IronPlanet/Cat Auction Services Hold Joint Sale in Florida

The auction showcased equipment from 131 sellers, which included 25 Caterpillar dealers.

Mon March 02, 2015 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Several military surplus Humvees were available at GovPlanet, a new online auction division of IronPlanet.
Several military surplus Humvees were available at GovPlanet, a new online auction division of IronPlanet.
Several military surplus Humvees were available at GovPlanet, a new online auction division of IronPlanet. Just like at a major sporting event, attendees could watch the construction equipment auction unfold on a Jumbotron. Bryn Smith of The N.I.C.E. Company in Boston was very impressed with this new approach to running an auction. If you needed a part for your fleet, you could place your order on your way out of the sale. An impressive line of excavators of every size and was among the sale highlights. A very large lineup of like-new Caterpillar telehandlers went on the block at the IronPlanet/Cat Auction Services sale. Checking out a Caterpillar 308 loader that just might be leaving for Michigan, (L-R) are John Brewer, Dan Hoe Excavation, Holland, Mich.; and Jason and Jerry Brewer, both of BS&G Recycling, also of Holland, Mich. Florida, February, and auction time — what better reason could you have to come to the IronPlanet/Cat Auction sale when you live in Canada? (L-R): Vida Swartz and Wayne Swartz, both of 588905 Ontario Limited, Ontario, Canada; and Josh and Duane Dott Greg Owens (L), chairman and CEO of IronPlanet is congratulated by Dean Adsit, Nortrax used equipment, on the success on the first IronPlanet/Cat Auctions Services sale. Garry (L) and Larry Meadows, Lakeside Contractors, Jonesboro, Ark., head to the registration at the inaugural IronPlanet/Cat Auction Services auction. Mike Garrard (L), used equipment manager, Patten CAT, and Rich Evans, Cat Auction Services, discuss the auction. Registration, as well as bidding, for the huge equipment auction could be done on site and online. Max (L) and Jeff Miller, Trophy Tractor Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, head to the auction area to bid on some of the iron at the sale. The inaugural sale was a great way to do some networking. (L-R): Bo Ross, used equipment manager, Linder Machinery; Marc Howard, McAnear Machinery; Evan Ogrodowicz, Thompson Machinery; and Ryan Brouillette, Foley Equipment. Mike Shane (L), M&M Equipment Sales Inc., and Carl Hoerr, Hoerr Machinery Co., talk about the Caterpillar dozers. Jeff Speer (L), used equipment manager, FABCO CAT, talks Caterpillar iron with Brandon Risk, Victoria Equipment Sales. Dan Samford (L), vice president, corporate equipment, Herzog Contracting Corp., and Chuck Fincham, Fincham Equipment Inc., look over the auction catalog. Steve Gregg of Lopke Contracting, Apalachin, N.Y., looks at a Caterpillar 740B articulated truck. Sergio Sicilia of All North Equipment LLC, Doral, Fla., considers a bid on this Caterpillar 325 excavator. Father and son team, Thomas and Tom Gage of Ohio’s Gage Excavating try out a Caterpillar 416F backhoe. Michael Goretski of Goretski Construction, Milford, Mich., tries out a 287C2 skid steer. (Top, counterclockwise): Rance and Terry Adams of Adams Contracting are joined by John Hood of Carolina CAT and Mike Cloer of Cherokee Enterprises to check out this Caterpillar 938H wheel loader at the auction. The Number 31 Caterpillar car, driven by Ryan Newman, was a contender for the NASCAR Sprint Series Championship right down to the final race of the season. At the IronPlanet/Cat Auction sale, the car was used to signal the start of the event. Kristen Williams, executive director of IEDA, visits with Kevin Tolleson of KT Equipment, based in Smyrna, Tenn. (L-R): Jeff Knapp of ConEquip Parts, based in New York, catches up with his father, Bruce Knapp of Anderson Equipment in Pennsylvania and Billy Bryce of ASC Construction Equipment out of North Carolina. Steve DeBaun of Track II Corporation, Lakeville, Minn., checks the engine area on a Caterpillar D5N dozer. Ken Heft (L) of Michigan CAT stands with Ted McKeon of Construction Equipment Guide. Doug Jones of Jones Equipment, New Windsor, Md., is at the controls of a Caterpillar 930K wheel loader. Andy Litvinchuk (L), Americ Machinery Corp., and Adam Myers of Seymour, Ind., make their formal introductions. David Naab (L), Terex Crane Corp., and Mike Kernan, Plasterer Equipment Company, the John Deere dealer in central and eastern Pennsylvania, check out the IronPlanet/Cat Auction Services sale recently held in Kissimmee, Fla. This tent — the size of a football field — was used to facilitate the auction. Well informed staff members, who were ready to answer bidder questions, provided transportation from the parking lot to the registration area. Greg Owens, CEO of IronPlanet, offers opening remarks for this historic auction event. A crowd gathers for the start of the sale. Bidders could sign up to follow Cat Auctions on Facebook and Twitter. If Cat Auctions and IronPlanet can work together, so can CEG and Rock & Dirt. Ed Bryden (L) of Construction Equipment Guide and Barry Lowery of Rock & Dirt trade complementary copies of their respective publication in the sale parking lot.

IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services sold 1,430 items for $48.1 million in gross merchandise value at its live unreserved public auction in Kissimmee, Fla., which took place Feb. 11 to 13.

The auction showcased equipment from 131 sellers, which included 25 Caterpillar dealers. A total of 21,284 people attended the auction, onsite and online, from 132 countries.