Alex Lyon & Son Kicks Off Florida Auctions With Eight-Day Sale From Jan. 31 to Feb. 7 in Kissimmee

Thu February 11, 2010 - National Edition
CEG


Taking in the auction via golf cart are Mark Hockaday (L), president of Henry Manufacturing, and Henry Branscome, founder of Henry Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Va.
Taking in the auction via golf cart are Mark Hockaday (L), president of Henry Manufacturing, and Henry Branscome, founder of Henry Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Va.
Taking in the auction via golf cart are Mark Hockaday (L), president of Henry Manufacturing, and Henry Branscome, founder of Henry Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Va. Making another deal via cell phone is Tom Rosser, used equipment sales of Ransome CAT. Tom Couser (L) and Chad Ketelsen, both of Alex Lyon & Son, are ready to answer any questions bidders may have about the excavators going up for bid. Tracking Caterpillar iron prices during the eight-day Alex Lyon & Son sale (L-R) are Dana Berger, H.O. Penn; Hank Spies, Milton CAT; and Bill Yurkovic, Cleveland Brothers CAT. Ben Daniels, president of Ben Daniels Equipment, Binghamton, N.Y., enjoys tracking prices in the Florida sunshine. Patrick Kelly of H&R Parts has to be among the happier people at the Florida auctions: His company is based in windy, snowy and cold Buffalo, N.Y. Joe Behari of Bath, N.Y., is looking for a variety of equipment including this Bobcat A300. Jim Shafer of Shafer Equipment in Clendenin, W.Va., might be interested in a motorgrader, if the price is right. (L-R): Peter Beauchesne, Alglass, Haverhill, Mass.; Milt Kimball, Mirra Company, Georgetown, Mass.; and Dick Beauchesne, also of Alglass, pause a moment for a quick photo prior to inspecting this Caterpillar 950G. Bill Gagnon of Niagara Frontier Equipment Sales in Lockport, N.Y., tests out this Dynapac vibratory roller. These towering aerial lifts were just a small portion of the equipment for sale at Alex Lyon & Son’s heavy equipment auction in Kissimmee, Fla. Dave Perry (L), vice president of sales of Milton CAT, Milford, Mass., takes a moment for a photo-op with John LaCamera of Construction Equipment Guide. Two Smiths (unrelated) made their way south from Massachusetts for Alex Lyon & Son’s Kissimmee auction. Jack Smith (L) of John’s Gradall Service, Plainville, Mass., and Bryn Smith from The N.I.C.E. Co., in Franklin, Mass. Liza, Kaeson, and Toby Hight of Skowhegan, Maine, were on vacation in Orlando, but decided to stop by the sale site to take a quick look around. Mike Pearl of Equipment Mart of NY in Bridgeport, Conn., escaped the cold and snow in New England to check out the almost 7,500 items for sale at Alex Lyon and Son’s auction. Milt Kimball of MIRRA Co. Inc. in Georgetown, Mass., found the best seat at the sale to watch all of the action. Mitch Akins of M.A. Machinery in Milan, Tenn., examines this forklift before making his decision to bid. Patrick Beame of Milam’s Equipment Sales in Sutherlin, Va., test drives this John Deere 744H wheel loader. Steve Whitten of Whit Builders of Maine in Bridgton checks the engine of a 2005 Caterpillar 930G rubber-tired loader. Alex Lyon & Son consistently drew big crowds for all eight days of its late model aerial lifts, construction and support equipment, truck and trailer auction. (L-R): Dave Everett of ECI Materials in South Paris, Maine, stands with Russell Dimmick of Lucky’s Trailer Sales in South Royalton, Vt., and his son, Robert Dimmick of NewTech Inc. in Randolph, Vt.

Alex Lyon & Son again kicked off the annual Florida Auctions in Kissimmee.

The eight-day sale, which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, featured nearly 7,500 items, including a vast array of late model aerial lifts, construction and support equipment and trucks and trailers.