Cat Auction Services Conducts First Indianapolis Sale

Fri April 11, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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In from Louisville, Ky., to take in the auction activities, Ron Weir (L) of Brandeis Machinery talks equipment with Rob Joyce of Joyce Consulting LLC, based in Indianapolis.
In from Louisville, Ky., to take in the auction activities, Ron Weir (L) of Brandeis Machinery talks equipment with Rob Joyce of Joyce Consulting LLC, based in Indianapolis.
In from Louisville, Ky., to take in the auction activities, Ron Weir (L) of Brandeis Machinery talks equipment with Rob Joyce of Joyce Consulting LLC, based in Indianapolis. Cat Auction Services’s Gabe Peterson kept the bidding moving at a fast clip. Kwende Castle (L) and Darian Houssain of ProLawn Care in Richmond, Ind., brave the cold to get a closer look at the excavators. (L-R): Travis Kuckuck and Keving Bollinger of Bollinger Excavating talk with MacAllister Machinery’s Jason McCormick about the dozers up for bid. Bidders pack the tent at the Cat Auction Services Indianapolis sale. (L-R): MacAllister Machinery’s Bill Campbill, Dale Reisman and Tony Reisman were on hand to watch the auction and lend a hand.


Cat Auction Services conducted its first Indiana auction and was hosted by Indiana Caterpillar dealer, MacAllister Machinery on March 27.

Much of the equipment on the block was from longtime MacAllister Machinery customer, Crider & Crider, in the process of a fleet realignment. The auction was conducted on a sales site just south of downtown Indianapolis. While the equipment was available for onsite inspection, a tent and video screens were set up for theater style bidding.

The auction drew an enthusiastic crowd of bidders, primarily from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan, as well as strong online bidding. Representatives from several of MacAllister Machinery’s parts and services divisions as well as Sitech of Indiana representatives were on hand with table top displays at a separate tent close to the auction activities.