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Saturday, April 7th 2018 @ 10:00AM

LOCATION: on the farm at 1775 20 Mile Rd. Kent City, MI 49330

DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rapids take US-131 North to the Cedar Springs/M-46 WEST exit #104, (17 Mile Rd), West 2 miles to Algoma Ave., North 3 miles to 20 Mile Road, West 5 miles. OR North of Kent City on Peach Ridge Ave. 3 miles to 20 Mile Rd, East 2 miles. OR South of Newaygo 10 miles on M-37 to Bailey Rd. East 3 miles to Peach Ridge Ave, South 1 mile to 20 Mile Rd. then east 2 miles (Kent County)

Due to the death of my husband, John C. Ritz, I have decided to sell our mini-farm and move. Therefore, I have commissioned Art Smith Auctioneers to conduct a Live Public Auction to disperse of our tractors, farm equipment, shop/construction tools and milking equipment. I would very much appreciate you attending my Auction and would like to thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Very best regards, Linda Ritz

NOTE: Linda and her late husband John were in the process of setting up their self-sustaining organic farm. They were milking a few cows, raised pork, beef, fruit, vegetables and had a flock of laying hens. John had worked at GM 36th St. plant for over 20 years, owned and operated Ritz Construction and Ritz Properties.

A nice line of smaller farm equipment, livestock equipment and shop tools will make this an Auction you will want to attend. Make plans to be just N.E. of Kent City on April 7 @ 10AM for the start of this Country Farm Auction.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Master Card or VISA with 5% service fee.  We subscribe to PAY-TEC (A NATIONAL CHECK COLLECTION COMPANY).


10:00AM: 2 Rings with Shop Tools & Household

Approx. 12Noon: Guns, Tractors & Equipment

SPECIAL INSPECTION: Friday, April 6th 4:00PM-6:00PM

Lunch wagon, port-a-jons and loader tractor available for your convenience

TRUCK: Just added 03-30-18

2000 Ford F-350 7.3L diesel, 2x4, 4-door, utility/service truck (approx. 300,000k miles)


1966 John Deere Mod. 4020 diesel, WF, 3pt, 18.4X34” tires, 5,800 hrs on meter, 540/1000 PTO, 95HP, dual remotes, Syncro-Range w/cab #147959R

2002 John Deere Mod. 4410 diesel sub-compact, 4X4, WF, 3pt, 43X16-20” tires, 2776 one owner hrs, 34HP, folding ROP #145678 w/ JD 430 front loader w/joy-stick control & 6’ drive over mower deck

