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Equipment auctions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsaunders, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Does anyone know of any auctions in the New England area? I heard there is one this weekend at Atlantic City in NJ but I can't find any info about it. Thanks for the replies Joel
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Joe;, do an online search for auctions then narrow it down to your area. You can also look in the yellow page directory for auction companies.
    I buy a large percentage of my equipment from auction companies. I go to 4 or 5 at least every month. In fact today I went to preview equipment at two upcoming sales. Several years ago I made as much buying and selling things as I did "working" for a living.
  3. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

  4. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    gslam88- thanks for the lyons site. I was down in Ct this past weekend for the petrowsky auctions. All I have good to say about that auction is that my wife and I were able to go to the mohegan sun casino. The equipment at the auction was going for such an unreasonable price it was sickening. Used trailers were selling for almost or over what you can buy them for new:eek:
    Thanks again Joel
  5. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    Funny thing... I did not make it to Petrowsky untlil late sat afternoon... I went up to Boston and RI looking for some equipment.... I am sorry to hear that the prices were higher than they should be.... I have seen that before at Petrowsky....

  6. djenyc

    djenyc LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    I'll be liquidating my whole repair workshop this weekend at Petrowski Auctioneers in North Franklin CT.

    Don't have the workshop, nor space to keep it any more, so decided to let it all go.

    Live - on site and online Complete repair shop tools liquidation auction this Sat in North Franklin CT - no minimum price or no reserve set, all is going this Sat.

    Open to public, everything is bundled in reasonable sized lots. Come get whatever you want. Many tools and repair-shop supplies - AUTOBODY, AUTOREPAIR, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, MATERIAL HANDLING, WOODWORKING.

    Auction will be held at Petrowsky Auctioneers in North Franklin, CT this SATURDAY:

    Petrowsky Auctioneers, 275 Route 32, N. Franklin, CT, 06254

    Among many items:
    Blind Hole Bearing Puller, Valve Lapping Tools and grinding compound, Ring compression Tool, KD Radiator Pressure Tester, Traceline UV AC/Trany/Engine Leak Detection Kit, Pipe Threading Kit, Fuel Pump and Vacuum Gauge, Hole Saw Sets, Pocket Hole Jig, Doweling Jig, 3-pc Jaw Puller Set, Pulley Remover/Installer Set, Pneumatic Paint Shaker, Electri-Corr MultiMetal Cleaner and Corrosion Protector, Grizzly Cabinetmaker's Front Vice, Gearhead Flex-head Ratcheting Wrenches, Snap Ring Pliers, Through Socket Sets, NPT/Pipe Dies and Taps sets, Metric and SAE Taps and Dies Sets, Mini Pallet Jack, Metal Banding Reel, Sealer and Tighteners and seals, Astro Hose Clip Pliers, Safety wire twisters, GM Door Spring REmoval Tool, Craftsman Torque Wrench, Magnetic Base Dial Indicator, 1/4" inch-lb torque wrench, Socke Sets, adjustable head and composite ratchets, Thread Detective, Hot Knive, Electric Paint Remover, Bicycle Hoist, Drill Sharpener, Heat Gun, Torch Kit, Power Stripper, Crow Foot Wrenches, S-wrenches, Hadraulic Crimper, Wire Strippers, Plumbing Sockets, Plumbing Snake, Plumbing Tools, Woodworker Clamps, Buscuit Jointer and Biscuits, Electric Impact, Wood Planes, Jointer Plane, Fence Pliers, Palm Sander, Orbital Sander, Corner Sander, 1/2" D-handle drill, Disc Brake Kit, Front End Service Kit, Front wheel bearing adapter set, Large Service Wrenches set, Caliper Gauges, 110Pc Carbide Drill Set, Left Handed Drill Bits, Band-it Kit with 5/8 and 1/2" seals and banding strapping reels, Double Flare Tool, Flaring Kits, Pilot Bearing Puller, Tubbing Bender, Bearing Packer, 2 Ton Push Trolley, Lever Chain Hoist, Pipe Wrenches Set, 2" Pipe Cutter, Air Needle Scaler, Jitter Bug , Sander, Air Chisel, Air Punch, Air Offset Flange Tool, Air Grinder, Automatic Compressor Drain Kit, Manual and Pneumatic Ball Joint Separators, Manual and Pneumatic Tie Rod Separators, Spring Compressors, Star sockes, hex sockets in metric and SAE, Panel Cutout Tool, 3HP Plunge Router, Hadraulic Lift Motor (1.5hp/110V new), Husky Pneumatic Air Gun and socket sets, Mobile 1 Synthetic ATF Dexrom/Mercon V 14 qt, 5" Swivel Pipe Vise, compression/leakdown testers, fuel pressure testers, dial indicators and micrometers, flaring tools, bleeding tools, bearing packers, sawz-all, drills and bits (both right and left handed), air hammer and bits, taps and dies, extractor bits, ball joint press and adapters, multimeter and leads, power-probe, soldering iron(s), timing gun, machinist tools, Starrette straight edge, vises, Porta Power w rams/spreaders/wedger, DA sander , Panel Sander , Sandpaper , Belt sander , Offset flanger , Metal puncher , Air body saw , Air chisel / scraper , Receiver / dryer , Hoses , GearHead flex ratchet wrenches , Thread detector , Electric sanders , Drills , Carbide Drill Bits , Buffer , Bander , Pannel beaters , Body hammers , Dollies , Riveters , Thread Riveter, Vise , Jacks.







    Catalog available under Support Equipment -(pg. 8-11, Lot #s 2000 through 2079). Live online bidding available in addition to on-site bidding. Pickup must be complete within a week from the auction closing either in person or through freight forwarders/shipping service. This is absolute auction - so no reserve. Preview available this week.
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    There is a construction equipment auction coming up on Oct 4th in Windsor Locks Ct.. Its across the road ( RT 75) from Bradley International Airport.
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    That's been my experience as well, you got all these folks watching TV shows thinking they're getting a deal, then they fight over it and next thing you know the price of something used that you don't even know if it runs right has done went to levels of unscrupulous behavior.

    It's just ridiculous, sometimes you can find a good deal...
    But it has been my experience, if it's so easy that anyone can do it, everybody does.
    So much so that generally speaking I have to look long and hard, like every day and for a bit of a while, oh and one more thing..
    You need the cash, upfront.

    So, the order of operations goes:
    1. Save your money, all of it.
    2. Start looking, and keep saving.

    Then when you find it you still have to go look at it.
    Don't drive over 100 miles one way either, 50 miles or closer is best.

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