Black Warrior Auction Holds Successful Sale in Tuscaloosa

Sat March 13, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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Black Warrior Auction’s Donnie Miller (L) provides a demonstration of the remote operation of a KPI-JCI Fast Trax FT 4250 mobile crusher for Gary Uecker of Curry Creek Crushing, San Antonio, Texas.
Black Warrior Auction’s Donnie Miller (L) provides a demonstration of the remote operation of a KPI-JCI Fast Trax FT 4250 mobile crusher for Gary Uecker of Curry Creek Crushing, San Antonio, Texas.
Black Warrior Auction’s Donnie Miller (L) provides a demonstration of the remote operation of a KPI-JCI Fast Trax FT 4250 mobile crusher for Gary Uecker of Curry Creek Crushing, San Antonio, Texas. One of the best seats in the house was from lot number 110C — a petal pontoon that went for $2,400 early in the sale — which was perched right next to the auction ramp. If the price is right, these guys have already identified a sand and gravel pit in their operation for this Screen Machine Spyder 516T. (L-R) are Larry Harris, Wolf Creek Sand & Gravel, Antoine, Ark.; Ken Coonrod, Harris Ready Mix, Antoine, Ark.; and Bran Looking over the forestry machines, including this Timberjack 460D log skidder, are Keith Mathis (L) and Roy Mathis, both of Mathis Logging, Quitman, Miss. Checking the fluids and the engine wear on this John Deere 35D mini-excavator are  Rexanne Trantham and Todd Mathews, both of Mathews Clearing & Excavating, Altoona, Ala. Hoping for some bargains on machines to add to their rental fleet, including this Caterpillar 320CL (L-R) are Jay Grace, Everett Sizemore and Jamie Childers, all of Winfield Tool & Equipment Rental, Jasper, Ala. With plans to bid on seven demo unused 2008 forestry ASV PT100s, John Bell, an independent contractor based in McCray, Ga., has his work cut out for him during the inspection process. Talking about what they like in the auction lineup (L-R) are Kerry Lankford, K.W. Lankford Excavating, Dickson, Tenn.; and Robbie Taylor and Ray Henry, both of TAC Equipment, Maryville, Tenn. Mark White (R), president of Black Warrior Auction, gives a warm welcome to one of his regular auction customers, Roy Nelson, Nelson Auto Sales, Troy, Tenn. A slew of ASVs make their way to the auction ramp.

Black Warrior Auction Company held an extensive late model construction, aggregate, and logging equipment sale, which included trucks, trailers, and other miscellaneous items at its auction headquarters in Tuscaloosa, Ala., March 6.

The sale featured equipment from GE Commercial Finance; Wells Fargo Financial; First National Bank; Central Leasing; Peoples Banks; and many local area contractors and finance companies.

“This was one of our best sales yet,” said Mark White, president of Black Warrior Auction.

The combination of onsite and Internet bidding pushed the registered bidders list well over 700 with strong representation from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Africa.

“Over 80 percent of the auction items came from finance companies, banks and contractor absolute sellouts. Over 600 items, including 200 attachments of all types, made for a tremendous variety and some fast bidding. The variety is what really made this auction stand out in my mind. We had everything from new unused skid steer loaders and track machines to huge low hour rock crushing and aggregate equipment,” White said.

“The combination of a wide variety of equipment and an extensive advertising campaign was a big reason for our success,” he added. “From what I see for this year, there will continue to be a lot of equipment available from the banks, finance companies and contractors that will ultimately lead to some really good deals for the end users and resellers. We are already looking forward to an even better auction in May.”