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Three-Day JM Wood Auction Tops $38M in Montgomery

Mon October 08, 2018 - Southeast Edition #21
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JM Wood Auction held its 45th annual three-day fall auction Sept. 18 to 20 at its facility in Montgomery, Ala. The auction presented a lineup of construction equipment, trucks, trailers and forestry equipment.

Highlights included a group of 2018 Mack GU713 and 2018 Kenworth T800 dump trucks from several Alabama counties, as well as 2015 Cat 336FLs from a pipeline contractor who was updating his fleet.

Featured sellers included Alabama Power Company, Kellog Brown and Root, Flint Companies and numerous government agencies from across the Southeast.

Gross sales totaled $35.8 million, including $9 million in online sales. Online or online backup bidders accounted for 45 percent of the purchases.

“Prices were strong all three days,” said JM Wood President Bryant Wood. “The Internet was pretty active, and attendance was also high. These guys are busy and they know where to come for equipment that is ready to go to work.”

The next multiday sale at JM Wood's auction facility in Montgomery is scheduled for Dec. 5 to 6.

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Checking out one of the dozen Cat D5K2 dozers about to go across the ramp are Curtis Chisenhall (L) and Jimmy Hester of Valley Timber, Fort Payne, Ala.
Checking out one of the dozen Cat D5K2 dozers about to go across the ramp are Curtis Chisenhall (L) and Jimmy Hester of Valley Timber, Fort Payne, Ala.

Brian Shelton (L) and Jacob Woodliefo of Shelton Logging & Chipping, Stoneville, N.C., wrap up their inspection of a Deere 350G excavator.
Brian Shelton (L) and Jacob Woodliefo of Shelton Logging & Chipping, Stoneville, N.C., wrap up their inspection of a Deere 350G excavator.

(L-R): Talking about the machines in the sale lineup are James Wimpey of JW Truck Sales, Oakwood, Ga.; Stacy Vaughn, Trucks, Campers, & Boats, Summerville, Ga.; and Tim Dellinger, Mustang Inc., based in North Carolina.
(L-R): Talking about the machines in the sale lineup are James Wimpey of JW Truck Sales, Oakwood, Ga.; Stacy Vaughn, Trucks, Campers, & Boats, Summerville, Ga.; and Tim Dellinger, Mustang Inc., based in North Carolina.

Discussing their thoughts on a Komatsu PC290LC excavator are Wendell Latham (L) and Mike Thomas of M.D. Thomas Construction, Orange Beach, Ala.
Discussing their thoughts on a Komatsu PC290LC excavator are Wendell Latham (L) and Mike Thomas of M.D. Thomas Construction, Orange Beach, Ala.

Looking over one of the big Cats in the sale are Kenny Bryant (L) and Gary Bryant of Gary Bryant Enterprises, Burnsville, N.C.
Looking over one of the big Cats in the sale are Kenny Bryant (L) and Gary Bryant of Gary Bryant Enterprises, Burnsville, N.C.

Test-operating a Volvo EC210B are Dakota Frye (L) and John Frye of Frye Logging, Thorsby, Ala.
Test-operating a Volvo EC210B are Dakota Frye (L) and John Frye of Frye Logging, Thorsby, Ala.

Looking over their auction-day catalogs are Glenn Clark (L), Clark Equipment Sales & Rental, Crossville, Tenn., and Rob Oakley, Oakley Equipment, Livingston, Tenn.
Looking over their auction-day catalogs are Glenn Clark (L), Clark Equipment Sales & Rental, Crossville, Tenn., and Rob Oakley, Oakley Equipment, Livingston, Tenn.

Wheeler Johnson (L), owner of Pungo Machine, Pantego, N.C., comes back to his auctioning roots and provides a helping hand to Russ Wood and the staff of JM Wood for this sale.
Wheeler Johnson (L), owner of Pungo Machine, Pantego, N.C., comes back to his auctioning roots and provides a helping hand to Russ Wood and the staff of JM Wood for this sale.

A selection of Cat, Komatsu, Deere and Volvo wheel loaders was available at the auction.
A selection of Cat, Komatsu, Deere and Volvo wheel loaders was available at the auction.