Protruck auction draws crowds

Commercial Motor
June 15, 2018

The Protruck auction, which took place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on 2 June, featured a range of vehicles including curtainsiders, tankers, tippers, tipper grabs, tractor units and vans.

This year also saw entries from the heavy haulage sector, with a variety of 60-tonne-plus units, low loader trailers and crane trucks. Several King and Nooteboom low-loaders attracted a lot of attention and sold well, and all of the 6x4 units entered made good money.

Protruck sold a batch of end of contract MAN TGX 24.440 6x2 units for a finance house that achieved good prices, while one truck that caught the eye was a high specification 2015 Volvo FH750 6x2 with Globetrotter XL cab, which sold for more than £75,000.

There was strong online bidding throughout the day and many visitors to the show took advantage of the free transport between the Tip-ex halls and the auction site. Once again, there was a lot of interest from attendees in the classic commercial section, which this year included 15 vehicles, the highest bid being £20,000 for a Scania R143 6x2 tractor unit.

The auction also included four cars: a 1940s Austin 8, a 1960s Volvo and two Citroën 2CVs. There were 253 lots and more than 180 of them sold.

Protruck Auctions MD Charlie Wright told CM: “We had an excellent on-site attendance, received positive comments, and the good crowd resulted in a great atmosphere. Tractor units and 8-wheel tippers all sold well.

“Bulk tipping trailers were in high demand, and every bulk tipper entered sold, with the highest bidders coming from Eastern Europe.”

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