Jeff Martin Auctioneers Sees Impressive Turnout at Heavy Equipment Auction

According to company officials, this sale also included inventory liquidation for major rail companies. Some of the equipment and trucks were new surplus units that were never put into service.

📅   Mon December 18, 2017 - Southeast Edition #26
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Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ ring men Mike Bonnett (L) and Greg Fuqua scan the crowd for one last bid.
Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ ring men Mike Bonnett (L) and Greg Fuqua scan the crowd for one last bid.
Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ ring men Mike Bonnett (L) and Greg Fuqua scan the crowd for one last bid. (L-R): Richard Gill and three generations of the Godfrey family, Mark, Kevin and Charlie Godfrey, all of Godfrey Tree Service, Summerville, Ga., are pleased with the deal they got on a 55-ft. Altec bucket truck. Mike Norwood (L) of Buddy’s Sand & Gravel stops to speak with Darrell Davis of Heavy Haul Specialized Logistics, Columbiana, Ala., before rolling out with his new purchase of a Chevy 3500HD rail track inspection truck. This Track Mobile rail car mover sold for $50,000. Bidders turned out early to inspect some of the mini and compact machines in the sale lineup. Brent Londeree of Legacy Excavating, based in Columbus, Ind., test operates a Takeuchi TL10 compact track loader. Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ Jeff Rudolph installs a new door on Cat 268B compact track loader in the early hours before sale time. (L-R): Railroad contractors Mike Lee and Kevin Muench of Iron Horse Inc., St. Louis, Mo.; Jeff Martin, owner of Jeff Martin Auctioneers; and Chris Arnold, A-Cranes, Tampa, Fla., discuss the terrific lineup of trucks and machines in the sale. Father and son tree service contractors Brady (L) and Teddy Walters of Two Brothers Tree Service in Dalton, Ga., were very interested in this Fecon FTX100-LGP. Levi Hunt of Green Giant Tree Service in McDonough, Ga., inspects 
a National 
Crane 400B, 
10-ton boom 
truck. Richard Murphy (L) and Shane Reynolds, both of Expert Tree Service, Adairsville, Ga., were impressed with the condition of this 2013 Fecon FTX100. Levy Harris (L) of L&T Construction, based in Hernando, Miss., registers onsite with Jeff Martin Auctioneers’ Amber Kearley. Local Calhoun, Ga., contractors, Burt (L) and Jaren Jeffords, both of Jeffords Grading, gave high marks to the side-entry 2013 Volvo MCT125 compact track loader in the sale lineup. Steve Ryals (L) and Jeff Martin, both of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, look for the next bid during the auction.

The Jeff Martin Auctioneers Calhoun, Ga., auction on Dec. 12 featured well maintained and refurbished equipment from the railroad contracting industry. Prior to sale time, there were already approximately 26 U.S. states represented with customers registered and waiting online to bid on equipment in this sale.

According to company officials, this sale also included inventory liquidation for major rail companies. Some of the equipment and trucks were new surplus units that were never put into service.

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