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Your experience in buying and selling with BigIron is our top priority. We pride ourselves on consistently exceeding customer expectations with our huge equipment selection, large buyer base, and no-hassle process.
Every day, we hear from our satisfied customers, many of whom just want to thank us for a job well done and recognize the BigIron team members who made their auction experience a success. But don’t take our word for it! Check out what our satisfied customers have to say below
I’m a young farmer from Holyoke, Colorado and I have purchased every piece of my haying operation equipment from BigIron. I’m extremely pleased with BigIron’s service and my purchases. As a young farmer, I’m now the largest haying operation in the county. Ted Roos, Holyoke, Colorado
I was a buyer on BigIron before I was a seller, and was always impressed with their professionalism and service. As a seller, I like the fact I can represent my equipment when bidders call or they can come to my location and inspect the sale items. I believe this gives buyers a level of comfort not available in other venues. Bad weather has no effect on a BigIron auction because you can bid from anywhere you have internet access. BigIron gives anyone a terrific medium to turn assets or inventory into cash in a fast, safe and easy process. Additionally, you always have a local representative to help you from start to finish. Ron Buttenhoff, Lincoln, Kansas
Ours was a first-time auction using BigIron. I had seen their ads and heard good things about them from people I knew, so we chose them to handle our sale. Our sales representative was outstanding. He took care of everything from the set-up to making sure we had the answers to any questions we had. And the response was better than expected. We had serious bidders from well outside of Louisiana….from South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado and Kansas among them. We were happy with the prices our equipment got and with the quick pick-up by the bidders with little or no hassle. Kevin Fornoff, Louisiana
I had never heard of BigIron until contacted by my local BigIron Sales Representatives in regards to selling our equipment. I was a little doubtful that we would get the prices we expected from our items, because of the no reserve and most of the equipment was made in 2011 and had minimal usage. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the 10 items bringing significantly more than expected. The world wide network of advertising and marketing that BigIron does seems to get great prices for the equipment. And it was a simple process with BigIron taking all the good photos and videos that demonstrated the condition of the equipment. Thank you, BigIron. Marlyn J. Murra, Parkersburg, Iowa
I chose to work with BigIron because I did my homework in researching the various online auction services. My research indicated that BigIron was obtaining a higher price than other online auction services on larger equipment. I did not want an auction with buyer premiums due to the buyer having to adjust the bid by 10% and the auction charging the seller 5% to 8%, which results in 15% to 18% less on my equipment. I prefer a straight out commission of 7% to 11%. The end result was a gentleman from Colorado purchased my truck for $11,000 more that I was offered for it on a trade-in. This allowed me the flexibility to deal with dealers on a straight out, no trade-in price, or purchase from an individual that would not take a trade-in. I like the fact that I have a BigIron representative that came to my location, took the photographs, wrote the descriptions and made the entire process easier. Kody Chase, Chase Farms, Abilene, Kansas
I wanted to maximize the amount of bidders, so I looked for a no-reserve, no buyer premium auction. With BigIron, my machinery was exposed to thousands of buyers both nationally and internationally. Some of my sale items brought less than I expected while others brought more. Overall, they exceeded my expectations. The bidders were able to call me directly, which enabled me to point out any recent repair, maintenance, condition, history, etc., of my machinery, which I believe helped my prices. I feel online auctions are the way used machinery will be sold in the future. Marvin Cline, Smolan, Kansas
I’m sold on BigIron. We got great care and service from our BigIron Sales Representative. I think we got twice the money we would have on many items compared to a traditional auction. The extra for advertising and the picture in the sale bill made a big difference. We had calls from Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. Thanks! Dave Plugge, Madison, Nebraska
I was satisfied with my BigIron experience. The weekend before the sale I had several people come and look at my equipment, and plenty of phone calls. BigIron generated a lot interest in my equipment. BigIron was easy to do business with and my questions were always answered promptly. I’ve told my neighbors to use BigIron. Kenny Riemann, Edmond, Kansas
I like BigIron.com! Does a wonderful job! Nothing like being at an auction at 4 a.m. in climate controlled environment. Tadd Neitzel, St. Francis, Kansas
My BigIron representative was helpful and willing to do everything that was needed for my sale. Always available, which was an A+++ ERC Farms/Jim Shuck, Edgar, Nebraska
Our sales representative was great. I’ll call again. Phil Schmidt, Henderson, Nebraska
Our BigIron Sales Representative was very thorough - called day of sale and again the next day. Gary Heim, Middleton, Missouri
Received a lot more calls than I expected. Kim Goracke, Hope, Kansas
On behalf of Farm Credit Services of America and our Special Accounts team, I’d like to express our satisfaction with the BigIron online auctions. From the very first item we placed, we have been pleasantly surprised by the prices we have been seeing on our equipment.
