Alex Lyon & Son Kicks Off the 2016 Florida Auctions

During the auctions a wide variety of equipment went on the block with each day featuring more than 1,000 lots of equipment.

📅   Mon February 22, 2016 - National Edition


Dick Courts (L), owner of Courts Machinery Co., and Mike Powers, auctioneer of Alex Lyon & Son.
Dick Courts (L), owner of Courts Machinery Co., and Mike Powers, auctioneer of Alex Lyon & Son.
Dick Courts (L), owner of Courts Machinery Co., and Mike Powers, auctioneer of Alex Lyon & Son.
Making the trip down from Ripon, Wis., are Jeff Washkovick (in cab), Roger Washkovick, Jamie Beach, and Margie Walker.
Looking over the many Cat dozers at Alex Lyon & Son’s annual Florida auction (L-R) are Jody Lusk and Allen Sisler, both of Inter-State Hardwoods; Troy Margroff of T.L. Margoff; and Brian Vernon of Inter-State Hardwoods. George Zamora of Zamora Construction checks the cab of this Cat 349E excavator.
This Kobelco SK350 excavator drew the attention of Mark Magruder of Magruder Limestone.
The best way to get around the massive sales site is by golf cart. Earl Modert (L), Modert Excavating, Bronson, Mich., and Steve Smith of Smith Family Farms, Clyde, N.Y.
Ken Byrd, president of Morooka, displays the new 2200VDR capable of a There’s so much to choose from, so where do you start? By getting on the sales site and looking around. James Schumacher (L), owner of Schumacher Enterprises, Villa Park, Ill., and John Robinette, owner of Robinette Demolition, Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., ar Jim Bindon of RWCI, Flora, Ill., looks over a Bobcat Enjoying the Florida sunshine are Bruce Knapp (L), used equipment manager of Anderson Equipment, Bridgeville, Pa., and Adam Clark of Clark Equipment, Syracuse, N.Y. Kent Hogeboom (C), national sales manager of Construction Equipment Guide (CEG), gives a copy of CEG’s 2016 Florida Auction supplement to Jack Lyon (L), president of Alex Lyon & Son, and Robert Mashburn, owner of Mashburn Equipment Ringgold, Ga.
Thousands of pieces of equipment were recently auctioned off at the 23rd annual Alex Lyon & Son sale in Kissimmee, Fla.
Working the auction crowd was Old Fashioned Ice Cream’s Mike Starnes.
Checking the boom extension on a Lull Skytrak is George Maranuk of Western Reserve Trading Inc., Youngstown, Ohio.
L-R): Considering this Doosan 200LC are Rick Hooser, Ridge Line Equipment, Barboursville, W.Va.; Bob Tassen, RB Construction, Huntington W.Va.; and Rick Hooser, also of Ridge Line Equipment. Friday, Feb. 5, was excavator day and it drew the biggest crowds of the week.
Inspecting a Terex telehandler are Jeff Thorsen (L), Valley Equipment, Stewartsville, Minn.; and Tony Warmkam, Pyramid Transportation, Racine, Wis.
The massive nine-day sale featured more than 8,000 lots of equipment.
Larry Miller of Klebe Brothers Equipment in Milwaukee, Wis., sits at the controls of a New Holland motorgrader.
Larry, Moe and Curly selected Alex Lyon & Son’s international auction event to announce Moe’s run for the White House.
Dan Stoughton of Mountaintop Trucking, Winsted, Conn., like the looks of this Doosan excavator. It was one of more than 250 excavators sold at the sale. (L-R): Robert Mashburn, owner of Mashburn Equipment, Ringgold, Ga.; Jack Lyon, president of Alex Lyon & Son; and Roger McHugh, owner of Brookside Equipment Sales Inc., Phillipston, Mass., get together prior to the start of day three of Alex Lyon & Son’s 2 Construction Equipment Guide’s annual trip to the Florida auctions would not be complete without a visit from John and Oscar. Oscar Plourde (L) of Plourde Sand and Gravel, Hooksett, N.H., and John Neville of John Neville Excavating, Goffstown, N.H. Mark Pentz (R), president of The Calvin Group, catches up on market trends with Joe McKeon, publisher of CEG’s Midwest edition.
There is something for everyone at the Alex Lyon & Son February Florida sale, including new power tools right out of the box. 
“Bill Clinton” graciously accepted Jack Lyon’s invitation to discuss Hillary’s platform. What is the former president most excited about? With Chelsea gone, there’ll be one more bedroom available in the White House.
Ernie Thibeault, president of Thibeault Equipment, looks to add some strong late-model excavators to his fleet.
Three generations of Mashburn Equipment attended Alex Lyon & Son’s 23rd annual auction in Kissimmee. (L-R): Lee Mashburn; his nephew, Caden; and Robert Mashburn.
Taking a look at this John Deere 300D articulated truck are Don Woodruff (L), president of Woodruff & Sons Inc., with offices in Bradenton and Tampa, Fla., and Michigan City, Ind.; and Robert Scott, also of Woodruff & Sons.
Jim Sullivan (L) and William Miller, both of Myrak Construction, are hoping to take home this Cat 312C excavator.
In the cab of this New Holland L223 skid steer is John Kiwan of Kiwan Construction.
If you were in the market for a used Grove crane, there were many from Joe Bailey of Bailey Paving and Billings Asphalt looks over some of the Cat skid steers at the Alex Lyon & Son annual sale. 
Mike Lambert (L), president of M&D Truck and Equipment Sales, discusses the auction with Dean Adsit, used equipment sales of Nortrax.

Alex Lyon & Son again led off the Florida Auctions with a nine-day sale in Kissimmee, Fla. The sale began on Jan. 30 and ended on Feb. 7.

During the auctions — Alex Lyon & Son's 23rd annual Florida sale — a wide variety of equipment went on the block with each day featuring more than 1,000 lots of equipment.