Liquidation Auction

Drilling Rigs & Support Equipment 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





25 January - 31 January 2017

Online Auction Closes

4:00pm (AEDT)


Matt Travess

0499 072 388

Lee Pulbrook

0499 993 285


Locations Include:

23 Enterprise Crescent, McDougalls Hill (Singleton) NSW 2330;

400 Beatty Road, Archerfield QLD 4108; &

787 Ingham Road Bohle (Townsville), QLD 4818.


Monday, 30 January 2017

9:30am – 4:00pm (Local Times)


Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February 2017

9:00am – 4:30pm (Local Times)

2005 ReichDrill C550 Tracked Drill Rig

Track Mounted Drilling Rig 2005 ReichDrill C550 CAT C15 engine, Sullair compressor, Steel tracked frame with fire protection system

Atlas Copco Drill Rigs

Jack up base mounted Drill Rig, C.2006 Atlas Copco Christensen CS14, SN: CRG105298806-1, 138 Kw pull up, 130-1300 RPM rotation speed, 158 Kw motor, 7000 Kg, Fitted with FMC Bean pump, Cummins QSB 6.7 cylinder, Turbo diesel engine, engine s/n:46877485, On jack up base, Rig has had rebuild & paint

Jack up base mounted Drill Rig C.2008 Atlas Copco Christensen CT-14, SN: CRG107326108-1, 138 Kw pull up, 130-1300 RPM rotation speed, 158 Kw motor, 9000 Kg, Fitted with FMC Bean pump, Cummins QSB 6.7 cylinder, Turbo diesel engine, engine s/n:46877487, On jack up base, (Under 5000 hours on engine), Rig has had rebuild & paint

Trailer Mounted Drill Rig Atlas Copco Christensen CS14 Mounted on Dual axle plant trailer Bartlett model 127, ATM 2400 Kg, with caterpillar C6.6 Turbo diesel engine sn: 66600799, Arrangement no 272-4908, With jack up legs, Feed travel: 3.5m, Feed speed variable, Thrust: 59 Kw (13390 lb), Pull: 138 Kw (31020 lb), Rod pull length: 6.09m Drilling angle: 45-90°

Boart Longyear Drill Rigs

Jack up base mounted Surface Core Drill Rig 2008 Boart Longyear LF90D, SN:2008-008, 153 Kw, 153 Kw Cat motor, 8400 Kg Machine weight, 10m Mast height, Max Op pressure: 31 mpa (4500 psi), Max head torque: 5322mm, Max head speed: 1250 RPM, Feed Thrust: 58957N, Feed Pullback:111793N, Feed length: 3.35m, Hook load-single line: 7257 Kg, Max wind resistance: 85 Km/h, Mounted on Jack up base

Jack up base mounted Surface Core Drill Rig 2008 Boart Longyear LF90D 2008-009 153 Kw Cat motor, 8400 Kg machine weight, Chuck drive PQ drill head, 10m Last height
Max operating pressure:31 mpa (4500 psi), max head torque:5322nm, Max head speed: 1250 RPM, Feed Thrust: 58957N, Feed Pull back: 111793N, Feed length: 3.35m, Hook load-single line 7257 Kg, Max wind resistance 85km/h, 720m HQ Pipe drilling capacity, Mounted on Jack up base

Multi Purpose Drill Rig 2008 Boart Longyear LF90D 2008-023 6F2252300VDD01016 Rebuilt mast, Cummins Turbo diesel engine, FMC Beam Pump, No on-board Air
Chuckdrive PQ Drill head, 720m HQ Drilling capacity fitted to 11/1997 International Acco 2350G 5.2m Cab chassis, 6 wtt Truck, 6×4, 2 Seater, White, GVM: 24000 Kg, GCM: 36000 Kg, With Cummins C250, Diesel engine

Drill Rig 2006 Boart Longyear LF90LS 2006 45 FMC bean pump, Head size: PQ, 720m HQ Pipe drill capacity, 30518 Engine hours, Mounted on Jackup Base

Other Drill Rigs

Truck Mounted Drill Rig Edson 3000 / UDR650 Hybrid, On-board Air compressor, Diesel tank, Hydraulic oil tank, Top drive UDR650, Eaton drive unit, Cable reals FMC beam pump Triplex, With unknown diesel engine, Mounted on 01/1981 Mercedes Benz model 2632S/32 6×4 truck, 3 Seater, GVM: 26000 Kg, GCM: 38000 Kg, Leaf spring suspension