The process is simple and user-friendly. Your field reps and territory managers provide thorough inspection reports and photos of the equipment so that the representation is as accurate as possible. Response is quick and the site is very easy to navigate once the items are listed. Settlement is timely and detailed, and your commission structure is straightforward and reasonable.
We plan to continue utilizing BigIron for the disposition of acquired property and look forward to your continued expansion into other parts of the country.
Joe Dyrda, Special Accounts Officer, Farm Credit Services of America
It’s my great pleasure to write this letter. Last year, we had a terrific experience selling our equipment on BigIron. While I’m sure our experience benefited from your reputation, advertising and online auction expertise, I know without a doubt that we wouldn’t have enjoyed the success we did without our BigIron Manager, Steve Keetle.
Lyle and I are absentee owners/managers of Geranium Ltd. Partnership. In the fall of 2010, we suffered through a poor dispersion sale of our cow herd. That experience left us gun shy as we started to plan for an equipment sale. Knowing that logistically we wouldn’t be able to show equipment ourselves only served to exasperate that sense of uneasiness. Steve understood our reservations and went above and beyond the call of duty to show equipment, answer questions and coordinate post sale activities. He is a real testament to the professionalism at BigIron, and I can’t thank him enough for all the support he’s given us this past year. We trust that you, too, appreciate the dedication of employees like Steve.
Dave Crow & Lyle Joyce, Geranium Ltd Partnership, Rochester, Minnesota
My relationship with a BigIron District Manager got me interested in BigIron; now we have used their service twice. BigIron does all the work, they are a no hassle way to sell your equipment. BigIron is very professional with all that they do, from advertising, photographs and descriptions. I recommend BigIron to my friends. Marvin Rose, Great Bend Coop, Great Bend, Kansas
My BigIron Sales Representative did a great job. Gary’s Tree Service, Elk Point, South Dakota
I will use you next time for sure! Burgess Well Drilling, Minden, Nebraska
Listen to Cal West talk about his BigIron experience
I want thank you and your entire staff for doing an excellent job with the recent BigIron auction.
It is always a little nerve-racking putting 37 pieces of farm equipment on an absolute internet auction, especially when some of those pieces are high dollar pieces.
We had over $750,000 in inventory that went on auction and we, for the most part, received 100% of our dollars back. I felt that was outstanding and we will look forward to continuing to monitor our inventory and use BigIron as a way of keeping our inventory in check. In fact, we will be putting equipment on your January auction.
We’ve used BigIron multiple times because it works! We are amazed at the reach and how far away some of the equipment is purchased. Stale inventory is gone, and we have our money shortly after the auction. Simple to use - we sign the paperwork, respond to the phone calls and BigIron does the rest. Dave Lytle, Klein’s Motor Electric, McCook, Nebraska
I was referred to BigIron by a friend with a local company, and my experience selling my used equipment was better than I expected. I would rate my BigIron representative a 10. You’re only as good as the people who represent you, and our sales rep did everything that he said he would do and more, taking lots of photos and making sure our equipment got its best showing. We got bidders from as far away as Canada as well as the United States. We would use BigIron again and recommend them to others. Shawn Hudspeth, Adams Fertilizer Equipment, Dewitt, Arkansas
BigIron is a great outlet for used equipment! We were surprised by the prices received at absolute auction - one of our items sold to a buyer in Israel. BigIron has quality farmers bidding on their auction. Eric Mason, Mason Machinery, Aurora, Utah
Video of Tom Cullinane, Southwest Tire Co., Omaha, Nebraska
Thank you for all your work on our items for the auction today. Looking at the site, I can say we were very pleased with the photos and videos you had posted for each item, giving the bidders good information on each piece of equipment. The flyers with our logo were also well done. We feel like our items brought a good price and are happy with the results. You will be hearing from us again for future auctions. Thank you for knocking on our door the first day you stopped in with the cold call. You opened our eyes up to something we didn’t realize was out there. Jill Craft, Gethman Construction, Inc., Marshalltown, Iowa
BigIron online auctions is fast, easy and secure. After I listed my equipment, I received my check in about 45 days. My local representative took all the photographs, listed the specifications and answered any questions I had. The equipment stayed in my possession, on my lot, until it was paid for. BigIron did all the necessary paperwork, title transfers and prepared the buyer. When the buyer came to take delivery, all the paperwork was in order. Since the equipment was sold “as is where is,” I didn’t have the buyer calling me 30 days after the sale requesting me to repair or replace something. I feel I received good market value for my equipment because BigIron is a non-reserve auction. Dennis Hronek, Hronek Salvage, Salina, Kansas
