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See us at the Iowa State Association of Counties Spring School of Instruction

Wed., Mar. 14, 2012 - 6 am | Scott Wiese

Andy Artley and I will be in Iowa tomorrow at the Iowa State Association of Counties Spring School of Instruction at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa State Association of Counties Spring School of InstructionISAC‘s mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa. ISAC’s vision is to be the principal, authoritative source of representation, information and services for and about county government in Iowa.

This annual meeting held in March is the association’s business meeting and will feature education and vendor exhibits. We’ll be in the exhibit hall all day tomorrow, Thursday, March 15. Stop by and see us at booth 22 and ask us how we can provide solutions for managing surplus equipment.

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March 28 ag equipment auction

Tue., Mar. 13, 2012 - 2 pm | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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March 28 ag auction flyer

Aaron Traffas: Hello, this is Aaron Traffas with Purple Wave. On Wednesday, March 28, Purple Wave will conduct an auction of ag equipment for many sellers in several Midwestern states. I’m going to speak with Joe Frusher, Purple Wave’s territory manager for southwestern Kansas and parts of eastern Colorado, about one of the larger consignments in this auction. Hi, Joe, and thanks for joining me.

Joe Frusher: Good morning, Traffas.

AT: We have over 40 different sellers in the March 28 ag auction including one from your neck of the woods in southwestern Kansas. What can you tell me about Gere’s.

JF: Gere’s is a local company here in Garden City. Hi Gere is the owner and he actually has two business, a large trucking company and a packing business. Unfortunately, with the loss of his father, he’s decided to have to make the hard decision which business to keep. He had some great opportunities in the trucking business so he’s selling out from the packing side of his business.

Why did Mr. Gere elect to use Purple Wave and did he consider any other means?

Yes he did. Probably the main reason he decided to use Purple Wave is, with the size of these tractors, he wanted to reach more of a global market and not just here in southwestern Kansas where he probably wouldn’t get the best price for tractors of this size.

Let’s dig in to the inventory, Joe. What can you tell me about these tractors?

2009 John Deere 9630

Well the biggest tractor – we’ve got a 2009 John Deere 9630. It’s got about 4000 hours on it. It’s a really big tractor – really nice. It has a powershift transmission. All these tractors, they were serviced right here in Garden City at the local John Deere dealership. I’ve personally driven every tractor and they seem really clean and ready to do any job you might have for them.

Are all their items at the same place and what does a prospective bidder need to do to inspect any of these tractors before placing a bid?

Yeah, all these units are located here at the same spot here in Garden City at Gere’s. All you have to do is go online and there’ll be some information on who to contact and you can set up a time to come out any time to take a look at those tractors.

Joe, is there anything else you want to tell us about this consignment or the auction itself?

If you’re in the market for a nice Peterbilt or a nice silage truck, we have a couple of silage trucks and an Aeroswint side dump silage box also to be coming up. So, definitely, if you’re looking for a good silage truck, this would be an auction to look at.

Joe Frusher

I’ve been speaking with Joe Frusher about one of the consignments in the March 28 ag equipment auction. Find Joe on the web at purplewave.com/joefrusher or call 785.341.9158. Thanks, Joe, for joining me.

Thank you.

Bidding for the ag equipment auction is open now and will close Wednesday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m. central. Like all Purple Wave auctions, there are no reserves or minimum bids. Items receiving bids in the last few minutes will be automatically extended to give everyone a fair chance to bid. There’s no advantage to waiting. Remember, today we discussed but one of over 40 different consignments of quality ag equipment in this event, so view the complete inventory with inspection information – and place your bids now – at purplewave.com.

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press release

Kansas Department of Transportation to sell tractors, trucks, other surplus assets in Purple Wave Internet auction

Wed., Mar. 7, 2012 - 3 pm | press release

MANHATTAN, Kan. (March 7, 2012) – The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is liquidating more than 560 surplus assets  including backhoes, tractors, pickup trucks and dump trucks, among others. Manhattan-based Purple Wave is selling the items in an Internet auction that ends at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13. Bidding is currently under way at purplewave.com.

KDOT has used Purple Wave to auction assets numerous times since 2008, resulting in $3.13 million in proceeds for the agency.

