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Larry & Beverly Croff



Saturday Morning, June 13th, 2015 Starting at 10:00AM

LOCATION: 7675  Warner St. Allendale, MI 49401

DIRECTIONS: North of Allendale 1 ½ miles on 68th Ave. to Warner, west 1 ¼ miles. OR Take I-96 west of Grand Rapids or east of Muskegon to the Coopersville/Allendale exit # 16 (68th Ave.) south 4 miles to Warner St. then west 1 ¼ miles. (Ottawa Co.)

Due to advancing age and health issues we have decided to sell, at Live Public Auction, our shop tools, tractors, trucks, trailers, antiques and miscellaneous items accumulated over the past 65 years. We have commissioned Art Smith Auctioneers to conduct our Auction. We invite you to come out to our auction and thank you in advance for attending.

Very best regards,

Larry & Beverly Croff

NOTE: Larry & Beverly are lifelong area residents. Larry worked in the tool and die & welding trades most of his life, retiring from General Motors in 1997. He was very active in his work shop & operating his backhoe.  He could make or fix most anything and had the tools and equipment to get the job done. The barns are full of nice items and worth your attention. Larry bought out a hardware store a few years back and has much quality hardware. Come on out guys, you’ll be glad you did!!

For your convenience we will have off street parking, lunch wagon, port-a-jons and wash-up station.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Master Card or VISA with 3% service fee. We subscribe to Pay-Tec. (A NATIONAL CHECK COLLECTION COMPANY.)


10:00AM: 3 Auction Rings

Approx. 12NOON: Tractors, Autos & Equipment


Restored 1950 John Deere Mod. B, NF, Fenders, new 13.6X38” tires, new clutch, new paint, new front tires, after market 3pt., Power-Trol, Ser. #226959 (nice tractor)

Allis Chalmers 6-wheel road grader, gas, 9’3” grader blade w/scarifier #D-2795

(6) 900X20” military tires (fits grader)

Allis Chalmers LP gas warehouse Hi-Low

1970 Ford Industrial Mod. 5550 backhoe/loader, diesel, 16.9X28” tires, bucket w/forks, 21” backhoe bucket, shuttle shift, cab, runs great! Larry owned this for 34 years.

1952 Caterpillar Mod. DT, diesel, Ser. # 5U6622 w/owner’s manual, neighbor owned for 33 years!

Backhoe “thumb” attachment

34” backhoe bucket

General 7 ton 18’X8’ tri-axle dozer trailer w/beaver tail & fold up ramps, pintle hitch

10 ton 25’X8’ backhoe trailer w/beaver tail & fold up ramps, tandem axle duals, pintle hitch

1978 Chevy C-60, gas, 366-V, 5sp. spilt rear end, duals w/hoist

1989 Chevy Silverado 4X4 Blazer V8 automatic, 139K miles VIN # IGNEV18K2KF181984

1977 Chevy 4X4 Blazer plow truck (rough, no plow) VIN # CKL187F184483

1968 Chevrolet Concours  4dr. hardtop, V-8 automatic (solid, but needs restoration) VIN # 136398K161278

Shop built 8’X20’ tri-axle trailer frame

4’X8’ utility trailer

Chevy S-15 pick-up for scrap

Rear axle for GMC truck

Lincoln portable arc welder/generator mounted on trailer w/2cyl. Onan gas engine w/elect. start

3pt. 6’ brush hog

3pt. 5’ back blade

7’ cultipacker


Cement mixer

Aluminum pickup cap

Etc. etc.