I got more value than I expected using BigIron auction to sell my construction equipment. My BigIron Sales Representative did an outstanding job of helping me through the entire process. Chris Kreger, Ironton, Minnesota
BigIron took a big load off my shoulders, as I am retiring from farming and needed to sell off my old equipment. The response we got was far ahead of what I would have expected from a traditional local farm sale. We had a lot more serious bidders and they came from every state bordering Nebraska. We were very pleased with the prices we got from the BigIron online sale. What also impressed me was how our BigIron representative went above and beyond our expectations. He’s a farmer as well, so he understands the business and the value of equipment. I had heard about BigIron from a good friend and I’m glad I took his recommendation to use them. Richard Yost, Nebraska
I was so impressed with BigIron and how they handled the sale of my own equipment, that I decided to join the company as an independent sales representative. I had known our local sales rep for many years and when he showed me how other clients had done with their online auctions, I was convinced this was how we wanted to do ours over having a local sale, where you might get a lot of people, but not as many actual bidders. BigIron listed 62 pieces of equipment for us, and we got solid bids and good prices from Georgia, Wisconsin, Missouri, Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma. I believe we got a much better marketing effort from BigIron and feel the results came out ahead of what we would have done if we had not used them. Richard Barley, Louisiana
This was our second time using BigIron. If we had held a traditional onsite auction back in February, it would have been on the same day as a blizzard hit our area and I doubt we’d have had much of a sale. But using BigIron’s online auction, we had committed bidders from as far away as Canada, as well as Iowa, Western Nebraska and other states. Our BigIron representative was not only easy to work with, he had a two-man crew clean all our equipment top to bottom and even make repairs to the seats on a couple of pieces of equipment. You could have run a white glove over them, they were that clean. That really helped when he took photos for the auction and it’s probably why most of what we sold went for better prices than we expected. Arlette Johnson, retired farmer, Nebraska
We needed to liquidate all of our farm equipment after my husband passed and an auction on our farm was just too much to consider. My brother-in-law suggested BigIron and from the moment the sales representative met with me and began explaining what he would do, I knew that would take a big load off of our family at a difficult time. He made sure we understood every detail, took many photos of the equipment and kept us informed as the online sale proceeded. The results were better than expected. We got bidders from all around the Nebraska area and the prices were what we thought they should be. I would definitely recommend BigIron to anyone I know. We were very pleased. Jeanine Schendt, Nebraska
When I decided to retire from farming here in Iowa, I had a lot of choices on how I wanted to sell my equipment. After comparing the different alternatives, I decided to have BigIron conduct my retirement auction. One of the reasons I choose BigIron was because of the 5,000 to 6,000 active bidders at every BigIron.com auction. I also choose BigIron because my equipment stayed on my farm and I did not have to worry about having a lot of strangers poking around my farm during the auction. My equipment was listed on BigIron.com for the whole world to view and bid on. The sale of my equipment at BigIron.com auction brought over 20% above my expectations. The professional manner in which the BigIron people handled the auction was also supreme and comforting. I would highly recommend to anyone that is selling their equipment to use BigIron. It is true that BigIron.com does bring the world to your place! Bruce Keith, Double K Farm, Newton, Iowa
Why would anyone have a traditional auction when the machinery can stay in the shed and you don’t have to worry about the weather. Phone calls and visits from bidders from all across the country. Our combine sold to a buyer in Wisconsin. Having a retirement auction could not have been easier and what great results we got. I am glad we used BigIron for our retirement sale. Gale Bristol & Gary Bredenkamp, York, Nebraska
I used BigIron for my own equipment auction as well my Dad’s farm retirement auction. The results were better than either of us expected. We looked at competitors but BigIron brought us more registered bidders and from a much broader area around Nebraska, like South Dakota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas and Kansas. And I think that’s because BigIron did such a great job with their online and radio advertising efforts. Their sales representative did an excellent job taking lots of photos and getting the details right about each piece of equipment we were selling. The photos were the most important. As they say, “a picture’s worth a thousand words.” We are very pleased and highly recommend BigIron. Greg Keller / Nebraska Farmer