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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
It's a September to remember at IronPlanet, so bid early and often, because at IronPlanet we GO BIG!
Before beautiful paved highways made people fall in love with roads and road trips, the checklist for intrepid travelers with a jones for adventure included: ropes, blocks and tackle, axes, sleeping bags, water bags, spades, camps stoves, compasses, barometers, thermometers, cyclometers, first aid kits, rubber ponchos, tire chains, pith helmets, assorted spare parts, and firearms.
All that changed after WWII, when iron and labor could once again be put to use building our country's infrastructure. And with that the highway system was born, along with diners, souvenir stands, and those irresistible teepees.
IronPlanet's September 8 auction features miles of deals offered by Oldcastle/Staker Parsons & LS Jensen. Check out this 2005 Vermeer T-955 Trencher, this 2006 Komatsu D155AX-6 Crawler Tractor, this 2002 Cat 320CLU Track Excavator, this 2004 Kenworth T800B Five-Axle Dump Truck, and more equipment that builds the smooth, scenic roads we love to drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.