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What to Expect at a J.J. Kane Live Auction

Before the Auction Auction day is almost here! Are you ready to snag a great deal? Whether you’re an auction novice or a frequent buyer, one of the most important steps you can take before a J.J. Kane live auction is to plan out which items you want to bid on. The best way to do this is by visiting our online auction catalogs to review our inventory. By reviewing the items in advance, you’re already on your way to auction success by being able to make informed decisions on your next big purchase. The next step is registration. You can register online through the J.J. Kane Portal, or you can register on-site the day before the auction during “inspection day” from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. If you missed registering online or during inspection day, you can register on auction day, two hours before the auction starts. All you need to register is a valid form of identification and a method of payment. There are no registration fees. As mentioned, inspection day is held the day before the auction, and it allows you to check out items before bidding on them. Since all items are sold “as-is” and “where-is” with or without any and all faults, it’s important to make notes on the conditions of items so you can do more research on similar items before the auction. Once you’ve registered to bid, we provide you a catalog of all our auction items. Feel free to use this catalog as a reference during your inspection and review process. Note this catalog also includes your unique bidder number. Have it ready to go as the auctions tend to move quickly! The auction catalog is also a great place to make notes on items that interest you. Planning is key! During the Auction Now it’s auction day, and it’s time to bid! The bidding begins at Lot #1 and proceeds from there. J.J. Kane averages about 60 lots an hour, so you can expect the auction at each lot to last for about one minute. If you plan to bid at multiple lots, you’ll want to plan this out accordingly or talk with our staff on-site about placing absentee bids. A lead auctioneer will arrive and “call the bid” as they’re surrounded by several other staffers who assist in taking your bids. There are a few ways to bid; you can hold up your yellow catalog, simply raise your hand or you can talk to one of our J.J. Kane associates. When considering the item’s price remember to add the 10% buyer’s fee to your maximum bid price. Congratulations, you’ve won a bid! We’ll ask to see your catalog so we can make note of your number. To complete your purchase, have your payment ready in full. After the Auction Finally, you can transport your auction item off the grounds to its new home! There is a time limit as to how long you can keep your newly purchased item on the auction site. Please refer to the auction catalog to review these times. If you didn’t arrange for transportation beforehand, our website provides information about transportation companies that can help you transport your purchase. For more details on our auctions, please refer to our Live Auction Buying Guide, or contact us at (855) 462-5263.

Top Five Items in our November 2nd, Plymouth Meeting, PA Auction

Join us this Saturday, November 2nd at our live auction in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We have over 1,000 lots of construction equipment, vehicles, trucks, trailers and more. Take a moment to view our top picks from this auction!
2014 Nissan RogueTake a look at this beautiful 2014 Nissan Rogue AWD SUV with only 50,800 miles! Make sure you come prepared to bid, as we expect this SUV to sell quickly!
2012 Case Tractor Loader BackhoeWe’re excited to share this 2012 Case tractor loader backhoe. This impressive tractor includes a digging bucket, ride control, auxiliary hydraulic outlet and A/C.
2014 Fassi F175A.2.24 Knuckle Boom CraneThis Fassi hydraulic knuckle boom crane is a great find! The crane is rear mounted on a 2014 Freightliner 114SD T/A flatbed truck with 75,001 miles.
2012 Kobelco SK140SR ExcavatorIn the market for an excavator? This 2012 Kobelco SK140SR excavator is calling your name! Features include a digging bucket, auxillary hydraulic outlets, back fill blade and EROPS.
2015 Jeep CherokeeDon’t miss out on this great looking 2015 Jeep Cherokee 4×4 SUV with 72,160 miles!
Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction? Bid live online.