“Bidders have responded well to previous KDOT auctions, resulting in the return of significant dollars to the agency. Bidders can view photos of each asset, read a detailed description, and learn about personal inspection opportunities on our auction website. After the auction, the final prices are published. This transparency gives people the confidence to bid,” said Jerrod Westfahl, Purple Wave’s chief executive officer.

The auction will include at least 92 pickup trucks, 32 dump trucks, 19 tractors, and scores of other pieces of machinery previously used for state road construction and maintenance.

“All items are selling where they sit, so KDOT doesn’t have to spend taxpayer dollars transporting items to and from an auction site,” said Westfahl. “This also adds to the convenience for bidders around the state, who can inspect items in their area without traveling to a central location.”

Items are on display in Norton, Almena, Chanute, Garden City, Hutchinson, Salina, Topeka and Ulysses. Details of exact items and locations are available at purplewave.com, where individuals may also place bids.

Purple Wave currently delivers complete auction services as the on-call service provider for all state agencies, school districts, townships, counties, cities and others. “It’s a true honor to serve the Kansas taxpayers. As we have demonstrated the effectiveness of our auction services, we have had opportunities to provide similar services to agencies in Iowa, Missouri and other states,” said Westfahl.

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Mike Saxton is new Iowa territory manager

Thu., Mar. 1, 2012 - 9 pm | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Hello this is Aaron Traffas with Purple Wave. Today, I’m going to speak with Purple Wave’s newest territory manager, Mike Saxton from Urbandale, IA. Hi, Mike, and thanks for joining me.

Mike Saxton

Mike Saxton

Hi, Aaron. Thanks for the call. I appreciate it.

Begin by speaking to your background. Have you always lived in Urbandale?

I’m about a 20 year resident of Urbandale. I was born and raised up until the age of 16 in Creston, Iowa, in southwest Iowa. I moved to Urbandale, Iowa, for my senior year in high school and I ended up marrying my childhood sweetheart, who is a lifelong Urbandale resident.

I understand you have experience in both the construction industry as well as the auction industry. What has your business background been so far?

Actually, I’ve got extensive experience in both  the construction equipment and heavy industrial segments. I started out with my father operating a small dirt spread, or helping him operate a small dirt spread, for approximately seven years. After his early passing, I spent approximately the next seven years of my life as a service mechanic and service manager. I always wanted to move into sales in construction and in industrial equipment. I started my sales career with Graham Equipment Company several years back and spent the next approximately 17 years in the construction equipment dealer sales representative category working for several dealers over that time. My last position in a sales capacity for a construction equipment dealership was VP of sales where I had about a four-year experience in that regard. I actually got into the auction industry in 1999 with a large auction company and spent a little over a decade with those people. After leaving the large auction company in 1999, I have done extensive contract work and worked for several various auction companies for short amounts of time. I’m very excited to be with Purple Wave auction company, a very dynamic, young, aggressive company. My assignment with Purple Wave will be central and eastern Iowa and I look forward to getting started.

Mike, what was it that made you want to be a part of Purple Wave and how do you feel about it so far?

Oh, I’m very enthused to be associated with Purple Wave auctions. I absolutely subscribe to the unreserved auction method which is tantamount to this organization. We operate in a very transparent, simple method which we know, without question, offers a potential consigner a great amount of benefit.

You’ve been on the ground at our Manhattan, Kan., headquarters for the last several days. Tell me about your experience and impression of the crew so far?

Oh, I couldn’t be more pleased or happy. It’s just a great group of individuals willing to help anyone with any project at any time – just a tremendous group – great group of people. I could not be more pleased.

Mike Saxton's Iowa territory

Mike Saxton’s Iowa territory

You mentioned your going to be covering the better part of Iowa, as far as your territory. Tell me about your role and responsibilities. What’s going to be an average day for you?

Well, an average day will be both soliciting consignments for auction through both phone and travel. My responsibility, or job title, is territory manager. I will be graded or evaluated on auction sales production.

Tell me about some of your personal interests. When you’re not making phone calls and listing items, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to fly fish. That’s an absolute passion of mine.

I’ve been speaking with Mike Saxton, Purple Wave’s new Iowa territory manager. Thanks again, Mike, for joining me today.

