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Cat Auction Holds $7M Auction in Columbus, Minn.

A strong online bidder presence played a part in the success of the auction.

Thu May 23, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Steve DeBaun of Track ll out of Lakeville Minn., was on hand to check out the wide variety of equipment in the yard at the Columbus, Minn., facility, especially the large number of Cat 740 off-road trucks.
Steve DeBaun of Track ll out of Lakeville Minn., was on hand to check out the wide variety of equipment in the yard at the Columbus, Minn., facility, especially the large number of Cat 740 off-road trucks.
Steve DeBaun of Track ll out of Lakeville Minn., was on hand to check out the wide variety of equipment in the yard at the Columbus, Minn., facility, especially the large number of Cat 740 off-road trucks. (L-R): Steve Shannon, Caterpillar Minneapolis district rental and used operations manager; Brad Sewell, Ziegler CAT territory manager, Bloomington, Minn.; Cortney McCormick, Ziegler CAT used equipment manager, also Bloomington, Minn.; and Ziegler CAT Vice The crowd is ready to bid. Brooke Sanders (L), Cat Auctions marketing coordinator, greets longtime auction regular Dick Courts, Courts Machinery out of Windom, Minn., at  the Cat Auction information booth where they can answer equipment information, bidding and processing questions Tim Juten, operator, Cedar Drive Excavating, out of Duluth, Minn., checks out this nice 120M Cat motorgrader. (L-R): In front of the new Cat Auctions rolling billboard are Cat Auctions territory managers. Serving North and South Dakota, Robin Lee; serving Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, Rich Evans; serving Minnesota and Iowa Brent Nicklay; Tom Jamieson, dir The MTS Trucking and Excavating crew out of Blaine, Minn., bought this Cat 350 excavator. (L-R) are operator Jeff Blake, owner Gene Kohler and operator Jim Schwalich. The front of Ziegler CAT, Columbus, Minn., facility where the auction was held.

More than 550 bidders recently attended the $7 million Cat Auction, Columbus, Minn., sale.

More than half of the bidders were registered online. Cat Auctions results surpassed its expectations by 10 percent. Highlights of the results came from the RM-500 reclaimer, Challenger AG tractors and track type tractors.




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