Began: 04/19/19 at 9:00 AM EDT
Location: 1560 Likens Rd, Marion, OH 43302

Located: 1560 Likens Rd. Marion Ohio 43302, 2 mi N.E. of town in Marion Twp., signs off SR 309 E. & SR 4 N.

Jim & Charlotte are preparing for retirement after many yrs. in the family business which started in 1951.

Loading Available day of Auction, Saturday & Sunday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

AUCTION ORDER: Starting with shop tools and electronics. Heavy equipment and rolling stock sells @ 10:15. Real Estate sells @ 12:00 Noon.

REAL ESTATE (SELLS @ 12:00): Auditor Parcels 200010008700 and 200010013600. Being  a total of 14.52+/- acres with 7,260+/- commercial shop with offices. Being offered in 3 Real Estate Tracts. We will also offer (1) steel frame building only as a separate tract. Bid to buy each individually, combination or as a whole using the multi parcel method. Call office for private tour.

TRACT# 1: 3.350+/- acres with 7,260+/- sq. ft. steel frame building with 610’ L x 30’ W driveway consisting of 3 heated shops, office area, breakroom, mens/womens restrooms, 3 phase elect.  (500 amp.) with single phase converter, city water with 8” supply line, septic system with city sewer available, natural gas heat for offices, waste oil furnace for shops, large gravel parking area with rear fenced lot. Partial shop and office area currently rented on a month to month base @ $1,500 per month and outside rear lot space currently rented @ $1,000 per month.

TRACT# 2: 8+/- acres with 330’ road frontage on Likens Rd. consisting of vacant ground.

TRACT# 3: 3.165+/- acres with 380’ +/- road frontage on Likens Rd. consisting of vacant ground (with partial erected steel building) – which is being offered separately.

TRACT# 4: 1992 Butler 20,160+/- sq. ft. (168’ x 120’ 20’) steel frame building, framework assembled, but never finished. Owner states all siding and components available to finish structure. Buyers responsibility to remove at their own expense within 40 days. Sells in an as-is condition!

Terms: We will require 10% down (non-refundable) per tract or $25,000 as a whole.  Taxes prorated to closing.  Surveys to be paid by sellers if needed.  All sell in as-is condition with balance due in 45 days.

EXCAVATOR-ATTACHMENTS-DOZER: 2007 New Holland E80 MSR, 8 ton, excavator, C/H/A, rubber tracks, blade, quick hitch, aux. hyds., 7152 hrs. (good unit); (5) Werk-Brau buckets being 12’, 18”, 24”, 36” & 48” ditch (selling separate); NPK hyd. hammer breaker; Kent vibratory plate compactor; ’95 Cat 953B crawler loader, 2 yd. bucket w/teeth, cab, heat, 50% under carriage, 4672 hrs.; 8’ light duty bucket and pallet forks (both for skidloaders)

DUMP TRUCK-PICKUP:93 Aero Max L9000, 8’ steel dump bed, tool box, rebuilt LT Cummins eng., 7 spd., air brakes, 471,039 mi. (good & clean); ‘04 Ford F-350 Lariet Super Duty 4WD, ext. cab, Power Stroke V8 dsl, auto, air, leather, Stahl utility bed, new rubber, 213,000 mi., sharp truck; 130 gal. fuel tank w/pump.

TRAILERS-PARTS TRENCHER: ‘93 Eager Beaver 20 HALX (20 ton) tag trailer, tandem axle, 27’ x 102”, dovetail, ramps (nice); 18’ x 8’ tandem axle flatbed, 3’ dovetail, ramps; 16’ x 8’ tandem flatbed, tool boxes, (2) hand winchs; (all 3 pintle hitches); Wells Cargo 8’ x 5’ single axle enclosed cargo trailer; Vermeer V-434 ride on trencher w/blade, motor (for parts)

WOOD BUILDINGS: approx. 10’ x 50’ wood storage building; 6’ x 8’ yard shed.

LASERS-ELECTRONICS: Top Con RL-SV2S rotating laser; Laser Alignment 775 beam aligner; Proto Tec LF2000 digital underground locator; Spectra-Physics EL-1 elect. level; Bullseye 5+ Apache laser receiver for dozer/hoe; Fuji Tecom HG-10 water leak detector; metal detector; Targetec LM 2000 special alignment instrument for sewer work; laser pipe stand; computer software for soil take off system.

SHOP EQUIP.-TOOLS: Hobart Stickmate LX 235 AC/160 DC welder; acetylene torch outfit; Stihl TS 420 concrete saw; Stihl BT45 gas drill; 4” concrete bit; DeWalt T-handle hammer drill; bench grinder; mitre saw; pallet jack; misc. pallet racking; (3) steel pipe racks; Buyers ATV fert. spreader; Troy Bilt Pony rototiller; Honda 3.5 hp. gas 2” transfer pump; 110 volt trash pump; concrete hand tools; wrenches, sockets; 50’ fiber. ext. ladder; lg. vise; (2) steel racks; Goodman 100,000 btu gas furnace with A/C; 10” table saw; new unloading dock cushions; parts washer; (2) wood bolt bins; plastic tote bin; new cutting torch; hyd. & screw jacks; chains, cables, rigging items; sev. new eng. filters; shop supplies; (2) semi dolly jacks; (12) basement jacks; concrete blankets; sev. hand tools; Harman wheel chair auto lift w/reece hitch; misc. office items, etc. Blueprints available.

AGGREGATE MATERIAL: 5,000-6,000 ton recyclable asphalt, and 6,000-7,000  ton concrete; 200 ton sand, 200 ton landscape stone; 300 yds. clay fill dirt; The figures above are only estimates and cannot be guaranteed.

MISC. CONTRUCTION SUPPLIES: lots of asst. commercial waterline parts, valves, fittings & piping; many ADS black plastic culvert pipe; lots of large concrete culvert pipe; concrete barriers; 100’s of PVC pipe fittings; gas line, water lines; asst. clay tile; PVC pipe fittings; Heavy Duty valve boxes; sev. poly water pipe; SDR sewer & water line piping; C.I. drain covers; barricade barrels; silt fence; (3) street barricades; plastic rolls of barricade fence; sev. pcs. of old sandstone blocks and marble blocks; (7) cattle panels; sev. feet rubber belting; 6 x 6 wood posts; sev. cage shuttle tanks; 7-8 solid int. doors; and etc.

Owners: Jim & Charlotte Trafzer


Ben A. Higgins, Broker & Auctioneer 

Ben F. Higgins, Realtor & Auctioneer  

Brad Higgins, Dan Lessing, David Flood, Jon Axthelm (Apprenctice) Auctioneers


TERMS: Cash, check, VISA/MasterCard w/driver’s license. 4% Buyer’s Premium waived for cash or check. Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. Concessions Available 



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Ben Higgins Realty & Auction Co., LLC

1210 Harding Hwy W. (SR 309) Marion, OH 43302

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