Sweet selection of Kenworths up for auction at Richie Bros


Thurwood Refrigerated Transport is disposing of its fleet as Thurwood owner moves on to other things

Sweet selection of Kenworths up for auction at Richie Bros
Some of the lots up for auction

After 37 years in the industry, Terry Thurwood, founder of Thurwood Refrigerated Transport has chosen to sell his entire fleet with Ritchie Bros., adding his prime movers and trailers to Ritchie Bros. National Unreserved EOFY Auction on June 22-23. Terry, a veteran in the transport industry, has decided it was time for a new chapter.

Based in Swan Hill in Victoria, Terry established Thurwood Refrigerated Transport from just one truck and one flat top trailer into a reputable transport company with a large fleet of late model Kenworth prime movers and FTE & MaxiTrans refrigerated trailers providing efficient logistics services for the fresh produce industry since 1988.

"We have entrusted Ritchie Bros to sell our fleet at the National Unreserved EOFY Auction on June 22-23."

Ritchie Bros. Regional Sales Manager Cody Watson says these assets are in hot demand with buyers looking to skip the long wait times.

"There remains a very good appetite for transport gear in 2022; with rising prices of new machinery and lengthy wait times."

"OEMs are not expected to see production return to pre pandemic levels while supply chain bottlenecks continue to slow production on new trucks and trailers. The drawcard for our National Unreserved EOFY Auction is that everything will sell to the highest bidder on the day. The successful bidder will be able to pick up their assets the very next day."

Assets in this dispersal include:

  • 9 x 2016-2019 Kenworth K200 Big Cabs
  • 2019 Kenworth T909
  • 2018 Kenworth T659
  • 2 x 2018 Kenworth T610SAR
  • 3 x 2004-2006 Kenworth K104
  • 2006 Kenworth T950 Tradition
  • 2007 Kenworth T404SAR
  • 1993 Ford L9000
  • 2010 Daysworth TT120 Terminal Tractor
  • Large qty of late model FTE & MaxiTrans Reefer Trailers

Bidders are encouraged to inspect onsite at Ritchie Bros. Geelong yard which is open for inspections Monday through to Friday and on Saturday, June 18. The event will be held exclusively online with those interested in bidding urged to register to bid before the auction. Day one of the auction (June 22) will be dedicated to construction and crushing gear while day two (June 23) will focus on transportation and agriculture assets.

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