COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) -- Colchester's Public Works Department will be auctioning off some heavy duty equipment that they no longer need this weekend.
"Ranges from pretty heavy duty landscaping equipment to an old pro wet vac."
Colchester is cleaning house or rather clearing out the bays where the town's fleet of vehicles are repaired.
The result is a silent auction featuring equipment the Public Works Department no longer needs or can use.
"This is an old Scag tiger mower."
There are some big ticket items like trucks and even a 16 person passenger van with wheelchair access. Then there's tool boxes for trucks, old oil tanks, and a lot of other equipment in various conditions.
"If we get close to fair market value we'll be happy," said Jim Paggioli, Director of Public Works.
There is also what used to be a town fire truck, it's been modified though. They took off the back and added a dump truck bed. They also added a catch basin cleaner so that the Public Works Department could use it.
It's another item that may be the rare find though.
"The tri axle is one of the bigger pieces which may serve someone in the construction industry well," Paggioli said.
Paggioli says the Saturday morning auction will raise money for the general fund and will free up much needed space at the town garage.
"Cleaning up the space that we have is most useful to us," said Paggioli.
The one thing not in the auction is a 1967 Corvette Stingray: that is expected to get its own auction this fall.
"That will definitely go, yes," said Paggioli.
The Vette starts at 10 Saturday morning, but you can stop by at 8 to preview the items. Bring cash, money order, or a bank check.
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