That’s the news from PVA’s LeRoy Augustyn who says that the company is looking forward to offering a number of quality trucks and trailers as the various financial institutions begin to release assets in earnest.
Rigid trucks and tractors form the bulk of the assets to be auctioned. Interested parties will be able to bid on Toyota Dyna 4-093 and 8-145, 500, 300 and 17-257, Mercedes Benz Axor, Actros, Mitsubishi Fuso, MAN TGA 33.360, a fleet of Nissan UD 440, UD 460 and UD390, Iveco, Tata 1518, 3434, International 9800, and a Freightliner Argosy CISX-530 truck tractor.
Trailers to be auctioned include SA Truck Bodies, Hendred, Afrit, Motor Trail, flat deck link trailers, skeletal, curtain side trailers, side tipper trailers and a CTS side tipper trailer. A collection of skidsteer loaders, New Holland excavators, backhoe loaders and tractors will also be auctioned on the day.
In terms of the general outlook, Augustyn remarks that industry observers believe this year will be a good one for South Africa’s new and used truck market. However, he says there are challenges that could potentially impact this sector such as inflation and a weak rand which could see the prices of new trucks go up.
“Of course if new truck prices increase significantly, the case for second-hand trucks – in particular lightweight, economical models – will once again be strengthened as business owners seek ways to trim costs and remain viable,” he said.