Shifting focus prompts large truck sell-off for Sydney operator

A Sydney based transport company has made the decision to step away from heavy haulage, with 11 prime movers and their associated trailers now going under the hammer.

Menai Haulage has been owned and managed by Lee Fahey since 2002. It operates a large range of specialist plant and equipment, delivering civil construction services and expertise to the Sydney area and beyond.

Fahey says the company’s recent strategic decision to steer away from the heavy haulage industry called for a realignment of its existing fleet.

Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, has been chosen to manage the fleet dispersal. The Menai Haulage assets will feature in Ritchie Bros. first National Unreserved Auction of the year on 22 February.

The online auction will provide buyers in the region with a unique opportunity to purchase high-quality, late model machinery on their doorstep.

“With its market-leading expertise, and now a state-of-the-art depot available in the region, Ritchie Bros. was the obvious choice to assist us with this dispersal. We are delighted to be working alongside them,” Fahey said.

Assets in this dispersal include:

  • 2 x 2010 Kenworth T408SAR 6×4
  • 3 x 2018 – 2013 Kenworth K200 6×4
  • 2013 Kenworth T359 6×4
  • 2002 Kenworth K104 6×4
  • 2018 Volvo FM13 6×4
  • 2018 Volvo FH16 6×4
  • 2018 Mack Trident 6×4
  • 2006 Kenworth T950 6×4
  • 2 x 2011 Muscat 3/Axle 6.1 m
  • 2 x 2012 – 2008 MaxiTrans Stag Bogie/A Tipping Trailer
  • 3 x 2019 – 2013 Drake 4 Rows of 4 Hydraulic Deck Widening Low loader
  • 2019 Drake 3 Rows of 8 Hydraulic Widening Swingwing Low Loader
  • 2019 Drake 2 Rows of 4 Low Loader Dolly
  • 2007 Moffet Mounty 2.5 ton Truck Mounted Forklift
  • 2012 MaxiTrans Stag Bogie/A Stag Tipping Trailer
  • 33000 L Steel Diesel Containerized Fuel Tank.

This news coincides with the launch of Ritchie Bros. newest depot yard in Newcastle, comprising a 9000m2 state-of-the-art facility, providing world-class equipment solutions to the Hunter Region.

Ritchie Bros. says the Newcastle yard is strategically located to better serve the local market, including the construction, agricultural and transportation industries.

The new facility will be used to host online auctions, giving buyers the flexibility to bid on equipment from anywhere in the world.

Ritchie Bros. regional sales manager, Simon Ward, said the company was dedicated to providing its customers with convenience and the best possible experience.

“We are thrilled to launch our new depot yard and bring our world-class equipment solutions to the doorstep of our customers in the Hunter Region,” Ward said.

“The facility, which features ample parking, loading docks and on-site offices, is testament to our commitment to those customers and the local Hunter community, and we look forward to serving their equipment needs for years to come.”

Ritchie Bros. has been a trusted source of equipment solutions for more than 60 years, with a proven track record of providing quality equipment at market value.

The new yard in Newcastle joins Ritchie Bros.’ network of locations around the world, helping buyers and sellers connect.

“With 1344 assets and counting, along with 350 trucks and trailers already consigned, we anticipate a high level of interest in the National Unreserved Auction later this month,” said Ward.

Interested buyers are urged to register to bid, with bidding opening on Saturday, February 18. Day one of the auction (February 22) will be dedicated to construction and crushing gear, while day two (February 23) will focus on transportation and agricultural assets.

Ritchie Bros.’ Newcastle depot yard is located at 5-7 Foresight Avenue, Tomago, NSW, 2322.

For more information about Ritchie Bros. and the new Newcastle yard, including the upcoming online auction featuring a fleet realignment from Menai Haulage, please visit or contact Simon Ward on 0427 697 707.

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