By using nationwide government auctions platform Municibid, the database of potential buyers for this fire truck is limitless.
West Norriton Township, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
In an online auction that started on March 14th and ends on April 3rd, Jefferson Fire Company in West Norritown Township, PA is selling a 1995 KME 1250 GPM Pumper Truck for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Jefferson Fire Company is conducting a three-week auction of its surplus fire truck. It is looking to garnish thousand of dollars to be put back into its budget.
Jefferson Fire Company is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 800 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Jefferson Fire Company is auctioning surplus items online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive bidding and fair prices for government surplus items.
The Jefferson Fire Company recently put into service a new ladder/pumper combination truck, making their 1995 ladder/pumper truck available for sale. By using nationwide government auctions platform Municibid, the database of potential buyers for this unique equipment is limitless. The fire company can reach more municipalities with a need for this truck than they could with a regular onsite auction or sealed bid.
Municibid Founder and CEO, Greg Berry said, “Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue. Municibid is an easy way to achieve this and at no cost to the agency.” Berry added, “Auction items will reach a much broader, national audience of competing bidders, leading to better net results.”
Jefferson Fire Company’s online auction of this government surplus item ends on April 3rd. The equipment is listed as a 1995 KME 1250 GPM Pumper Truck with 18,100 miles. It has a Detroit Diesel Series 60 Engine, Allison EV Series 5 Speed Fully Automatic with lock up, and 12 Volt Kussmaul Electrical System. The 10 Man Extended Cab allows seating for 8. It also has a Hale QMax 1250 GPM Pump, which passed the pump test in 2011, with a 750 Gallon Poly Tank, ONAN 15 KW 220V and 110 V, 60 Hertz Single Phase and 250’ Booster Reel. Current inspection is good until 6/13.
The Jefferson Fire Company surplus auction can be found online here:
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving over 800 state and local government agencies across the US from cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Baton Rouge, to small towns, authorities, school districts and universities. Municibid is designed for government agencies to more effectively sell surplus, forfeitures and other no longer needed items to the public via a convenient and easy-to-use website. Municibid proactively markets items nationwide via social media and traditional avenues at no cost to the selling agency.