Yoder & Frey Holds Its 39th Annual Florida Auctions Sale in Kissimmee

Wed February 27, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Troy Gray of Gray Equipment Sales in Vermont, gives this Case 580 Super L a good look.
Troy Gray of Gray Equipment Sales in Vermont, gives this Case 580 Super L a good look.
Troy Gray of Gray Equipment Sales in Vermont, gives this Case 580 Super L a good look. Lucky's Trailer Sale has been an exhibitor at the Yoder & Frey Florida sale for more than 20 years. (L-R): Russell Losh of Talbert Mfg., and Russell Demick and Tim Mills, both of Lucky’s Trailers. Cary Ritchie of Curry Supply displayed company’s water tanks at the Yoder & Frey sale. This Caterpillar dozer grabbed the attention of several bidders. Peter Clark, president of Yoder & Frey, works one of the four rings at the gigantic annual event. Each year Roy Teitsworth takes a break from his thriving auction business in western New York State to help out at the annual Yoder & Frey Kissimmee sale. When you get this big of a crowd together, there is a buy for almost anything including  these jet engines being inspected by Kent Hogeboom of Construction Equipment Guide. Hundreds of engines from every engine manufacturer went on the block. Bidders had the opportunity to put machines through their paces before bidding. When attending a major show or the Florida auctions look for the big Gorilla to find high-quality hydraulic hammers. Carlos Santos (L) and Bob Tedesco, president of Gorilla Hammers. A crowd starts to gather as the gavel begins to fall for the excavators. Who Drove the #24 Car in the 1991 Daytona 500? Not Jeff Gordon — it was the man seated on the right side of this vehicle, Mickey Gibbs of Gaston, Ala. Today, he owns Gibbs and Son’s Machinery. Kevin Stewart, also of Gibbs and Son, sits on the (L-R): Nick Bock, Mike Perry and Guy Harman from Erie, Pa., take a hard look at several of the excavators slated to be sold. Caterpillar excavators are lined up and ready for owners at the Yoder & Frey auction. If you were looking to add some wheel loaders to your fleet, the Yoder & Frey auction was the place to be. Backhoes by a host of manufacturers went up for bid. Larry Youngblood, owner and president of Youngblood Paving Inc., Wampum, Pa., measures the bucket height on this wheel loader. Excel Machinery sales representatives Clay Stallings (L) and David Timmins traveled from Amarillo, Texas, to the sale. (L-R): Kent Hogeboom of Construction Equipment Guide talks with John G. Neville, John G. Neville Excavating, and Oscar Plourde of Plourde Sand & Gravel about construction conditions in New Hampshire.

Yoder & Frey held its 39th annual Florida Auctions sale Feb. 11 to 18 in Kissimmee, Fla.

The seven-day auction featured hundreds of backhoes, wheel loaders, excavators, dozers, attachments and more. Attendance was strong as many bidders from all over the United States, including northerners who took a break from the harsh winter, especially in New England, while adding some iron to their fleets in hopes for a busy 2013.

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