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Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. Holds Two-Day Sale in Conn.

Fri October 08, 2010 - Northeast Edition

Prospective bidders examine this 1986 Takeuchi TB68S excavator as it waits in line to cross the auction ramp.
Prospective bidders examine this 1986 Takeuchi TB68S excavator as it waits in line to cross the auction ramp.
Prospective bidders examine this 1986 Takeuchi TB68S excavator as it waits in line to cross the auction ramp. During the preview, an employee of Kobyluck Sand & Gravel Inc. in Waterbury, Conn., test drives a 2002 Yanmar VIO35-2 mini-excavator. These loader backhoes represented only a small portion of the thousands of lots for sale during the two-day auction. Petrowsky’s drive-by ramp allows the onsite bidders to view equipment while bidding   from a comfortable seat inside the building. Murphy Vincent of Murphy’s Gradall Rental in Simbsbury, Conn., visited Petrowsky’s auction  to watch the construction, earthmoving and paving equipment, trucks and trailers go up for bid. Pat Raimondo of P & P Autobody in Coventry, Conn., tested out this 1988 John Deere 710B 4x4 backhoe loader before the start of the sale. Pete Hannum (L) from Whately, Mass., and Pete Lashaway from Northampton, Mass., visited Petrowsky’s auction site on day one of the two-day sale. Three-year-old Ryder from Bozrah, Conn., beams as he up sits up high in a big boy toy — a 2004 Kenworth tri-axle dump truck. As he sits in a Kramer 420 rubber-tired loader, Sal Puleo of Mainville Motor Sales in North Providence, R.I., said he attends auctions and “buys equipment here and there.” Tim Halliday (L), owner of 202 Truck and Equipment in Rindge, N.H., talks business with Bob Beattie, owner of Bob Beattie and Company in North Stonington, Conn. Auctioneers stand at the podium and search the crowd for heavy equipment bidders. Tyler Mello (L) and Gilberto Gomes of JR & Sons traveled from Westport, Mass., to spend their day at the auction site in Conn. Brian Bennet of Bennet Excavating in Ledyard, Conn., takes a closer look at the underside of a 2004 Kenworth tri-axle dump truck. Chris Kulesza of Shurkowski Farm in Preston, Conn., stops for a photo-op at Petrowsky’s major public equipment auction. Petrowsky Auctioneer’s state-of-the-art auction facility was filled with prospective buyers on Sept. 24. Dave Wilson (L) of Wilson’s Marina in Griswold, Conn., and Jon Bazinet (R) of Bazinet LLC in Lisbon, Conn., happily oblige for a photo with “The Legend,” Jerry Pearl of Pearl’s Repair in Colchester, Conn. David Smith (L) of Selco Equipment Sales, New Brunswick, Canada, talks with Bill Rychlik of Christian Hill Farm and Equipment, Grafton, Mass. Jack Arters of A.G.T. Equipment in Seekonk, Mass., searches the various lots of heavy equipment for sale in North Franklin, Conn. With bid book in hand, this father and son team of John Vasell III and John Vasel IV of J.V. III Construction in Rocky Hill, Conn., are ready to purchase some equipment.

Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. held a two-day sale Sept. 24 and 25 in North Franklin, Conn.

The major public equipment auction featured equipment from Tilcon CT, Castle Equipment & Supply Co. Inc. and area contractors and equipment dealers.

Day one of the sale featured construction, earthmoving, paving equipment and trucks and trailers, while day two offered contractor support, AG, landscape and manufacturing equipment to the highest bidder.

In total, thousands of lots of equipment went on the block.