Covid-19 'lockdown' and Euro Auctions, Dormagen, hosts live online sale behind closed doors with Europe wide appeal and total sale value of €10.95 million!

The much-anticipated Euro Auctions construction and agricultural machinery sale held in Dormagen, Germany, on 6th & 7th May was held behind closed doors because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the Covid-19 pandemic in mind, Euro Auctions made the decision to progress with the Dormagen sale on the 6th & 7th May, using the format recently put in place at its permanent sites in the UK, Australia and Dubai, with consignors committing to the auction, and with machinery already at Dormagen ready for sale.  


With consignors trusting Euro Auctions to gain best price for their equipment and machinery, a closed-door sale conducted live via the internet, provided the same excitement as the real sale. With video clips and photography of all lots for sale, streamed live on the Euro Auctions online sales platform, giving bidders the feel of a live auction.

Controlling the sale in 'real time', a team of 'live' auctioneers operating from the USA offices being the 'glue' that bonded all the elements of the sale together. The IT department in company HQ in Northern Ireland, also facilitated providing the platform for the sale.


Now, well established with German buyers and sellers this auction reports increasing popularity, and strong in all areas of machinery and agricultural equipment. With over 2,600 lots, with many new un-registered machines, the online bidding was fast and furious, the final hammer total was €10.94 million, with the 'top' buying countries being: Germany, Poland, Netherlands and the UK.

Over 200 vendors from 27 countries participated sending equipment and machinery to this now popular two-day sale. 14% were first time vendors, with 39% of vendors coming from Germany.


Bidder & First Time Registration Increase

First time registrations for bidder accounts have been increasing steadily at each Dormagen sale, such is the popularity of this auction. Since the sale in December 2019, the number of bidders has jumped by 70%. New 'first time' registration also increased in the last 6-months by 48%, true indicator that buyers in Germany, Poland, Netherlands, and Romania, trust Euro Auctions to deliver value, quality and choice. Of those first-time registrations to bid in the May sale 16% bought during the sale.


Buy Globally with Euro Auctions

With a robust online bidding platform for all Euro Auctions sales, German buyers bidding and buying globally at many of the world-wide sales each year have been increasing. Euro Auctions offers more choice, with access to over 100,000+ pieces of construction and agricultural equipment via internet access at over 60+ global sales each year. With an annual auction sale value of £500,000,000, Euro Auctions knows the values of equipment.


The 'PRICE BOOK' – by Euro Auctions Dormagen May 2020 in Euros


The following are a selection of prices achieved at the recent May sale at Euro Auctions, Dormagen, across all categories.


Excavators – Mini                                                                                                     

2016 Wacker Neuson EZ53 Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, Piped, Aux. Piping - 30,000

2014 Kubota U48-4 Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping c/w - 24,500

2007 Volvo EC45A PRO Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, QH, Piped c/w Bucket - 12,000


Excavators – 6t

2007 Komatsu PC88MR-6 Steel Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping - 16,000

2011 Yanmar VIO80-U Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, QH, Piped - 21,000

2007 Bobcat 442 B Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, QH, Piped - 15,000


Excavators – 10t

2014 Kobelco SK140SRLC-3 600mm Pads, CV, Piped, Piping c/w 3 Piece Boom - 59,000

2007 Hyundai R140LC-7A 600mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped c/w Bucket - 16,500

2011 Terex TC125 Rubber Tracks, Blade, Offset, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping - 26,000


Excavators – 20t

2006 CAT 345CL 600mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped c/w Bucket - 52,000

2012 Hitachi ZX280LCN-3 900mm Pads, CV, Piped, Aux. Piping c/w 18m boom - 80,000

2011 Hyundai Robex R250NLC-9 800mm Pads, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. Piping - 33,500


Wheeled Excavators

2014 Wacker Neuson EW100 Wheeled Excavator, Blade, Offset, CV, Tilt QH - 47,000

2012 Wacker Neuson 9503-2 Wheeled Excavator, Blade, Offset, CV, PowerTilt - 35,000

Komatsu PW170ES-6K Wheeled Excavator, Blade, CV, QH, Piped, Aux. - 15,500


Wheeled Loaders

2010 Liebherr L508 Wheeled Loader, QH c/w 4in1 Bucket, Forks - 20,000

JCB 409 SV Wheeled Loader, QH c/w Forks - 39,000

0220 - 2014 Liebherr L514 Wheeled Loader c/w Auto Lube, Reverse Camera - 37,000


Site Dumpers

2012 Thwaites 9 Ton Dumper c/w Roll Bar - 9,000

Benford 6 Ton Swivel Skip Dumper c/w Roll Bar  - 5,000

Thwaites 6 Ton Swivel Skip Dumper c/w Roll Bar - 5,750



2013 CAT D6N LGP c/w 6-Way Pat Blade, A/C, Topcon GPS Prepared - 90,000

2010 CAT D6N LGP c/w 6-Way Pat Blade, A/C, Topcon GPS Prepared - 93,000

2008 CAT D6N LGP c/w 6 Way Pat Blade, 4 Way Camera, A/C - 46,500


Skid Steer Loaders

2007 Bobcat S100 Skidsteer Loader, Piped c/w Bucket (Manual Available) - 7,500

2008 CAT 242B Skidsteer Loader c/w Bucket - 11,500

Thomas T170 Skidsteer Loader c/w Road Brush, Forks - 6000



2007 JCB 524-50 Telehandler c/w Forks, WLI (Manuals Available) - 17,500

2008 JCB 520-40 Telehandler c/w Forks, WLI - 16,000

2013 Merlo P25.6 Telehandler c/w Joystick Controls, Bucket, Forks - 30,000



2006 Manitou 105 VJR-2 Wheeled Man Lift Access Platform - 4,500

2008 Manitou 105 VJR2 Wheeled Man Lift Access Platform - 4,500

2013 ATN PIAF1000R Wheeled Man Lift Access Platform - 5,250



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