Absolute Auction: A&B Fabricating, Mentone, IN

Online-only auction. Lots close Tuesday 12/1, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Online-Only Auction, held via Bidspotter.com


Press Brakes, Plasma Table, Welders, Milling Machines, Forklifts, Trucks & Trailers, Lathes, Much More!

Began: 12/01/15 at 10:00 AM EST
Ended: 12/01/15 at 8:00 PM EST
Location: 516 N Morgan, Mentone, IN 46539

Absolute Auction of Machinery and Equipment

A&B Fabricating and Maintenance, Inc., Mentone, IN

All lots will sell regardless of price!


Online-Only Auction, held via Bidspotter.com

Lots Close Tuesday, December 1

First lot closes at 10:00 a.m.


Complete Catalog


501 Lot of two 12′ cable slings 1″ thick cable; Crosby hooks and rings
502 Cabinet of Chains, Hoists, and Binders Includes utility cabinet and everything pictured
503 Skid of Cable Hoists and Misc. Includes x3 5-ton hoists; x1 2-ton hoist; Assorted small chains and slings
504 Skids of Chains, Hoists, and Misc. Includes everything pictured
505 24′ Greenbull Fiberglass Extension Ladder 24′ Greenbull Fiberglass Extension Ladder
506 Lot of Assorted Ladders, Spud Bars, Gas Cans, Hoses Includes 8′, 3′ and 6′ fiberglass step ladders
507 Dayton Bench Grinder 1 hp, single phase
508 Pallet Jack 5500 lb by CFA Tools
509 Pallet Jack 5500 lb by CFA Tools
510 Dake Arbor Press Model 1 1/2 B1, on pedestal
511 Clausing 15″ Variable Speed Drill Press Model 1689; Serial 528637; 3/4 hp; 3 phase 208
512 Linley Jig Bore 1/2 hp; 3 phase 208
513 DoALL Engine Lathe Model 13; Serial Q15372G; 3 phase 208; With taper attachment, 3 jaw chuck, box of taper accessories
514 DoALL Engine Lathe Model 13; Serial Q15372C; 3 phase 208
515 Turn Pro Metal Cutting Band Saw Model 01712025; Serial 1004047; 2hp; 3 phase
516 Supermax Titan Vertical Milling Machine Model YC-1.5VS-T; Serial T8205450; Year 1993; 3 phase 208; Variable speed drive; Bed vise; W/ DRO components but not display 
517 Brown and Sharpe Horizontal Milling Machine Number 2 Plain Light Type; 3 phase; Serial # on bed 4822; With bed vise  
518 Turbo Chip Conveyor  Model 5475-8082; Serial 352102; Forward and reverse, foot control pedal; 3 phase 208 
519 Lot of 4 Roller Conveyors 26″ x 2″ rollers x 10′ long
520 Lot of 2 Roller Conveyors 24″x4″ rollers x 10′ length
521 Hyster LP forklift Model S80E; Serial C004D09446H; 4 stage mast, 245″; Meter shows 4144 hours. Starts, runs, and operates well; has been regularly used.
522 Hyster Gasoline Forklift Model 194A; Double mast, side shift, 4.5′ forks
523 Forklift Boom Extension 7′ total length
524 Fork extensions 6″ x 8′
525 Fork extensions 6″ x 8′
526 Fork extensions 4″ x 6′
527 Lincoln Electric Welder Generator Model Ranger 250; Serial K1725-8 11270 U1060608460; Kohler Command 20 gasoline engine; Meter reads 506 hours; On steel skid cage with tank supports 
528 Lincoln Electric TIG welder Model Square Wave TIG 175; Serial 10265-U1970511681
529 Miller Arc Welder Model XMT 304 CC/CV; Serial LG360646A
530 Miller Arc Welding Power Source Model CP-300; Serial KF865761
531 Miller Wire Feeder Model S-22A; Serial J238150
532 Miller Wire Feeder Model Suitcase X-Treme 12VS
533 Hobart MIG Welder Model RC-250; Serial 12RT17060; 3 phase 230; With wire feeder and cart.
534 Miller Maxstar Arc Welder Maxstar 175 CC-DC Inverter Welding Power Source; Serial KF950506
535 Victor Track Cutting Torch and Accessories Model VU 160, Serial V802250; With Miller suitcase-style wire feeder; With tracks pictured; With cords, hoses, torches, and welding curtains pictured
536 Lincoln Electric Wire Feeder Model LN25; Serial U1080804392
537 Hypertherm Plasma Cutter Model Powermax 380; Serial 380-029342. With Rubbermaid storage tote.
