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Petrowsky Three-Day Spring Sale Draws Bidders From Far, Wide

Heavy Iron brought out the buyers from as far away as Sri Lanka.

Wed May 08, 2013 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


Jeff Leone, owner of Air Temp of Southington, Conn., is trying the Komatsu excavator on for size, and Ban Dissanayake of Sri Lanka. Dissanayake is looking at shipping heavy iron overseas to help a construction boom in his country now that war has ended.
Jeff Leone, owner of Air Temp of Southington, Conn., is trying the Komatsu excavator on for size, and Ban Dissanayake of Sri Lanka. Dissanayake is looking at shipping heavy iron overseas to help a construction boom in his country now that war has ended.
Jeff Leone, owner of Air Temp of Southington, Conn., is trying the Komatsu excavator on for size, and Ban Dissanayake of Sri Lanka. Dissanayake is looking at shipping heavy iron overseas to help a construction boom in his country now that war has ended. Will Sinigur (L), Sinigur Trucking, Montgomery, Mass., and Jeff Kent, Kent Brothers Excavating, Southampton, Mass., examine the iron together. Ralph Delvecchio, director of the Heavy Construction Academy of Brentwood, N.H., instructs students, including many U.S. veterans, on how to operate heavy iron for careers in construction. Richard Wojtowski, Pittsfield Lawn and Tractor, Pittsfield, Mass., operates from the seat of one of the 1,000 pieces up for auction. (L-R): Stanley Galasyn, owner, Galasyn Construction, Rocky Hill, Conn., operates this John Deere excavator from the cab as co-worker Gerald Toze watches its moves and Tyler White, a Petrowsky employee, helps out. Mike Bianco, owner of Mike A. Bianco Landscaping, Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., inspects the inside of an Ackerman excavator. George Nogueiras, sales manager of Newark Equipment Sales Corp., Newark, N.J., works a Caterpillar 320. (L-R): Mike Martin, owner of M&M Electric Inc., Bolton, Conn., tries out a 45-ft. personnel lift as Ted Marszalkowski, founder and owner of Adams Farm North of Vermont, and Adams Farm of R.I. and his worker Chris Reed watch the lift. Roger Schefield (L) and George Fitch stand in front of the John Deere they were hoping to sell.

Petrowsky Auctioneers Inc. hosted its annual Spring Auction on March 21 to 23 in North Franklin, Conn. Thousands of lots from BIRM-I Construction Company LLC, Tilcon, Conn., and many other area contractors and equipment dealers went on the block over the course of the three-day event.

Bidders came from as near as Massachusetts and as far as Sri Lanka to vie for items ranging from flatbeds to trailers to marine and contractor support.




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