Thank you very much.

Find Mike on the web at purplewave.com/mikesaxton. Contact him at mike.saxton@purplewave.com or call 515.803.0833.

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See us at the US Custom Harvesters convention

Wed., Feb. 29, 2012 - 12 pm | James Beal

Purple Wave has a booth this weekend at the US Custom Harvesters 2012 Annual Convention in Grand Island, Neb.

US Custom HarvestersU.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. is an association of professional custom harvesters, serving the needs of the American farmer. The organization was established and chartered in 1983 in the State of Texas and serves as a link between the harvesters and the many groups of people they work with, such as farmers, businesses, State and Federal Government. We are a dues funded, membership organization with the Harvest News magazine as our primary means of communicating with members.

The show runs from Thursday through Saturday.

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2
  • 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 3

I’ll be there all three days. Chad Blackmore will join me on Thursday and Roger Kisner will be at the booth on Friday and Saturday.

We’ll be giving away several door prizes from Omaha Steaks and Cabela’s. Each prize is worth over $50, so make sure to swing by, say hi and register for the giveaway.

The convention is held at the Heartland Events Center in Fonner Park, 700 E Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, Neb. More information about the event can be found on the US Custom Harvesters website.

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See us at the Western Farm Show

Fri., Feb. 24, 2012 - 11 am | Chad Blackmore

Purple Wave has a booth this weekend at the 51st Annual Western Farm Show in Kansas City. Stop by now through Sunday to see Mike Braun, Jim Norris, Dan Doak, Jeff Wilson and me. We’ll be giving away an iPad every day of the show, so stop by and register to bid for your chance to win.

The Western Farm Show features over 500 exhibitors.

Whether you buy or sell farm equipment, the Western Farm Show is the place to be every February. Our show features aisles and aisles of the latest farm and livestock equipment, buildings, fertilizer, feed, seed and much more. The Family Living Center and Health & Safety Roundup provide products and information for the entire family. Where else can you see more than 500 exhibits all indoors under one roof?

The show is at the American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Ct in Kansas City, Mo. Purple Wave’s booth is at F1-G1 in the Central Exhibit Hallway. To register to win an iPad, you must be 18 or older and register as a new bidder. Full details of the contest can be found at our booth.

Learn more about the Western Farm Show at www.westernfarmshow.com.

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McKee one of Ingram’s 50 Kansans You Should Know

Thu., Feb. 23, 2012 - 5 pm | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

January 2012 issue of Ingram's

January 2012 issue of Ingram's

For the second year in a row, Kansas City business magazine Ingram’s has released a list entitled “50 Kansans You Should Know”. In an introductory article to the list, co-author Dennis Boone said the intent is to underscore the variety of business opportunities and successes within the state of Kansas. “Our goal was to capture not just a sense of what business leadership has to offer, but other figures, some iconic, some flying under the radar, whose achievements have added depth and texture to life in Kansas.”

Aaron McKee, CAI, ATS, AARE

Aaron McKee, CAI, ATS, AARE

Purple Wave’s Aaron McKee was among the 50 Kansans listed. Aaron explained in the article that Purple Wave’s success hasn’t come without hard work, but that “growing up on a farm in rural Kansas, where people really had to do most things for themselves, has helped [him] to have the confidence to face challenges head-on.”

We’re proud of Aaron’s accomplishments and agree that he’s a great guy to know. You can find “50 Kansans You Should Know” in the January 2012 issue of Ingram’s.

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press release

Greensburg farm family gives back to tornado volunteers with Bid for Blue

Mon., Feb. 20, 2012 - 7 am | press release

After the 2007 tornado devastated Greensburg, Kan., and left farm fields littered with debris, volunteers flooded in to assist cleanup efforts in Greensburg and the surrounding areas. Almost five years later, one Greensburg area farm family vividly remembers the volunteers who came to their farm. Ki and Kim Gamble’s farm fields were strewn with metal and other debris, making it impossible to plant crops. The Gambles remember the students of Chaparral High School working tirelessly to clear the debris.

