Alex Lyon & Son Kicks Off Sunshine State Auctions With Each Day Featuring More Than 1,000 Lots of Eq

Thu February 14, 2013 - National Edition
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Talking about JJ Scheckel’s new parts and supply company — Service Supply America of Bellevue, Iowa — is Ben Suiter, sales support, Service Supply America.
Talking about JJ Scheckel’s new parts and supply company — Service Supply America of Bellevue, Iowa — is Ben Suiter, sales support, Service Supply America.
Talking about JJ Scheckel’s new parts and supply company — Service Supply America of Bellevue, Iowa — is Ben Suiter, sales support, Service Supply America. (L-R): Discussing what the cranes might go for at the auction are Dozier Cook of Dozier Crane, Bob Brooks of F&M Mafco, and Mike Pearl of Equipment Mart of NY. Bill Rollinger Jr. of M. Adams Equipment Co. keeps track of the skid steers. Jack Lyon (L), president of Alex Lyon & Son, scans the crowd for more bids while auctioneer Mike Powers keeps the auction action moving. Enjoying the Florida sunshine and the 20th annual Alex Lyon & Son Kissimmee auction are John Robinette of Robinette Demolition; Rolf Helland, president of Illinois Truck & Equipment; and Joe Ledue of Illinois Truck & Equipment. (L-R): Mark Pentz of Calvin Group Inc.; Dana Berger of H.O. Penn; Harry Hurley of Blanchard Machinery; and John Alexander of Alban CAT compare notes on what they think the iron will bring at the annual sale. Terry North (L), used equipment manager, Patten CAT, and Dan Beaver, Catmandu Inc., head out to see what the excavators were going for at the Alex Lyon & Son auction. Joe Krempasky of Krempasky Equipment Company of Honesdale, Pa., celebrates 50 years in business and is excited to be at the Alex Lyon auction looking for some deals, like this Kobelco SK210c. You really can buy just about anything imaginable at the Alex Lyon & Son sale in Kissimmee; however, transporting it can be a bit tricky for some buyers. One of Jack Lyon’s biggest consigners, Robert Mashburn (C) of Mashburn, Equipment, Ringgold, Ga., gets to spend some grandpa time with his grandsons, Corbin (L) and Caden at the sale site. Every once in a while, Billy Seals (R) of Thompson Tractor, Birmingham, Ala., has some extremely profound auctioning thoughts. Soaking up whatever wisdom he has come up with for the day (L-R) are Scott Curtis, Curtis Equipment, Loudon, Tenn.; Lee Mashburn Driving around the auction in their Kubota RTV1100, Joe Panebianco (L) of Mid Country Exchange, Syracuse, N.Y., and fellow Mid Country Machinery, Fort Dodge, Iowa, business partner Bud Pecoy check out all the equipment at the Alex Lyon & Son auction. (L-R): Showcasing several machines that are now made in America, Marooka America’s Raul Valbuena (L) discusses machine transport logistics with Viviana Wiesner Villamizar of Embassy Freight, Bogota, Colombia and Gardenia Cantos of Trade & Traffic, M (L-R): If you bought a machine and needed a trailer, Johnny Gomez, Randy Hall, and Jim Berryman of Eager Beaver Trailers had a trailer to meet just about any need. Murf Murphy (L) of Best Tractor Inc., Central Square, N.Y., and John Gorham of Yancey Bros. Co., Atlanta, Ga., compare notes on the machine industry in the Northeast and Southeast marketplace. A group of Caterpillar dealer international sales managers meet to discuss the pricing of the heavy iron on day six of the sale. (L-R): Antonio Ortiz, Ring Power, Ocala, Fla.; Jesus Cedillo, Ring Power, St. Augustine, Fla.; and Evan Ogrodowicz, Thompson M Glad to be out of the blizzard up north (L-R) are Bill Gagnon, Niagara Frontier Equipment Sales, Lockport, N.Y.; Ted VanDinther, TVAN Excavating, Canada; Don DeVeau, 3D Enterprises, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Keith Hetrick, also of Niagara Frontier Equipment. Drawing quite a crowd, a 1965 Chieftain combat military tank was a highlight of the sale. This 1965 Chieftain combat military tank (a British model tank), which saw action in the Falklands war, is still fully operational, with the exception of the gun. This 1965 Chieftain combat military tank (a British model tank), which saw action in the Falklands war, is still fully operational, with the exception of the gun. George Maranuk of Western Reserve Trading, Youngstown, Ohio, who was buying for Jerry Alexan The vendor show area at the Alex Lyon & Son Florida auction is set up and ready for visitors when the sale gets under way. The Construction Equipment Guide Florida Auctions team is ready to get to work.  (L-R, front row): Rich Olivier and Joe McKeon. (L-R, back row): Jim Van Natta and Patrick Kiel. Bob Tedesco (L), president of Gorilla Hammers, Randolph, Mass., stands with his customer, Vaughn Thibodeau, president of TB Equipment, Bangor, Maine. Mark Mahnen of Wyoming Machinery Company made the trip from Caspar, Wyo., for the sale. Alex Lyon & Son once again kicked off the annual Florida Auctions with a vast array of equipment. Craig Ferguson (L), owner, and his son, Cole Ferguson, sales specialist and part owner, both of Ferguson Truck & Trailer, Dover, Wis., are looking to add many pieces of equipment, such as this Lull telehandler, to their fleet. T-Quip Sales & Rental Inc. of Londonderry, N.H., had a display booth during the Alex Lyon & Son auction. (L-R): Randall Sanderson, general manager; Kyla Dutil, director of marketing; and Ernest Thibeault, president, all of T-Quip Sales & Rentals Inc. Enjoying the fantastic Florida weather on the preferred mode of transport at the auction is Chris Wolfe (L), of Cove Run Contracting, Moatsville, W.Va., and his good friend, Rich Stone of Stone Paving Inc. John Neville (L), John Neville Excavating Inc., and Oscar Plourde, Plourde Sand and Gravel Co. Inc., made the annual trip down from New Hampshire to see if they could take a machine or two home with them. The funniest man from Remus, Mich., Tom Shaw of Shaw Equipment Co. made his much anticipated return to the annual auction. Here, he picks up his copy of Construction equipment Guide’s annual Florida auction issue.

Alex Lyon & Son once again kicked off the Florida Auctions with a nine-day sale in Kissimmee, Fla.

This year marked Alex Lyon & Son’s 20th annual Sunshine State auction. A wide variety of equipment went on the block from Feb. 2 through Feb. 10, with each day featuring more than 1,000 lots of equipment.