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Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1

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Out & About

First Unreserved Public

Auction in UK

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services are delighted to

announce the launch of their inaugural European

Unreserved Public Auction to include quality used Cat

equipment, to be hosted by Finning.

The landmark auction will take place on Wednesday

20th April at Rockingham Motor Speedway,

Northamptonshire.

The event will be the first in a series of quarterly

unreserved auction events across locations in Great

Britain, aimed at buyers of used heavy equipment from

the UK and other International markets. The on-site

auction will be supported by IronPlanet’s online mar-

ketplace, allowing bidders to attend online from any-

where in the world.

Finning recognises the value of hosting such an

event in the local market. The auction will feature Cat

equipment from Finning, as well as additional machines

from other dealers, rental customers, and construction

companies in the UK and across Europe.

Each machine will be showcased on

IronPlanet.com

in advance of the April auction, and buyers unable to

attend the auction in person can bid online in

real-time.

Each unit will be backed by IronPlanet’s trademark

IronClad Assurance equipment inspection certification

and inspection reports, which comprehensively detail

and guarantee the condition of the machine to its

potential buyer.

“We are delighted to announce our first Cat

Auction Services live onsite unreserved auction

in Europe and the opportunity to work closely

with Finning, the world’s

largest Caterpillar dealer.”

“We look forward to bringing the best in

used, low hour Cat equipment to buyers in the

UK and globally in our Rockingham sale,”

said Felipe Fernández-Urrutia Massó, Vice President

of European Sales at IronPlanet.

On what attendees can expect from the event itself,

Fernández-Urrutia Massó said,

“Attendees will be able to see the machines in

operation live during preview in order to assess

their qualities before they bid.

“We are able to use our cross-platform

capabilities of online for equipment preview

and inspection reports and on-site where

bidders can come and kick the tyres, should

they want a closer look. ”

For Finning, the auction presents the company with

an opportunity to support customers with fleet opti-

misation, which in turn allows them to Cat machines

to new buyers:

“We want buyers to feel comfortable and know

that they are buying quality machines, backed

up by the credibility that the Caterpillar,

Finning and IronPlanet brands bring,”

said Enda Eiffe, Business Unit Manager, Equipment

Solutions Division at Finning.

For more information:

IronPlanet

“Our high resolution

ground penetrating

radar data has revealed

an amazing row of up to

90 standing stones a

number of which have

survived after being

pushed over and a

massive bank placed

over the stones. In the

east up to 30 stones,

measuring up to size of

4.5 m x 1.5 x 1 m, have

survived below the bank

whereas elsewhere the

stones are fragmentary or represented by

massive foundation pits.”

MALÅ Imaging Radar Array (MIRA) is a one-pass 3D

system providing a cost-effective solution for large scale

ground penetrating radar mapping and subsurface object

identification.

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