1974 IHC Mod. 574 gas, WF, 3pt., 16.9X28” tires, 1945 hours, 67HP, PS, 540 PTO #U105122  w/IHC 2000 front loader

1997 Yamaha Timberwolf quad runner, 4x4, elect start, new battery

3pt. Euroc Mod. 250 fertilizer spreader

3pt. Rotomatec post hole digger w/18” auger

3pt. 1bt. plow

3pt. John Deere Mod. 48 back hoe

3pt. John Deere Mod. 613, 6’ brush-hog

3pt. Frontier 7’ back blade

3pt. Frontier 5’ rototiller

3pt. counter weight

3pt. quick hitch

Quick hitch front loader forks

New Holland Mod. 357 grinder/mixer

Knight Mod. 8018 Pro-Twin Slinger tandem axle manure spreader

FMC orchard sprayer w/8HP gas engine

Snowmobile trailer w/produce road side stand

Southwest 16’ tandem axle enclosed cargo trailer, wired for 110V

Haulmark 20’X8’ gooseneck elect./hyd. dump trailer, dual/tandem, 16” tires

Tri-axle 16’X8’ gooseneck equipment trailer w/fold-up ramps

Tandem axle 16’ X 6’3” equipment trailer w/ramps


John Deere 2 cyl. tractor hood & instrument panel

Approx. 500 NEW cement blocks

Cypress LX Giant mountain bike

High tinsel fencing wire

Quantity of fence ratchets

Misc. fencing supplies

Goose neck hitch

PVC hoop shed parts

Quantity of PCV fencing

Quantity of wood pallets

4’X4’ wood pallet boxes

Tomato cages

5 gal. buckets


(4) Garage trusses

Poly tote

Misc. motor oil

Elect. motors

Pipe fittings

Weed spray

Garden sprayer

File cabinets

Fuel tank nozzle


Bird houses

Approx. 5 bushels of red beans

Bag of grass seed


Lumber & planks

LP turkey cookers

Dog cage

100lb. LP tank

Camping items


12 ton hyd. log splitter w/8.5HP gas engine

Acetylene torch outfit complete on cart

Power Craft arc welder

Hobart Mod. LX235 AC/160 arc welder

Lincoln Mod. 3200 wire feed welder

220V elect. cord

Pacer 9 ½ HP gas trash pump

2” pump hose

Ridgid Mod. K-1500 A power sewer auger

Ridgid Mod. K-400 power sewer auger

Jobsmart upright portable air compressor

Bosch Brute elect. jack hammer

Magnum airless paint sprayer

Garden rototiller

Upright floor sander

Shop lights

Clarke floor drum sander



Several tool boxes

Building supplies

Several fiberglass step ladders

110K Ready Heater

Pulse vac

Milwaukee dymo drill

Honda 5,000 watt generator

Push lawn fertilizer spreader

Cement finishing tools

Bull float

Shop shelves

Conduit bender

Several heavy duty power drain augers

Hardware in bins

Marshall Town Sharp-Shooter drywall hopper gun

Router bits

Power tile saws

Bosch Hammer drill

Paslode finish nailer

Paslode framing nailer

Hand tile saw

Ridgid pipe threader

Concrete forms

Form stakes


Splitting mauls

Portable air compressor

Jumper cables

Tri-pod pipe vise

Ratchet chain binders

Handyman jack


Log chains

2 gal of hyd. fluid, unopened

Dyna Glo 85k LP ready heater

Titon Industrial 5,500 watt generator

Honda portable generator

Grease guns

Husqvarna Mod. K970 power concrete saw

Dayton Hydraulic elevating shop cart/work platform

Several shop vacs

Dayton arc welder

Honda 13 HP power washer

Elect. hedge trimmers

Gas cans

Dewalt jig saw

20” Brutus tile cutter

Cement mixer

Belt sander

Bosch power miter saw

Shop bins full of misc. shop items

Bolts, nuts & screws

Hole saws

Quantity of power & hand tools

Air pup tank

Wood clamps

Hilti tool

Disc grinder


Hand saws

¾” socket set

Pneumatic grinders & impact tools


Bench grinder

Elect. drills

Land wheel

Surveyor stick

Bolt cutter

Shop cabinets

Scrap iron

5HP irrigation pump

Tow strap

Tie down straps

Another trash pump

Welding rod

Pipe threaders


Work bench

LP tank w/weed torch

Saw horses

Garden hose

Garden sprinklers


Approx. 400 gal. SS bulk tank w/cooling unit


Surge Alomo Vacuum pump w/3HP single phase motor

Approx. (8) SS milking buckets both floor model & hanging w/cups

(3) SS milk strainers

Miscellaneous milking equipment

Milk house heater

MABC semen tank

(3) Port-a-Hut farrowing hog shelters w/pig rails

Hog panels

Several sections of cattle head lock stanchions

Farm gates

Wood feed bunk

Several indoor wire rabbit cages

Nesting boxes, feeders & waters

Feed carts

SS pig self-feeder

Cattle water cups, some new

Several hog farrowing crates

Ear tattoo tool

Large portable barn fan

Ear tags & other livestock equipment

Milk pasteurizer

Chicken water

Stock tanks

Miscellaneous chicken equipment


 Under roof approx. Approx. 10 full cords of fire wood


WASHBURN console piano w/bench

Patio furniture

Lawn ornaments

Canning items & canners

LP patio heater

Car seat


Upright freezer

Chest freezer



Christmas decorations

Computer desk

Miscellaneous board games

Elect. roasters

Pots & pans

Chafer pans w/lids

Egg scales

Bean slicer

Buggy jack dated 1890

Draw shave

Grain scythe

Hand corn planter

Hand coffee grinder

Oil lamps

Wood butter mold

Cow bell

Flour sifters

Table scale

Antique sun lamp

Wash tubs

STOP sign


1. Ruger Mod. 10-22 .22 autoload, SS w/3-9 var scope #243-19771

2. Thompson Center Contender .17Rem single w/3-9 var scope #399525

3. Henry Golden Boy .22 Mag lever action, oct brl, tube feed #GB039312M (in box , like new)

4. Henry Golden Boy NRA Second Amendment Tribute Edition .22 lever action, oct brl, tube feed #NRASAT1187 (new in box, never fired)

5. Iver Johnson 12ga single w/hammer #38424B

6. Marlin Mod. 60 .22 autoload, tube feed #15370003

7. Thailand Siamese 8x52MMR Mauser bolt #NA

8. JC Higgins Mod. 10116 .22 autoload, tube feed #2271576

9. Stevens Mod. 1244 12ga bolt

10. CVA Plainsman .50 cal muzzle loader #941843

11. CVA .45 cal muzzle loader, dbl trigger #0031887

12. Remington Mod. SP-10 Magnum 10ga autoload, syn camo stock, vented rib #RM022077

13. Mossberg Kayhan Silver Reserve 12ga over/under Whitetails Unlimited, gold trigger, vented rib, choke tubes #TR12037544

14. Mossberg Mod. 500C 20ga pump, vented rib, choke tubes #L912011

15. Savage Mod. 30 Series D 12ga pump, vented rib #B525133

16. Mossberg Mod. 500A 12ga pump, slug brl, vented rib #K657771

17. Mossberg Mod. 835 12ga pump, syn camo stock, vented rib, choke tubes #UM113156

18. Crossman Quest .177 pellet gun

(2) Bayonets

Misc. ammo

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