Cat Aution Services Holds Well-Attended Sale in Scranton

Tue June 03, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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Aaron Strayer (L) and Josh Nickeson of Hurtle Construction consider this Cat 315C.
Aaron Strayer (L) and Josh Nickeson of Hurtle Construction consider this Cat 315C.
Aaron Strayer (L) and Josh Nickeson of Hurtle Construction consider this Cat 315C. Robert Baer (L) and Randy Trupp of Robert T. Baer and Sons, based in Reading, Pa., consider bidding on this Western Star truck. Brian Zembrzycki of Zembrzycki Excavating, based in Pennsylvania, takes a closer look at the engine of this Mack dump truck. Mark Cornelius of Cat Auction Services enjoys the auction with his daughter Rilee. John Yaron and Milli Clark, both of Prova Systems based in Carbondale, Pa., discuss incorporating Prova’s automated fleet maintenance management software into this Cat 336E. For more information on Prova Systems visit www.fleet-genius.com. Jason Fraker of JNR Equipment Erosion Services based in Meshoppen, Pa., inspects his newly purchased Terex TA30 articulating truck. Joel Marreel of Cat Auction Services conducts the May 22 sale in Scranton, Pa. Chad and Michelle Wheeler of Wheeler Excavating check out this Komatsu PC 160 LC. Chad Wheeler gets into the Komatsu PC 160 LC for a closer look. Andrea Odell, managing partner of Odell Equipment Appraisals based in Honesdale, Pa., and her son Carter enjoy the day at the auction. Jerry Pennay of Pennay Farm looks closely at this Cat 953C. Cat Auction Services (CAS) held an unreserved public auction May 22 in Scranton, Pa. (L-R): Frank Kessler, Tim Means and Jed Keltz, territory managers of Cat Auction Services, on hand to answer any questions for their customers. Jason Buehring of Buehring Logging (L) and Wille Mattern of Mattern Logging, both based in Moscow, Pa., think this 2008 Ford F550 would work for both of their businesses. (L-R): Mike Muta, Jim Thorton, Jim Thorton Jr., Tom Longo, and Gary Wetzel, all of Jim Thorton Scrap & Recycling, based in Pennsylvania, think this Cat 904H will help move scrap in the yard.

Cat Auction Services (CAS) held an unreserved public auction May 22 in Scranton, Pa. The auction had a huge live attendance, and more than 44 percent of attendees were first time CAS?bidders.

A number of machines up for sale were TA-1 inspected and many were either eligible or included extended protection plans (EPPs). In addition, Cat Finance and Cat Commercial Accounts staff was on site to assist customers.

More than $7 million worth of equipment was sold at the auction. Highlights of the sale included a 2007 Cat D8T that sold for $275,000; a 2011 Cat 336EL that sold for $207,500; and a Mack GU713 for $112,500.

Upcoming auctions include an eQuipment yard sale on June 18 and two live events starting on June 17 in Minot, N.D., and June 24 in Winchester, Va.

Gary Trettel, president and CEO?of Cat Auction Services said that the company’s goal is to create a positive environment at every sale.

“In every new market we serve, Cat Auction Services’ goal is to leave a very positive impression on our customers. For consignors, that means fair and honest discussions on values, auction rates and make-ready charges. Equally important is the impression for our buyers on, detailed inspections, a comfortable auction environment with friendly staff, and professional auctioneers with excellent integrity. In the northeast region of Pennsylvania, we believe we were able to accomplish these goals and gain the trust of our customers,” said Trettel.