 Drill Rig C.1970s Build Ingersoll Rand T4 8x4x4 Versa drill mud pump, Grout tank, Detroit diesel engine

Drilling Support Equipment

Rod Sloop Oct-09 Every Day Mine Service Outriggers JUB-005 “Powered by Hydraulic power pack & Hatz diesel engine. Containing 31 HWT rods & 200 HQ 6m rods

Rod Carrier Frame White steel, Approx. 6m x 2m

Rod Sloop Yellow metal, Hatz diesel engine, Outriggers, Fold down ends, Deck heavily rusted with holes


Truck International Acco 6×4 Acco 2350G 5.50M Vin: 6F2252300TDC01363, 846,692kms GCM: 36 Tonne, GVM: 2400 Kg, 3 Seater cab resprayed

Engineering Equipment

Vertical Machining Centre 2012 Hartford Mercury VMC-2060 Fanuc CNC Control, Swarf Conveyor, 32 Head Tool Carosel
CNC Lathe 2012 Doosan Puma 400C

Lathe JFMT JMK530 530 x 1800

Lathe Pinacho 3/155

Lathe Dean Smith & Grace Type 25

Hydraulic bending / straightening machine Finlay Engineering PH200 200 Ton

Milling Machine Cougar BC-5VHL

Hydraulic Test Uniit Custom

Welder Generator Lincoln 400AS

Mig Welder WIA Fabricator

Bandsaw Hafco RF712

Geared Head Drill Hafco GHD-20

Surface Grinder Cincinnati

Pressure Washer IH

Hydraulic Press Servex 100 Ton

Parts Washer ERS 30.9

MIG Welder UniMig 252

Linisher 2015 Hafco BS-48

Welding Rotator Custom Fabricated

Drilling Rig & Support Equipment

Drill Rig 2006 Boart Longyear LF230 2006-99 Jack up base, Remote control station

Air Compressor Sullivan Palatek model D1150VHAF, SN: 510729, 679 hours, Cat C15 Engine, Mounted in sound proof enclosure with fuel tank base

Breakout Unit 2008 Drillco Tools Puma Jaw 6/8

Grout Mixer Degussa GP200H Skid Mounted

Booster (Skid Mounted) Powered by CAT3208 engine, 2000 CFM to 1000 PSI

Mud tanks and Pumps


Table Top Feb-08 Hino GT 1322 4×4 Vin: JHDGT8JHKXXX10018, 17,042kms,  GVM: 13000 Kg, GCM: 21000 Kg

Table Top Truck Isuzu FVZ1400 6×4 Vin: JALFVZ135N3600003, 382,370kms,  6 Cylinder Diesel, 9 Speed Eaton fuller


Forklift Hyster model H60F,  SN: B3S1572L, 2,142 hours, 2 stage mast

Forklift Komatsu model FG15T-16,  SN: 614411, 8,122 hours, SWL 2435kg, 3.7m 2 stage mast with side shift, solid tyres

Air Compressors

Air Compressor Sullivan Palatek D1150PXHDCA 510804 974 Cat C15 Engine, Mounted in sound proof enclosure with fuel tank base, all mounted on triaxle trailer

Air Compressor Jun-13 Sullivan Palatek D0210PHJD 31792 4YAHH1114DM001072 1,324 Mounted in sound proof enclosure with fuel tank base, all mounted on single axle trailer

Motor Vehicle

Dual Cab Utility 2010 Nissan Navara ST-R 4×4 Vin: MNTCPUD22A0008123, 2.5 litre diesel, manual, 5 seats, bulbar, aux lights, Snorkel, tow bar, steel dropside tray

Engineering & Workshop Equipment

Welder Lincoln Idealarc R35-325

Mig Welder WIA Fabricator

Magnetic Drill Holemaker Pro 50

Welder Lincoln Flextec 650

Hydraulic Power Pack

Lathe Colchester Mascot 1600

Drill Press Sher 4PD572FS

Pedestal Grinder Brobo Waldown

Bench Grinder Abbott & Ashby

Mill Drill Cougar ZXTM-40

Welder Generator Lincoln Sheild Arc SAM400

Hydraulic Power Pack Reg Holl

Shipping Container

Bays Pallet Racking

Pressure Washer Kerrick

Vehicle Hoist HAPP 4 Post


All Assets in this sale will be subject to 8.25% (including GST).


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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


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

Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February 2017. From 9:00am – 4:30pm (Local Times) 

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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