Hello, this is Aaron Traffas with Purple Wave. We’re conducting an estate auction for Flying L Ranch near Ponca City, Okla., that will close on March 11. It’s a solid inventory of farm equipment and I’m going to visit briefly with Keith Leis, Purple Wave’s territory manager who has been on the ground there in Ponca City getting everything listed and ready to go. Good morning, Keith, and thanks for joining me.
Good morning, Aaron.
Tell me about this event. What kind of equipment are we selling?
This is an entire liquidation of the Flying L Ranch operation. We’re selling a wide range of ag equipment including cattle equipment, grain hauling and harvesting equipment, hay equipment, application equipment and more.
Tell me about Flying L. Why are we selling everything for them and why did they elect to use Purple Wave?
Flying L is a large farming operation that’s based just west of Ponca City. This is an estate sale for the Flying L Ranch. The decision makers at Flying L did their research and interviewed several companies that are in the equipment sales industry. After that, they felt that Purple Wave was the best fit for them and that we could get the best recoveries in the market.
Tell me about the equipment that they have there. What are some of the marquee items?
They mainly operate late-model John Deere equipment. We’ll be selling approximately 85 pieces, highlighted by a John Deere 8430 with approximately 3400 hours on it. There’s a John Deere 7830 with approximately 3000 hours. It’s got a 746 loader on it. We’ve got two 9770 combines. One’s got 1000 separator hours and one’s got 1300 separator hours – nice, late-model machines. There’s a 4830 sprayer with approximately 1800 hours on it. It’s got 90 ft of booms and comes with a GS2 GPS system. There are several Peterbilts, including an ’05 379 – it’s got a CAT C15 motor and approximately 700,000 miles on it. There’s a John Deere 1790 split-row planter, a 4995 self-propelled John Deere swather – there’s a really nice 2013 Ford King Ranch. It’s got 8900 actual miles on it. It’s a one-owner. It’s loaded up. There’s a 2012 568 John Deere round baler – several other mechanical four-wheel drive front-wheel assist tractors with loaders. There’s some headers, grain trailers, grain carts – the list goes on, Aaron.
Tell me about the auction location. Is it easy to get to from Ponca City?
Yes, it’s approximately five miles west of Ponca City. We will post the address to the site for the viewing date so that people can find us easier.
I understand that we’re making the equipment available for inspection by publishing a couple of open inspection periods on March 6 and March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Will there be a way for somebody to take a look at the inventory outside of those times?
Yes, we’ll also be on site the day of the sale as well. We’ll have some kiosks available to help people bid if need be.
What does a winning bidder need to do in order to come down and pick up his purchases?
All the buyers must bring a copy of a paid invoice that shows what they’ve purchased and we will help them in any way we can get it loaded.
Talk a little more about the pickup process – specifically, when and how purchases must be removed.
We will have a couple of loader tractors there during the three load-out dates that we posted on the website, March 13, 19 and 20. We will be there all day on those dates from 9 a.m. to 4, so as long as they have a copy of a paid invoice, they just show up on one of those three days and we’ll help them get it loaded to the best of our abilities.
In the event that somebody cannot pickup the purchases during those three days that you just mentioned, is there any kind of consideration for somebody to be able to come outside of those days?
All items really need to be removed on one of those three posted dates. We’re going to be there all day set up ready to help on those three days.
Keith, is there anything else you’d like to say or mention about this auction?
This is a very unique opportunity in that it’s not very often you get a chance to bid on an entire package of late-model equipment coming out of a recent farming operation. As you know, all the items are selling to the highest bidders without reserves.
Keith Leis is Purple Wave’s territory manager parts of south central Kansas and north central Oklahoma. You can find him on the web at purplewave.com/keithleis. Contact him at email@example.com or call 316.640.7963.
Bidding for the Flying L Ranch estate auction is open now and will close Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 1 p.m. 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 in waiting, so view the complete inventory and place your bids now at purplewave.com.