JM Wood Hosts Largest Auction to Date in Montgomery

Bidders from several countries participated in the sale, including United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Vietnam, Ghana, Sweden, Chile and Belize.

📅   Tue March 29, 2016 - Southeast Edition


A couple of regulars on the southeast auction circuit test the vibratory feature on some of the asphalt rollers up for bid.
A couple of regulars on the southeast auction circuit test the vibratory feature on some of the asphalt rollers up for bid.
A couple of regulars on the southeast auction circuit test the vibratory feature on some of the asphalt rollers up for bid. Caleb Phillips (L), Granite Mountain Machinery, Conyers, Ga., and James King, Dekalb Pipeline, Conyers, Ga., thoroughly inspect a Deere 250D articulated truck. Bill Scott (L) and Mark Guin, both of Scott Bridge Company, Opelika, Ala., shop the selection of newer model mid-sized dozers. Construction firm owners from Fort Payne, Ala., enjoy their time at the JM Wood sale (L-R) including Ed Houston, Houston Excavation Inc.; Steve Walker, Walker Construction; and Danny Wagner, Wagner Excavation. Chip Baker (L) and Chris Northcutt, both of Beehive Construction, Auburn, Ala., check out the inner workings of this Cat D5C XL. Regulars of JM Wood sales (L-R) are Brent Beverly and Blake Thornton, both of BTM Machinery, Charleston, S.C., and Sam Maier, Rebel Auction, Hazlehurst, Ga. Tim Thomas (L) of Tractor & Equipment Company, Birmingham, Ala., and Tom Powell of Lowbird Outdoors, Atlanta, Ga., catch up on what’s going on in the equipment business. One the cleanest late-model Caterpillar packages was sold at the auction. Jimmy Ryan (L) and Stan Parker, both of Black Belt Outfitters & Whitetails, Marion Junction, Ala., look over the Cat dozers available at the sale. Ricky Callaway (L) and Daniel Lawrence, both of Yancey Bros. CAT, check out the sale schedule. Larry Miller (L) and Ron Gilbert, both of George Harris Farms, Ozark, Ala., test the hydraulics and overall condition of this Cat 324E excavator. (L-R): Clayton and Wayne Hunt and Bobo Pelto, all of Hunt Hauling & Construction, Wiggins, Miss., look for a bargain on used equipment. Reggie Dill of Thompson Machinery made his way down from Memphis, Tenn., to check out some of the late-model Cat machines. Phillip Pouncey (L) of Phillip Pouncey Builder Inc., Montgomery, Ala., and Randy Davison of R & J Grading Services, Hortense, Ga., compare notes on the backhoe loaders. (L-R): William McIntosh, Rusty Shirley and Scott Stokes, all of Southeastern Site Development, Newnan, Ga., get an up close look at the larger dozers in the sale line up. Drew Massey, Massey Timber, Philadelphia, Miss., checks under the hood of a Cat D5G LGP. Mark (L) and Michael Clemmer, both of Clemmer Excavating, Newbern, Ala., show interest in some backhoe loaders in the sale lineup.

JM Wood Auction Company Inc. held its largest auction to date during the company's recent four-day construction equipment, truck, agricultural and forestry machine auction at its headquarters facility in Montgomery, Ala., from March 15 to 18.

Bidders from several countries participated in the sale, including United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Vietnam, Ghana, Sweden, Chile and Belize.

Featured sellers included Howard Shepherd, Glasgow Construction, Black Sheep Woodlands, Holman Farms, Joe Mcgee Construction, and counties and cities from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida and Tennessee

“This was the largest auction in our company's 43-year history,” said Bryant Wood, company president. “It means a lot to us that over 600 sellers trusted us to sell their equipment and trucks in this auction. Equipment prices were strong all four days, and we had record crowd on hand”

Auction highlights included more than 250, 2014 to 2016 Mack and Kenworth vocational trucks, which were sold on the first day of the sale. Also, one the cleanest late-model Caterpillar packages was sold at the auction including a 2010 Cat D7R2, which sold for $300,000, and more than 30 Cat 140M graders brought as much $215,000.

J.M. Wood's next auction will be an onsite auction April 15 to 16 for the Alabama DOT, and then back at the Montgomery facility on June 7 to 9.