JM Wood Hosts Successful Annual Summer Auction

Auction sales totaled more than $32 million including more than $5 million in online sales.

📅   Wed June 24, 2015 - Southeast Edition
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Brett Johnson (L) of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., and Dick Tabb, Tabb Equipment Sales, Marietta, Ga., look over dozers about to go on the auction block.
Brett Johnson (L) of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., and Dick Tabb, Tabb Equipment Sales, Marietta, Ga., look over dozers about to go on the auction block.
Brett Johnson (L) of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., and Dick Tabb, Tabb Equipment Sales, Marietta, Ga., look over dozers about to go on the auction block. Bill Woods (L), Woods Equipment Company, Nashville, Tenn., and Randy Davidson, Satilla Forest Services, Hortense, Ga., discuss the machines available at the sale. Don Bullard (L), Bullard Excavating, Andalusia, Ala., and Scott Johnson, Scott Johnson Specialty Services, Brookhaven, Miss., test this Doosan DX225 excavator with only 10 hours. Jeremey Robinson (L) and Jeremey Earl, both of Robinson Equipment Services, Lafayette, Ala., go under the hood of this Sakai SV510 pad foot compactor. Quality iron was a big draw for the annual summer sale including this Volvo EC460B excavator. Father and son team, Morgan (L) and Ron Hilyer of Clearwater Harvesters Inc., Wetumpka, Ala., inspect some of the dozers in the sale lineup. Equipment dealers hope to catch the bargain of the day (L-R) including Doug Stone, Stone Equipment, Montgomery, Ala.; Tom Powell and Thomas Cox, both of Lowbird Outdoors, Atlanta, Ga. Duck Hoggle of Bama Motors, Selma, Ala., tests out a Case 580 Super L backhoe loader. A pair of low hour Kawasaki 80Z IVs roll across the ramp with a final bid of $80,000. The buyer took both.

JM Wood Auction Company Inc. held another successful annual summer construction, truck, agricultural and forestry machine auction, at its headquarters facility in Montgomery, Ala., on June 3 to 6. The sale was held for Joe McGee Construction, SMC Services, Flint Equipment Co., Yancey Bros. Co., Dublin Farming Co., J.A. Minter and Son and numerous Alabama counties.

Gross auction sales totaled more than $32 million including more than $5 million in online sales.

“We had a great auction and turnout for our 42nd annual summer sale,” said Bryant Wood, JM Wood Auction Company Inc. president. “Machinery that featured pre-Tier IV engines and had low hours sold at a premium.”

Highlights of the auction included a low-hour Caterpillar package from SMC Services, featuring a pair of D6Ts with 1400 original hours. Also, another round of late-model county-owned Mack dumps sold during the auction.