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Roy Teitsworth Auctioneers Holds 17th Annual Giant Equipment Sale in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Fri August 27, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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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.
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.
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. A wide variety of excavators, rubber-tired and crawler loaders attracted a large number of bidders from the agricultural, construction and landscaping markets. The Amish and Mennonite communities in central New York have been a growing consumer of agricultural equipment for the past 20 years. Kyle Peters (L) of Scipio, N.Y., and Steve Pocott of Ridge, N.Y., inspect a couple of Terex compact haul trucks to use on Pocott’s western New York dairy farm. Joe Hubiak of Van Hornesville, N.Y., takes a comfortable seat aboard this Caterpillar dozer, patiently waiting for his opportunity to bid. John Apple, president of Westchester Tractor, made the trek all the way from Westchester County, N.Y., to look for equipment bargains for his customers. With Empire Farm Days concluding just next door the large crowd for this event helped bring strong prices. Roy Teitsworth, president of Roy Teitsworth Inc. Auctioneers, works the crowd for the next highest bid. The sale was so large it took six auctioneers to get the sale completed in a single day. This Daewoo rubber-tired loader from a local upstate New York municipality was among the many municipal fleet machines available. Dan McHugh of Brookside Equipment in Massachusetts owns one of the largest used equipment fleets in New England.

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.