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Euro Auctions conducts sale for the late DA Williams

Over 200 registered bidders signed up for the 01 July sale

Following the recent death of Don Williams, a well-known Shropshire based plant and machinery dealer, Euro Auctions was appointed to hold a local one-day asset disposal sale which took place on Saturday 01 July.  

In total, 123 individual lots went under the hammer at this auction which attracted over 200 bidder registrations, with over 40% of all transactions being online.  Almost 20% of all registrations were first time buyers; 14 of whom placed winning bids. Around 100 bidders, the majority of whom were from the UK and Ireland, attended the event.  The remainder participated online with a total of 21 countries being represented, spanning much of Europe. 

Strong Sales

Top lot was a 2012 CAT D5K crawler tractor / dozer, a model that has earned a global reputation for its superior performance and comfort coupled with outstanding versatility and reduced operating costs. With only 414 hours on the clock this particular example which featured a 6 Way Pat Blade c/w A/C Straight Blade & Tilt plus 3 Shank ripper attracted considerable interest and finally sold for £69,500.  Several other CAT dozers featured in the auction including a 2008 CAT D6T XL a unit with a Straight Blade & Tilt c/w 3 Shank Ripper that had done 16422 hours and was sold for £45,500, with others going for between £13,500 and £16,500. 


Whilst a number of ‘general’ lots went for only a few hundred pounds each, other notable machinery lots included a 2006 Hitachi ZX135US hydraulic excavator with 7910 hours going for £19,000; a 2013 Scania G440 tractor unit with a 6x2mid lift that also went for £19,000; and a 2003 Renault 610RX 4WD Tractor with 3373 hours going under the hammer for £11,500. 

“Don Williams was a long established, well know and highly respected plant and machinery dealer who for many years was a regular attendee at our Leeds auctions and he will be missed by many,” stated Jonnie Keys, Operations Manager for Euro Auctions. “We never cherish staging an auction under these circumstances but made every effort to maximise the return for the estate.  Two thirds of all lots by value are expected to remain in the UK, with one buyer in Poland spending £78,000; and other major European destinations being the Netherlands and Romania.”

Euro Auctions also donated £5,000 to Don Williams’ local Shifnal Council to help improve local amenities; something Don was passionate about. 

Forthcoming sales

Euro Auctions has a number of auctions scheduled over coming months including the next big three day Leeds auction starting on 23rd August. There are one day sales in Brisbane, Australia on 31st August; in Zaragoza in Spain on 12th September; and a two day sale in Dromore in Northern Ireland starting 15th September.  There is also the inaugural sale at the newly acquired site in Dubai on 13th September.  Yoder & Frey, Euro Auctions’ US operation is also scheduling two auctions:  Ashland, Ohio on 20th September and in Florida on 25th October. 

Full details and catalogues for all forthcoming Euro Auctions events are available on its website at and separate Bidder Numbers are required to bid on any Lot at each plant and machinery auctions event which can be done either in person at the sale or via Euro Auctions’ Free Internet Bidding Service. For other enquiries contact Euro Auctions on 0044 (0) 2882 898262.