Hundreds Hit Headland for Annual Auction

By: Denise Bradberry Email
By: Denise Bradberry Email

Hundreds of people have converged on a field in Headland in hopes of bringing home equipment for their farms and construction projects.

The 14th Annual Deanco Auction is big business each year in Headland with everything from cranes to leaf blowers up for grabs.

“About anything in construction a person could need is out here,” says buyer Joe Hall.

With over 3,000 piece of equipment they say this is one of the biggest auctions in the South attracting buyers and sellers from across the country to Headland, Alabama.

Buyers are even placing their bids live online from countries around the world.

Joey Cain came from Arkansas to put his items up for bid.

“We bring them to auction to sell 'em because auctioneering usually sets the market,” says Cain, “This year is a good year for a change. The last couple years the markets been off because of the economy but everything's coming together and it looks like it's going to be a prosperous year for us.”

Eddie Tramell came with the owner of his construction company ready to buy.

“We’re doing construction jobs which needs heavy equipment and moving parts,” says Tramell, “We have a few pieces of equipment we have our eyes on.”

They say like previous years, there weren't as many farmers getting out of the business selling their equipment.

Most of this year’s stock came from dealers and farmers who are upgrading.

This auction typically brings in about $13 million worth of sales over the three day period giving a nice shot in the arm to the Headland tax base.

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