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It's Big. It's Yellow. You Must Pay Attention to the August 25 Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Quick now, what do these things have in common: Caterpillars. Excavators. Wasps. Wheel loaders. Crawler tractors.

In addition to being charismatic and really fun to watch, each of these items are yellow. Not for nothing, either - many insects and animals with yellow markings have evolved that way as a signal for others to pay attention to them.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Construction, Heavy Equipment, iron

It's Truck Tuesday at IronPlanet

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 23, 2016 1:28:36 PM

Take this opportunity to preview the hundreds of truck and trailers in  IronPlanet's inventory, then make your bid during theThursday, August 25 auction. Volvos and Kenworths and Peterbilts - oh my!  Check them out:

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

Selling Activity in the Oil Field … Kruse comes to The Permian & Denver Basins as well as Pratt, Kansas, in August

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 23, 2016 12:29:46 PM


Frac Spreads, Well Service Rigs, Pick-up Trucks and 1, 2, and 3-Shank Rippers all selling at Auction

August is a heavy-duty month of activity for Kruse Energy with three sales in the oil field. August 9th – 10th drew 350+ people on-site to a successful end-of-summer sale in Midland-Odessa, Texas. With many more online, two frac spreads brought more than $4.5 million, combined. Bidders came from as far away as Russia, Europe, Venezuela, and as close as next door. What moved most? Kruse President, David Long, noted that the heavy sellers were frac spreads, oilfield service trucks, and well service rigs.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Construction, oil

Coal Country Has What You Need, and Something You Really Want But Can't Have

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

There's no such thing as a wimpy coal miner. The same goes for their equipment. Coming up in IronPlanet's August 25 auction, we'll feature excellent machinery:  Cat backhoe loaders, Cat wheel loaders, a Case excavator, many Cat crawler tractors, a Kenworth dump truck, and more hard-working equipment previously used in Kentucky's coal mines. And because mining stuff is cool, read this post to the end to learn about the mother of all excavators.

These items are available now to preview, along with the entire slate of IronPlanet's 1,000+ items up for bid in the August 25 auction. Be sure to read inspection reports. 

IronPlanet now offers buyers instant financing on equipment purchases with Express, by Currency Capital and financing options from Cat Financial. Instant financing, along with IronPlanet's IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification is just another way IronPlanet helps its customers to buy online with confidence.

Show Me Kentucky

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Construction

Canadian Perspectives:BC General Contracting Benefits from Finning's One-Two Punch

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Kelowna-based company disposes of older units through auction, adds new machines.

For BC General Contracting Inc. business is brisk, despite the season’s slow start due to an unhurried municipal approvals process.

The award-winning Westbank, a BC-based company which focuses primarily on subdivision prep work, is now booked steadily until next summer.

With a strong book of business ahead, BCGC owners Beau and Cain Derickson figured it was time to modernize their fleet. “We wanted to do a full changeover of our equipment that was houred up,” said Beau from his office near Kelowna, in the province’s interior. “They weren’t in bad shape, it’s just that we were looking at a pretty big maintenance bill and we couldn’t risk any downtime.” This kind of advance planning helped BCGC win a BC Achievement Foundation Award as business of the year in 2009.

For help with the transition to newer iron, the Dericksons looked to Finning Canada, the local Caterpillar dealer, which offered the range of new machines BCGC was looking for. An added bonus was the ability to dispose of older iron through Finning’s new auction sales channel, unveiled about a year ago.

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Topics: Canada, Cat Auction Services, In the News

Go BIG at the August 18 Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don't miss our heavy equipment and truck auction tomorrow, Thursday, August 18, 2016. This week we are featuring great deals on hundreds of pieces of asphalt equipment, excavators, tractors and much more. Preview our selection of Freightliner, Peterbilt, and Volvo sleepers, all maintained by industry professionals. And you won't need to look far to find great deals on Komatsu excavators. All items are available now to preview, and be sure to read inspection reports.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

When it Comes to Moving, Size Matters

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 16, 2016 5:30:00 PM

As the Tool Time guys used to say, “the right truck for the right job.” Whether you’re transporting important goods for sale, the contents of a four-bedroom home, or helping your in-laws on an inspired project, the right vehicle is essential for keeping everything safe and on schedule. IronPlanet has a range of trucks and haulers available in its August 18 auction that will make any sized move as easy as possible.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

The Talented Mr. Excavator

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Sure, they're handsome and reliable, but excavators also have a lot of depth.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

What You Don't Know About Mixer Trucks

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 10, 2016 5:00:00 PM

 

The staff at IronPlanet loves a good backstory. Inspired by the selection of mixer trucks on this week's auction, we began thinking, "how did these machines, fascinating to both children and adults, come to be?" To understand the mixers, a little background in cement is helpful.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

Go BIG on August 11 with Mixer Trucks, Crawler Tractors and More!

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Go BIG or go Home! This week, don't miss our heavy equipment and truck auction on Thursday, August 11, 2016. This week we are featuring great deals on Quad/A mixer trucks, crawler tractors, cranes, wheel loaders and more. And, be sure to preview all professionally-maintained Volvo, Freightliner and Peterbilt day cabs and sleeper trucks.  All items are available now to preview, and be sure to read inspection reports. Looking to finance your equipment? IronPlanet now offers buyers instant financing on equipment purchases with Express, by Currency Capital and financing options from Cat Financial. Instant financing, along with IronPlanet's IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification is just another way IronPlanet helps its customers to buy online with confidence.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions

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