Auction highlights appeal of Roger Dyson equipment 03 November 2011

The strength, reliability and durability for which Roger Dyson recovery equipment is well known was underscored at a recent auction prompted by the closure of South Wales operator Dragon Rescue.

Staged by Malcolm Harrison Auctions on behalf of Singers Corporate Asset Finance, the sale featured 33 vehicles, most of which were bodied by Roger Dyson.

Malcolm Harrison Auctions had marketed the sale well beyond UK shores ensuring a sizeable turnout of prospective bidders. Scores of operators and others flocked to the auction site in Ross-on-Wye, and there were 174 registered buyers as well as telephone, online and commission bidders.

"Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances, we were very happy with the outcome of the sale and so, too, were Singers," confirms Malcolm Harrison's auction manager Charlie Foyle. "There was a wide range of vehicles including spec lifts, tilt and slides and wreckers, with the majority commanding very good money."

Foyle also says that the fact that the majority of vehicles were fitted with Dyson equipment helped, as Roger's recovery systems enjoy an excellent reputation.

Dragon Rescue, which had two sites in Cardiff and others in Merthyr and Pyle, near Bridgend, ceased trading on 1 September, with chairman Stephen Powell citing diminishing work and unsupportive banks as the reasons.

John Challen

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