Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. Hosts a Major Two-Day Equipment Auction

Lot after lot of construction, earth moving, site development, crushing and screening equipment, trucks, trailers, cars, motorcycles and related parts filled the grounds as hundreds came to bid in per

📅   Wed July 15, 2015 - National Edition
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Sam Petrowsky, owner of Petrowsky Auctioneers greets guests and instructs them on the bidding process.
Sam Petrowsky, owner of Petrowsky Auctioneers greets guests and instructs them on the bidding process.
Sam Petrowsky, owner of Petrowsky Auctioneers greets guests and instructs them on the bidding process. Among the specialty vehicles up for bid was this vintage Roadster from the 1970s. It was among many classic cars and motorcycles up for bid. Tom Casale of Casale Auto, Johnston, R.I., shops the inventory. One of the most coveted cars up for auction was this 1968 white hardtop Corvette. By the time it was past the bays, the bid was $12,500 and rising. (L-R):?Jim Gallow, owner of Gallow Oil & Stone, Plainfield, Conn.; John Flynn, from Charlestown, R.I.; and Joseph Gallow, owner of Gallow Oil & Stone, look at machinery. Daniel, Mara and daughter Sophia of J. Ribeiro Co., Bethany, Conn., attend the auction. The major two-day auction featured lots from Casella Construction Inc., Patriot Environmental Corp., A & M Recycling & Mulch Sales Inc. and other area contractors, earth material manufacturers, heavy equipment and truck dealers, wholesalers and rental com Joseph Spinelli of R. Bates Construction, Sterling, Mass., examines a John Deere 200C excavator. Gil Gagnon and Christine Chambers of A-1 Equipment LLC, Atkinson, N.H, inspect the earthmovers up for auction. David Gray of Uxbridge, Mass., looks at large excavators, not for a company, but for his personal use. “I’ve got five acres of land,” said Gray. “It would be my personal machine to use in my yard.” Dan Troiano of Equipment Sales and Leasing in North Haven, Conn., tries out this Cat 315CL. Steve Frano of Cowell Excavation, Bedford, N.Y., said, “It’s got a great radio and AC. I’m good.” Leo Curtin (L) of Lake Waubeka Association, Danbury, Conn., and Carl Sayers of Danbury Topsoil, Danbury, Conn., check out the lots. Sayers, a Korean War vet and a well-known businessman in Connecticut has been attending Petrowsky auctions for 37 years. Cesar and his wife Maura Cisneros, and their dog Chloe traveled from Peru to attend the auction.

Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. held a major two-day equipment auction June 26 and 27 at its New England base on 275 Route 32, North Franklin, Conn. Equipment of every shape and size was auctioned off in lots derived from Casella Construction Inc., Patriot Environmental Corp., A & M Recycling & Mulch Sales Inc., other area contractors, earth material manufacturers, heavy equipment and truck dealers, wholesalers and rental companies.

Lot after lot of construction, earth moving, site development, crushing and screening equipment, trucks, trailers, cars, motorcycles and related parts filled the grounds as hundreds came to bid in person and online, nationally and internationally.

“Welcome! We cannot encourage you enough to please bid and don’t bid late,” said Sam Petrowsky in his greeting to buyers. “We appreciate your coming here. We appreciate it greatly. Thank you very much and good luck to each and every one of you.”

Nearly 1,500 different lot items went up for sale.

Petrowsky also mentioned upcoming summer auctions in Benton, Ga., Cambridge and Ohio, Fla., and Virginia before resuming new auctions in the fall back in North Franklin, Conn.

Petrowsky is supervising a one-owner auction in Manchester, Vt., on July 18 and another one-owner auction in Benton, Ga., on Aug. 13.