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Saturday October 10th, 2015 starting at 10:00 AM

LOCATION: 20912 West Almy Rd. Howard City, MI 49329 - 2 miles west of Howard City on Almy Rd.

DIRECTIONS: Take US-131 north of Grand Rapids 30 miles or south of Big Rapids 20 to the Howard City/Newaygo/M-82 exit # 118, east 1/4  mile to Amy School Rd.,  North 1 mile to Almy Rd., east ½ mile. North side of the road. (Montcalm Co.)

After 40 years in the sawmill/logging industry, the owners of Ron Fisk Hardwoods Inc. / Forest Quest LLC have mutually decided to dissolve its businesses in order for each owner to pursue other interests.

NOTE: The saw mill was in operation until recently. Equipment has been well maintained and ready to work for you. Several units have new tires & major overhauls. Auction will begin at 10:00AM sharp with miscellaneous items then about 11:00 AM we will sell the saw mill components followed by the rolling stock and support equipment. Make plans to be just west of Howard City on Sat. Oct. 10 at 10:00 AM for the start of this live auction.


TERMS: Cash or good check day of Auction. MasterCard or VISA with 3% service fee. Out of state checks and checks over $5000 must have letter of credit from your bank guaranteeing payment to Art Smith Auctioneers for the Ron Fisk Hardwoods Inc. auction held in Howard City Michigan on October 10th, 2015.

Nothing removed until settled for. Titled vehicles must be paid for in cash or non-revocable funds in order to obtain title the day of the Auction; otherwise titles will be held until check clears.

REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT: All equipment will be removed by Saturday October 31, 2015. Removal is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Other terms may be announced Auction day.

REAL ESTATE: 12 ½ acres with buildings is for sale by owners. Call Auctioneers for contact information.


HMC AC40 four bunk air carriage with tong dog, Silvetech computerized set-works, log turner, 56” saw blade, 125HP elect. motor, 28” top saw, 30HP elect. motor w/Lazer Light

HMC EV10 vertical edger, 50HP elect. motor w/Lazer Lights

HMC HD40 carriage drive

HMC log deck, 18’ with stop loader

HMC V206 log debarker with clean-out conveyor & control cab

CMC log deck with stop loader

HMC off-bearing belts, 17’ & 8’

22’ roll case

14’ lumber deck


28’   4 strand hydraulic drive green chain

100’   4 strand electric gear-box driven green chain


Morbark 6-knife, 58” 125HP elect. motor, chip-pack with dual loading system & infeed vibrating conveyor, 40 HP elect. motor blower

480 Volt elect. control panels (sells separately)


2007 International “Paystar 5000” 6 axle, 26’  bed log truck with Serco 8500 self-loader, continuous turn clam, 565 ISX Cummins engine, 18sp., 376,400 miles VIN # 1HTXHAPT17J428938

1999 Sterling semi, day cab, 500 Cummins, 10sp., wet kit, 390,400 miles, VIN # 2FWYGDZB7XAB65765

1996 Mack CL753 semi, day cab, wet kit, 30K on major Cat 3406, 13 sp., 361,407 miles, VIN # 1M2AD28Y1TWOO1279

1990 International “Eagle 9300” semi, day cab, wet kit, new tires, Cummins,13 sp. 523,950 miles, VIN # 2HSFEADR8LCO37070


1998 Obrecht trailer (pup for 2007 Int. Paystar 5000)

2001 Wabash 50’, (4) 9’ spread axles, air ride chip van VIN # 1JJV502W31F727809

“B” Train combination: 1997 Thruway 28’, 5 axle, lead trailer with log bunks & removable log stakes, VIN # 2T9FA2858T1011656 & 1997 Thruway 28’, 3 axle pup trailer with log bunks & removable log stakes, VIN # 2T9FA2858T1011657

