Las Vegas’ First Live Cat Auction Sells 400+ Pieces of Equipment

Published on December 19, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – Cashman Equipment will be hosting a Cat Auction Services live auction at their Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. Cat Auctions Services unreserved public auction on December 14th will begin at 9 a.m. in Cashman Equipment’s Rental Store at 3300 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, Nevada.

Buyers from all over the United States will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of equipment, including customer consignment machines, rental rollout items from Cashman Equipment and neighboring Cat dealers, and used equipment trade-ins from Cashman Equipment. The Auction inventory includes equipment as large as a 2008 Cat 345CL Excavator and a 2007 Cat D8T Track-Type Tractor  or as portable as a 194 lb. Wacker WP1550W Walk-behind Plate Compactor.

“The equipment that has been assembled at our Henderson corporate headquarters is a great mix of high-quality, well-maintained construction equipment, which will be sold with detailed inspection reports so customers know precisely what they’re buying,” said Todd Gilligan, Cashman Equipment’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing. He went on to note that the comprehensive inspections inform the successful bidder of any updates or repairs needed; Cashman Equipment can then perform any service needed prior to shipment.

Interested buyers are invited to go online to view the entire equipment list, detailed TA-1 level Cat Certified inspection reports, and live-action videos of the equipment prior to the event by visiting Equipment and videos will continue to be added until the week of the auction.

During the auction on December 14th, buyers are encouraged to register and attend but do not have to be present to bid. Cat Auction Services provides real-time online bidding the day of the auction through the company’s website. By going online prior to the Auction, participants may register early, thoroughly review inspection reports, and place pre-bids on equipment that will suit their business needs.

“We are thrilled to bring the Cat Auction Services experience to the Las Vegas area,” stated Rick Albin, Cat Auction Services President. “While the online bidding option is always available and is worth checking out, our LEADERBOARD and theater seating create an atmosphere that is worth showing up for.”

“We’re excited to be hosting Las Vegas’ first Cat Auction Services event,” added Gilligan. “While live public auctions certainly aren’t new, we’re looking forward to showcasing Cat Auction’s difference in style, approach, and features.”

Albin expanded on Gilligan’s statement, saying, “Cashman Equipment is one of the Dealer Partners that makes Cat Auction Services unique. Partnering with dealers allows us to offer a range of services, incredible expertise, and a level of transparency with which other companies cannot compete. We are very excited to be working with Cashman Equipment, and appreciate their support in hosting this auction.”

Cashman Equipment Company…Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest rated Caterpillar equipment dealers in North America. A full service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to mining, construction, paving, truck engine, on-highway trucks, and power system industries throughout Nevada and parts of California. With LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, Cashman is one of the largest privately-owned employers in the state. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@cashmanequip).

Cat Auction Services entered the heavy equipment auction arena in late 2008. Reviews from all corners have been positive, and the auctions have drawn buyers from 49 states and 60 countries. Cat Auction Services was formed through a unique partnership of Cat dealers with the endorsement of Caterpillar, Inc. The addition of Cat Auction Services to the portfolio of services available to Cat customers and others in the heavy equipment industry builds upon the company’s existing customer loyalty. For more information, visit