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VIDEO: Alex Lyon & Son Holds 25th Annual Florida Auctions

Mon February 12, 2018 - National Edition
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Great weather and a great turnout highlighted the Alex Lyon & Son auction.
Andy Miller, equipment superintendent of Alex E. Paris Contracting Company Inc., Atlasburg, Pa., looks over the Caterpillar dozers.
Tomas Reto (L) of US Reto shakes hands with Bobby Tedesco, co-owner of Gorilla Hammers. US Reto will now be the exporter for Central and South America for Gorilla Hammers.
Linda and Les Hull, owners of Hull’s 151 Implement, came to see if they could bring some equipment home to Waupun, Wisc.
If you need to get around to all of the Florida Auctions in a hurry, this 2006 Ferrari F430 F 1 Spyder with speeds of more than 196 mph will do the job for you. Giovan Figueroa, owner of AF Export Equipment, just arrived at the Alex Lyon & Son auction and is ready to start bidding. 
Hague Palmer, manager of crane used equipment sales, Ring Power, is very curious about this Grove 765 E-2 crane.
Carlos Surita of Global Soft Equipment Sales is walking the grounds of the Alex Lyon & Son sale and stops to look at this Cat skid steer. Dave Keel of Armstrong Transport Group is very interested in this Kubota SSV75 skid steer. (L-R): The leadership team at Witzco Challenger Trailers, Jeff Schatz, sales manager; Sam Witzer; and Josh Weinstein, president of Witzco Challenger Trailers, was having a good time during the special event party Jack Lyon hosted after the sale.
Ernie Lacroix from Ontario, Canada from Ernie Landscaping standing in front of this Cat 996 M wheel loader was glad to be in Florida and was looking forward to this auction. 
Yoshikazu Nakamura, Morooka America, Glen Allen, Va., was interested in this Hamm HD 140 roller. 
A real lion hangs out at the Alex Lyon auction. Jack Lyon had all sorts of entertainment for his guests … he even had a parade of exotic animals.
Crowds gather at excavator row during the Alex Lyon & Son sale.
Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers from Bridgeport, N.Y., recently conducted its 25th annual Florida auction, held in Kissimmee, Feb. 3 through Feb. 11.
Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers and Auctioneers from Bridgeport, N.Y., recently conducted its 25th annual Florida auction, held in Kissimmee, Feb. 3 through Feb. 11.
Morooka America LLC. displayed several products, including the Morooka MST 300VD. (L-R) are Yoshi Tanaka; Ken Byrd, president; and Hidehiro Miyashita, CEO.
William Miller came all the way from Coleaine, Ireland, to bid on the hydraulic excavators.
Jim Tirone, used equipment manager, Five Star Equipment Inc., the John Deere dealer from Dunmore, Pa., checks out a Deere 750 series dozer.
Taking in the Alex Lyon & Son auction (L-R) are Scott Flowers, Ring Power Corp.; Scott Gremillion, Nola Machinery; Bill Yurkovic, Cleveland Brothers; and Mike Reynolds, Ring Power Corp.
(L-R): Prior to the start of the 25th annual auction, Jack Lyon receives his copy of Construction Equipment Guide’s annual Florida Auctions issue. With him are Dean Adsit, Nortrax, and Chad Ketelsen, president of U.S. operations, Alex Lyon & Son.
Alex Lyon & Son held its 25th annual Florida Auction in Kissimmee. The Mount Dora High School Marching Band helped celebrate the milestone. A juggler also helped in the celebration.
Alex Lyon & Son held its 25th annual Florida Auction in Kissimmee. The Mount Dora High School Marching Band helped celebrate the milestone. A juggler also helped in the celebration.
A pair of well-known residents helped Alex Lyon & Son celebrate its 25th annual Florida auction in Kissimmee, Fla. Ronald E. Oney, REO Sales owner, Valley City, Ohio, looks to add some inventory to kick off 2018, which he expects to be a strong year to move iron.
Mike Munroe of Valley Transportation. The company has assembled a highly qualified and capable team for each transportation job. With a fleet of 180 trucks on the road and more on the way, Valley Transportation has grown steadily since its inception back in the 1980s. Helping in the “Jack in the Box” auction truck is Craig Schlautman, auction agent of Proxibid, Omaha, Neb. Here, he’s running the online bids coming into the Lyon auction.
Doug Bryan, owner of Bryan Heavy Equipment, Oelwein, Iowa, carries Bobcat and Kubota and his company just completed its new 25,000-sq.-ft. facility.
Mark Mahnen, used equipment manager of Wyoming Machinery, Casper, Wyo., checks out the extensive Caterpillar equipment on site, including this Cat 352F excavator.
Doing some demo time on a New Holland E35 mini-excavator is Jim Tracy of Southern Truck & Trailer, Boone, N.C.
Paying close attention to the pricing on the dozers of interest are Chuck Abney (L) of Yancey Bros. Co., Atlanta, Ga., and Thomas Davis Cox of Joey Martin Auctioneers, Williamston, S.C.
John Neville (L), founder of John E. Neville Excavating, brought the second- and third-generation family to the 25th annual sale, including son, Jacob Neville; sons-in-law, Triston Gordon and Matt Shapiro; and grandsons, Jameson Neville, Kirk Gordon and Camden Shapiro.
Swapping ideas and notes on machines of mutual interest are Brent Beverly (L) of BTM Machinery, Columbia, S.C., and Mike Herring, Herring Construction, Eddyville, Ky.
Regular Florida auction attendees, Debra and Joe Parsons of D&J Materials, Rockingham, N.C., were back at the Alex Lyon sale looking for machines for their business.
Andrew (L) and Aaron Geurink of Holland Equipment Services came down from Michigan to see if they could bring some iron home with them.
Austin Lerch of HREC LLC will win first prize for arriving in the coolest vehicle at the auction — a Polaris Slingshot.
Jack Lyon, president of Alex Lyon & Son Inc., scans the crowd for more bids while Lisa George keeps track of the bids.
Rick Coulson (L), owner of Rick Coulson Equipment Co., Parkersburg, W.Va., meets up with Dean Adsit of Nortrax.
It was the end of day five and time for a few pictures. (L-R) are Lisa George, Alex Lyon & Son; Dean Adsit, Nortrax; Bud Pecoy, Mid Country Machinery; Josette Pecoy, Alex Lyon & Son; and Robert Mashburn, founder of Mashburn Equipment.
Jack Lyon, president, and Josette Pecoy, both of Alex Lyon & Son.

For the 25th consecutive year, Alex Lyon & Son held its annual Florida Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla.

The nine-day auction, which ran from Feb. 3 through Feb. 11, saw a wide array of equipment and vehicles go on the block, including heavy iron, agriculture equipment, landscape equipment, UTVs, collectible cars, motorcycles, pick-up trucks, attachments, cranes and lifts and more.

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Alex Lyon & Son celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Florida Auctions with a parade, which consisted of actual lions and tigers, as well as jugglers, the Mount Dora High School Marching Band and local residents, Mickey and Minnie.