1993 Great Dane 50’ chip van, tandem with 2 spread lift axles, VIN # 1GRAA9830PB142003

1989 Bo-Cat 45’,  5 axle, open top walking floor chip trailer with full tarp, new suspension, new brakes, drums & bushings, VIN # 15RB04528K1SF0203

1978 Fruehauf 6 axle log trailer with log stakes, VIN # FWZ335390

1973 Fruehauf 30’ tri-axle, aluminum lead dump trailer VIN # FWP316702

1978 Talbert 35 ton, non-ground bearing, detachable drop deck equipment trailer, tri-axle, 24’ well, outriggers, VIN # 5202

1995 BBR 23’ fifth wheel, rubber ride tri-axle equipment trailer with beaver tail & ramps VIN # 29267


2010 Ford F-150, 4X4, 4-door, short box, V-8 automatic with tonneau cover, VIN # 1FTFW1EVAD31825 (1 owner)

2003 Ford F-150, 4X4, extended cab, short box, V-8 automatic with matching cap, VIN # 1FTRX18L03NB04230 (1 owner)

1998 Ford F-150, 4X4, extended cab, short box, V-8 automatic, VIN # 2FTZX18W9WCB11939

1997 Ford F-250, 4X4, 7.3L POWER-STROKE diesel, 5 sp. manual, with snow plow & 5TH wheel,  VIN # 1FHF26F4VEC61764


1995 John Deere Mod. 444E front loader with quick attach bucket, Ser. # CK444EB001511

1992 John Deere Mod. 444E front loader with quick attach bucket, Ser. # CK444ED001232

(2) Quick attach forks & log dogs

1984 John Deere Mod. 544C front loader with bucket, forks & log dog, new water pump, Ser. # B506491

1997 John Deere Mod. 488E forklift with side shuttle shift, 4 ton mast, Ser. # T0488EX834914

Warner-Swasey Mod. LD16026 forklift with side shuttle, 4 ton mast, Ser. # 16L3627DA

Case Mod. 350 dozer, 6 way blade, 6’8” wide, 300 hours on major overhaul, Ser. # 3054563

Timberjack Mod. 240 Forwarder skidder, 4 new Firestone Forestry tires, 28LX26”, Ser. # CE7234

1996 Timberjack Mod. 240A, cable skidder, new winch brake band, new Firestone 18.4X26” tires, 6330 HR, Ser. # NA (1 owner)

1985 Timberjack Mod. 230 cable skidder, 500 hours on major overhaul on Cummins engine, rebuilt transfer case (1 owner)

Pro-Tec 12’ snow pusher


Forestry System hand held “Jett-Tally” with lumber inspection & log scaling program & printer (1 owner)

Approx. 15HP air compressor, 440 Volt, 3 phase

Approx. 20HP air compressor, 440 Volt, 3 phase

Chain saws

Misc. skidder rims

(4) used 28Lx26” Forwarder tires

(4) mounted 23.1X26” Firestone tires

Lumber carts

Misc. loader & skidder tires

Hyd. hoses

Power tools

Tool boxes

Misc. shop & hand tools

1” Proto socket set up to 3 1/8”

Misc. elect. panels

Chain fall

(8) 4’X20’ crane mats

(6) 56” & 60” circular saw blades

Misc. skidder and loader tire chains

(2) Semi van bodies for storage

(2) 500 gal fuel tanks with elect. pumps

Hyd. hose crimper

Pickup tool boxes

New & used elect. motors

Remaned Hyd. motor for AC 40 carriage drive

Battery charger

Starters & alternators


230V Hydro Tec “Pro-line” steam cleaner

Oil hose reels

15HP 220 volt single phase air compressor

Floor mod. drill press

Hyd. lift dual wheel tire remover

Ready heater

Parts bins

Misc. parts

6’X2’X2’ concrete berms

24”X21’ Poly drain culvert

300 gal. Poly tank

50 gal. pickup fuel tank with hand pump

(2) 100 gal. pickup fuel tanks (1 with elect. pump)

Many other miscellaneous items found around an operating saw mill.

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