Yoder & Frey, leading US auctioneers of heavy construction equipment, held its final sales for 2017 in Atlanta, GA on Dec. 5 and Ashland, Ohio on Dec 7; attracting record numbers of bidders to the sales from not only across the US, but from a global audience, and setting the foundations for what should be an excellent Winter auction at the famous Kissimmee, FL sale Feb. 13-17, 2018.
“We were extremely pleased with how the two sales went,” stated Peter Clark, founder and CEO of Yoder & Frey. “Selling was strong at our Atlanta sale with great interest in the equipment of Mitchell Contracting and the Ashland auction was the best we have ever had with the highest hammer total, most bidders and most new registers for this auction. 2017 has been an extremely good year for Yoder & Frey and we have seen momentum build at all our sales across the US and our merger with Euro Auctions, the largest auction house in Europe, has helped us generate greater interest and also reach out to more international and domestic buyers. We are working hard to make sure 2018 will be an even better year.”
A key feature of the Atlanta, GA auction was the inclusion of liquidation stock from for Mitchell Contracting Company LLC and the overall sale comprised a good mix of earth moving equipment, trucks and trailers. Of particular note were a 2017 Caterpillar 320FL excavator that went for $155,000 and a 2011 Caterpillar 312D that achieved $45,500. A choice of 2011 John Deere 310J loaders that were in excellent overall condition also generated significant interest, eventually going under the hammer for $29,500.
Consignments to the Ashland, Ohio auction included the liquidations from CKS Pipeline Contracting LLC and others and there was a good proportion of unused equipment. In addition to an unused Gehl 1640 mini-loader which went for $13,500 there were used Caterpillar, Bobcat models plus John Deere backhoes that collectively provided a choice of vehicle sizes and capabilities. Telehandlers and loaders were also in good supply at this auction along with an array of rollers. The choice included an unused Wacker Neuson RD27‑120 that created particular interest and achieved $23,500 while unused Caterpillar CB24B’s achieved $32,500 and unused Bomag BW120AD-5 $30,000. Bidding on a choice of low-hours 2017 Doosan DX225LC was also brisk with the final hammer being $95,000.
The surprise lots were an unused Barford TR6536 Tracked 65ft x 36 Stockpile Conveyor that went for $50,500 while a choice of unused Barford W5032 Wheeled 50ft x 32 Conveyors went for an average of $10,000. The majority of the vast array of miscellaneous pieces of small equipment also sold well with a number of real bargains being had.
Building on the strong demand from existing and new buyers at the December sales, Yoder & Frey confirmed to consignors that interest is steadily building for the 2018 Winter Sale in Kissimmee, which looks set to be one of the best annual auctions yet.
“For Florida 2018 we are already seeing consignments and real commitments from the US and Europe as well as from further around the world,” continues Peter Clark. “Having founded the Winter sale in Florida over 40 years ago, the expertise our team possesses is second to none and our execution is faultless. Our market knowledge and attention to detail makes Yoder & Frey the perfect partner for consignors looking to sell and realize good prices for their equipment and machinery.”
Yoder & Frey is now integrated into a truly global sales and marketing network through Euro Auctions, with its international sales team sourcing consignments from customers around the world, as well as introducing machinery to a global market of buyers.