Hazelmere: mining equipment under the hammer

Corey Brown assists Hassalls auctioneer Russell Keast.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d454336
Corey Brown assists Hassalls auctioneer Russell Keast. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d454336

MINING equipment, including 14 dump trucks, went under the hammer in Hazelmere on Wednesday in the first auction of its kind in WA.

Hassalls Auctions general manager Steve Wall said 10 of the trucks would end up offshore after they were bought by a Dubai buyer.

They went for between $22,000 and $100,000.

“That’s a bit of a bargain,” he said. “In the (mining) heyday the same truck would be about $800,000, but that was an artificial world.”

The trucks were among more than 400 lots that went under the hammer, including steel cages and sheds, light commercial vehicles, bench grinders, ladders, hose reels and toolboxes.

“We had a 96 per cent clearance rate so, yeah, it was a good day,” he said.

Hassalls major accounts manager Matt Weaver said the opportunity to bring a large on-site auction to Perth was a great chance to offer high-quality, value products to the local community.