JM Wood Finishes Strong in 2012 With Montgomery Sale
Opening up a Cat 312BL for inspection and consideration for use in their farming operation are Carroll McPherson (L) and Carroll Browning, Browning Farms, Auburn, Ky.
Steve Woodard, Woodard Construction Company, Ozark, Ala., tests a Grove crane in the sale lineup.
Taking a moment to discuss machines of mutual interest are Allan Harbison (L), Triple H Farms, Arley, Ala., and Richard Densmore Densmore Excavating Inc., Arley, Ala.
Jimmy Lawler, Lawler Timber Company, Camden, Ala., examines an ASV Positrack RC100 with mulcher attachment and forestry package.
In search of good machines to add to their inventory are Mike (L) and Jerry Coker, Greenhill Equipment Sales, Florence, Ala.
Deep in conversation about the Cat 420E backhoe loader are Jeff Harbin (L), PT Harbin Farms, The Shoals, Ala., and Greg Reed, Reed Construction, Jasper, Ala.
Cliff Sizemore (L), Ameri-green, Americus, Ga., and Gary Powell, Country Vista, Buena Vista, Ga., were interested in some of the Deere machines, including this 544J wheel loader.
Checking out the control panel of a Peterson 4710 horizontal grinder are Malcolm Smith (L), Conecuh Timber, Beatrice, Ala., and Tim Lynch, Northside Equipment, Arab, Ala.
A half-dozen Cat 140 H motorgraders packed the ramp and made for some competitive bidding.
JM Wood conducted a two-day sale on Dec. 5 and 6 at its headquarters in Montgomery, Ala.
“This was one of the better December auctions in recent memory,” said company Vice President Bryant Wood. “A great finish to our 39th year in business. Prices were good, attendance was high and people seemed relieved that the political season is over and they can get their minds back on work.”
More than 1,200 items were sold at the 39th annual winter auction, including a group of 2004 county-owned Cat 140H motorgraders that sold over the internet to Belgium and a group of Mack RD 688S trucks purchased by a diamond miner in attendance and headed for Sierra Leone.