Kissimmee #49 provided excellent consignments of specialist heavy construction machinery, increased bidder number, good crowds and the best final hammer total for 10 years.
Yoder & Frey, the architects and founders of the now World famous Kissimmee Winter Auction for heavy construction and agricultural equipment, report the 49th consecutive Kissimmee sale smashed all records.
Since 1974, when Yoder & Frey held the very first auction at Kissimmee, this iconic yearly event continues to attract buyers and sellers from not just across the USA, but from a truly global audience. After the effects of Covid, Yoder & Frey welcomed the crowds as they returned not only to bid and buy, but to see old friends, make new acquaintances and experience the biggest sale week on the planet.
Running from the 16th to 18th February the statistics for this 49th sale was breaking records before the auction commenced! There were significantly more rolling stock lots than previous sales. Registrations were higher than previously recorded. New buyers registering were double that of previous years. The hammer was 75% up on the result for 2022. Online bidding was strong and from a truly international audience. And, whilst the crowds returned in droves, adding a solid feeling of confidence to the marketplace, with pre-Covid numbers attending live, bidding on the day and prices achieved exceeded expectations.
This was a solid $32.3 million sale for Yoder & Frey. Whilst vendors from 11 countries participated in the sale, over 100 vendors from the US entered lots into the auction. However, it was it was the home consignors and buyers that made the sale their own. Bucking the trend for online bidding being the most popular way to participate in the sale, 4700 lots were up for sale with 75% of all successful bids came from the floor, with the remainder being online, which was reflected in the crowds attending to ‘kick-the-tires’ and buy. Buyers from the US were responsible for 86% of all successful bids , with buyers from the central and east coast , however such was global interest, visitors to the US, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Russia, Asia, the Far East and Australasia.
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UK Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Bahamas
David Hames – Territory Manager for Yoder & Frey comments on the sale:
“This was a very solid auction for Yoder & Frey. We were inundated with new registrations and were supported well by our registered buyers and online searches, webs sessions and final registrations from the user map showed that Yoder & Frey had interest from a global audience. Since Yoder & Frey became part of the Euro Auctions Group, Europe’s leading auction house, we have been enjoying international support from a global audience. With Euro Auctions marketing to vendors and buyers in over 150 countries, registrations were reflected in the final bidding. However, as we have found at all Yoder & Frey and Euro Auctions sales, home bidding is always the strongest and at this sale there was no exception with buyers from the US bidding on and successful buying 85% of all lots”.
Being an independent and family-owned business, Yoder & Frey is attracting consignors and buyers that appreciate the global reach of the business as well as the family values that the business was built on. Being part of the Euro Auctions Group, the leading auction brand in Europe, also a family run business, customers appreciate the open honest approach with transparency of operation. With Euro Auctions having auction sites in Northern Ireland, UK, Spain, Germany, Australia, United Arab Emirates and USA, this gives Yoder & Frey an international perspective, benefitting from understanding the international demand for construction equipment, which are affected by global market trends”.
So, why sell with Yoder & Frey?
Guaranteed Sale - operating an unreserved auction means every item is sold to the highest bidder on auction day.
Quick Payment – sellers are paid out within 21 days.
Competitive Rates - Yoder & Frey strives to have the most competitive Buyers & Seller’s fees to make it affordable for Sellers to consign plant and equipment to our Auctions.
Good Returns – Yoder & Frey attracts buyers not browsers by marketing to a global audience, ensuring sellers’ machines are advertised in global markets where demand is highest. Yoder & Frey's free online bidding platform allows easy access to each auction from anywhere is the world. will fetch true global market value.
Worldwide Buyers - Yoder & Frey attracts loyal buyers from over 150 countries, meaning consignors can be assured of interest from a global audience.
Logistics Service - experts in shipping, Yoder & Frey can advise on fast, affordable shipping and haulage directly to and from the auction site.
Operating since 1964 – Yoder & Frey is run on family values, helping people successfully sell their machines with a dedicated team of experts including, account managers, IT, marketing, customer services, accounting and so much more, all working to sell your equipment.
Yoder & Frey have now created a strategic partnership with Equify Financial, to offer funding to all of our customers. To become pre-approved for finance at all Yoder & Frey auctions, apply for finance at www.yoderandfrey.com