Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT small equipment auction Sept. 6

Posted on: August 25, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 25, 2014 – A public auction of state-owned equipment will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9 a.m.

Equipment for offices and shops, automotive supplies, and many other items are included in the sale. The sale will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street.

Office equipment to be sold includes facsimile machines, laptop computers, a plotter, network servers, and other items. Storage cabinets, file cabinets, oak desks, oak tables, round tables, book cases, map trays, desks and chairs will also be sold.

Included in the shop equipment items are chain hoists, drill presses, floor jacks, generators, poly tanks, signal arrows, and work benches.

Automotive supplies in the sale include tires and other items.

Items for sale may be inspected at the sale site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

Please bring your driver’s license to the sale. If you received a bid number at the April 26 sale, a new document with your previously assigned bid number will be printed for you. If you did not receive a bid number at our April 26 sale, we will scan the information from your driver’s license to add you into our system and issue you a bid number.  For those without a driver’s license, information can be manually input.

Payment for the items must be made the day of the sale by cash, cashier's or certified check. Personal or company checks will be accepted, if accompanied by satisfactory identification. Items may be removed from the Iowa DOT grounds after full payment has been made and buyers have receipts for their purchases. All items purchased must be removed by Friday, Sept. 12.

Sales tax will be collected. Dealers must provide tax-exemption numbers to be exempted from the tax.

Lynch Auction Co. of Boone will conduct the auction. Coffee, sandwiches and cold drinks will be available for purchase at the auction site.

A listing of auction items is also available on the DOT's website at


Contact: Mike Holl at 515-239-1576 or

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