With bidders from 51 countries, approximately 74 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Egypt, Ireland and Singapore. Online bidders purchased approximately 55 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 2,100 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 50-plus excavators, 40-plus skid steers, 20-plus loaders, 195-plus aerial work platforms, and 100-plus truck tractors.
A package of three Manitowoc 2250 and three Manitowoc 14000 lattice boom cranes was a prominent sight on the auction yard at the Atlanta sale.
Carefully inspecting one of the Manitowoc lattice boom cranes are Bob Jones (in cab) of Boring Contractors Inc., based in Abingdon, Va., and Eddie Ramirez of Ramirez Contracting, also based in Abingdon.
Brett Johnson (L) and Kerry Grindle of Vertical Earth, Cumming, Ga., inspect some of the articulated trucks in the sale.
Looking over a Link-Belt 145X3 hydraulic excavator before considering it for his bidding list is Dan Galusha of Dan Galusha & Sons Construction, Queensbury, N.Y.
Checking out the hydraulic pump and overall hydraulic system on a Volvo EC340DL excavator are Bob Rose (L) and Ron Rose of Alpha Construction Co., Savannah, Ga.
Justin Cain (L) of South Georgia Land Investments, Hahira, Ga., and Rodney Cain of Cain Plantation Estates, also in Hahira, Ga., look over their auction catalogues for additional info on several backhoe loaders of interest.
Test-operating a Deere 550J LGP dozer is Clayton Odom of TROS Logging, Monroeville, Ala.
Another package of machines in this sale lineup included seven Grove rough-terrain cranes.
A huge package of military machines and a seemingly endless selection of miscellaneous military items brought out retired veterans (L-R) including Phillip Treadway, retired U.S. Army from Rainbow City, Ala.; Jerry Kilpatrick, Washburn Trucking, Boaz, Ala., retired U.S. Navy; and William Fielding, also retired U.S. Army.