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Yoder & Frey announces 'unique retirement sale' for Mikes Excavating, ND

Euro Auctions American sister company Yoder & Frey, announces a one day ‘retirement sale' on behalf of Mikes Excavating, based in Dickinson, North Dakota on October 12th 2023. Featuring an eclectic mix of equipment spanning a range of different equipment types and ages of equipment, this is a unique sale bringing some real gems to market.

Founded in 1958 by Mike Kuchenski, a WWII veteran who returned to farm life after the war, started his excavating business with one machine and a vision. His excavating business began as a home-based startup, eventually growing in scope and reach after a few years of dedication and local work. Over time, Mike’s endeavours grew from digging foundations to city contracts and servicing surrounding townships. As a local, Mike has a long-standing reputation for becoming one of the largest contractors in Dickinson. As the city expanded and grew, so did his business. Mike’s reputation for meticulous work precedes him and at 97 years of age, Mike, having retired and ceased trading over 30 years ago, has decided that now is the time to sell the equipment he kept after winding down the business. 

The sale contains equipment that is impossible to find anywhere else, including a range of excavators from Warner and Swasey, who famously developed the first production hydraulic excavator that was designed and manufactured in the United States, including a Warner & Swasey H700A Hopto Excavator from the early 70’s that has only 5000 hours. Also listed are a couple of  Fiat-Allis 545B from 1975 & 1979 with low hours, an unused Case WX210 from 2008 with 30 hours, and 1971 and 1972 Chevrolet C50 flatbed dump trucks with 32,000 miles and 51,000 miles respectfully. Add in a 2003 Monaco Cayman RV Motorhome in extraordinary condition and an Alumnacraft 16' Boat from 1985 and this sale has unique written all over it.

Interest in the inventory from Mikes Excavating has been extraordinary, as such a unique variety of classic equipment rarely comes onto the market" comments Nick Gray, Territory Manager for Yoder & Frey. "The owners of the business selected Yoder & Frey to coordinate this sale based on our experience in conducting many similar 'off site' disposal sales. Customers are always looking to acquire quality equipment, and despite the age of these machines, this is quality equipment. Our customers want to work with us because apart from securing good prices for their equipment  they trust us to go that extra yard, taking care of the details that others forget about.”

Auction Details

Date:          October 12th 2023
Address:    2556 5th St E, Dickinson, ND 58601

For more information on this sale, contact Nick Gray +1 (850) 508-7677 [email protected]

Lots in this sale:

- Warner & Swasey H700A Hopto Excavator
- Case 570LXT Skip Loader
- 2008 Case 580M Backhoe Loader
- Packer Wheel Attachment to suit Backhoe
- Adapter Plate to suit CAT 416
- Compaction Wheel to suit CAT 416
- Alumnacraft 16' Boat
- 1974 Grove TM-180T 18T Truck Mount Crane
- Johnson 15T Block 4 Part Line Crane Block c/w Hook
- 2003 Choice 55T Tri Axle RGN
- 1975 International F2050 Fleet Star, Tandem Axle Dump Truck
- Hammer to suit Backhoe
- NPK 4X Backhoe Breaker c/w Tamp Shoe, Point Bit
- Monaco Cayman RV Motorhome
- 30" Bucket to suit CAT 416
- 1990 Bomag BW142PDB
- Dresser Padfoot Roller
- 2007 Bobcat 68 Angle Broom to suit Skidsteer
- Kwik-Way 35-22602 6 Way Blade to suit Skidsteer
- Roadliner Camper
- Case 480LL Landscape Tractor
- 18' Tandem Axle Gooseneck Trailer
- 16' Tandem Axle Trailer
- 12' Trailer HD
- Brown 40DVE4A-2 Semi Trailer
- Ditch Witch R60 Ride on Trencher
- 1971 Chevrolet C50 Flat Bed Dump
- 1972 Chevrolet C50 Flat Bed Dump 
- 1969 Chevrolet C30 Flat Bed
- 1996 Volvo WG64T 6x4 Tandem Axle Truck Tractor 
- 2008 UNUSED Case WX210 Wheeled Excavator
- John Deere 595 Wheeled Excavator
- Warner & Swasey H550 Hopto Truck Mounted Excavator
- Warner & Swasey H200 Truck Mounted Excavator
- 1979 Fiat-Allis 545B Wheeled Loader
- 1975 Fiat Allis 545B Wheeled Loader

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Upcoming Yoder & Frey sales includes:
Florida November 1st
Ohio December 7th
Texas December 14th

Bidders can pre‑register for these auctions via the Yoder & Frey website (www.yoderandfrey.com).  Alternatively contact Yoder & Frey by email at [email protected] or call 001 419.865.3990.  

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