538 Hypertherm Plasma Cutter Model Powermax 1000 G3 Series; Serial 1000-042307
539 Hypertherm Plasma Cutter Model Powermax 1000 G3 Series; Serial 1000-031828
540 Lot of Welder Guns and Hoses Includes everything pictured
541 Torch cart Tanks not included – cart only.
542 Torch Cart and Hoses Torch Cart and Hoses
543 Wysong Mechanical Press Brake 6′; 35 ton; 3 phase
544 Cincinnati Mechanical Press Brake 10′; 90 ton; 5 Series; Serial #41006; Meter shows 3645 cycles; 3 phase 460
545 Roper Whitney Mechanical Punch Press 20 ton; Model ARLT231; Serial Y34-7-81; 3 phase 208; 5’x3.5′ bed; With 7 drawer die cabinet and mostly complete set of dies
546 CNC Plasma Table 5’x10′ bed; Burny 10 LED Plus controls; W/ horizontal pressure tank
547 Rigid 300 Power Pipe Threader 2″ capacity; On #1206 Tristand; With #141 receding geared threader (2.5″-4″ capacity). Includes attachments and skid box, everything pictured.
548 2 Pipe Vise and Bending Stands Ridgid #40A and NYE #88
549 Pexto Power Bead and Crimper Model 0617-A; Serial 3/59; Capacity 22 soft steel; 3 hp; 3 phase 230
550 Steel Dragon Conduit Bender Steel Dragon Conduit Bender
551 Large Lot of Conduit and Pipe Working Tools Includes benders, cutters, reamers, everything pictured
552 2005 Ford F150 XLT Pickup Truck VIN 1FTPX125X5FB05545; 5.4L Triton; 232,000 miles; Kenwood touchscreen radio/DVD; Extended cab; Exterior overall in good condition, some light corrosion and dings, tailgate top plastic cover missing. Interior in fair condition. Mechanical condition unknown – believed to be in good condition, has been driven regularly.
553 1998 GMC C3500HD Contractor Box Truck VIN 1GDKC34J3WF049618; Contractor box bed by Fibre Body; 141,000 miles; trailer brake controller; dual rear wheels; auto trans. Crack in windshield; otherwise, exterior and interior appear to be in good condition for a work truck. Mechanical condition unknown.
554 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty XL Flatbed Truck VIN 1FTSW30L13ED00902; 260,000 miles; 5.4L V8; Cracked windshield; Hide away gooseneck; Trailer brake controller; 8′ flatbed. Exterior in fair condition; rust and wear very prevalent. Interior in poor condition. Mechanical condition unknown.
555 2000 Ford F150 XL Pickup Truck VIN 2FTZX1720YCA62499; Manual Transmission; 6.5′ bed; 4.2L V6. Rust prevalent; interior in fair condition; tailgate handle missing. Mechanical condition unknown.
556 1996 Tandem Axle Gooseneck Trailer VIN DRXMVB000196881M0; Measures 7’7″ wide x 28′ long; 2″x10″ wood decking. Maker unknown. Some surface corrosion, appears to be structurally sound. Mechanical condition unknown.
557 1990 Tandem Axle 16’x7′ Enclosed Trailer VIN 1F950027L1084218; Mfg. FRP Trailers; Ladder Rack; Concession-style side window; Built in cabinets and lights; Spare tire; Exterior and interior in fair condition, rust and wear prevalent. Mechanical condition unknown.
558 1996 Tandem Axle 24’x8′ Enclosed Trailer VIN 16HGB2429TH035598; Mfg. Haulmark Race Trailers; Approx. 24’x 8′ 4″; Ramp door; Cabinets and lights; Generator box side access; GVWR 7,000lb. Exterior and interior in fair condition, rust and wear prevalent. Mechanical condition unknown.
559 1999 Triaxle 24’x8′ Enclosed Trailer Assembled trailer: Box VIN S89230002404447; Frame VIN MVIN195040IND. Pintle hitch; Electric hookup; Approx. 8′ wide x 8′ interior height x 24′ long. Poor to fair condition overall; mechanical condition unknown.
560 Cable Winch 1 HP motor; W/ hanging clevices; Single phase 
561 Ingersoll-Rand T30 Air Compressor Model 242-5D; Serial 30T629864; 5 hp; 3 phase 208; W/ Buckeye pressure tank
