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Annual Florida Auctions Kick Off With Alex Lyon & Son in Kissimmee

Thu February 09, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Arriving at the Alex Lyon & Son auction is Dick Courts (L) of Courts Machinery, Windom, Minn., and Kenny Bell of Clark Auctions, Clark, S.D. They’re enjoying the great weather and looking forward to checking out all the equipment.
(L-R): Arriving at the Alex Lyon & Son auction is Dick Courts (L) of Courts Machinery, Windom, Minn., and Kenny Bell of Clark Auctions, Clark, S.D. They’re enjoying the great weather and looking forward to checking out all the equipment.
(L-R): Arriving at the Alex Lyon & Son auction is Dick Courts (L) of Courts Machinery, Windom, Minn., and Kenny Bell of Clark Auctions, Clark, S.D. They’re enjoying the great weather and looking forward to checking out all the equipment. This Caterpillar 988H wheel loader caught the attention of Hank Spies (L), remarketing manager, and Mike Sherman, corporate used equipment manager, both of Milton CAT. Dick Tabb, president of Tabb Equipment Sales LLC, looks over some of the wheel loaders at the annual Kissimmee sale. A Caterpillar 980H wheel loader awaits a new owner. Used Equipment Manager Mark Johnson of General Equipment, Fargo, N.D., checks out the equipment on hand, like this Komatsu WB140. “We definitely need equipment in North Dakota,” said Johnson, referring to the oil demand being extremely high. At the Alex Lyon & Son auction, many display tents with a variety of transportation services can be found. Among them, Valley Transportation of Grand Valley, Minn. Mike Munroe discusses the services his company provides with Hilda Backa of Rounders Logist Pausing in front of a Caterpillar 725, Lucas Peed of Mid Country Machinery, Fort Dodge, Iowa, likes what he sees as far as equipment goes. Henry Nechville, owner of Nechville Excavating, Roberts, Wis., came to see if he could take this Case 921E wheel loader back home. Steve DeBaun, president of Track II Corporation, Lakeville, Minn., enjoys catching up with colleagues and the great weather at the Alex Lyon & Son auction. DeBaun may be interested in this Ingersoll Rand SD-70D roller. Les and Linda Hull of Hull’s 151 Implement, Waupun, Wis., take their four-wheeler around the auction site. Mike Powers (R), auctioneer, calls for more bids on the trucks while Alex Lyon & Son President Jack Lyon gets another bid. This 1965 Huey helicopter used by the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War went up for auction at the annual sale. Construction Equipment Guide thanks all veterans and active duty military personnel. Jeff McKay came all the way from Davenport, Iowa, to look over the equipment, including this Bobcat T250.

The annual Florida Auctions kicked off Jan. 28 with Alex Lyon & Son holding a nine-day sale in Kissimmee, Fla.

A wide range of equipment and tools went on the block. Over the first two days of the auction, thousands of lots of new and like new tools were sold, as well as generators, skid steer attachments, utility tractors and more. Mini-excavators, scissor lifts, trench boxes, landscape equipment and more highlighted day three. Day four featured scrapers, stump grinders, pumps, forklifts and concrete equipment, to name just a few. And days five through eight highlighted an extensive selection of rubber-tired loaders, excavators, pipelayers, backhoes, sweepers, motorgraders, dump trucks, hydraulic hammers, milling machines, rollers and much more. Even a few boats, motorcycles and automobiles found new owners in the final day of the auction.