Yoder & Frey closing sales of 2017 help heighten interest for Florida 2018

December 15 2017:  Last week Yoder & Frey, leading US auctioneers of heavy construction equipment, held its final sales for 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia on 5th December and Ashland, Ohio on 7th December; attracting record numbers of bidders to the sales from not only across the US, but from a global audience; setting the foundations for what should be an excellent Winter auction at the famous Kissimmee, Florida sale between 13-17 February 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, Georgia 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.

Consignors are committing now to the 2018 Winter sale in Kissimmee Florida

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, Florida (between February 13-17), 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 realise 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. 

Peter Clark concluded: “Whether you are buying or selling with Yoder & Frey, our services will ensure sellers gain best global market reach and best prices for your equipment and machinery; with buyers gaining exposure to the best selection of lots, whatever their requirement may be.”

Yoder & Frey offers consignors and buyers:

  • A large global marketplace, currently in 95 countries with over 150,000 known and trusted buyers
  • US wide and global marketing initiatives
  • Flexible contract options
  • Turnkey selling by qualified and knowledge sales practitioners
  • Comprehensive online information on all equipment including, descriptions, photography and inspection options
  • Multiple bidding options, including the following: onsite, online, via mobile or tablet, but all using the robust, tried-and-tested, secure online bidding platform
  • Payment to consignors within 21 days of the auction                         
  • World-class facilities, onsite equipment refurbishment and valet services
  • Large, well-organized yards to make onsite inspection easy and convenient for buyers

How to consign or pre-register for up-coming auctions

Machinery owners interested in consigning equipment to the 2018 Winter Sale in Kissimmee, Florida, auction should contact Yoder & Frey on 001 419.865.3990 or email info@yoderandfrey.com while for further information, catalogues and to pre-register for forthcoming auctions bidders should visit www.yoderandfrey.com