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Euro Auction, Brisbane, Sale on 20th August!

Heavy plant shortage in the region is certain to attract serious attention from buyers for the upcoming Euro Auction, Brisbane sale on 20th August

Following the success of the latest Euro Auctions sale in Brisbane at the end of June, the upcoming sale on 20th August is attracting much attention, with dealers and contractors in the region struggling to source good quality heavy machinery, agricultural equipment and construction plant, due to Covid.

Held behind ‘closed doors’ the recent Euro Auctions live online auction in Brisbane on 25th June, attracted international interest, with bidders registering from a global audience. However, it was the home audience that was successful in the final bidding, with buyers from Australia and New Zealand snapping up the bulk of all lots.

In June first time registrations were up, showing an increase of over 132% when compared to the same mid-summer sale in June 2019. Over 30% of first time registered bidders bought at this sale, again an increase over the same sale last year. With imports of new machinery on hold due to the pandemic, and OEMs ceasing to manufacture, good used equipment is popular, with new construction projects and an increased need in agriculture fuelling demand.

Craig Hart, Euro Auctions Territory Manager for Queensland, “Covid has dictated a change in the way we conduct the sale, being live, online and behind closed doors, however prices have been strong, and activity brisk. Consignors are ever committed to the recent and upcoming sale, and equipment has been arriving for the August auction since the last sale.”

Live & Online – Bidding & Buying

As previous Covid sales, Euro Auctions will not be inviting the public to attend the sale, however this will be a live sale, conducted online. A small team of staff from the Brisbane site, plus the local territory managers,

will conduct the sale, and the auctioneers that will conduct the sale will be the team from sister company Yoder & Frey HQ in Ohio, USA with chief auctioneer Lucas Schneider officiating over the proceedings.

Euro Auctions sales are unreserved meaning all lots are sold on the day to the highest bidder. There are no minimum bids; no reserve prices and no buy backs. Bidders can register for a free account and start to save searches, adding items to a watchlist. Prospective buyers need to obtain a bidding number, enabling one to bid in one of two ways:

  • Online – using the Euro Auctions secure bidding platform.
  • Pre-bid – leaving a single bid in advance of the auction.

Successful buyers will pay a commission on all hammer prices, of 10% on the first AUD $3,500 and 2.5% on the balance plus 10% GST.

June Auction – Prices Were Strong – Notable Lots Sold In AUD $

20 T Excavators
Kobelco SK350LC 600mm Pads, Piped, A/C250,000
2012 Hitachi ZX330-3 600mm Pads, Piped, CV, Hyd QH, Reverse Camera, A/C, 8,914hrs75,000
10 T Excavators
2012 Kobelco SK135SR 500mm Pads, Piped, CV, Hyd QH, Reverse Camera, 1,918hrs82,500
6 T Excavators
2012 CAT 308E 450mm Pads, Blade, Offset, Piped, Aux Piping, Hyd QH, A/C, 2,719hrs57,000
2010 Yanmar VI080 450mm Pads, Blade, Offset, A/C, 4,201hrs26,000
IHI 70Z Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset Boom, Hyd QH, 6,551hrs14,500
Mini Diggers
2017 Yanmar VIO55-6B 400mm Pads, Blade, Offset, Piped, Hyd QH, Mud Bucket, 3,328hrs29,000
2016 Yanmar VIO55-6B 400mm Pads, Blade, Offset, Piped, Hyd QH, Mud Bucket, 4,405hrs29,000
2020 Rhinoceros XN08 Rubber Tracks, Blade, Piped, GP Bucket7,250
Skid Steer Loaders
2016 CAT 289D Tracked Skidsteer Loader, Bucket, EROPS, 2 Speed, A/C, 1,309hrs70,000
2014 Case TV380 Tracked Skidsteer Loader, Aux Piping, 4 in 1 Bucket, A/C, 2,646hrs43,000
2019 Bobcat S70 Skidsteer Loader, Piped, 4 in 1 Bucket26,000
2018 CAT D6T XL 2018,SU Blade & Tilt, Multi Shank Ripper, Reverse Camera, A/C, 9hrs370,000
2018 CAT D6N 2018, 6 Way Pat Blade, Multi Shank Ripper, Reverse Camera, A/C, 12hrs297,500

 Upcoming Auctions – which will be ‘On-Line’ or ‘Timed’ sales

12th – 15th AugLEEDS – UK
20th August – Live OnlineBRISBANE Online
20th August – CCU Coal YODER & FREY, USA
27th Aug – Off Site DuoStaffordshire – UK
28th & 29th AugustDROMORE – Northern Ireland
2nd, 3rd & 4th SeptemberDORMAGEN – Germany

For more information on all Euro Auctions sales, including the upcoming Brisbane sale please contact the following Territory Managers


Craig Hart – 0614179273 37,, NSW, Victoria

Darrell Thompson – 0614178220 16,, North & Central Queensland                                 

Nick Bradley – 0614120353 28,

Euro Auctions HQ – Northern Ireland, UK: Tel: +44 (0) 2882 898262      

Email : info@euroauctions.comWeb:

About Euro Auctions

Established in 1998, Euro Auctions is a market leading auctioneer of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment, conducting over 60 major unreserved auctions every year. It has 10 permanent auction sites in the UK, Australia, Spain, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and the USA. Euro Auctions markets equipment globally to over 150,000 buyers in over 95 countries and offer an online sales platform that is robust, secure and free to use. 

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