The Iowa Department of Transportation will host a public auction featuring items from heavy duty trucks to office equipment on June 17, 2017.

When I first say this, I thought, "Why would I care about getting a road maintainer?" But to be honest, there are a lot of 'everyday items' that could useful to most bargain hunters. There are things like mowers, a Kawasaki Mule, tires, and even computers (minus operating systems). Some of my racing cronies especially might find some of these items useful.

Would you like a 2012 Dodge Charger with 116,851 miles?

Maybe you need a 1,800-gallon tank truck.

Maybe you've been dying to get a Toro 345, model 30789, with Toro broom to take care of the yard.

They are all on the list.

There is a wide assortment of items on the docket: several vehicles, office equipment, bobcats, and other odds-and-ends. 53 items are on the list.

The public auction will take place at the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street in Ames. It is slated to begin at 9:00 AM.

From the Iowa DOT page about the auction (web link) regarding the items on the auction block...

Heavy-duty trucks to be sold include several International 4700s and 4900s and some Ford models. Light-duty trucks and passenger vehicles include Ford and Chevy pickup trucks and vans; Chevy and Dodge minivans; and Buick, Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge sedans and station wagons.

Office equipment in the sale includes several laptop computers and projectors. Shop equipment items includes mowers, loaders, pickup boxes, sprayers, signal arrows, tractors, and a welder.

There will also be two Bobcat 3200, two excavators, and a 1991 Eldorado bus for sale.

Complete details, included the complete list of items up for sale, can be found on the Iowa DOT's web site (click here).

The public inspection window is set for Friday, June 16 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday. This will take place at the auction site.

You will need to bring your driver's license or a state issued I.D. to the auction, and all payments will be due the day of the sale. Lynch Auction Company of Boone (Iowa) will conduct the auction. Coffee, sandwiches, and cold drinks will be available for purchase the day of the auction.

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