Acetylene torch set, complete on cart

Clark roll-a-bout tool chest w/top tool box (new)

Kennedy roll-a-bout tool chest w/top tool box

Cut off saw on cart

B&D portable hammer/chisel

(2) 27-drawer shop carts full of elec. & plumbing supplies

Handy man jack

72 unit parts bin full of new bolts, nuts & washers

Milwaukee disc grinder

Battery load tester

Rockwell disc grinder

Hammer drill

Belt sander

Makita sawzall

6” belt/12” disc sander

Hyd. floor jack

Metal cut off saw

32” X 32” X 1 ¾” welding table

Miller Mod. 330A/BP, AC-DC Gas Tungsten arc welding machine w/argon tank and cooling tank single phase (1 owner)

Hobart Ind. Micro-Wire Mod. AC 300 welding machine w/large argon tank, 3 phase

Morris heavy duty Ind. radial drill w/bits, drill vise, chucks etc. 3 phase

Lincoln Type SAE 200 DC welder

Bench mod. drill press

26”X36”X1” steel welding table

Horz. band saw

Several double disc bench grinders on pedestals

Morgon Mod. MD-400M, drilling/milling machine w/accessories

Enco Mod. 1236-B metal lathe on steel bench, 48”bed, 3 & 4 jaw chucks

Atlas Mod. 3950 metal lathe, 26” bed, on steel bench w/vise

Metal lathe tooling

Powermate 200 PSI air compressor (new)

Several 48” & 36” aluminum pipe wrenches

Many pneumatic tools

Several hyd. floor jacks

Clark sand blaster cabinet (new)

10 ton port-a-power

Rolls of welder wire

Ridgid pipe cutters, reamers & threaders

Elect. pipe cutter

Ridgid Pipe vise on stand

Jayco inline air filter & water separator

10” wet tile saw

Hobart 2000 wire feed unit for Hobart welder

Drake arbor press

15hp phase converter

Craftsman 10” radial arm saw

Van Norman #12 milling machine 3 phase

Welding bench w/vise

Large A-Frame w/2 ton chain fall

Cherry picker

Engine stand

Manual tire changer

Many shop cabinets

Many Stanley socket set, SAE & Metric

Large LARGE!  Quantity of hand tools & wrenches

Gear pullers

Air ratchets & drills

Ridgid tube benders


Hand saws

200 unit parts bin full of PVC fittings

200 unit parts bin partial full of copper fittings

Many precision tools most in wood boxes (Starrett, Lufkin, Titan etc.)

Acetylene torch gauges

36” acetylene torch handle

Pneumatic angle grinder

Pneumatic sawzall

Battery charger

Wagner power painter

6” vise

Cordless drills

Several shop carts

Drill bits

Bolt cutter

Bar clamps

(2) Chain pipe wrenches

Conduit bender


(2) Helium tanks

4 level turntable display bin full of pipe fittings

Watt meter

(2) 24” Crestoloy adj. wrenches

Open/box wrench set up to 2”

Box of cotter keys

Elect. cords

Deep set impact sockets

Cummins ¾” socket set up to 2 ½”

½” drill

Much welding rod

100 lb. box of welding rod

Brazing rod

Several parts bin cabinets full of nuts & bolts

Many welding helmets

Dozens of C-clamps

Welding vise grips

100’s of lathe bits

100’s of drill bits

Large tap & die set

Wood lathe tools

Auto body tools

Several tool boxes full of tools

Chain binders

Log chains

Ridgid 2” pipe threader

36” Brown & Sharp caliper

8 level display turntable full of pipe fittings

Elect. lift table

Steel racks

Jack stands

David White transit w/stick & tripod

Large 27 drawer full of new misc. hardware & tooling

Hardware store display full of hardware

Bull float

Sewer snake

Dozens of cement drills

LP ready heater

Hand press

Box of 36” heliarc welding rod

7 drawer cabinet full of misc. tools

Several chain saws

Pro-Line commercial steam cleaner

Airless paint sprayer

Steel rack full of stainless steel & aluminum

Steel rack on wheels

Many shop cabinets & shelves

Etc. etc.


