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Equipment inspection tips: dozers

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 28, 2018 11:02:10 AM

What to look for when inspecting a used bulldozer for sale.

When it comes to heavy equipment, nothing is as pervasive as the dozer. It can be found hard at work clearing ground, pushing material, removing stumps or performing rough grading within the construction, agricultural, logging and mining industries. First conceived by Benjamin Holt in 1904, the dozer – or crawler tractor – has been the muscle behind many projects for over 100 years.

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Construction, Inspections

GovPlanet expands services with first-ever live auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 27, 2018 1:22:17 PM

Leveraging the live auction expertise of Ritchie Bros. and online prowess of IronPlanet, GovPlanet now offers state and local governments the best of both worlds. On September 5, GovPlanet will host its first-ever live auction, for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, selling more than 350 equipment items and trucks without reserves in a single day. Highlights include excavators, dump trucks, paving rollers, snow plows, stone chippers, wheel and backhoe loaders, lights, mowers, and more.  

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Topics: Government Surplus, Construction

Equipment inspection tips: wheel loaders

Posted by IronPlanet on May 8, 2018 11:43:16 AM

If you need to add a wheel loader to your equipment fleet or if you need to replace an aging wheel loader, you’ll find a huge selection from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E, and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions. But before you head out to inspect the wheel loader that interests you, read our five equipment inspections tips for wheel loader buyers.

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Topics: Inspections, Construction, Heavy Equipment

Equipment inspection tips: skid steer loaders.

Posted by IronPlanet on Apr 30, 2018 2:49:45 PM

Compact and versatile, the skid steer loader is always in high demand in the construction, agriculture and horticulture industries. If you're in the market for a used skid steer loader, check our current inventory. You’ll find a huge selection of skid steer loaders from all the top manufacturers for sale online at IronPlanet and Marketplace-E and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions: Bobcat, Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, John Deere and more.

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Topics: Inspections, Heavy Equipment, Construction

Equipment inspection tips: loader backhoes

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 14, 2017 11:08:24 AM

Looking for a truly multi-purpose piece of heavy equipment for your next project? The loader backhoe, a melding of tractor, excavator and loader, is considered by some to be the Swiss army knife of heavy equipment. It can dig, back-fill, handle material and, with the right attachments, carry out even more tasks. Loader backhoes are compact and versatile enough for everything from construction and demolition to landscaping and road building.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Inspections, Equipment Maintenance

IronPlanet to conduct retirement auction for 41-year-old New Jersey construction company

Posted by IronPlanet on Dec 1, 2017 11:56:26 AM

 Ray Mullen opened his construction business 41 years ago in Northern New Jersey. Shortly after the company opened, the county where his company was located experienced a housing boom and his company boomed along with it. Specializing in site work, road construction, sewer, watermain and storm drain installation, as well as curbing and paving, D.R. Mullen Construction Company Inc. was busy, growing to 35 employees.

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Topics: 2017, Auctions, Construction

Inspection tips: five things to look for when buying a used motor grader.

Posted by IronPlanet on Nov 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A wide variety of motor graders are bought and sold online at IronPlanet and at Ritchie Bros. onsite auctions each year. If you’re planning to buy a used motor grader, make sure your inspection list includes a thorough look at these five motor grader components.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Inspections, ironplanet

Top 10 reasons to buy used equipment at an online or onsite auction.

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 31, 2017 11:44:44 AM

A look at this highly popular – and easy – method of buying.

When it comes to shopping for used heavy equipment, trucks and other industrial assets, many buyers limit themselves to buying channels that they’re comfortable and/or familiar with: private sellers or dealers and brokers.

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Topics: 2017, Construction, Heavy Equipment, IronClad Assurance

Oldcastle Trucks, Loaders, and More at the September 8 Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 5, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Oldcastle knows roads inside and out, from the aggregates to asphalt to the landscape around it. IronPlanet's September 8 auction features trucks, trailers, and  offered by Oldcastle. Check out this 2004 Kenworth T800B Five-Axle Dump Truck,  this 2006 Komatsu D155AX-6 Crawler Tractor, this 2002 Cat 320CLU Track Excavator, this2005 Vermeer T-955 Trencher, and more! 

Don't forget, this is a September to Remember at IronPlanet. We have a full slate of auctions: 

September 13 - online All Humvee Sale

You'd be crazy to miss the September 14 IronPlanet with Cat Auction Services live in Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas. Go BIG and bid online or onsite at this UNRESERVED auction! 

September 15 and 16 will be the grandaddy of IronPlanet auctions, with over 2,000 items up for bid including an equipment disbursal from Fowler Transportation. Check out this 2011 Kobelco CK850 III Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane.

 

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Trucks, Construction

It's a September to Remember

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

September means opening season for everything good: football, hunting, chili cook-offs, and lower air fares. IronPlanet's calendar is up to its axles in auctions and special events this month, starting with the GovPlanet surplus auction on September 7, then rolling on to the September 8 auction featuring a 2005 Vermeer T-955 Trencher, this 2006 Komatsu D155AX-6 Crawler Tractor, this 2002 Cat 320CLU Track Excavator, and much more from the venerable Oldcastle. 

Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, IronPlanet will be in Detroit for a live auction with Leake Auction Company. Haven't you always wanted a 1968 Jeep CJ5? Or maybe your dream car is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Check them out then road trip to motor city!

Brace yourself for September 13's online All Humvee Sale! On that day you can say "Ah'll be back" all you want, just bid and tell your significant other IronPlanet says it's OK.

Go big in the Lone Star state! September 14 IronPlanet and Cat Auction Services will be deep in the heart of Texas at the live auction in Dallas/Ft. Worth. This is an UNRESERVED auction and you can bid online or onsite - you'd be crazy as a love-struck armadillo to miss this one.

September 15 and 16 will be the grandaddy of IronPlanet auctions, with over 2,000 items up for bid. Fowler Transportation will be onsite at Marshall, TX and Big Spring, TX with a complete dispersal of over 600 items including  this 2011 Kobelco CK850 III Lattice-Boom Crawler Crane, this 2014 Kenworth W900 Tri/A Winch Truck, and this 2008 John Deere 544J Wheel Loader.

The Pump & Power sale is online September 15, featuring this 1996 Gorman-Rupp 604-F 6" Fuel Transfer Pump and scads of 1987 Gorman-Rupp 609-C 6" Water Pumps, among others.

It's a September to remember at IronPlanet, so bid early and often, because at IronPlanet we GO BIG!

  

 

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Topics: Heavy Equipment, Trucks, Construction

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