I went to the Nashville auction today, mainly just to educate myself and observe. In the nearly 1000 items for sale, from cranes to folk-lifts, to man-lifts, to trailers, to dozers and loaders, and so on, they had about 30+ SS machines, about half CTL and the rest wheeled. There were Bobcats, 1 Gehl, Deere, Cat, 1 Scat Trak, 1 New Holland Lx665 Turbo, and 1 Komatsu. While the newer machines looked good, I would say most others were average or below, some rough.
They had four 2000 model 763's from United Rental that sold for $9000-$9500, and a 863 turbo for $9800. The Scat-Trak brought $6500 and the NH $7000.
I didn't stay for the attachment sale, but they had quite a few buckets, a trencher, a backhoe, plates, forks and bale spears. I'll check the lot #'s to see what they sold for.
I agree that there were plenty of pro's there bidding. The auctioneer even called several of them by name, so that tells me they are regulars. While I was impressed with the facility, the number of items, and the organization, I wasn't overly impressed with the quality of the machines and the prices that I looked at.
So, I'll look some more.