Top Five Items in our October 26th Shrewsbury, MA Auction

Come and place your winning bid this Saturday, October 26th at our auction in Shrewsbury, MA. With nearly 550 items in our inventory, you’re sure to find the vehicle or piece of equipment you need. Review our top picks from this auction, and let the bidding begin!
2005 International 7500 Dump TruckThis 2005 International 7500 T/A dump truck is a great find. Whether you’re cleaning up a construction site or moving materials, this dump truck can do the job. With only 53,478 miles, we’re expecting this truck to be a hot item.
2014 JCB Midi CX-4 Take a look at this 2014 JCB MIDI CX-4 4×4 mini tractor with only 647 hours of use! Features include a loader backhoe, A/C, Paladin quick-attach 4-in-1 loader bucket, 12” quick-attach hoe bucket and more.
2017 Dodge-Ram W1500Wow! This 2017 Dodge-Ram W1500 4×4 is a must-see. With only 41,065 miles, this quad-cab, six-cylinder pickup truck will go fast!
2012 Altec AA75MHThis 2012 Altec AA755MH 60 ft bucket truck with only 50,329 miles is expected to sell fast. Some features include a two-man bucket, four hydraulic outriggers and a rear mount on a 2012 International 4300 DuraStar utility truck.
2012 Honda Civic SedanWe can’t help but get excited to share this gem. With only 38,582 miles, this 2012 Honda Civic 4-door sedan is sure to turn heads. Don’t miss out, and place your winning bid this Saturday!
Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction? Bid live online.

Top 5 Items in our October 12th South Beloit, IL Auction

Join us on Saturday, October 12th at our auction in South Beloit, IL. With over 500 items in our inventory, there’s a wide variety of vehicles and equipment available to meet your needs. Take a look at our top picks that will be sold to the highest bidder on auction day!
2016 Ford Transit 350This 2016 Ford Transit 350 van is a rare find. With only 24,883 miles, this vehicle is sure to create some buzz.
2012 Vermeer D9x13 Directional DrillCheck out this 2012 Vermeer D9X13 Series II directional drill with 2,181 hours of use. Perfect for installing underground pipelines, conduit and cables, this directional boring machine is likely to sell quickly.
2009 Ditch Witch XT1600 ExcavatorLooking for an excavator for your construction project? This 2009 Ditch Witch XT1600 excavator has multi-purpose functionality in a compact design, which combines the benefits of a trencher, cable plow and a backhoe attachment. With 3,194 hours of use, this ride-on crawler excavator is sure to be a hot item.
2015 Chevrolet Trax IS SuvThis 2015 Chevrolet Trax lS SUV is a can’t-miss item. With 84,062 miles, this SUV is sure to go quickly.
2005 TSE DP-20-4H Practical and useful, don’t miss out on this 2005 TSE DP-20-4H trailer! Some features include a 4-Drum pilot line winder, Yanmar diesel and a pulling rope. Trailers are a hot auction item, and this one isn’t expected to stick around for long. Be sure to place your winning bid at the auction this Saturday!
Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction? You can bid live online.

Where Do Auction Vehicles and Equipment Come From?

Knowing where auction equipment and vehicles come from can be incredibly valuable to the buyer. Many fleet owners and sellers use auctions hosted by a reputable third party. These auction events appeal to buyers who are looking for well-maintained equipment and a chance to grab a deal. Auctions provide easy access to equipment and vehicles that buyers need for work or home. J.J. Kane Can Meet Your Needs At J.J. Kane, we have an abundance of used equipment and vehicles available for you to purchase, direct from the owners. The majority of auction inventory comes from companies who have surplus equipment and vehicles that they no longer need. Frequent sellers include Danella, Duke Energy, Florida Power and Light Company, National Grid, Pacific Gas and Electric, Rural Electric Cooperatives, Municipal Governments, and more. These organizations provide surplus and retiring equipment which we review and then place into an auction. Other auction sellers include small business owners, contractors, investor-owned utilities, telephone and cable TV companies or anyone else that needs to sell their vehicles or equipment. Why This is Good for You Many auction consignors replace their equipment and vehicles on a regular schedule to maintain consistency in their fleets. Doing so enables them to focus on their core, whether that be delivering electric power, building construction, or providing government services. These groups use our auctions to sell their equipment and vehicles in a fast and efficient manor. In turn, this provides the perfect opportunity for auction buyers to purchase some good quality equipment and vehicles at a price that doesn’t break the bank! We make it easy for you to buy the items you need through either live auctions or through online auctions, as well as a “buy-now” format for select equipment and vehicles. Interested in selling your vehicles or equipment through J.J. Kane? Read more details about the selling process here.

