Every Wednesday, during our weekly online auction, GovPlanet finds new homes for the military surplus HMMWV Humvee Vehicles we sell. But we don't always get to hear about what happens to the vehicles after they're sold. Fortunately, customer Colin Gorman of Henderson, NV, was nice enough to share with us his experience and all the cool transformations he did to the HMMWV Humvee Vehicle he bought from GovPlanet. Here's Colin, in his own words, describing the sale process and the modifications he performed.
GovPlanet began selling Humvees from the U.S. Department of Defense to the public back in 2014. Now it’s set to release two new military vehicles to the U.S. public market: the ITV (Internally Transportable Vehicle), nicknamed the “Growler”, and the MTVR (Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement).
GovPlanet is set to conduct one of our largest and most unique auctions ever on Dec 7 – 8, selling more than 10,000 military surplus items in just two days! Humvees, tactical vehicles, construction equipment, uniforms, field gear, industrial and commercial equipment and more—much of it selling unreserved.
A few months ago we gave you a deeper look into the kind of inventory you can expect from GovPlanet's non-rolling stock surplus auctions. Now, we're excited to announce our first GovPlanet auction dedicated specificly to NRS items.
The rank and file of ex-military items – from shop tools to gym equipment – it’s all here.
Recently, GovPlanet expanded its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (known as the DLA) to purchase, manage and sell non-rolling stock surplus assets. So what exactly are non-rolling stock assets? It’s a term that encompasses all manner of equipment or items used by the military that doesn’t roll on tires or tracks – everything from sewing machines, table saws and engine parts to tents, ammo cans, and filing cabinets. If the military used it, chances are you’ll find it on GovPlanet – and chances are it’s also “man-cave-ready”.
All IronPlanet’s John Kearns knew when he first laid eyes on a mysterious Caterpillar tractor was that it came from Antarctica and that it was destined for the scrap heap.
For the past three years, our GovPlanet marketplace has been helping the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sell thousands of its surplus assets. After seeing consistently strong returns, the DLA has extended its contract with GovPlanet until at least September 2018.