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Cat Auction Services Holds Extensive Mining Equipment Sale

Fri December 30, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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(L-R): Larry Goff, Cat Auction Services; Sabrina Nelms and Tony Nenni, both of Carter Machinery, were at the sale to assist the buyers with their needs.
(L-R): Larry Goff, Cat Auction Services; Sabrina Nelms and Tony Nenni, both of Carter Machinery, were at the sale to assist the buyers with their needs.
(L-R): Larry Goff, Cat Auction Services; Sabrina Nelms and Tony Nenni, both of Carter Machinery, were at the sale to assist the buyers with their needs. The bidders were pleased to be in a heated enclosure when the rain arrived in the afternoon. (L-R) are David Mullins, Alpha Natural Resources, Norton, Va.; Bruce Kah, Omega Equipment; and Fred Bathis and Greg Ringley,  both of Carter Machinery. Here for the Cat 777 trucks and some dozers (L-R) are Jeff Masengill, Roger and Kevin Trent, all of Trent Excavating, Russellville, Tenn. Looking over the Cat D11 dozers (L-R) are Tom Hunter, Blackhawk Mining, Martin, Ky.; Bill Hall, Cat Auction Services; and Blaine Owens, also of Blackhawk Mining. Les Cook (L), Eagle Mining, Marmet, W.Va., and Calvin Goodwin, Eagle Equipment Marmet, W.Va., didn’t have to travel too far to attend the sale. (L-R):?Roy Jackson, Bill Bennett and Ronnee Jackson needed some equipment for their strip mining operation, Twin Star Coal, Harlan, Ky. This 2008 Hitachi EX1900-6 machine sold for $1,550,000. Paul Shively (L), Paul R. Shively Inc., Floyd, Va., came to bid on trucks and to see the mining equipment, like the Cat D11T dozer behind him. Stewart Shank, his Carter Machinery sales representative, was on hand to give him some additional insight. (L-R): Looking over a few of the wheel loaders, like this Cat 992, are Scott Linder; Dennis Ryan,  Ring Power; John Alexander, Alban CAT; John Stancil and Vince Aguayo, both of Ring Power. Bruce Knapp (L), McClung-Logan, Baltimore,  and Tom Jamieson, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa., were interested in the trucks. Maurice Matson (L), Matson Machinery, and Kenny Judge, Walker CAT, both in Charleston, W.Va., were looking over the dozers. (L-R):?Keith Ison, Brandon Resources; J.L. Scott and Billy Davis, both of The Tractor Company, were looking to buy a few pieces. The sale included more than 50 Cat trucks. Looking to buy (L-R) are George Panson, A&P Trucking, Morgantown, W.Va.; Randy Brickley and Steve Holstein, both of Mining Machinery  Ashland, Ky; and Ed Newell, Pompey Coal, Pikeville, Ky. Rick Albin, president, Cat Auction Services, addresses the crowd prior to the beginning of the sale. (L-R) are?Rick Tanner, American Patriot Equipment, Evansville, Ind.; L.T. Miller, Macallister Machinery; and Bob Brucken, also of American Patriot Equipment.

Cat Auction Services held an unreserved public auction at the at the Sigmon No. 23 mine in Appalachia, Va., on Dec. 20. It was one of the largest mining auctions in the past decade.

The sale featured a wide range of open pit mining equipment, in an auction inventory more than 150 lots. Highlights of the sale included an extensive selection of large Caterpillar earthmoving machinery, a Hitachi EX 1900 and a Superior high wall miner.