Kansas FFA FoundationLast fall, the Gambles purchased a piece of farm equipment through an Internet auction at www.purplewave.com. That asset was part of the Bid for Blue program. Through the program, which is ongoing, Purple Wave donates a portion of its commission earned on certain asset to Kansas FFA chapters and the Kansas FFA Foundation. The winning bidders for those assets have a voice in deciding which local chapter benefits from the donations. When asked what Kansas FFA chapter they wanted to receive a portion of the donation, the Gambles quickly designated the Chaparral FFA Chapter.

When asked why they designated Chaparral, Kim Gamble replied with emotion in her voice, “It wasn’t just a volunteer experience. They understood clearing our fields meant we would be able to plant and earn our livelihood.

Chaparral FFA Advisor Ty Theurer said volunteering after the tornado became an entire school project started by the local chapter’s members. “The nice part was going into the rural community around Greensburg to help fellow agriculturalists,” Theurer said. “To this day, the students talk about what we saw and were able to accomplish.”

Chaparral High School

Chaparral High School FFA receives donation

Former Chaparral FFA member Jeff Cather believes all the volunteers grew from the experience. “With most of us growing up close to agriculture, we realized that we could, at any point in time, be in the same situation,” Cather said. “Knowing that, we understood that there would be people lining up to help us.”

The devastation was worse than the students imagined. “Driving into Greensburg, I instantly felt hopeless,” Cather said. “However, as we drove further into town, there were volunteers everywhere. It made me feel like I was going to be a part of something big and, as it turns out, I was. To know five years later the Gambles still remember us speaks loudly for the impact service and volunteering has on others.”

The Chaparral FFA Chapter will use the donation from Purple Wave to fund FFA member scholarships to attend the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.

bid for blue logo

Since the Bid for Blue program began in 2011, over $10,000 has been donated to the Kansas FFA Foundation and Kansas FFA chapters from across Kansas. The donation to the Kansas FFA Foundation supports career development events and student leadership development.

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RSC auction

Sun., Feb. 12, 2012 - 9 am | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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RSC auction flyer

Aaron Traffas: Hello, this is Aaron Traffas with Purple Wave. On February 24, Purple Wave will conduct an auction of equipment and vehicles for the rental company RSC. I’m going to speak with Purple Wave’s Founder, Aaron McKee, who’s been working on auction logistics for this event. Good evening, Aaron, and thanks for joining me.

Aaron McKee: Well, good evening Aaron. I’m glad to have an opportunity to talk to you this evening.

AT: This February 24 auction is a large, single-seller auction with many different locations. For anyone who may be unfamiliar with RSC, tell me what RSC does and where they operate.

AM: RSC is one of the nation’s largest rental equipment yards. They sell and rent equipment all through the United States. It’s a company we’ve worked with closely over the last year or two. They’ve got a lot of nice equipment that they roll out of their fleet and some of it they choose to sell at auction with Purple Wave.

As you just mentioned, we’ve sold several times for RSC already. What makes this auction different from those that we’ve conducted in the past?

2007 Ford F550 XL Super Duty service truck

2007 Ford F550 XL Super Duty service truck

Well, a couple of things, Aaron – number one, it’s a little bit bigger auction than we’ve done for them most of the time. Another thing about this auction that makes it quite a bit different from probably any auction Purple Wave has done is we’re selling in a lot of unique locations. We’re selling some equipment from all over the country, a lot of nice equipment in places that we don’t normally go so we’re really excited to get an opportunity to experience some new markets.

What kinds of equipment will be featured in this auction?

There’s kind of a smorgasbord of good equipment that we’ll be selling. Some of it will be equipment from their rental fleet – some light towers, some lifts, some generators and some pieces of equipment that’s in their general rental fleet. The majority of equipment that we’ll be selling is their non-rental fleet – some of the pickups and roll-off trucks and heavy trucks that they use to move equipment, the service trucks that they use to run their business on a day-in, day-out basis. Those pieces of equipment are ones that they’ve replaced with new pieces of equipment – new trucks, new fleet. We’ve been selling a lot of those trucks for them in the past. A lot of times these trucks – there’s nothing wrong with them, they’ve just met the end of their service life for their business and they’re looking for a new owner.

2000 Snorkel TB60 boom lift

2000 Snorkel TB60 boom lift

Talk about some of the marquee items that we’ll sell in this auction.

