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Annual Florida Auctions Begin With Alex Lyon & Son

Wed February 03, 2021 - National Edition

This year’s sale featured a lineup of Cat dozers that would be the envy of any contractor.
If you are in the market for an aerial lift, this year’s sale had more than 300 to choose from. Even if you’re not in the market for a new piece of equipment, it may be worth the time to visit the auction just to watch the antics of the hard working ringmen as they work the crowd for the highest possible bid. If it’s used on a job site, it’s available at the Alex Lyon sale, including this Ditch Witch underground boring equipment. Caterpillar excavators are always a big hit with the buyers and sure to bring in a lot of  money. With the housing market booming across the country, telehandlers are in short supply. Accepting the next bid is Jack Lyon, one of the best-known individuals in the entire construction industry. Justin Raper of Son’s Construction in Madisonville, Tenn., checks out the controls of this massive Cat D8T dozer. Yes, you can even pick up a spare set of tires at the annual Alex Lyon sale in Kissimmee. These three gentlemen traveled all the way from Wisconsin to update their equipment fleets. (L-R): Jack Peterson of James Peterson Sons Inc., Medford, Wis.; Rod Joiner of Joiner Construction Company Inc., Plano, Iowa; and Fred Hageny from Crandon, Wis. Getting ready to calculate their best offer on this Cat D6 are Jason Patterson (L) and Jay Brooks of Heavy Yellow Equipment in Atlanta, Ga. Tripp Myers (L) and Jesse Richmond of Scott Equipment would like to bring this Cat 313F home to Ashborough, N.C., with them. Nine days of equipment for sale drew a large crowd of buyers from across the world. (L-R): Jim Kuehl, corporate pilot, Illinois Truck & Equipment (and also a Top Gun Navy pilot); Ben Price of Turf Team, Morris, Ill.; Jeff Rzasa, Busey Bank, Morris, Ill.; and Rolf Helland, president, Illinois Truck & Equipment. Cruising around the auction site in their Polaris RZR XP are Doug Cameron (L),  CamCorp Excavation, and his co-pilot, Charlie Thurlow, also of CamCorp in Brunswick, Maine. Ryan Cunningham, used equipment manager, Laurel Machinery, Latrobe, Pa., stands in front of a Caterpillar 906M wheel loader. Gary Pettit, president of Pettit Truck & Equipment Inc., Edgerton, Wis. Ryan Brouillette, used equipment sales, Foley Equipment, Wichita, Kan., looks over this Caterpillar 740B artic truck. Adam Clark (L), Clark Equipment Rental and Sales, Syracuse, N.Y., and Bud Pecoy, president of Mid-Country Machinery, with offices in Iowa and Syracuse. Mike Herring (R), president, Herring Construction, Eddyville, Ky., brought his grandson, Cody Doom, to the 28th annual auction in Kissimmee, Fla. Looking to take this Doosan DX63 excavator home to Malden, Mo., is John Matthews, owner of Matthews Enterprises. Clinton Chitwood,  C&C Equipment,  Nashville, Ind., looks at the engine of this Case CX 350C excavator. Keeping track of the auction action is Mike Flynn of Flynn’s Custom Concrete, Highland, Wis. This Caterpillar loader gets its tires kicked and a thorough inspection from John Peachey and his son, Travis Peachey, both of Weaco Equipment in Pennsylvania. Checking the serial number of this Caterpillar 336 excavator is Joe Leduc, Bayou City Equipment, Houston, Texas. John Lide (L), sales manager, and Ken Byrd, president, Dominion Rubber Tracks, Ashland, Va., display their equipment at the annual auction. From Volusia County, Fla., and checking out the strong lineup of Komatsu excavator are  George White (L) and Gene Palmatier. One of Texas’s leading used equipment dealers checks out this water truck on a Volvo A40 chassis. Jeff (L) and Max Miller, both of Trophy Tractor, Grand Prairie, Texas. This John Deere 544L is a beast of a machine and would make a fine addition to anyone’s fleet. The features were particularly appreciated by Stan Chupp of Ultimate Edge Construction, Millersburg, Ind., and his sons, Jett and Jude. Alta Equipment consigned this great collection of late model Volvo excavators fresh out of its rental fleets These gentlemen did not have to travel very far:?Richard Burson and his son, Robert, are from Kissimmee, Fla., and are the owners of Rental World. Here, they stand with a Genie lift fresh out of the Ahern rental fleet. This Cat 740B represented one of many makes and models of articulated trucks available at the 28th annual Alex Lyon & Son Kissimmee sale. Approximately 35 F temperatures and brutally cold winds were not enough to keep attendees away from this tremendous sales event.

Alex Lyon & Son kicked of the 2021 Florida Auctions in Kissimmee on Jan. 30. Running through Feb. 7, the sale was the venerable auctioneer's 28th annual and featured the finest equipment from some of the best rental fleets in the country including Ahern, Herc, Alta and United Rentals. By far the centerpiece of this year's sale was the auctioning of a Model 1915 Bombardier Lear Jet 70 with 1,190 hours, a wingspan of 50 ft., 11 in. and a length of 56 ft. CEG

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