“Will Ya’ Give Me?” …A Replacement Seat for Used Heavy Equipment

It’s February and you know what that means – Valentine’s Day? Awards Show Season?  Super Bowl? All of those are valid answers, but we’re talking about Auction Season. In fact, for the car enthusiasts out there it already started in January with Barrett-Jackson. But we’re focused on the heavy equipment auctions in Florida in this post.

The latest issue of Construction Equipment Guide has just hit the newsstands with a cover and coverage of Florida Auctions – February 1st through February 22nd.  For those of you stuck in the polar vortex that is hitting the Midwest and East Coast this winter, a trip to Florida for any reason next month probably sounds like a great idea.  For those of you looking to get your hands on a piece of used equipment, there is an added bonus. 

Going off of the articles and ads in Construction Equipment Guide, there is a lot to see and something for everyone. There is a wide range of unused and used heavy equipment for sale:

  • Construction equipment
  • Farm equipment
  • Commercial trucks
  • Forestry equipment
  • Mining equipment

Two big names that stand out are Ritchie Bros. and CAT Auctions:

Ritchie Bros. is the world’s largest auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. They have been serving equipment buyers and sellers since 1958. According to their website, “in 2012, close to 100,000 people purchased US $3.9 billion of heavy equipment at Ritchie Bros.TM unreserved public auctions.”

CAT Auction Services puts on a heavy equipment auction that offers detailed inspections to CAT Used standards, Equipment Protection Plans on qualified CAT equipment, CAT dealer support after you buy, financing for pre-qualified customers from CAT Financial Services, and tax efficiency opportunities by utilizing Like-Kind Exchange.

Yoder & Frey, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, and  Alex Lyon & Son, holding their 21st Annual Auction, are also players in the Florida Auction scene this year.

Here are the important dates for your calendars:

Ritchie Bros
February 17-22
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

CAT Auctions
February 17-22
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Yoder & Frey
February 10-17
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Alex Lyon & Son
February 1- 9
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

In addition to the on-site Florida auctions, interested buyers can also participate online or check any of the company sites for live auctions across the US.

Industrial Seats are not the experts in auctions; in fact we will be in Louisville instead of Florida this month at the National Farm Machinery Show and are busy preparing for ConExpo in March.  However, we are experts in seats for your heavy equipment. Construction, farm, commercial trucks, forestry, mining equipment – you name it we have a replacement seat for it.  So if you end up picking up a used piece of heavy equipment with a worn out seat at the auctions or if you are just looking to invest in your current fleet, our application specialists can help you find a model that will not only fit but bolt-right in, is manufactured by the same companies as the OEM seat, and keep your operators productive in 2014.

Questions on seats? Contact us before the top models are “going, going, gone!” 

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