Liquidation Auction

Drilling Contractor Workshop Liquidation

Under Instructions from Shaun Fraser, Jamie Harris & Jason Preston of McGrathNicol in the matter of Hughes Drilling Group of Companies (In Liquidation)

This Online Auction is being held on Pickles Auctions Website





3 January - 6 January 2017

Online Auction Closes

4:00PM (AEDT)


Matt Travess

0499 072 388

Luke McCann

02 9738 3010


7 Enterprise Crescent

McDougalls Hill (Singleton) NSW 2330

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

9:30am – 4:00pm (Local Time)


Monday, 9 January 2017 – Tuesday, 10 January 2017

9:00am – 4:30pm (Local Time)


2007 Merlo P38.13, S/N: B6425268, Max capacity: 3800 Kg, Perkins diesel engine, ROPS/FOPS, Sandvick fire suppression, Enclosed Air conditioned cab, Operating weight:8700 Kg (4-24)


04/2008 G&C Manufacturing Box 04P Tandem Axle, VIN: 6T9T20R0480JYZ015, Black, 1.85m (W) x 3.1m (L), Low sides, Rego No.: NP (U63972) (4-20)

05/2004 Sydney Trailers 8×5 CP Tandem Axle, VIN: 6HDBOXTRL45000423, White, Over ride brakes, Low sides with oxy bottle holders, Rego No: NP (W88115) (4-19)

Box Trailer, Unknown, Tandem Axle, No identification plate visible, rusty, 1.55m (W) x 2.9m (L), Low sides, mesh floor, Rego No.: NP.

Plant Trailer, Sullair, Tri Axle, S/N: 004-149679, Rego No.: No Plates, Compressor removed.

Site Trailer, Tandem Axle, No ID plate visible, Rego No.: No Plates, Approximately 3m x 2m, includes assorted contents.

Storage Containers & Fuel Tanks

Shipping Container, 20 Foot, Internal lockable divider, Includes assorted contents of oil drums (partial contents).

Storage Container, 10 Ft, Internally fitted with heavy duty shelving, Includes assorted contents of various hydraulic fittings, Water fittings, Site equipment, etc.

7x Portable Fuel Tanks 200-600L capacity

Workshop Equipment

4 Post Vehicle Hoist, Happ, S/N: 201408137, SWL: 4000 Kg, 240v Electric

Cold Cut Saw, Brobo Waldon S350D, S/N: 23154, 350mm (Dia) blade, 415v Plug-in with approximately 3.7m infeed bench & approximately 3.5m outfeed bench

Workshop Press, HP63, 75mm Single Ram with hydraulic power pack, 415v Plug-in, 890mm (W) capacity with assorted Dies, Press plates and Bench

Pedestal Drill, 2006 Hafco Metal Master GHD-22, S/N: 802, 8-Speed, 3MT, 415v plug-in, Manual rise and fall table, 13mm Keyed chuck

Workshop Press, Unbranded, Manual hydraulic, Approximately 810mm (W) capacity

Air Compressor, Pilot K60, S/N: 07655510, 4 Cylinder belt driven by 11Kw motor, 415 volt plug in, on horizontal receiving tank, with Fork base with fabricated cover, includes (2006) Fusheng Industrial vertical air receiver, S/N: 84075, Approximately 1800mm (H)

Air Compressor, Peerless, PHP25, 3 Cylinder belt driven by Honda GX270 9.0 HP electric start petrol motor

Mig Welder, Cigweld, Transmig 350 Professional Series, with Transmig 350 remote wire feeder, with leads, 415 volt plug in

Mig Welder, WIA, Fabricator, 400 Amp with WIA 4RD remote wire feeder, with leads, 415 volt plug in

Arc Welder, WIA, Weldarc 230, 60-230 Amp, 415 volt plug in

Arc Welder, CIG, Transarc Easy Welder, 40-140 Amp, with leads, 240 volt plug in

Assorted Steel Welding & Work Benches, Lockable Tool Cabinets

Assorted Hand Held Power Tools

Oxy Bottle Trolleys

Pressure Washer, Aussie Pumps, Roll frame mounted with pneumatic wheels, 5.0 Kw motor, 415 volt plug in, with hose and lance

Oil/Water Separator, Hunter Pump Sales & Services, 240 volt pump, Steel frame, Poly separator tank, Hardwired control box (cover removed).

