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Trailers made by prisoners for H&H Trailers in Kingman, Ariz., will be auctioned Nov. 14th
H&H Trailers, which had employed inmates at MTC Arizona State Prison in Kingman, Ariz., before falling on hard times, will liquidate its entire inventory in an absolute auction Saturday, Nov. 14. The auction will be conducted by Auction Dynamics.
By: Ken Hall
The sale will feature around 230 finished trailers in a wide variety of sizes and styles (about half of them made of aluminum), equipment, tools, motorcycles, pick-up trucks and other items. The auction will be held at the H&H distribution lot, on Route 66 in Kingman. Inmates constructed trailers for H&H for about two and a half years. Kingman is located near exit 44 of I-40, 100 miles south of Las Vegas.
“The sad part of this liquidation is the fact that Kingman will be losing a good employer, and the prison workers who were learning welding and other usable skills will not longer have that,” said Fred Wood of Auction Dynamics. “When something like this happens, the entire community suffers. The good news is, people will be able to bid on some wonderful trailers and other items, at absolute auction.”
The trailers run the gamut from top-of-the-line to basic utility. One model is a fancy car trailer with an air foil on the front, with removable fenders and a tool box. Dealer cost for that unit is $10,000. There will be around 50 flat trailers up for bid -- some flat-bed, beaver-trailer, tilt-bed and easy load – some electric and some manual. In addition, more than 20 enclosed box trailers will cross the block.
A good number of utility trailers – steel and aluminum – will also be on view. These will be suitable for ATV, landscape, golf cart and even snowmobile use. One trailer is a tandem axle, single and dual tire model, for hauling equipment. “It’s a real nice variety,” Mr. Wood said, adding H&H operated the business as a factory warehouse outlet. The building will not be sold – it was leased from the state.
The company’s former owner evidently enjoyed owning vehicles, and these will come under the gavel as well. Featured are three Harley Davidson motorcycles – a 2000 and a 2002 full-size customized bike and a 2005 Road King, like-new, with less than 5,000 miles. Also sold will be a customized 1968 Chevrolet pick-up truck, totally restored, boasting a Corvette supercharged engine and dual air bags.
Other vehicles will include a 2003 Cadillac Escalade XXL hybrid SUV, with 4-door crew cab; a 2003 Chevrolet GMC Sierra 4x4 crew cab Duramax Diesel truck,“dooly”
The equipment will include a Clark 9,000-lb. fork lift; a John Deere 4440 tractor; computers; a large Xerox copier; office desks and chairs; a complete office suite and lunchroom; miscellaneous shop tools (to include an air compressor); and more. Anyone bidding on the Harley Davidsons may want to keep in mind the Handy B.O.B. 1500 air-lift for working on motorcycles. It might just come in handy.
An inspection preview will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, the day of sale, from 7 a.m. until the start of the auction. To get to Kingman and the auction site, take Interstate 40 to exit 44 and get off onto old Highway 66, then drive east to the auction site. For more details on the auction, and to view some of the lots to be sold, log on to www.auction-
Auction Dynamics was founded 1978 as a full-service auction firm. Its founder and CEO, Fred Wood, has over 40 years’ experience on the local, regional and national level. Today, Auction Dynamics holds auctions in a wide array of categories – court-ordered auctions, vehicle and equipment auctions, aircraft auctions, special collectibles auctions, Small Business Administration auctions and more.
Auction Dynamics is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (928)757-5900, or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The address is 4212 Tomohawk Dr., Kingman, AZ 86401-3305. To learn more about Auction Dynamics and the Nov. 14 H&H auction, please log on to www.auction-
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Ken Hall writes pre-sale and post-sale press releases for auction houses, for a fee. He writes, submits and tracks stories for clients. Submissions are published in trade magazines, posted on industry websites and appear in local newspapers.