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Yoder & Frey Holds Six-Day Florida Auction in Kissimmee

Wed February 22, 2017 - Southeast Edition
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Matt Warren of GMW Equipment, Hidalgo, Texas, looks over this John Deere 544K wheel loader Matt Washie (L), used parts division of Cleveland Brothers CAT, and Chris Ellefson of Ellefson Off Highway Inc., Iron Junction, Minn., meet up at the auction. Derek Keys (L), CEO of Euro Auctions UK LTD speaks with Chaz Aleno of Nichols Sandblasting & Painting at the annual auction Joseph Adderley of Alex Building Supplies looks over this Manitou MT523. Conducted in one of the most densely populated areas for bald eagles in the United States, eagle sightings at Yoder & Frey’s Kissimmee auctions are always a high possibility. Jim Boeve (L) of Truck Trailer Equipment, Holland, Mich., and Steve Evans of Contract Crushing, London, England, watch as the wheel loaders are auctioned. Danny Clark of Clark Heavy Equipment, Pleasureville, Ky., takes a closer look at Hyundai HL757-7 loader at the auction. New York State was well represented by Jeff Huff of Huff Equipment, Norm Ungermann of Ungermann Sand & Gravel, and Don Adams of Adams Well Drilling, who were on hand to take in the auction activities. Alfred Post of Post Farms in Ohio admires a Caterpillar 963 C loader at the auction. (L-R): Michigan’s Jason and Jerry Brewer of BS&G Recycling gave this Pro-Max track stacker the once-over, while accompanied by Jon Brewer of Dan Hoe Excavating. Brothers Aaron (L) and Andrew Geurink of Holland Equipment Services came in from Holland, Mich., for the auctions. Roy Livengood (L) and Greg Spangler of Metro Erecting found a convenient perch to watch to auction Monitoring the prices of the compact track loaders being sold (L-R) are Andrew and Isabella Ross of TRAKTRUX Limited, based in England, and Eugene Nichols of Southland Equipment, Greenville, S.C. Yoder & Frey’s Peter Clark (L) and Jonnie Keys kept the auction rolling at a fast pace on day two of the sale. Jared Wilson (L) and Ray Ferwerda Jr. of GS Equipment, Florida’s Kawasaki dealer, were out looking over the wheel loader lineup. Inspecting a Bobcat E85 mini-excavator is Kerry Abramson of KGM Contractors, Angora, Minn. Previewing the excavators the day before they went on the block (L-R) are Rick Barnes and Tom Barnes of Barnes Excavating, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Roswell Beeman of Roswell Beeman Trucking, Chazy, N.Y.; and Kevin Beeman of Kevin Beeman Trucking, Chazy, N.Y. (L-R): Joe Gerardi, Doug Wendorf and Todd Wendorf of Astec Asphalt, Brown City, Mich., had plans to bid on some of the mid-sized excavators in the sale lineup. Kyla Dutil of T-Quip, Londonderry, N.H., was hard at work at the Yoder & Frey auction in Kissimmee, Fla.

Yoder & Frey concluded its 43rd Annual Kissimmee, Fla., auction on Feb. 11 — the auctions also were the first since the company merged with Ireland-based Euro Auctions.

The auctions provided an extensive variety of construction and farm equipment, with each day of the six-day sale featuring different equipment categories. Motorgraders, paving and compaction machines, along with sweepers, vacuum and concrete trucks went up for bid on the first day.

The second day of the sale featured backhoes, loaders, skid steers, attachments and trenching and boring equipment.

Equipment up for bid on the third day included crawler tractors and loaders, off-highway water trucks, and engines, generators and power units.

Equipment on days four and five included excavators, off-road trucks, forklifts, manlifts and cranes.

The final day of the sale focused largely on farm equipment and vocational trucks. The auction drew bidders from around the world to the sale site, while attracting heavy online bidding, as well. Equipment prices were strong and, in total, buyers from 59 countries purchased equipment at the sale.

Yoder & Frey's recent merger with Euro Auctions combines the strengths and expertise of both companies, while offering clients increased buying and selling options along with global reach and access. Established in 1998, Euro Auctions conducts 35 auctions in six countries annually and has maintained a permanent auction site in Atlanta, Ga., for the past four years. Yoder & Frey has been conducting auctions domestically for the past 52 years and is the originator of the now famous annual Kissimmee, Fla., consignment auction.

The company's next auction is scheduled for March 23 in Atlanta and will be promoted under the Yoder & Frey Auctioneers name. The auction will feature a large selection of machines and equipment from major brands including Caterpillar, New Holland, Doosan, Komatsu, JCB, Bomag, Hamm and Sterling. —CEG

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