Nitke Hosts 54th Annual Spring Contractors Auction

Wed May 15, 2019 - Midwest Edition #10
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Nitke Auctions held its 54th Annual Spring Contractors Auction April 26 to 27 at its auction center in Wausau, Wis.

The auction, which occupied two rings each day, attracted 1,723 live bidders from 16 states and Canada, as well as 1,310 online bidders. Trucks, trailers and related products were sold on day one, and heavy equipment, including skid steers, excavators, dozers and logging equipment, were available on day two.

The Contractors Auction, which is held every spring and fall, has sold hundreds of thousands of pieces of equipment over the years to tens of thousands of buyers around the world, with live and online bidding.

The Nitke Auction Center, home of Wisconsin's largest heavy equipment, truck and trailer auctions, is owned by Hansen Auction Group LLC.

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Michael Vruwink (L) and his brother, Justin, both of Vruwink Landscaping, liked a John Deere 2210 tractor.
Michael Vruwink (L) and his brother, Justin, both of Vruwink Landscaping, liked a John Deere 2210 tractor.

Stan Maruszczak (R) and Stan Jr., owners of Stan’s Dirt Works in Armstrong Creek, Wis., run a John Deere 892-LC excavator.
Stan Maruszczak (R) and Stan Jr., owners of Stan’s Dirt Works in Armstrong Creek, Wis., run a John Deere 892-LC excavator.

Mike Fusak of Fusak Construction gets some stick time in a John Deere 644D.
Mike Fusak of Fusak Construction gets some stick time in a John Deere 644D.

The father-and-son team of Vilas (L) and Norm Wolff of Ringle Ave Enterprise looks over a Hypac C754B double-drum roller.
The father-and-son team of Vilas (L) and Norm Wolff of Ringle Ave Enterprise looks over a Hypac C754B double-drum roller.

Harold Shirk of Leon Shirk Equipment inspects a Cat TH63 telehandler.
Harold Shirk of Leon Shirk Equipment inspects a Cat TH63 telehandler.

There were plenty of track skid steers at the annual two-day Spring Auction, and Ryan Okler came to see if he could take one home.
There were plenty of track skid steers at the annual two-day Spring Auction, and Ryan Okler came to see if he could take one home.

Superior Plumbing’s Josh Joslin looks over a John Deere 700H dozer.
Superior Plumbing’s Josh Joslin looks over a John Deere 700H dozer.

Several Case wheel loaders were available for contractors to bid on at the annual spring auction.
Several Case wheel loaders were available for contractors to bid on at the annual spring auction.

Bryce Hansen, CEO of Hansen Auction Group, takes time for a quick picture prior to the start of day two of the annual two-day spring auction.
Bryce Hansen, CEO of Hansen Auction Group, takes time for a quick picture prior to the start of day two of the annual two-day spring auction.

The annual two-day auction had something for everyone at the sale, including a Mudcat dredge.
The annual two-day auction had something for everyone at the sale, including a Mudcat dredge.