How much you got?

The City of Arcata, just like all of us, is trying to figure out where all this stuff came from! Screw this stuff! It’s gotta go! 

Thus, from now until August 16, the city will hold a surplus property auction much to the delight of the bid-happy members of the community. Looking at the list, if we’re honest, there’s some pretty choice items Arcata has decided it doesn’t want anymore. And while some of the larger ticket items carry minimum bids — $2,000 for a dump truck, be reasonable — there’s nothing stopping you from bidding $1 on Arcata’s 1958 Hyster Forklift.

Most importantly, have fun. 

City of Arcata press release below (full list below that): 



Need parts for a 2011 Crown Vic? How about for a 1992 GMC Topkick dump truck? Bargain hunters, here is your chance to buy used City of Arcata equipment during the city’s surplus property auction. Potential bidders can inspect the auction items Monday through Friday between 1 and 4 p.m. from Thursday, August 3 through Tuesday, August 15, at the City’s corporation yard at 600 South G Street. There will be a final chance to inspect items on Wednesday, August 16, from 9 to 10 a.m. Bids must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16.

The list of equipment up for auction includes a 1990 Ingersoll Rand air compressor, a gas powered smoke blower, a 100 gallon steel fuel tank, a 1958 Hyster forklift XA, four Magna Charge electric vehicle chargers, a 2008 Miles electric vehicle and an assortment of other used City vehicles which are being sold for parts only. A full list of equipment for sale is available at the City of Arcata website. Click the “Bids” button.

All interested buyers need to fill out a bid form, available for download here, at the City Manager’s office at City Hall, or from the Streets and Utility Division Secretary at the corporation yard. Bids must be mailed or delivered in a sealed envelope addressed to the City of Arcata, 736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521, ATTN: SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY. All bids must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16.

Bidders must contact the City at (707) 822-5953 by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18, to verify if they placed the winning bid.

Everything up for auction will be sold as-is and where-is. Vehicles are sold for parts only and the City will not provide smog certification. Payment for all items must be made in person, in full by cash, cashier’s check or money order within three business days of notification of being the winning bidder at the City Finance Office at City Hall. Sale items must be picked up from the corporation yard between 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and no later than Monday, August 21, 2017, at 4 p.m.

For more information, call (707) 825-2101 or go here.

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OK, LoCO just went and got the complete list of surplus stuff. And here ‘tis:

  1. 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Vin# 2FABP7BV5BX112227
  2. Utility Trailer Red 4’x 8’
  3. 1997 Chevy Lumina Vin# 2GIWL52M9V9163556 
  4. 1997 Chevy S10 Pickup Vin# 1GCDT19X3V8170232
  5. 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Vin# 2FAFP71W0YX167497
  6. 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Vin# 2FAFP71W9Y209239
  7. 2000 Ford Explorer Vin# 1FMZU72E8YUB47664
  8. 2000 Ford F-150 Pickup Vin# 1FTPX18L6YKB11022
  9. 2000 Dodge Dakota Pickup Vin# 1B7GG22N1YS698472
  10. 1992 GMC Topkick Dump Truck Vin# 1GDK7H1J9NJ502951** (Minimum Bid $2000)
  11. 1990 Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor SN179826-089-317 (Minimum Bid $500) 
  12. 1958 Hyster Forklift XA109483
  13. 1996 Kohler Generator 159PS1010T1156004 (Minimum Bid $2500) 
  14. Pipe Trailer 4.5’x 14.5’
  15. 1991 Ford F-350 Boom Truck Vin# 1FDKF38M9MKA84292 ** 
  16. 2007 Ford F450 Service Truck Vin# 1FDXF46P37EB34924 ** (Minimum Bid $1500) 
  17. Unit# 511 1990 Gorman Rupp 6 inch Pump E488082-T10
  18. Unit# 530 Ingersoll Rand Generator 264508VDG811 (Minimum Bid $2500) 
  19. 2008 Miles Electric Vehicle Vin# LECPT22B98T000118
  20. 1998 Dodge Dakota Pickup Vin# 1B7FL22P8WS677186
  21. Stone Gas Powered Concrete Mixer
  22. 7200lb two post vehicle hoist
  23. Wheeltronic vehicle jack
  24. (1) 10ftx10ft Garage Door
  25. (1) 10ftx10ft Garage Door
  26. Troybilt 26” High Wheel Mower
  27. Redmax backpack blower
  28. Sthil Hedge Trimmer
  29. Makita 12V Drill
  30. Aluminum Truck box
  31. Steel Van Storage Rack
  32. Walk behind Gas powered Concrete Saw
  33. Sewer camera lot
  34. Gas powered smoke blower
  35. (1) Roll of Dayco Sewer cleaning hose
  36. Automotive parts lot
  37. Tire lot (2) P225/70R16
  38. Tire/Wheel lot (4) P215/70R15
  39. 100 Gallon Steel Fuel Tank
  40. (4) Magna Charge Electric Vehicle Chargers
  41. Camper Shell Green (Fits short bed Dodge Dakota)
  42. Onan 20 Genset Trailer Mounted Generator