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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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press release

Internet auctions grow in popularity for farm and construction equipment

Wed., Feb. 8, 2012 - 12 pm | press release

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Internet auctions are gaining broad acceptance as a way to sell heavy construction and farm equipment, trucks and other major business assets.

That trend was reflected in the 2011 results of Purple Wave, the Kansas-based company that specializes in Internet auctions of heavy equipment. During the year, the company sold more than 20,000 items, according to Jerrod Westfahl, president and CEO.

The company’s auctions engaged over 17,000 registered bidders, and 7,465 different buyers made purchases during the year.

People focus on the fact that our auctions are online, but that’s only part of the reason for our success. You don’t attract 150,000 potential bidders a month just by having a great website. We also put a lot of work into a straightforward, simple way of doing business that appeals to sellers and buyers alike,” said Westfahl.

Part of Purple Wave’s formula is efficiency – especially its practice of selling equipment where it is, without moving it to a single location.

“If we’re selling for a dealer, it’ll be at the dealership. If we’re selling for a road builder, it’ll be at the job site or contractor’s yard. It doesn’t have to be moved to a far-away auction site, and that saves both time and money, resulting in more cash for the seller,” said Westfahl.

It also ensures a steady stream of items offered. “We don’t have to wait for weeks or months to get everything gathered in one place for a giant sale. If somebody in Oklahoma is looking for a tractor, they can see what’s available at purplewave.com, go inspect the machine, then return home and put in their bid,” he said.

Transparency is a major factor in the company’s growth, he said. “Everything’s out in the open. The items are available for inspection. The entire bid history is available throughout the auction. This gives people confidence in the process, and that makes them more willing to bid,” he said.

Most importantly, it’s working, he said. For the year, Purple Wave’s website attracted an average of 73 potential bidders for each asset sold. And, on average eight people bid a total of 16 times on each asset.

“That’s important, because high participation means you’ll get fair market prices for what you sell. And we’re consistently delivering those prices, which is one reason sellers hire us again and again,” he said.

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Traffas receives Award of Distinction from Kansas Auctioneers Association

Fri., Feb. 3, 2012 - 4 pm | Aaron McKee, CAI, AARE, ATS

The Kansas Auctioneers Association held its Winter Convention in Wichita this last weekend on January 27, 28 and 29. On Saturday, our own Aaron Traffas was presented with the Kansas Auctioneers Association’s Award of Distinction.

Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

Andy Consor, KAA Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Board, presented the award.

In choosing the recipient for the Award of Distinction, the KAA Board of Directors considers the honoree’s lifetime contribution to the auction industry and the Kansas Auctioneers Association. One might think that someone receiving this distinguished award would be a more seasoned member of the association, but that isn’t necessarily true in this case.

Our recipient will humbly tell you that his efforts were just a part of the job in being an active member…Our recipient is an individual who is a great example of someone who believes in active participation in and the value of giving back to both the Association and the auction industry.

We’re proud of the work Aaron has done for the KAA and the way he’s represented our company. On behalf of everyone here at Purple Wave, I congratulate him.

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Purple Wave’s auction calendar

Wed., Feb. 1, 2012 - 2 pm | Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

We’ve recently added several new auctions to our calendar. Let’s take this opportunity to examine the different types of auctions Purple Wave conducts.

Regular consignment auctions
We routinely sell packages of equipment and vehicles that are high in quality but in a quantity that doesn’t justify an entire auction. By combining assets from multiple sellers into the same event, we can offer more efficient marketing campaigns to our sellers and larger, consolidated listings of specific types of equipment to our bidders and buyers. For these reasons, we conduct five different types of regularly scheduled auctions based on asset types.

Purple Wave's equipment auction calendar

Purple Wave's auction calendar

  • Ag equipment auctions
    Examples of quality agricultural assets include combines, tractors and tillage implements as well as application, forage and seeding equipment. We currently schedule two ag equipment auctions each month.
  • Construction equipment auctions
    Our construction auctions include assets such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, loaders, motor graders and cranes. We currently schedule two construction equipment auctions each month.
  • Government auctions
    Purple Wave currently holds the on-call auctioneering services contract with the Kansas Department of Administration. We frequently work with state and local agencies in Kansas and other states to remarket government equipment. Examples of assets included frequently in government auctions are tractors, salt and sand trucks, police interceptors, ambulances and school buses. Due to the nature of government seizures and surplus, our government auctions often include a wide variety of asset types.
  • Truck and trailer auctions
    Reserved for quality semi-tractors and trailers, our monthly truck and trailer auctions serve the over-the-road tractor-trailer industry.
  • Midwest auctions
    Not all equipment packages comprise assets that fit neatly into the above auction types. For these consignments, we hold a couple Midwest auctions each month. Examples of assets that are included in Midwest auctions are vehicles, smaller trailers and industrial tools.

Featured auctions
In addition to our regularly scheduled consignment auctions, we occasionally conduct featured events. A featured auction is unique because it may be for a single seller or small group of similar sellers, it may be geographically specific or it may be for a certain type of asset. Examples of upcoming featured auctions include the antique tractor auction on February 23, the ag dealer inventory reduction auction on March 7, the Terratrax Excavation liquidation auction on March 20 and the TW Ellis Construction retirement auction on March 22.

By leveraging our regularly scheduled auctions as well as our featured events, Purple Wave can effectively market any size and type of quality equipment consignment.

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