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Equipment Auction

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by slc12345, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. slc12345

    slc12345 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 54

    Just a heads up to everyone in the CT and Mass area.
    A large snow and lawn contractor in the area went out of business and is having an auction for there equipment. I know that they had almost 30 skidsteers over 20 front end loaders and some where around 45 trucks plus sanders, snow pushers, ect. The name of the auction site is www.crgauction.com/

    The location is Enfield, CT.
    The company that went out is NIRO Landscaping

    Just thought you guys would be intrested
  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Is it common for auction houses out there to require a 25% deposit of "expected bid" to be able to bid? I bid on stuff both online and in person at auctions here all the time, and have never needed to place a deposit before bidding.
  3. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I saw this auction last week, he must of been some major player in the snow industry
  4. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    I guess bigger isn't always better
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    The bigger they are the harder they fall.
  6. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Cool stuff
  7. slc12345

    slc12345 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 54

    He was big, not the largest but pretty big. They mainly stuck to very large places so you didn't really see them around they did large industrial plants and corporate campuses. Not really sure what happened to them as of three weeks ago they were out mowing and then this happened.
  8. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 387

    That's a lot of equipment to liquidate..
  9. cda817

    cda817 Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I know they lost a few state contracts in the last couple years totaling over 400k. Probably a small percentage of total sales but it still hurts. I agree 25% deposit is very strange.
  10. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    anyone go to the auction?
  11. bigdeezle442

    bigdeezle442 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    yeah, came home empty. prices seamed to be on the high side. Not sure what happened but the owner and family were there, kind of odd i thought.
  12. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I watched the auction online since there was few things I was interested in. Seemed like everything went for good money not to many deals. From what I heard the company went bankrupt and the 25% deposit was court order from the bankruptcy. Not sure how true the information is but it makes sense.
  13. Liberty LLC

    Liberty LLC Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 64

    I called they said it was court ordered. Normally they don't do that. They also required court order so I was out a few things I wanted to bid on was on my way to work and was going to use a cc she said no oh well
  14. JFon101231

    JFon101231 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 457

    Lurked online too. Prices were crazy in my opinion...
  15. jvm81

    jvm81 Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 387

    I seen some of it online but my thoughts were this stuff is worth gold for the prices they were getting.
  16. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    Plows went for more then new.....WTF are people smoking
  17. f250harvest

    f250harvest Member
    from CT
    Messages: 59

    My moms job had a similar auction and they were also pricing things way too high..
  18. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    CRG is the biggest bunch of hack auctioneers known to man kind. The facility in Enfield is a chithole. All of Niro's equipment was beat, and 90% of that stuff should have been scrapped.
  19. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    Happens at every auction Id never waste my time.
  20. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 728

    Is it possible it went so high because they were buying it back to open under a new name ??? I'm also pretty sure they lost the stop and shop plaza in Hamden this year, they never plowed only cut, pretty good size shopping center, but a long haul down 91 from northern ct