Reminiscent of some of the monstrous sales held each year in Florida, crowds numbering in the thousands attended this annual auction, many using their golf carts and ATVs to get around.
Roy Teitsworth Inc. Auctioneers held its 17th annual giant equipment auction Aug. 12 in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
As in previous years, the sale was timed to take advantage of the very well attended Empire Farm Days Show, also held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., adjacent to the Teitsworth sale site.
Empire Farm Days is among the oldest, largest, and most successful agricultural equipment shows held in the United States. In its 77th year, the show, which is sponsored by the Empire State Potato Growers Association, draws 60,000 to 70,000 municipalities, contractors, landscapers and other types of businesses from across the country. Farm equipment manufacturers, such as Caterpillar, Case, John Deere and New Holland, also participate in the show. The Empire Farm Days show covers more than 300 acres and is supported by 600 exhibitors.
Each year, Roy Teitsworth Inc. Auctioneers has been very successful in drawing many of the Empire Farm Days attendees to its sale. This year’s auction was held during the afternoon as the Empire Farm Days event was winding down. With more than 2,000 lots going on the block, the company used six auctioneers, including Roy Teitsworth, his son Jesse, Dale Lambrecht, Joe Martin, Duke Dygert and Milo Turner. The sale drew more than 4,000 attendees and more than 2,000 registered bidders. Attendees traveled from across New England, the northeast, Ohio, and as far south as the Carolinas.