As is the case with Caterpillar dealers from across the country, Yancey Bros. Co. hosted a BIG used equipment sales event at its Austell, Ga., location on Nov. 21. These sales events serve to assist dealers in completing the cycle of putting their newest and lowest-hour used machines back into the hands of their in-territory customers and to provide regular customers with end-of-year deals on quality machines. The sale included Cat and allied products ranging from buckets and tires to large dozers and excavators.
We've all heard and attended a sale at any given dealership, but if you missed this Yancey Bros. sale you missed an opportunity to save money. The sale was a success for those in attendance who bought anything from small tools to large equipment. Everything was priced to sell. Machines from Yancey locations throughout the state of Georgia were sent to Austell for this one-day sale. The event was so big, it encompassed most of the Yancey corporate campus, including The Cat Rental store equipment yard, CCE yard and the main office used equipment yard, all on Lee Industrial Blvd in Austell, Ga.
Approximately 100 machines were available at discounted pricing. The official start of the sale was 7 a.m., however, there were customers on the lot just after 6:30 a.m. to make sure they got their machine of choice. This sale was like the retailers' day after Thanksgiving! After the initial start, a heavy and steady stream of buyers came to the sale event throughout the day. By mid-day, all plate compactors and most trench rollers and light towers, concrete buggies, sweepers and light towers had been sold.
Customers received a tremendous amount of support from Yancey staffers from all over the state, and for those attending at lunchtime, enjoyed food hot off the grill and an opportunity to discuss their year-end and projected 2020 equipment needs. CEG
A big “welcome mat” to the event could be seen on I-20, just across the interstate from the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park.
Yancey used equipment manager Larry Armstrong (L) welcomes old friend and fellow used equipment manager Harry Hurley of Blanchard Machinery Company, Columbia, S.C., to the sale event.
Customers rolled in just after sunrise to get their choice of machines.
Chad Zeis and Danny Boswell of Gunter Construction, Lawrenceville, Ga., talk with their Yancey representative, Blake Jones, (center) about some compact machines of interest in the sale.
(L-R): Yancey’s Phillip Martin watches as Jessica Myers and Eric Collins of Collins Site Services, Senoia, Ga., get ready to slap the SOLD sticker on a soil compactor they just purchased.
Deep in discussion of the specs of a Cat 450F backhoe loader are Jody Bennett (L) of Pro-Source Utility Contractors, Carrollton, Ga., and Andrew Gaston of Yancey Bros. Co.
Like new low-hour, late model machines were everywhere for this sale event.
Most of these items on The Cat Rental Store yard were sold by mid-day.
You’re at the right place when you see the floppy-dancing balloon guy bouncing around above a bunch of heavy equipment.