County auction

A 1982 International dump truck with a snowplow is one of the items available at the county’s Nov. 17 auction.

Everything must go — from the massive 1981 Beal bottom-dump trailer to the 2008 Chevy Tahoe; a formerly luxurious Lincoln Navigator — and a thrifty little Toyota Camry.

Walk the lot Saturday, Nov. 17 during the one-hour bidders’ preview for a chance to kick the tires on an eclectic mix of 50 cars, trucks, tractors — road maintenance equipment — and even a 1979 utility trailer listed on the auction inventory as “homemade.”

Yes, Gila County’s having a good old-fashioned live auction of vehicles, and the rapid-fire “Hey, Bidder-Bidder!” patter of a guest auctioneer will nudge buyers at the Russell Gulch Landfill and also at the county’s Public Works shop on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Prior to the start of the auction, bidders must post a $100 deposit with the cashier to receive an official bidder number. Failure to pay for items will forfeit that $100 security.

Bring cash or cashier’s check — because credit cards and personal checks won’t be accepted.

Bidders may walk the lot and preview items from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and then the auction action begins at 9:30 a.m. All items must be paid for on auction day — and purchases must be driven, towed or hauled away that same day, too.

And that $100 you invested? Winning bidders will have $100 deducted from the sale of the item, with the bidder paying the balance — or being refunded the difference.

Onsite preview is limited to that golden hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, but prospective buyers can view photos and read more online at

Items on the auction block

1981 Vulcan small equipment trailer

1998 Jeep Cherokee

2000 Ford Taurus four-door

1982 Mack water truck

1972 utility lowboy trailer

1981 Beal bottom-dump trailer

1985 Fruehauf bottom-dump trailer

1985 Ford Rhino diesel tractor

(year unknown) TCI forklift

1972 Fruehauf tilt trailer

1981 Kenworth W900 truck

1982 International dump truck with snowplow

2007 Dodge Caravan

2002 Mercury Sable four-door

1997 Ford Taurus

1995 Mercury Villager

1995 Buick Regal

2000 Ford Ranger 4x4

1995 Ford Escort LX Sport

1998 GMC Pickup 1-ton 4x4

1992 Chevrolet pickup 1-ton 4x4

1996 Ford pickup half-ton 4x4

2001 Chevrolet half-ton pickup

2001 Ford Focus four-door sedan

1998 Ford Explorer 4x4

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4

1998 Jeep Cherokee Wagon

2001 Ford Focus four-door

1991 Chevrolet half-ton pickup

1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup

2010 Dodge Caravan

1997 Dodge Maxiwagon

1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1999 Ford Ranger 4x4

2006 Chevrolet Impala

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4

2005 Chevrolet half-ton pickup

2005 Ford three-quarter-ton pickup 4x4

1993 Ford three-quarter-ton pickup 4x4

2003 Ford Excursion 4x4

1995 Ford Crown Victoria

2001 Lincoln Navigator SUV

2004 Toyota Camry sedan

1999 Ford one-ton pickup 4x4

2001 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4

1979 homemade utility trailer

1993 Kolberg screen plant — with stacker conveyor belt

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