Many new log chain hooks

(3) New walking lights

(3) Solar lights

(4) New vanity tops

New light fixtures

New windows

½” & ¼” plywood

(12) new lengths of copper pipe

Brass & copper pipe fittings

¾” new black pipe

(2) New lamp post

Ball mounts & balls

Refractories motor

Concrete mix

New Rose Garden arbor

(2) 5 gal. roof coating

New bathroom fittings


Patio table

12’X100’ roll of plastic

New 8’ & 4’ florescent bulbs

Bed frame

8’ light fixtures

New tractor seat

(2) CB base transceivers

Rival food slicer

Hyd. hoses

4 gun wall rack

(2) 5gal. transmission/hyd. fluid

Leather gloves

Chain link fence stretcher

Elect. chain saw


Hunting clothes

Boxes of 3” & 4” PVC fittings

Many boxes of nails

Boxes of light switch covers

Boxes of hinges

Boxes of elect. supplies

Boxes of household items

Auto parts

3/8” drywall


Hyd. cylinder


Appliance cart

Vacuum pump

(4) 2”X11 ½’ of angle iron

New hand truck tires

Drum of hyd. oil w/hand pump

(2) Sections of bowling alley floor

Elect. motors

HD clevises

Peg board

Diamond plate

File cabinets

42 unit parts bin full of misc. items

Main breaker boxes

Foreman’s desk

Sheet metal

Cases of motor oil

HD castors

Misc. steel

Jack stands

Brass valves

Aluminum folding ramps

New diesel truck muffler

Drum of diesel fuel w/elec. pump

Post driver

Quantity of lumber

New lavatory

Wood extension ladder

Large barn fan


Treated 2X6

Boxes of chain link fence fittings

(3) 14’ W, 12’ H overhead garage doors with openers

Basement jacks

Snow rake

New 1000’roll of 14-2 NMB w/ground wire

Ladder jacks

Posthole digger

(8) 55 gal. drums with clamp on lids

(2) 36”X36” X1/4” slate

Cyclone fence gates w/rollers

Sidewalk form stakes

Many elect. motors

8”X32” hyd. cylinder

Gas engine

Vinyl handrail

Water well pump

Rolls of new heavy wire

New 16’ X 5 ½” E-On manufactured decking (35 pc.)

Privacy fence

(6) Wrought iron porch rails

Approx. 12 rolls of cyclone fence

(5) Sheets of aluminum 10’X4’


100’s & 100’s of cement blocks

1/8” steel sheets

Steel saw horses

Spool cart

SS parts washer

Shop built 14’ high fork lift platform

Dog house

(4) Mobile home tongues

(5) Mobile home axles w/tires

Swing set

Road signs


(8) Sheets 36” X 6” nickel??

Aluminum siding

Aluminum ladder

Swimming pool ladders

Aluminum beer kegs

Aluminum car awning

Approx. 50 T-post

Approx. 20 14’X6”X8’ treated post

Aluminum portable wall tracks

I beams

SS table top

John Deere items



Nice OAK DeLaval cream separator parts cabinet w/tin front in color

Anco windshield wiper display cabinet


Kerosene lamps

Square OAK table

OAK desk

Kerosene barn lanterns

Buck saw

Single mantel Coleman gas lantern

OAK lift top hotel lavatory w/marble sink

1920’s long horse hair coat

OAK chifferobe

Toy fire truck

McGunn Post Office combination safe, 26”D, 36”W, 20”H

Brass headboard

Screw jacks

RR jack

Cross cut saw

Tonka toys

US post office drop mail box

Ice tongs

Youth sled

(4) Buggy wheels

Dinner bell w/post yoke

Factory cart

Etc. etc.


Rupp “Roadmaster” mini bike

American bull buffalo head mount

5X5 Elk shoulder mount

Elk hoof stool

Other head mounts

Minn Kota trolling motor (new)

Fishing rods & reels

Tackle boxes full

Fish spears

Artic Cat “Puma 340” snowmobile w/shop built storage cart, runs great!

Artic Cat snowmobile (not running)

Snowmobile sled

Ice fishing gear

Ice fishing box

Portable ice fishing shanty

Johnson 25HP outboard motor

Camp stove

Few double spring leg hold traps

Etc. etc.


Toro Hydro. “Ground Master 52” front mount mower w/ 52” deck

New 5HP push mower

Several other push mowers

Jacobsen garden tractor w/out deck

Toro lawn mower

Garden tractor fert. Spreader

Jari Monarch walk behind sickle mower

Line trimmers

Walk behind gas leaf blower

Husqvarna ST624E two stage self-propelled snow blower

Poulan Pro. Gas pole chain saw

Etc. etc. 

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