Bidders Flock to Pittsburgh for Cat Auction Services Sale

Freezing cold fails to keep away bidders looking for hot prices on equipment.

Wed December 04, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Gabe Peterson of Cat Auction Services calls out the bids.
Gabe Peterson of Cat Auction Services calls out the bids.
Gabe Peterson of Cat Auction Services calls out the bids. Jeff Cable (L) of Cable Hardwoods Inc. joins Nick Vaccarello of Joseph Vaccarello Jr. Inc. to inspect the equipment up for bid. Gibson Machinery’s Craig Piechnick (L) catches up with Matt Massarelli of Massarelli Demolition & Excavating at the auction. Andy Miller (L) of Alex Paris Contracting follows the bidding with Frank Dellaria of Star Lake Ford. (L-R): Josh Mattern of Thompson Machinery talks with Andy Gaslevich, Perry Repard and Bill Yurkovic, all of Cleveland Brothers, at the auction. Bruce Takach (L) and George Thompson of Pleasant Valley Limestone purchase this Hitachi EX450 LC excavator along with several others as well as a rock truck. Pat McBroom (L) and Rod McMahon, both of Murrysville Machinery Company, catch up with customers.

Cat Auction Services held an auction at the First Niagara Pavilion, in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, on Nov. 12. The auction featured a large variety of Cat excavators, dozers, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders and motorgraders as well as trucks and other construction equipment built by John Deere, Komatsu, Kobelco, Hyundai and other manufacturers.

Machines were available for inspection onsite, and the auction featured a large video display presenting the bidding results live and each piece of equipment up for bid in action.

Accompanying the Cat auction crew were representatives from Cat Financing and local Cat dealer Cleveland Brothers. Despite cold weather and a dusting of snow, the auction drew a sizable crowd of active bidders, primarily from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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