On the eve of the news that the merger with Ritchie Bros will not happen, Euro Auctions, Leeds, produced the biggest sale in its history with 5,500+ lots and a hammer of £45.3 million

The results of the recent four-day sale at Europe’s largest auction site showed that market confidence is still high, and Euro Auctions is still able to source and bring to Leeds an abundance of excellent quality equipment and machinery.

With over 5,500+ lots going under the Hammer, the sale finished at just under £45.3 million, which is an all-time record for the Leeds site, combined with large numbers of onsite and online bidders, the sale showed the marketplace still regard Euro Auctions as Europe’s number one.

When compared to the same sale 12 months ago, this sale was 14% up on the same auction in April 2021, with bidders from 86 countries registering for this sale. In all 571 vendors from 23 countries sent equipment to the sale.

Almost 4,000 bidders registered for the sale of which 477 were first time registrations, and 16% of those first-timers were successful in purchasing on the day. As usual there was a buzz on the bidding floor on the day with bidding being carried out onsite, online and as is growing more frequent a combination of both with people visiting before and during the auction and then bidding online.  Sales totals were almost equally split between the UK market and overseas.

“Euro Auctions has had a great start to 2022 with the auction hammer at this latest sale up some 20% from same period in 2021, and with auction revenues up 15%, our Leeds site has recorded its largest ever sale” reports Euro Auctions General Manager Jonnie Keys, “We are also seeing the return of the off-site auctions, where auctions take place at the sellers location, which had disappeared during the covid period and have already conducted 3 so for this year with a number already in the pipeline for later in the year.

This has been particularly pleasing as this has seen an increase in the Agri sector with 2 Agri contractors trusting us to successfully dispose of their equipment. This period has also saw staff numbers grow 6% from last year and the launch of new auctions functions with the recent launch of the Virtual Equipment inspector.”

“Going forward we will continue to do what we are good at, in treating both buyers and sellers equally and fairly and conducting transparent unreserved auctions which our loyal customer expect and depend on as we look to increase our worldwide customer base going forward.” concludes Jonnie Keys.

Market Trends – Managers ‘Top Picks’

Chris Osborne, Euro Auctions Sales Manager comments, “We knew this was going to be a big sale as the yard at Leeds was close to capacity and we are still consigning good late, low hours equipment, and multiple compliments of ‘new to 48-month-old’ machines.

The equipment is out there, and we are finding it! With high demand from the market, prices were strong at this sale, and over the same auction 12 months ago demand was higher, prices were better, the levels of stock for sale were greater and demand from around the world was more evident.”

“There were many gems making very good money. Articulated Dumptrucks stood out as making particularly strong money across the board, with mini diggers also strong. Of all the equipment sold, here are a few machines that caught my eye and I consider to be my ‘top picks’ of the best performing lots in the sale” reports  Chris Osborne.

Articulated Dumptrucks 

2017 CAT 745C 6×6 Articulated £180,000 Multiple machines

2017 Bell B40E 6×6 Articulated £125,000 Multiple machines

2015 Volvo A40G 6×6 Articulated £131,000 Multiple machines

2022 Volvo A30G 6×6 Articulated £230,000

2012 Volvo A30F 6×6 Articulated £108,000 Multiple machines

2015 Bell B30E 6×6 Articulated £96,000


2016 CAT D6T LGP Straight Blade Dozer £100000

2014 CAT D6T LGP Straight Blade Dozer £86,000

2015 Komatsu D85PX-18 Straight Blade Dozer £160,000

2019 Komatsu D65PX-18 Straight Blade Dozer £126,000


2021 Mecalac 9MDX 9 Ton Dumper £34,500

2021 Thwaites 9 Ton Dumper £38,000

2019 Wacker Neuson DW60 6 Ton Swivel Dumper £34,000

Back Hoe Loader

2018 CAT 432F2 Turbo Powershift Backhoe Loader £64,000

Mini Excavators

2021 Kubota U17-3A Rubber Tracks £16,000 Multiple machines

2018 Kubota U48-4 Rubber Tracks Mini Excavator £32,000

2019 Kubota U27-4 Rubber Tracks Mini Excavator £23,500

6t Excavators 

2019 Kubota KX080-4A 6t Excavator, Rubber Tracks £45,000

2017 CAT 308E2CR 450mm 6t Excavator £42,000

10t Excavators

2018 Hitachi ZX135US-6 £63,000

2018 CAT 313FLGC £62,00

2018 Volvo EC140EL £50,000

20t Excavators 

2018 Komatsu PC490LC-11 £124,000

2019 Komatsu PC360LC-11E0 £140,000

2018 Komatsu PC210LC-11 £70,000

2016 CAT 336FL £96,000

2021 Hitachi ZX225USRLC-6 £114,000 Multiple machines

Upcoming Auctions in 2022

Register for upcoming Euro Auction & Yoder & Frey Sales

Euro Auctions,  Road Bridge ‘off site’ sale Scotland 12 May

Yoder & Frey, FloridaUSA 17 May

Euro Auctions – GB Digger Hire UK 25 May

Yoder & Frey, Ohio USA 1 June

Euro Auctions, Leeds UK 15-18 June

Euro Auctions, Zaragoza Spain 21 June

Euro Auctions, Dromore Northern Ireland 24-25 June

Euro Auctions, Dormagen Germany 29 June to 1 July

Full details for consignors and bidder catalogues for all sales are available on the Euro Auctions website at www.euroauctions.com email info@euroauctions.com or on +44 (0) 2882 898262.

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