2016, 2017 and 2018 agricultural machinery, many of which were still under warranty and included:

130      Agricultural tractors, predominantly John Deere, many still under warranty

80        Agricultural trailers of various makes

236      Water bowsers, from 757 ltrs to 7570 ltrs

100+    Miscellaneous pieces of farming machinery

70+      Telehandlers, predominantly JCB

In addition, the main inventory included a good compliment of mixed plant including: crushers, rollers, wheeled loaders and excavators, dozers, spares, buckets, small tools, and other popular machinery, all well maintained and again, many under warranty.

David Betts, for Euro Auctions, comments: “The number of registrations for this sale and the bidders who turned up on the day of both sales was extraordinary, almost unprecedented. This sale had mass appeal in the agricultural, plant and machinery sectors. Prices were strong, and bidding was fierce. However, it was the quality of machinery on offer that attracted an educated crowd. The 130 John Deere tractors were a crowd stopper, with many of the newer machines having less than 200 hours on the clock and may exceeding our estimations, showing the strength of the market.”

£109,000         2016 John Deere 8370R 4WD Tractor c/w Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£104,000         2016 John Deere 7310R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage & PTO, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£87,500           2016 John Deere 7290R 4WD Tractor c/w Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£97,000           2016 John Deere 7290R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£86,000           2016 John Deere 6215R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£93,000           2016 John Deere 6215R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£90,000           2016 John Deere 6215R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£89,000           2016 John Deere 6215R 4WD Tractor c/w Front Linkage, Front PTO, TLS, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£77,000           John Deere 6195R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, TLS, Cab Suspension, 3 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£78,000           2016 John Deere 6155R 4WD Tractor c/w 50K Auto Power, Front Linkage, Front PTO, TLS, Cab Suspension, 3 Spool Valves, Air Brakes, A/C (EPA Approved)

£38,000           2014 Case Puma 215 4WD Tractor c/w Front Linkage, Front Suspension, Cab Suspension, Air Brakes, 4 Spool Valves, A/C

£30,000           2011 New Holland T6050 4WD Tractor c/w Front Suspension, Cab Suspension, 4 Spool Valves, A/C

On Friday 15th, the heavy equipment day, notable lots showing strong results included:

£82,500           2017 Komatsu PC210LC-10 700mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped c/w 4 Way Camera, A/C

£61,000           2018 JCB 540-140 HI VIZ Turbo Powershift Telehandler c/w Sway, Reverse Camera, WLI, A/C, Forks

£80,000           2017 Komatsu HB215LC-2 Hybrid, 700mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping c/w Reverse Camera, A/C

£65,000           2015 CAT M313D Wheeled Excavator, Blade, Stabilisers, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping c/w Reverse Camera, A/C

£77,000           2015 CAT M314F Wheeled Excavator, Blade, Stabilisers, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping c/w Reverse Camera,

£18,000           2017 CAT 301.4C Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, QH, Piped c/w Expanding Undercarriage

£11,000           2016 Yanmar SV16 Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, QH, Piped

£10,250           2017 Yanmar SV08-1A Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, Piped c/w Expanding Undercarriage, 3 Buckets

£170.000         2013 Powerscreen 1000 MATRIX Tracked Cone Crusher

£177,500         2016 CAT 730C2EJ 6×6 Articulated Ejector c/w Reverse Camera, A/C

£125,000         2014 Komatsu HM400-3 6×6 Articulated Dumptruck c/w Heated Body, Reverse Camera, A/C

The HAWK Group was headquartered in Prees, in northwest Shropshire bordering Cheshire, and was one of the largest independent plant hire companies in the UK, with 40 years of experience in the plant hire industry, and customer spanning the infrastructure, energy and homebuilding markets.

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