562 Quincy Air Compressor Model 34032; Serial 826757-P; 5 hp; 3 phase 208; W/ Wessels pressure tank
563 Utility Cabinet with Welding and Safety Supply Includes everything pictured: gauges, torches, regulators, x3 Thermodyne adaptor kits, welding gloves, hoses, safety helmets and vests
564 Utility Cabinet w/ Grinding Accessories Includes everything pictured: Grinder and buffer wheels; Curv-o-Mark contour marker; Starrett level; Assorted supply 
565 Kenmore Refrigerator and Welding Supply Loaded w/ welding supply, assortment of welding rods and wires; Winegard distribution amp; Allen Bradley components
566 Bin Shelf and Contents Loaded w/ everything pictured: Parts, supply and hardware; NIB Precision bearings; Assortment of general hardware
567 Lot of Fluids Including Grease and Waterproofing
568 Lot of Duct Work 100+ pieces, wide assortment, includes everything pictured
569 Wood Hardware Cabinet w/ Bins Wood Hardware Cabinet w/ Bins
570 Steel Hardware Bin Rack, Steel Shelf, and Contents Includes assorted wire reels, bushings, misc. shop supply, duct clamps, assorted hardware, steel pipe fittings, general hardware
571 Lot of 5 File Cabinets Hon and others
572 Lot of 4 File Cabinets Lot of 4 File Cabinets
573 Lot of 6 File Cabinets Anderson Hickey
574 Lot of 6 File Cabinets Hon and others
575 Hardware Shelf and Contents Large assortment of electrical supply (some NIB), breakers, switches, etc.
576 Hardware Cabinet and Contents Includes fuses, conduit fittings, and garage door panels
577 Eagle Fiberglass Tonneau Cover Measures approx. 63″x81.5″
578 Hardware Cabinet and Contents Assortment of electrical supply, switches, fuses, gauges, etc.
579 Lot of 5 Doors Includes doors pictured
580 Misc. Contents of Workshop Everything pictured: trim, peg board, metal tool box, buyer may pick and leave the rest.
581 Garden Tools, Jacks, Misc. Garden tools, Floor jacks, Misc., Table legs, Sign
582 Skid of All Star Concrete Mix 26 bags plus
583 Lot of 11 Shop Lights 250 watt, use M58 or T37 bulbs
584 Large Lot of Assorted Shop Lights Includes everything pictured – assortment of sizes and styles
585 1-Side Cantilever Rack and Contents 9′ tall x 5′ deep x 9′ wide; pictured contents included
586 1-Side Cantilever Rack and Contents 8 arms; 10 1/2′ tall x 4 1/2′ deep x 6 1/2′ wide; assorted sheet metal and lumber included
587 Sheet Metal Rack with Assorted Contents Approx. 3’x4′ rack footprint; Includes assorted mag steel; hydraulic cylinders; electrical supply and shopping cart
588 2-Side Cantilever Rack and Contents 11 arms; 12′ tall x 7′ deep x 11′ wide; Wide assortment of tube steel;
589 Assortment of Shop Accessories and Steel Track tubing; Cable; Everything pictured (Steel plate not included)
590 Jobsite by Delta Gang Box 4′ wide x 2′ deep; Includes contents: 1 1/2 ton lever hoist and assorted items
591 Lot of Office Furniture and Contents Desks, chairs, stereo, hardware, light table, etc.
592 2 Skids of Misc. Includes everything pictured
593 Gas Detector, Tools, Misc. BioSystems MultiVision confined space gas detector Kit; 3/4″ drive socket set; Floor jacks; Milwaukee portable band saw; Angle grinders; Assorted power tools; Everything pictured
594 Skid of Hydraulic Cylinders Including x3 Parker 3000lb and x3 smaller cylinders
595 Skid of Power Cords Skid of Power Cords
596 Skid of Canvas Chain Covers and Misc. Qualatax MasterBow Maker; Box of brass gauges/regulators; Misc.
597 2 Reels of Conduit Electroflex 2″ LT16; Reels are 100′ each – Unknown whether they are full or partially used
598 Skid of Electrical Boxes Skid of Electrical Boxes
599 Portable Air Compressor Briggs and Stratton 5hp 206cc 4 cycle gas engine
