Euro Auctions to conduct retirement sale for Contractors Plant Hire

5th April 2023

Having decided to retire from the business, the director of Contractors Plant Hire Ltd have instructed Euro Auctions to dispose of its ex-hire plant and small tools inventory in a two-day sale to be held in Lambourn, Berkshire, on 19th – 20th April. 

With just over 1000 lots, ranging from small tools up to 14t excavators, the inventory includes multiple well-maintained and serviced  machines from the year 2016 up to 2022. All to be sold to the highest bidder on the day. 

David Betts, Euro Auctions sales manager comments. “It is not often an inventory like this comes to market. This is a very attractive sale and the industry will be interested in the lots on offer. The business has looked after its inventory very, very well. There are some very attractive late, low hours machines on offer and I think bidding will be strong. To see the entire catalogue of lots, visit for more information, or to register.”

Director, Jonathan Stevens, comments “Since 1997 the unique ethos of this business has been to provide all the plant and tool hire needs in one place - from small drills to 14t Excavators. We have worked in partnership with our customers, no matter how big or small,  and they have relied on us to get what they need with the minimum of hassle. We have used auctions to regularly dispose of stock and update our fleet to provide the latest in mini diggers, excavators, dumpers, telehandlers and  consistently refresh all our listed product range. We’re very familiar with auctions and know it’s the best way to sell this volume of stock and get the best return, hence we are disposing of our current stock in this manner.”

“When we decided it was time to retire,  we  informed our staff explaining the reasoning for this sale. Our suppliers and customers are also informed and we will exit the business in good shape with the well wishes of the industry for a happy retirement.”

David Betts, continues, “Euro Auctions has known Contractors Plant Hire for a number of years and it’s a testament to the business operation that the stock on offer in this auction is in such great condition. Everyone in the contracting industry should be interested in this sale given the variety and quality of machines on offer, particularly as most are 2016 to 2022 plate machines and all in excellent overall condition. For anyone looking to re-stock their own businesses, as well as buyers of single items, this sale will have it.”

The inventory for this sale includes 900+ lots, of predominantly 2016 to 2022 plates and includes:


150+ excavators, predominantly Kubota, multiple machines including:

U50-5, U48-4, U24-4, U27-4, U17-3A, KX016-4, KX016-4, U10-5,  U10-3, KX080-4A2, KX080-4, X080-4A, ZX130LCN-6

Plates - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


124 dumpers, with multiple machines available including: Wacker Neuson, Thwaites, Messeri, Slanetrac

DV90, 9 Ton, DV60, 6 Ton, W30, 3 Ton, 2 Ton, 1 Ton, 1 Ton Hi-Tip, TC95D, HT1000S

Plates - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Other lots include: Tractors, Loaders, Telescopic Handlers, Fork Lifts, Asphalt Equipment, Compactors / Rollers, Generators, Buckets / Attachments, Trailers, Farm Machinery

Sale date: 19 & 20 April

Viewing days: 18 April

Sale address: Lambourn Business Park, Lambourn Woodlands, Nr. Newbury, Berkshire RG17 7RY

To register for this sale contact Euro Auctions direct as follows:

Tel: +44 (0) 2882 898262       


Note: All Euro Auction sales are UNRESERVED, with everything is sold on the day.   

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