Construction Plant Overview

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department has appraised, valued, marketed and sold rolling agriculture and construction plant for over 30 years, amounting to tens of millions of pound of industrial rolling assets.

Our monthly plant and machinery auctions were the first in the UK to transition from live traditional auctions held from a rostrum to online timed auctions, which opened our plant and machinery auctions up to a whole new market of end user buyers, over and above trade.

From mini diggers and dumpers to backhoe excavators, tractors and quarry trucks, authorised for disposal by a wide portfolio of clients ranging from finance houses, turnaround, restructuring and insolvency practitioners through to plant and machinery hire firms.

We have undertaken appraisals and valuations of plant across the UK and Europe. When a consortium of City of London metal traders and private finance investors were negotiating a deal to buy Europe’s biggest plant and machinery breaker’s yard, located in Spain, they contacted John Pye Auctions Business Assets team to undertake an on-site appraisal of the 43 acre storage site and valuation of over 7,000 items of rolling agricultural and construction plant.

Beyond valuations, swift site clearance and transport relocation is often the key priority when authorising and managing such assets for disposal to ensure security and integrity of such agricultural and construction plant.

John Pye Auctions Vehicles and Business Assets department have a long established approved panel of suppliers who can move any size of industrial asset from anywhere in the UK and do so for some of the biggest names in construction plant.

Furthermore, our UK network of more than 20 sites covering over 60 acres across England, Scotland and Wales ensures that John Pye Auctions provides clients with a regional outlet to keep transport costs competitive and assets secure, within sites overseen by manned security and 24/7 CCTV monitoring, all approved to UK Central Government Cabinet Office procurement standards for asset storage and disposal.


Department Contacts

Charles Loake FNAVA
Associate Director and Joint Head of Business & Property
0115 970 60 60
07870 657 082
[email protected]
Trevor Palethorpe FNAVA
Associate Director and Joint Head of Business & Property
0115 970 60 60
07841 456 456
[email protected]

Construction Plant Departments

Industrial Machinery

For over 30 years John Pye Business Assets department has managed fixed industrial surplus assets for clients, from initial appraisals and valuations through to site clearances, on-site auction sales and onl...


John Pye Auctions Vehicles department has grown substantially since 2011 to now sell over 16,000 vehicles per annum across more than 20 UK sites. These vehicles range from seized vehicles – cars, motorb...


John Pye Business Assets Marine Department has managed a range of marine vessels to secondary market auction and private treaty sale over the last few decades. These vessels range from small ribs and plea...


John Pye Business Assets Aviation Department has managed a range of aviation instructions to secondary market including both auction and private treaty sales over the years. Ranging from gliders to twin e...

Construction Plant In The Media

John Pye Appointed to Sell Intellectual Pr...

On Instruction of the Joint Administrators, John Pye are instructed to sell the Intellectual Property of FABB Projects Limited T/as FABB Sofas consisting of; A) Website domains, B) Trademarks/Logos & C) Web...

Business Assets Case Studies

T. Casquero

John Pye & Sons were approached by a consortium of City of London Metal Traders & Financiers to conduct a site assessment of a Spanish plant breakers yard for an asset acquisition. The plant, haul...

Greenways Construction Ltd

John Pye & Sons were instructed to relocate, market and sell a wide range of yellow civil and construction plant ranging from Dumpers, Backhoe Loaders, Excavators along with Commercial Vehicles on behalf...

Burton Construction

This post-Credit Crunch recession instruction in 2010 to value and dispose of construction equipment on behalf of the liquidators was unique in its time for the industry as it was held exclusively as an onli...

Phones4U Administration

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department were appointed agents for the Phones4U Administration after initially supplying the Administrators, PWC, with a solid barometer of appraisal data from our unique ...

Gibbs Technology Automotive

Developers of amphibious vehicle technology, Gibbs Technologies appointed John Pye & Sons to manage a disposal of surplus Land Rover engines & automotive parts at their West Midlands factory. Gibb...

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