600 Finite Sixty Optical Comparator Finite Sixty Optical Comparator
601 Donaldson Torit Panel Filter Dust Collector Large Donaldson Torit filter dust collector with 8 Donaldson panel filters
602 Freestanding Surface Plate 2’x3′
603 Assorted Cabinets and Tooling Accessories Includes Bridgeport bench vise; Collets; Chucks; Steel shop cart; Everything pictured
604 Lot of Assorted Fire Extinguishers Lot of Assorted Fire Extinguishers
605 Wood workbench, Box fan, Gas cans, Misc. electrical supply Includes everything pictured
606 ULine Banding Cart ULine Banding Cart
607 Lot of 2 Craftsman Tool Chests Lot of 2 Craftsman Tool Chests
608 Lot of 2 Battery Chargers/Starters Sears 225 amp and Schumacher 200 amp
609 Lot of Tool Boxes Includes 6 carry boxes and 1 rolling box
610 Standard Combination Wrench Set From 1 1/4″ – 2 1/2″, mixed brands (Pittsburg, Proto, etc.)
611 Assorted Tools and Tooling Includes ratchet, breaker bar, paint sprayer, air tools, drill bits, torch, everything pictured
612 Lot of Assorted Tools Includes power drills, Sawzall, bolt cutters, hammer drill
613 Large Wood Workbench 5′ x 10′, carpet cover
614 Reddy Heater Salamander Kerosene Shop Heater 170,000 btu
615 Welding and Shop Accessories Welding rods, gauges, blow torch, chain binders; Includes everything pictured
616 Hillman Rollers Machinery Mover Set Includes set of 4 rollers and 2 T-handles
617 Assorted Shop Tools and Accessories Craftsman vise, gear pullers, clamps, squares, and everything pictured
618 Ridgid Pipe Wrenches and Cutter No. 1 & 2 cutter; x6 wrenches range from 10″ to 36″
619 2 Boxes of Tools and Shop Accessories Includes jumper cables, flashlights, straps, everything pictured
620 2 Skids of Air hoses and Cable 2 Skids of Air hoses and Cable
621 Misc. Shop Accessories Propane heater; Fans; Scrap Metal; Everything pictured
622 Lot of Assorted Air Hoses Lot of Assorted Air Hoses
623 Milwaukee Hammer Drill 1 1/2″ chuck
624 2 Beam Trolleys and Assorted Small Hydraulic Cylinders 2 Beam Trolleys and Assorted Small Hydraulic Cylinders
625 Lot of Eye Wash and First Aid Items Encon portable eyewash station; Speakman eye wash shower station; Porcelain sink; Lynnwood steam and water station; First aid cabinet
626 Assorted Regulators and Cylinders includes everything pictured
627 Lot of Assorted Tools and Supply Mop bucket, battery chargers, hoses and belts, flex gas line, caution tape rolls, hardware bins, sump pump, everything pictured
628 2 Steel Wall Cabinets and Contents Includes everything pictured
629 3 Support Jacks x2 peg-type, x1 screw-type
630 Lot of Assorted Tools and Supply Blackhawk hydraulic pump; Rope; Trouble lights; Air hose; Respirator masks; Everything pictured
631 x2 Large Steel Fab Tables 10′ x 7’6″ beam construction; 7’6″ x 9′ tube construction; Both are steel bases with plywood tops
632 Lot of Assorted Tools Milwaukee portable band saw; Stanley Bostitch nail gun; Window air conditioner; Pintle hitch insert; Dewalt shop drill
633 Lot of Assorted Tools Bottle jacks; Spot stitcher; Air tools; Mag drill bits; Masonry bits; Allen wrenches; Large tooling bits; Sawzall
634 Lot of Safety Harnesses and Straps Lot of Safety Harnesses and Straps
635 Lot of Assorted Tools and Supply Cord reels; Jack stands; screw clamps; grease guns; Angle grinders
636 Lot of Assorted Tools and Supply Forklift hitch; Hole saws; Clamps; Grease guns; Clevices; Reel of wire; Everything pictured
637 Wood Workbench, Saw Horses, Cabinet Wood Workbench, Saw Horses, Cabinet
638 Assorted Office Furniture and Electronics Includes everything pictured
639 Retractable Cord Reel Rated for NEMA 4X hazardous locations
640 Shuttle Power Scooter Mechanical condition unknown