Well, we’ll be selling several roll-off trucks. Those are always good pieces of equipment that people are looking for. We’ll also be selling some service trucks – some later model, lower mileage service trucks, I guess, than you’d find coming out of a lot of places, definitely well-maintained. One of the things about this sale that is a little bit different as well, Aaron, is that a lot of this equipment is coming in last-minute. They’re making some management decisions about what’s going to be in the sale and what’s not going to be in the sale. So it’s one of those opportunities to watch the website closely, because a lot of stuff is coming in and inventory being swapped – I guess that’s always an opportunity for buyers. We’ve got F250, F350 Super Duty trucks already in and some light towers, but we know that there’s some really nice, heavier roll-off trucks and some heavier equipment-moving equipment coming in.

2005 Ledwell 48' tandem axle hydratail tilt bed trailer

2005 Ledwell 48' tandem axle hydratail tilt bed trailer

Aaron, as we’re recording this, we’re just now seeing the first fifteen or so items going up in this auction. We’ll continue to see additional items listed as soon as we get pictures and descriptions. When do we anticipate having the complete inventory listed?

We don’t always know that answer exactly, when the last item’s going to be up. We know we’ve got guys in airplanes and in cars tonight driving to locations all over the country to get these things listed. We should see the majority of the inventory up in the next week or so.

2005 Skyjack SJIII 3219 scissor lift

2005 Skyjack SJIII 3219 scissor lift

Because this auction features so many different locations, it’s going to be important for prospective bidders to pay close attention to the items’ details. How will inspection and pickup be handled for the many different locations?

Hey, you know, Aaron, that’s one of the great things about working with a company like RSC where they’ve got regular business hours and people that are used to dealing with the general public is when their business is open they’re generally ready to let people inspect the equipment and let people pick up the equipment. I think the most important thing that you need to be looking at in the terms is how far you’re going to have to drive to pick up the equipment because it’s not all going to be in the Midwest.

Is there anything else you want to tell us about the auction, Aaron?

Hey, we’re just excited to be doing it. It’s going to be a nice opportunity to buy some equipment that’s been well-maintained and there might be an opportunity for some buyers to keep their eyes open and make a last-minute purchase.

Aaron McKee, CAI, ATS, AARE

I’ve been speaking with Aaron McKee who has been working on the February 24 RSC auction. Find Aaron on the web at purplewave.com/aaronmckee or called at 866.608.9283 . Thanks, Aaron, for joining me.

Thank you, Aaron. It’s been a good time here and I look forward to the next time.

Bidding for the RSC equipment and vehicle auction is open now and will close Friday, February 24, beginning at 10 a.m. central. Like all Purple Wave auctions, there are no reserves or minimum bids. Items receiving bids in the last few minutes will be automatically extended to give everyone a fair chance to bid. There’s no advantage to waiting, so view the complete inventory with inspection information – and place your bids now – at purplewave.com.

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Colorado construction equipment auction

Fri., Feb. 10, 2012 - 1 pm | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas: Hello, this is Aaron Traffas with Purple Wave. This coming Thursday, February 16, Purple Wave will conduct an auction of construction equipment in Colorado. I’m going to speak with James Beal, Purple Wave’s territory manager for western Nebraska, western South Dakota, Wyoming and northern Colorado. Good morning, James, and thanks for joining me.

Colorado construction auction flyer

James Beal: Thanks, Aaron, for calling. It’s good to talk to you again.

AT: We’ve got a couple of different sellers in Thursday’s auction. Tell me a little bit about each of these sellers.

JB: Yeah, Aaron, we’ve got Tony Finley out of Brighton, Colo., with Tri County Parts coming on board with us. He’s kind of happy with the recoveries he’s seeing using us. We’ve had a previous auction with him and he’s back again and just likes what we’ve been doing for him and how we’re taking care of him, so he’s excited about that. A gentleman out in Fruita, Colo., had been talking to some of his friends and they told him how nice of a job we’d done on the Western Slope auction back there in December and told him he ought to be looking at Purple Wave to move his equipment. He is out of the business, but has a couple pieces left and he wanted to try this excavator on there. It’s a John Deere 690E and it’s a really nice machine people ought to be looking at. He’d seen what we’d done, looked over the results and he’s happy and moving forward with an auction with that piece of equipment.

