J.M. Wood Conducts Year-End Auction

A strong turnout saw more than $15 million in equipment sold with more than $1 million sold online.

Wed December 24, 2014 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Steve Gross (L) and his grandson, Justin Smedley, Gross Farms, Gadsden, Ala., shop the inventory.
Steve Gross (L) and his grandson, Justin Smedley, Gross Farms, Gadsden, Ala., shop the inventory.
Steve Gross (L) and his grandson, Justin Smedley, Gross Farms, Gadsden, Ala., shop the inventory. Independent equipment dealers including (L-R) Bill Woods, Woods Equipment, Nashville, Tenn.; David Moore, Construction Equipment Sales & Rentals, Jackson, Tenn.; and Jerry Cole, C & C Equipment, Hattiesburg, Miss., talk at the sale. Doug Stone, Stone Equipment Co., based in Montgomery, Ala., looks over information in the auction catalogue on articulated trucks of interest. (L-R): Justin Lawhorn and Billy Seals, Thompson Tractor, Montgomery and Birmingham, Ala.; Joe Roberts, IronPlanet, Memphis, Tenn.; and Bill Baker, Thompson Tractor, Montgomery, Ala., attend the sale. This Deere 450DLC draws attention from the auction attendees. Alisha and Kyle Clayton, husband and wife team and owners of Clayton Farm Equipment, Finger, Tenn., look for dozers. Blake Thornton (L) and Bret Beverly, both of BTM Machinery, Charleston, S.C., inspect a Cat D6R XL dozer. A pair of late model Cat 140M2 motorgraders roll across the ramp and both eclipsed a final bid in the $160,000 range.

There was a strong turnout for the last auction of 2014 at J.M. Wood Auction’s two-day sale held on Dec. 3 to 4 at the company’s Montgomery, Ala., headquarters facility. More than $15 million was sold with more than $1 million sold online. Bidders from the United States, United Kingdom, Bolivia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama and Poland participated in the sale.

Highlights of the sale included a group of Caterpillar 140M motorgraders from Mississippi as well as a fleet of 2013 Mack and Kenworth day cab tractors.

“We had a great turnout for our last auction of the year,” said Bryant Wood. “The online bidding was hot both days, and contractors were doing some end of the year spending to gear up for a very promising 2015 work season.”

J.M. Wood Auction’s next sale lineup will be the 42nd Annual Spring Auction during the first week of March 2015.

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