Loyalsock Township started using Municibid successfully in 2012 to sell their surplus heavy equipment, including a Peterbuilt Dump Truck and a Johnston Street Sweeper. The items were bought by other municipalities.
Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
In an online auction that started on May 3rd and ends on May 24th, Loyalsock Township, PA is selling a 2008 Case 580S+ Backhoe for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Loyalsock Township is conducting a three-week auction of its surplus heavy equipment. The agency is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
Loyalsock Township is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The township is auctioning the surplus backhoe 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.
Loyalsock Township started using Municibid successfully in 2012 to sell their surplus heavy equipment, including a Peterbuilt Dump Truck and a Johnston Street Sweeper. The items were bought by other municipalities. Said a neighboring Pennsylvania township that purchased the dump truck, "This was our very first purchase on Municibid. The process worked well, and we are now selling some items on Municibid, too. The truck works well also, and the Roadmaster is pleased."
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.”
Loyalsock Township’s online auction of the backhoe ends on May 15th. The machine has 1,592.2 hours, newer tires, automatic transmission, 4WD, Extendahoe, and powershift. It also has a two-door cab w/air, air seat, flip pads, 4 in 1 bucket, ride control, tool box, grid heater, 900 lb weight, 24" bucket, radio, bi-directional control, auxiliary hydraulics, and comfort steering.
The Loyalsock Township surplus auction can be found online here:
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving 1,000 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.