Lawn Service Auction in South Bend 11/18/2010

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Childsplay, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Childsplay

    Childsplay LawnSite Member
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    Lawn Service Auction in South Bend, Indiana on 11/18/2010 at 5:30 pm. Here is a link to the Auction listing.

    http://www.auction-info.com/viewauction.asp?AuctionID=397

    Some of the equipment being auctioned:

    Permagreen ride-on spreader/sprayer
    2 - 300 gallon hydraulic spray rigs with electric hose reel
    1 - 200 gallon hydraulic spray rig with manual hose reel
    5000 lb lift forklift - propane
    2001 Chevy 1-ton extended cargo van
    2 air compressors
    Commercial fertilizer spreaders
    some fertilizer products
    warehouse shelving
    6 - 275 gallon totes of CMS (Concentrated Mollases Solids) - good for ammending agricultural land
    several empty 274 gallon totes
    Lots of office equipment, furniture, computers, printers

    Hope to see many of you there!
     
  2. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    whats the fork lift worth?
     
  3. Childsplay

    Childsplay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Well, the short answer is, whatever you're willing to pay - its an auction. I've had the lift for 10 years, and it was old when I bought it. I've kept it well maintained, and it will lift a full skid quite high quite fast. Its like an old Toyota Landcruiser - not real pretty, but you can't kill it.
     
  4. Childsplay

    Childsplay LawnSite Member
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    Barefoot James - The business assets I am having auctioned off are from my company that I just sold - Child's Play Organic Lawns. Something else that I am selling is 6 totes of CMS, which was the base for my liquid organic based fertilizer, Liquid Gold. It's not compost tea, but is a mix of many high nutrient concentration ingredients. I'd be happy to talk to you about this product - you may want to consider buying this at the auction - it willl probably go pretty cheap. Reply back if you have questions. Hope to see you there.
     
  5. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't have a fork lift! That why I asked how much is the lift worth - obviously at an auction someone will offer and you accept or decline - I was just asking what is it worth? How about the Molasses? What is it sold for and what do you think you will sell for? I guess the answer is - "whatever someone will pay" Sorry I asked.
     
  6. Childsplay

    Childsplay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Forklift - probably $1k - $2k
    Mollases - I paid about $100/ton when I bought it, plus the cost of the 265 gal totes.
     
  7. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    Why are you selling the business, if I may ask?
     
  8. Childsplay

    Childsplay LawnSite Member
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    I moved my family to the Kansas City area from the South Bend area for personal reasons. Business was doing fine, but we needed to move.

    Thanks for asking...
     
  9. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    You're welcome.

    Good luck in KC! Will you be starting a new business there, or do you have something else in mind?
     
  10. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,607

    Is TruGreen getting into organics in South Bend?
     

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