Jon Becker looking to pick up a bargain at the Hassalls auction of Port Curtis machinery and material at Gracemere. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Jon Becker looking to pick up a bargain at the Hassalls auction of Port Curtis machinery and material at Gracemere. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Ultimate Bloke Auction continues to run hot at Gracemere

JON Becker yesterday travelled from Baralaba to Gracemere to take a look at the huge range of items in the latest round of the "Ultimate Bloke Auction".

He was one of hundreds of bidders, both in person and online, who attended the sell-off of Curtis Island LNG equipment as part of the disposal project.

A pallet of disposable coveralls was one of the more unusual purchases on the day, but Jon, from Moura High Services, was keeping an eye on the many shipping containers instead.

"I always come to these ones," he said of the Hassalls auction.

"They've got a really good variety, and it's not that old.

"I've bought a lot of stuff from here over the years."

Hassalls, Australian resources asset and disposals specialists, will be selling goods from the Gladstone LNG project at a number of north Queensland and online auctions over coming months.

Yesterday more than half a million dollars worth of equipment was sold, with the complete sell-off expected to exceed $50million.

Plant machinery, tools, vehicles, construction equipment and more went under the hammer with thousands of pieces sold.

Hassalls is working in conjunction with leading international asset management company Liquidity Services on the sale.

Hassalls general manager Steve Wall said the sale of equipment from the Curtis Island LNG project was attracting interest from local business and farmers through to international buyers seeking to fit-out other mining projects.

Gary Steen, from Steen's Earthworks, had his eye on the piles of steel yesterday, and also purchased some trailers at the previous auction on October 14.

The Stanwell business owner is also planning to return for the next Hassalls auction.

"It's all good stuff," he said.

Busy buyers

The online buyers bought most of the 20 cars offered in the auction

Knack toolboxes continued to achieve strong results and bidders were very competitive



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