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A peek at more items up for bid at the ARA Foundation Charity Auction

by Brock Huffstutler

The ARA ShowThe annual ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception, held during The ARA Show™, is a lively networking event that offers show attendees a chance to give back to the equipment and event rental industry, and help support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include scholarships, employee training assistance, disaster relief, community improvement projects and mentor/mentee relationships. 

This year’s auction and reception will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, North/South Concourse – SA1 (by the event segment exit), in Orlando. All show attendees are encouraged to join in on this free event, which is sponsored by Mi-T-M Corp. 

Participants can pick up a bid book at Registration on site at the show, at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) Booth No. 2046, at the ARA Foundation Booth No. 3718 — or at the auction. 

A variety of items will be up for bid at the auction — facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America) — all donated by show exhibitors. Allied Financial Solutions, a show exhibitor, is offering six-months-same-as-cash financing on any auction item purchase. 

Here is a look at some of the items that will be up for bid at the auction: 

ARA Foundation Auction“Dream Garage” workspace and custom garage workbench by California Closets
Donated by Ditch Witch
The “Dream Garage” by California Closets is a personalized, integrated workspace and custom garage workbench that maximizes every square inch to keep counters clear of clutter, tools safely stored and equipment close at hand. Estimated value: $4,000.

Stump grinder
Donated by Billy Goat
Billy Goat’s SG1301HGT stump grinder efficiently removes a stump from 24 in. above grade to 16 in. below grade. The unit is powered by a 13 gross HP Honda driving a 15.5-in., 35-lb. cutting wheel with eight Tungsten carbide Greenteeth®. Leading features include wide chip guarding, long cutter head reach, double-welded cutter head guard and reinforced frame. Estimated value: $7,300.

Custom rental contract
Donated by James Waite Law
James Waite Law has donated one Custom Daily Equipment Rental Contract (terms and conditions) written by attorney James Waite, Esq. Contract is for one state and one legal entity. Estimated value: $2,995.