Screw Air Compressor, Elgi, Condition: Unknown

Diesel Motor, Detroit Diesel, V12, 2 Stroke, Condition Unknown

Diesel fuel tank, steel construction, approximately 2,000L.

Quantity of approximately 6x assorted poly tanks.

Drilling Consumables

Quantity of Approximately 215x Drill Rods (Unused), Approximately 90mm OD, 3.1m Long, threaded ends

Assorted Stock Including Imdex Gypset 15, Potassium Chloride, Dense Soda Ash, Ausgel, Imdex AMC PAC Regular Viscosity, AUS-CUT, CR-650, AUS-Plug, Enviro-Grease, Biodegradable Rod Grease, Rod Grease Xtra tacky, Liquid Rod Grease, Baroid Bentonite Pallets, CR-60, AMC Ezee Pac R & Aus-Trol

Office Furniture & IT Equipment

Cisco 800 Series Ethernet LAN, Juniper EX2200-48P-4G switch, TP Link TL-WA901ND, Wireless N Access point, Cisco SLM 2024 switch

Tambour cabinets, Desks, Filing Cabinet,  Stationery Cabinets, Chairs, etc.

2.4m x 1.2m Board room table

Assorted Whitegoods

Quantity of 3x Mitel Networks 5330e IP Phones

Quantity of Assorted UHF & 2-Way Radios, Including GME & Sepura

Assorted Laptop PC’s


All Assets in this sale will be subject to 16.5% (including GST).


For the full TIGER ASSET GROUP Returns Policy, Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, please refer to Assets in this sale are sold “As Is, Where Is, With All Faults, If Any”


Plant Hazard Reports will be available onsite with the assets being sold. The attached Plant Hazard Report is provided for all generic hand and power tools along with office IT equipment. Clear identification and marking to identify that the plant item is only suitable for scrap or spare parts. TIGER ASSET GROUP advises all buyers that all plant offered for sale at auction may not be fit for use in a workplace. It is the buyers/owners responsibility to ensure that an operational risk assessment is undertaken, prior to use, and the plant be brought to a condition which complies with relevant State Legislation, Regulations and applicable Codes of Practice. Note: Persons under the age of 18 years will not be permitted onsite. Tradespeople eg; electricians, plumbers, refrigeration mechanics etc will be required to produce the relevant licence before commencing work on site. Riggers, Forklift and Crane Drivers etc will be required to produce the relevant license before commencing work on site. It is a condition of entry to site that all visitors comply with any directions given by TIGER ASSET GROUP staff or their representatives. Work carried out on this site must be completed in a manner compliant with all Workplace Health & Safety legislation. All power tools and equipment used on site must be tested (tagged) safe for use in accordance with AS3760 service testing and inspection of electrical equipment. TIGER ASSET GROUP will specify, based on the hazards present on the site, the mandatory personal protective equipment required to be worn prior to approval being given for entry to the site. (eg; safety footwear, safety eyewear, hard hats etc) The use of certified equipment, harnesses, work platforms etc will be required for any work carried out above 1.8metres. Enclosed footwear must be worn onsite – Safety boots will be required at industrial sites. Entry to third party sites will be subject to the site controllers specific site requirements. Removal of some Items in this sale will require the satisfactory completion of a Safe Work Method Statement by the buyer / buyers representative prior to decommission and removal being undertaken. A copy of TIGER ASSET GROUP’s  Safe Work Method Statement Template can be found HERE.

Customer Pickup

DELIVERY IS NOT AN OPTION FOR THIS SALE. THE REMOVAL OF THE GOODS IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY  To collect your purchases, please ensure bring a copy of your winners email or invoice as well photo ID. On the basis you send a third party to collect your goods on your behalf, you will need to send them with a copy of your winners email or invoice, a copy of your photo ID and a signed document authorising to release the goods.

Collection Timeframe

Monday, 9 January 2017 – Wednesday, 11 January 2017. From 9:00am – 4:30pm (Local Time) (excluding weekends & public holidays) 

Any items not collected within this period will be deemed abandoned and resold or otherwise disposed of at the cost to the registered buyer. Storage Fees may also apply.


selling equipment

Contact Ben Roden for an obligation free, confidential consultation to discuss options that TIGER ASSET GROUP can offer for asset disposal and project management.

Ben Roden

Mobile: 0412 229 350



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