Looking for the best possible deals in earth moving and mobile plant? If you are a buyer in the mining industry you’ll know what a fantastic opportunity an auction presents. Whether it’s a roller, scraper, loader, bobcat, dozer, grader or a dump truck, you’ll find it available at some point or another at auction and at a price considerably cheaper than it would cost to purchase from the supplier or even the manufacturer.

Earth Moving and Mobile Plant

Mobile plant refers to machinery with self-propulsion that is used to facilitate construction, earth moving and mining processes. This can refer to excavators, cranes, hoists, elevated work platforms, booms and reach stackers – amongst many other forms of apparatus and equipment.

Heavy-duty machinery often relates to the processes undertaken in the mining industry and may commonly include crushing and screening mechanisms, laboratory equipment, underground and open cut mining equipment, light vehicles, portable buildings and mine contractor equipment.

Heavy equipment can be rebuilt and remodelled so it can always present as a lucrative opportunity – even if it isn’t in the best condition. Extensive inventories at auctions provide buyers with a great amount of choice and an excellent opportunity to capitalise.

Popular manufacturing brands are regularly put under the hammer including: Caterpillar, Komatsu, Cat, Terex, Volvo, Hitachi, John Deere, Sandvik and more. Well-known brands are trusted to deliver a high standard of efficiency and power.

Buying at Auction

Major mining corporations, operators, contractors and insolvency firms often require a fast sale of their assets, including their earth moving and mobile plant machinery. They will often turn to auction houses to facilitate the quickest and most efficient sale. This means that the buyer stands to make a significant saving.

The condition of machinery at auction varies. It might be ‘as new’ or it most probably will be ‘used’. Surplus equipment and a wide range of accessories are commonly sold. It’s a mixed bag that is often dependant on the economic environment of the time and motivation of the vendor to sell.

The sheer range of equipment available at auction is mind blowing. Auction houses regularly sell cranes, crushers, drill rigs, excavation tools, material handling equipment and garbage trucks. You might even find a snowplow! This machinery is available to the highest bidder, irrespective of whether they represent public or private enterprise.

Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers is a trusted name in Australian auctions. They are firmly established, are staffed with a team of experts, and offer a wide range of heavy-duty machinery – including earth moving and mobile plant. Buyers can bid in person on the premises by way of a traditional auction, or, can take advantage of the convenience that their online auction system provides. Registration on the website is quick and simple. So, if you’re a mining industry buyer you will want to check out the online inventory today.

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.