1997 John Deere 690E LC excavator

1997 John Deere 690E LC excavator

This is a low piece-count auction for us, but it does feature some very nice pieces of construction equipment. Talk, if you would, about the assets we’ll be selling.

Yeah, Aaron, we’ve got some really nice pieces of equipment. Not very much on the low end of things here on this sale. We only have 10 items, but they seem to be really nice items, getting some good traction and moving. I’ve got some Caterpillar road graders, a 140H and a couple 140Gs, looking really nice and you need to look at them, look at the videos and see what Tony has on those pieces of equipment over there. He’s got a really nice 988B wheel loader. It’s a little older, but it’s been painted up and looks really nice. The pins are tight and things look really nice when it runs in the video, so be sure to get on and look at that. There’s a 966D wheel loader that came out of a feedlot. It’s kind of in its working clothes. It’s not cleaned up a whole lot so you see just what she was like when she was working there in that feedlot. There’s a video there that you can look over and see just how she runs through her gears and how nice she looks. Then we get down to that excavator out there in Fruita. It’s a really nice looking machine – a ‘97 690E LC with about 7500 hours on it. It’s got a hydraulic thumb there with that 36” bucket so it can do a lot of work and do things for you. It started right up for the video, went through its paces and looked really nice, so you need to get on there and look at that stuff. Also, back there in Brighton, we have a few sets of tires. We’ve got four 29.5-29 Duramax tires that are take-offs – brand new, just were on a machine and they took them off. Be sure to look those over. Then there’s two, brand new 29.5-29 General tires – never been on anything. Be sure to look them over. Then we have our little pickup, a little Ford pickup. A nice little thing to be looking at if you’re looking for something for around the yard and think you can use in your day-to-day life, so be sure and look everything over we’ve got in that sale – some nice quality items.

1993 John Deere 624G wheel loader

1993 John Deere 624G wheel loader

Each of these items is located at one of two separate locations. Describe these locations and how we’re going to be handling inspections and removal for this auction.

Everything there at Tri County is in Brighton, Colo., up there on the north side of town, right on Highway 85 – easy to find. A lot of people know Tony from the years he’s been in business. He’s just put a few items on there but you can call over there to Tony and schedule a time to get in there and drive that thing around a little bit if you want to look it over and even just call Tony and visit about it. He would sure like to tell you what he’s got and let you look things over there. For the one out in Fruita, he’s on another job – a truck-driving job, so he’s on four days and off four, but you can schedule an appointment to get out there and see him. You’ll have to call in to schedule a time to either inspect or to pick up, but everything’s in locations that are easy to get to so there’ll be no problem getting things moved out after the auction.

1998 Caterpillar 140H motor grader VHP

1998 Caterpillar 140H motor grader VHP

Is there anything else you want to tell us about this auction, James?

We’ll, it’s nice to have a Colorado construction equipment auction. You know, we’re kind of focused out here in Colorado, so we’ve got a lot of equipment out here and a lot of poeple watching us. They can see the results we’re getting on all our auctions, which is pretty spectacular at times. We just need to be looking for more people who would like to get on these Colorado equipment auctions. We’re going to have them throughout the year where you can have an auction that kind of focuses on your area, so please give us a call. Call me any time and we’ll come out and look your equipment over and talk over what we can do for you and show you some of the recoveries we’ve gotten for what you have. We’d sure like to work for you in the near future.

James Beal

I’ve been speaking with James Beal, Purple Wave’s territory manager for western Nebraska, western South Dakota, Wyoming and northern Colorado. He’s been working on the February 16 Colorado Construction auction and can be found on the web at purplewave.com/jamesbeal or called at 308.464.3344. Thanks, James, for joining me.

Thanks, Aaron. You have a great day.

Bidding for the Colorado construction equipment auction is open now and will close Thursday, February 16, beginning at 9 a.m. mountain. Like all Purple Wave auctions, there are no reserves or minimum bids. Items receiving bids in the last few minutes will be automatically extended to give everyone a fair chance to bid. There’s no advantage to waiting, so view the complete inventory with inspection information – and place your bids now – at purplewave.com.

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