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More Than 1,000 Bidders Attend Two-Day Sale in Conn.

Fri January 11, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Auctioneers begin the two-day event at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14.
Auctioneers begin the two-day event at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14.
Auctioneers begin the two-day event at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. Petrowsky Central, the very busy registration desk where a half dozen clerical staff register bidders for the active, full two-day event. A huge 18-wheeler and many other trucks were on sale. Mike Lato owner of MLato Excavating and Trees, Norwalk, Conn., runs a Hitachi excavator. Byron Hill and his prize dog Phoebe, who loves to ride with Byron when he works on his dairy farm, Broadview Heights Dairy, Coventry, Conn. John Boudah (R), with Wicket, and Vlad Kuliy with Lola walk the grounds. The foursome came from Rovno Home Improvement of Groton, Conn. Eric Booth, manager of Elk Forest Farm Inc., of Lake Ariel, Pa., inspects a John Deere excavator close up. Joe (L) and Mark Slattery of Tristate Contracting, Brooklyn, N.Y., inspect a piece of Cat iron. (L-R): Dale Bangma and sons, Keith and Justin, Quarry Hill Excavating, Uxbridge, Mass., look at some excavators. Lou Cavaliere, Cavaliere Industries, Stamford, Conn., looks at an excavator at the auction. Brian Novak, (L) and friend and business partner Billy Possardt, Stafford Springs, Conn., examined the large lots but set their sights on “the smaller stuff.” John Allegra, owner and one-man-operation of Allegra Enterprises of East Haddam, Conn., looks at a Cat 331 track loader.  “The one I had burned out,” said Allegra. “I’m looking to rebuild it.” John Cabral, owner of Talynn Excavating, Fall River, Mass., walks the expansive grounds in North Franklin, Conn. The Anton family (L-R) Brandon Anton, nephew Kane Anton, brother Garrett, and father Danny, Anton Paving Co., Old Lyme, Conn.

More than 1,000 registered buyers and guests attended a two-day Petrowsky sale at 275 Route 32, North Franklin, Conn., on Dec. 14 and 15.

Equipment came from Thompson Tractor LLC, complete dispersal; Pine Bush Group, rental returns; and area contractors and equipment dealers. There were 1,546 different lots (vehicles, earth movers, pavers, heavy iron, excavators, trucks large and small, parts, accessories) for sale.

According to Petrowsky Facility Manager Diane Carboni, buyers from 11 to 15 different countries were represented, as far away as South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, Latin America, Peru and Canada. All six New England states were represented.