Top 5 Items in our September 26th Verona, KY Auction

We are excited for our live auction this Thursday, September 26th in Verona, KY! With over 500 items selling, we are certain that you will find the vehicle or piece of equipment that you’ve been searching for. Check out our top five picks that will be sold to the highest bidder (regardless of price) in this public absolute auction!
2017 Ford Escape 4x4 SUVThis 2017 Ford Escape 4X4 SUV has only 41,512 miles. It will make a great looking and spacious addition to any garage. With it’s gorgeous exterior and low mileage, it is sure to be a best seller.
2004 Altec AM55 Bucket Truck CrawlerNeed a bucket truck to handle rough terrain? We’ve got you covered with this 2004 Altec AM55 bucket truck crawler. With its large tracks and over-center material handling two-man bucket, this specialty machine is sure to get the job done.
2015 Polaris Ace 570 4X4Hot commodity alert! With only 748 miles, this fun 2015 Polaris Ace 570 4X4 is bound to be a hot item on everyone’s radar.
1988 Four Winns Open Bow Fibergalss BoatWant to hit the lake or beach one last time before Fall weather arrives? If so, this 1988 Four Winns 16’ Open Bow Fiberglass Boat is the perfect item for you!
New Holland TS6030 4X4 TractorThis New Holland TS6030 4X4 Tractor is bound to be one of the hottest items at Thursday’s sale. If you’re looking for a great utility tractor, this piece of equipment has great features such as PTO, a 3-point hitch, a front winch & ROPS with sweeps.
These are just a few picks from our large inventory selling this Thursday in Verona, KY. To browse our full inventory, click here. Bid on-site or live online!

Top 5 Items in our September 14th Rome, NY Auction

This Saturday, September 14th is our auction in Rome, NY! With over 300 items of inventory, we are sure that you will find the vehicle or piece of equipment you are looking for. Check out our top picks that will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price in this public absolute auction!
2015 Ford F550 4x4This 2015 Ford F550 4×4 flatbed truck with a shockingly low 19,873 miles will be a best seller in this auction. Transport building materials or haul equipment with this efficient vehicle.
2013 GMC G1500 Cargo VanWith only 59,711 miles, this 2013 GMC G1500 Cargo Van is a great transportation solution for business or personal use. Sure to be a hot commodity in our Rome, NY sale, this van has plenty of room to store and move materials.
2006 Altec DM45-TR Digger DerrickThis Altec DM45-TR Digger Derrick mounted on a 2006 Freightliner M2 has only 34,938 miles and is a great find for anyone in the electric, telecommunications or construction industries. Due to its popularity, this piece of heavy equipment is likely to sell very quickly at Saturday’s auction.
2010 JLG G1055A Material HandlerThis 2010 JLG G1055A 4×4 rough terrain telehandler has only 529 hours of use. Commonly used on agriculture and construction jobs, this useful piece of equipment features a boom and operates more like a crane than a forklift.
2011 Vermeer RTX550 TrencherThis 2011 Vermeer RTX550 trencher will be a hot item in this auction. This piece of earthmoving equipment has only 115 hours of use and would be a great asset to any construction or utility job site!
These are just a few of our staff picks in the large public absolute auction in Rome, NY this Saturday starting at 9:00 am EDT. Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction site? No worries, you can bid live online.

