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World’s largest ever crane auction

Euro Auctions announces Hewden crane disposal auction  

130 cranes plus other equipment being sold at Newark site on 02-03 March 

World-First Auction

A two day public ‘disposal auction’ that includes 130 cranes (from 220 ton down to 35 ton All Terrain and City cranes) plus more than 500 significant lots of general construction equipment from the administration of Hewden Stuart Ltd will be sold by Euro Auctions at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire at the request of the administrators at Ernst & Young on Thursday 02 /Friday 03 March. 

“This will be the single largest collection of used mobile cranes ever assembled for sale in one place, anywhere in world,” stated Jonnie Keys, Operations Manager for Euro Auctions, Europe’s largest auctioneers of industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment. “Phenomenal interest is being generated by this auction within the industry from right around the globe as all the cranes have been maintained in A1 condition and many have exceptionally low hours and come with some manufacturers’ warrantee.”

The 130 cranes are all scheduled to go under the hammer at the Newark auction on Friday 03 March with the sale of over 500 lots of low hours used construction equipment and machinery from the Hewden Portchester and Dagenham depots taking place the day before.  

Auction Breakdown

Topping the list of items being auctioned on day two are two 220 Ton all terrain Tadano cranes only registered in 2016 which feature a 68m main boom, an 11.1m boom extension, and a 76m maximum lift height. Then there are 23 other 100+ Ton cranes most of which are low hours, only a few years old and offer various radius and maximum lift heights. Below this are 57 cranes in the 50-100 Ton bracket and 45+ units in the versatile and highly sort after 30-50 Ton general purpose category.  The crane sale will include a host of accessories, such as ballast, test weights, slings, mats, chains and shackles.

“The quality of all the cranes and the range of models on offer are captivating prospective buyers and from the previous Hewden disposal sales that Euro Auctions has already conducted we know there will be massive interest in this inventory,” continued Jonnie Keys. “The combination of an exceptional fleet of equipment, targeted marketing to our global network, and our reputation for fair and transparent auctions will ensure there is a good crowd in attendance on the day with many more closely following the sale online. We are beginning to register interest from bidders from every continent, including the biggest crane buyers in the industry and bidder interest is already brisk.  This will be the biggest sale in crane history.”

Euro Auctions was appointed by S.J. Woodward and C.P. Dempster of Ernst & Young LLP, the Joint Administrators, to dispose of the cranes and general construction equipment assets of HS Realisations Ltd (previously known as Hewden Stuart Ltd) the hire company that entered administration on 22nd November 2016.

The inventory for the auction being delivered by Euro Auctions on 03 March at the Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY includes the following models:

    2            220 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 68m Main Boom, 11.1m Boom Extension, 76m Maximum Lift Height 
    5            130 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 60m Main Boom, 18m Boom Extension, 80m Maximum Lift Height 
    1            120 Ton All Terrain Crane, 60m Main Boom, 17m Boom Extension
    3            110 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 52m Main Boom, 16.2m Boom Extension, 70m Maximum Lift Height
   14           100 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 51.2m Main Boom, 18m Boom Extension, 56m Maximum Radius 
    6            90 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 51.2m Main Boom, 18m Boom Extension, 70m Maximum Lift Height 
   13           80 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 50m Main Boom, 17.6m Boom Extension, 68m Maximum Lift Height 
   10           70 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 52m Main Boom, 16m Boom Extension, 68m Maximum Lift Height 
   15           55 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 44m Main Boom, 15m Boom Extension, 60m Maximum Lift Height
   13           50 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 40m Main Boom, 9.2 Boom Extension, 36m Maximum Radius 
   11           40 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 31.2-37.4m Main Boom, 8-13m Boom Extension, 36-45.4m Maximum Radius
   23           35 Ton All Terrain Cranes, 37.4m Main Boom, 8m Boom Extension, 47m Maximum Tip Height
   11           30 Ton City Cranes, 25m Main Boom, 13m Boom Extension, 30m Maximum Radius 

Euro Auctions continues to work closely with the Joint Administrators to catalogue and assess all assets of the business and make these available for sale.  Details of further disposal sales, along with a full sale inventory is currently being posted and updated on the Euro Auctions website ( Catalogues for the various Hewden disposal sales are also available and bidders are required to register for a bidder number in order to bid on any of the lots either in person or via Euro Auctions’ Free Internet Bidding Service.  For any other enquiries related to the Hewden or other sales, bidders or consignees should contact Euro Auctions on 0044 (0) 2882 898262.