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JM Wood Auction Holds Multi-Day Sale in Montgomery

Wed October 03, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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(L-R): Philip Parker and Trip Pittman of Pittman Tractor, Daphne, Ala., discuss some machines of common interest with Wayne Eldridge of J & W Marine, Bayou La Batre, Ala.
(L-R): Philip Parker and Trip Pittman of Pittman Tractor, Daphne, Ala., discuss some machines of common interest with Wayne Eldridge of J & W Marine, Bayou La Batre, Ala.
(L-R): Philip Parker and Trip Pittman of Pittman Tractor, Daphne, Ala., discuss some machines of common interest with Wayne Eldridge of J & W Marine, Bayou La Batre, Ala. Looking over a Komatsu PC 200LC are Mike Gunn (L), Carrville Gin Company, Tallassee, Ala., and Tommy Burton, independent contractor, also based in Tallassee, Ala. Taking a moment to discuss what’s going on in the world (L-R) are Buddy Hughes, Hughes Air Conditioning, Millbrook, Ala; Richard Reid, Southern Excellence, Millbrook, Ala.; and Grady Willett, Triple W Construction, Altoona, Ala. A trio of nice-looking Hitachi 350 Zaxis excavators were in the sale lineup. A long way from home and making the most of his inspection time is Corey Cossey, W.A. Rasic Construction, Long Beach Calif., checking out a Deere 624J wheel loader. Test operating a Deere 450J LGP is David Moore, Construction Equipment Rental and Sales, Jackson, Tenn. Checking under the hood of a Deere dozer of interest are Henry Lynn and Joey Cauthen,  Regional Electric, Montgomery, Ala. Three Cat 725 trucks rolled on and off the ramp rather quickly as one buyer snagged 
all three of them for 
$160,000 each.

JM Wood Auction Company Inc.’s multi-day sale at its headquarters in Montgomery, Ala., held on Sept. 12 and 13, was another huge success for this year.

Company representatives stated that there were bidders from 15 countries and 34 U.S. states who purchased more than $17 million of equipment. High on the list of items in demand were several 2008 Cat 725 trucks from a Cat dealer rental fleet and a number of 2012-2009 Mack GU713 tri-axel dumps from numerous government agencies.

“We had contractors from across the country here at the auction bidding on and buying equipment,” said Vice President Bryant Wood. “We have been sending a lot of equipment overseas for the last 36 months, but contractors from across the country are coming to the auctions because they are at a point where they need to update their fleets or reposition their fleets to the work they have going on. It’s very encouraging to see some of these contractors here at the auction whether they are buying equipment or not, they are bidding on it…and that’s what we all want to see.”