Difference between Government and Absolute Auctions

What’s the difference? Government and Absolute Auctions For buyers and sellers alike, auctions are an exciting event. Popular with a diverse array of individuals, J.J. Kane hosts both government and absolute auctions. Knowing the differences between each auction can help you make sure you are getting the maximum value out of your purchase. Government Auctions Government agencies routinely sell or exchange their surplus items in public auctions where anyone can buy them. Most of the time, government auctions are held online and include used cars, trucks, police cruisers, ambulances, recycling equipment and more. A key advantage of purchasing from a government auction is that these vehicles have typically been fleet maintained. Absolute Auctions Absolute auctions are similar but feature different products and purchasing guidelines. The most important thing to know about these auctions is that there is no minimum purchase price. When the sale occurs, the item will automatically go to the highest bidder. Getting the Most out of your Purchase Auctions can be complex. However, once you understand the type of auction system you are taking part in, you can receive many advantages. For example, with an absolute auction, bidders have the chance to get an item for a much lower price than they could have originally. For more information on J.J. Kane and all of our auctions, call (855) 462-5263 or contact a J.J. Kane representative online.

Top 5 Items in our August 22nd Villa Rica, GA Auction

This Thursday, August 22nd is our auction near Atlanta, GA! With over 600 items of inventory, we are sure that you will find the vehicle or piece of equipment you are looking for. Check out our top picks that will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price in this public absolute auction!
2018 Chevrolet EquinoxThis fresh 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV with only 34,448 miles will have you riding in style! With up to 39 MPG on the highway, this newer model compact sport utility vehicle will be a top seller.
2015 Chevrolet C2500HDIn the need of a new service or utility truck? This 2015 Chevrolet C2500HD Crew-Cab with only 104,350 miles is at your service! Don’t miss out on placing the winning bid for this vehicle which places emphasis on both looks and functionality.
2011 Altec DL45-BCThis corner mounted Altec DL45-BC Digger Derrick is every utility worker’s dream! Mounted on a 2011 Freightliner M2 with only 24,759 miles, someone will be driving off the lot happy.
2014 Altec AA755-MH Bucket TruckYou won’t want to miss this stunning 2014 Altec AA755-MH Bucket Truck. With features including a two-man bucket and only 46,692 miles, this piece of machinery is sure to get the job done.
2015 Terex R070TThis 2015 Terex R070T Mini Crawler Skid Steer with only 1,271 hours of use is a must have for any construction job. This piece of equipment can be used for landscaping and site development.
These are just a few of our staff picks in the large upcoming live public auction located in Villa Rica, GA this Thursday, August 22nd starting at 8:30 am EDT. Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction site? No worries, you can bid live online!

Top 5 Items in our August 17th Plymouth Meeting, PA Auction

This Saturday, August 17th is our auction near Philadelphia, PA! With over 900 items of inventory, we are sure that you will find the vehicle or piece of equipment you are looking for. Check out our top picks that will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price in this public absolute auction!
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid SedanOne happy customer will drive home with this 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid! The Toyota Camry is known for its key attributes of being both durable and reliable. With a 4.5/5 rating on cars.com, this 39 mpg highway hybrid sedan with only 70,628 miles will be a sought after vehicle.
2008 GMC C2500HDIn the market for a clean looking pickup truck? Look no further than this 2008 GMC C2500HD! With a shockingly low mileage of just 43,394 miles, someone is sure to score big at this auction!
2009 Case 580M Series 3This 2009 Case 580M Series 3 Tractor Loader Extendahoe is a must have for any construction site. Dirt doesn’t stand a chance against this earthmover! With only 1,906 hours of use, this item will be crowd pleaser.
2015 Rayco C100R Wood ChipperThis 2015 Rayco C100R forestry mulcher is a great find! This tree care item is the answer if you’re looking for a purpose-built mulcher but need the versatility of rubber tracks. Don’t miss the chance to call it your own!
2013 National 456B CraneThis 2013 National 456B, 10-ton hydraulic crane mounted on a 2013 Volvo VHD flatbed with only 39,240 miles is an essential for getting the job done! It is an essential for a variety of construction, utility and lights and signs projects.
These are just a few of our staff picks in the large upcoming live public auction located in Plymouth Meeting, PA this Saturday, August 17th starting at 8:30 am. Browse our full inventory here. Can’t make it to the auction site? No worries, you can bid live online!
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