Terms and conditions:

Physical Auction Location: This is an online-only auction.

Physical Asset Locations: 516 N. Morgan St., Mentone, IN 46539. (Former A&B Fabricating facility.) Click here for Google map.

Auction Date / Time: Lots will close Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern.

Bidding Platforms: The auction will be held online-only via Bidspotter.com

Preview: Public inspection will be held Monday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern.

Registration: See online bidding terms and register via BidSpotter.com. Do not wait until the last minute to register, especially if you are a first-time BidSpotter user!

Buyer’s Premium: 18%

Sales Tax: There is no sales tax charged for this auction.

Payment: Payment may be made via Cash; Check (Accompanied with Bank Letter of Guarantee for full invoice amount to AAA Auction Service); Visa/Mastercard/Paypal; Cashier’s check; or Wire transfer. There is no discount or surcharge for any form of payment.

Removal Dates / Times: Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. For scheduling, contact Dan Dowler: dan@aaaauctionservice.com; 260-849-0541.  FORKLIFT WILL BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY UNTIL NOON.

Removal Terms: Paid invoice must be shown in order to remove any lots. No equipment may be removed outside of scheduled removal times. Buyers are responsible for all risk, loss, damage, injury, and cost caused by or incurred as part of removal. Buyers MUST hire or be professional, experienced, qualified de-installers and riggers AND provide a certificate of insurance or bond of no less than $1,000,000 dollars, naming AAA Auction Service as the insured, prior to de-installing or rigging any items. Any items remaining at the auction location at the close of removal period may be considered abandoned and resold at public or private sale, with all deficiencies charged to the defaulting purchaser. Any items paid for but remaining at the auction location may be charged a $250/lot/day storage fee, which must be paid before lots may be removed.

Absence of Warranties: All items are sold As-Is, Where-Is, with no warranties, with all sales final. Bidder is responsible for conducting full inspection and satisfying any inquiries. Auctioneer is not responsible for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in pictures or descriptions. If the public preview time is not feasible for you, please call and schedule to preview at another time – you are responsible for completing your own due diligence. Auctioneer and auction employees will not conduct inspections or otherwise offer opinions regarding the auction items to bidders; each bidder is responsible for determining the condition of each property before bidding.

Announcements: Any announcements made by the auctioneer on the day of sale will supercede any previous communications from the auctioneer.

Seller: A&B Fabricating and Maintenance, Inc.

Auctioneer: AAA Auction Service, Inc. Ron Steinman, Pres. Tim Roy and Dan Dowler, Auction Mgrs.


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