MetroParks surplus equipment auction draws big truck buyers

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STRONGVILLE, Ohio – Joe Mescan, auctioneer, held a surplus equipment auction for Cleveland MetroParks Sept. 29 at the Strongsville Park Management Center in Strongsville.

The 226 items that went on the auction block included a variety of dump trucks, pick-up trucks, tree trimming and removal equipment, construction and farm equipment, golf course mowers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, utility vehicles, and three 1995 and 1997 Ford Crown Victoria cars.

There were also a variety of miscellaneous unclaimed property including a boys t-ball glove, a pair of cross country ski poles, a scooter, several English saddles with hunt seats, strobe light bars, bicycles, paver bricks, and a lot of miscellaneous jewelry.

Highest selling items were the trucks, tractors and tree trimming equipment.

The items that sold over $5,000 were a Ford 26,000 dump truck with a plow and spreader, at $9,600; a 1982 Ford 230A tractor at $6,000; and a 1976 Caterpillar 941 truck loader at $5,100.

A 1992 stump cutter sold for $4,400, and two eager beaver chippers for $4,000 and $3,000. A GMC flatbed truck sold for $4,300; a 1974 Ford 2120 tractor for $3,900, and a 1984 5 ton stake truck for $3,400. The 1994 Crown Victoria brought $3,500, and two 1996 models sold at $2,900 and $2,800.

There were 243 registered bidders.

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