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Posted August 29, 2017 - 09:59 PM
Wow doesn't come close! How in the world does a person accumulate that many machines. What's amazing to me is that very few appear to be just junk, seems most are complete machines in reasonable condition. Almost as many Simplicitys as Wheel Horses. Would be an interesting sale just to see how stuff sells. Would have to leave all money at home.
Posted August 30, 2017 - 01:21 AM
Holy macaroni check out the picture gallery.
I think they are messing up BIG TIME by selling everything in 1 day. Alot of them will get scrapped because there are just so many to sell.
Edited by EricFromPa, August 30, 2017 - 01:25 AM.
Posted August 30, 2017 - 01:01 PM
yep, prices on everything will be dirt cheap with so much volume!
Posted August 30, 2017 - 06:20 PM
4 hour drive and no truck or trailer. Don't have much money anyway. Don't know why I'm even looking through the picture gallery.
Here's one for you Brian.
If anyone is going south past me and I need a snow plow and a decent 42" side discharge deck for a 300 series WH. Shoot me a PM maybe we can work something out.
Edited by EricFromPa, August 30, 2017 - 06:22 PM.
Posted August 30, 2017 - 06:48 PM
No wonder you don't see too many Wheel Horse D series, I think half of them are there!
Posted August 30, 2017 - 07:14 PM
Posted August 30, 2017 - 11:32 PM
Edited by Jazz, August 30, 2017 - 11:33 PM.
Posted September 16, 2017 - 09:53 PM
Posted September 17, 2017 - 02:11 PM
I followed this, and went to the auction.
They did try to do some online bidding, but I think it went live rather late, only a few days before the event, and I understood from the auctioneer that participation was not great. They DID use the items which had online bids as starting points, so the online auction wasn't "final", so that probably reduced the participation as well.
Notably, the D200 with the backhoe went for $2100 as I recall.
A "meteor" ?? Blue, some connection with Panzers - went for $2100 as well
The Simplcity 9020, which I tried to convince myself to buy, went for $900.
Prices were all over the place. Early in the day, I bid on a Massey 8 hydro, got it for $25.
Later in the day, I bid on "choice of one of 8" tractors one of which was a Massey 8. I was the second bid at $15--- and won.
I tried bidding on some sleeve hitch implements early in the day, but dropped out when prices reached 50% of new.
Yanmar with front loader was around $1400
Massey 135, I heard was around $2000, I had moved away and missed that part of the auction.
There were a lot of people there. Some as far away as the Alabama-Tennessee state line.
If the auctioneer used consecutive numbers for bid identifiers, there were around 150 bidders.
Posted September 17, 2017 - 02:38 PM
For me, this was certainly a learning experience. First ever auction. I found it easy to follow what was being bid on. The auctioneer and his team did a great job identifying exactly what was being bid on by moving flags over to each item, then giving a brief description of the item, then opening the bidding. Bidding was by holding up your bid card, so casual fly swats didn't end up getting called out as bids lol.
I learned that once the auction was over, it isn't easy getting your stuff. I was parked about 1/2 mile away, and no way to get much closer with the truck and trailer I had, so even though I had some tools and an air compressor, I couldn't really get them into play.
I learned that you should have a jump battery, fuel, and starting fluid - I should have KNOWN already, but missed it.
I learned that you either get a running tractor at auction, or bring your own tow hook machine. I brought come-alongs, ramps, and even a block and tackle - and as previously noted - COULD NOT GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO USE THEM!.
Again, the auctioneer's team had 2 full size tractors with forks and chains, so you could get help........but it did take a very long time, and they waited until the full auction was finished to begin loading.
I learned that you NEED to attend the pre-auction inspection day.