Forestry commission puts vehicle up for auction

(Source: SC Forestry Commission)
(Source: SC Forestry Commission)

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) - The South Carolina Forestry Commission has just posted nearly 30 vehicles for auction at

The equipment up for auction is officially retired from agency operations. The list includes 11 dozers of various sizes and makes, 13 transport rigs (11 with a flatbed trailer suitable for a large dozer, and two bobtail trucks without trailer), one Chevrolet Blazer, and three pickup trucks, according to a forestry commission news release. Four fire plows are also up for auction.

"Most are vehicles that, with little or no repair, can be driven off our premises," said Doug Mills, the forestry commission's fleet manager, in a statement. "But, for safety reasons, they're too old to be depended upon for fire duty."

Some of the emergency response vehicles date back to the 1970s and 1980s. One fire plow is a 1967 model.

The agency hopes to raise $200,000 with the auctions.

Buyers can view each item by visiting and typing "South Carolina" into the search field. Bidding will remain open through mid-January.

Potential buyers may inspect the equipment Jan. 10 and 11 at the forestry commission's headquarters at 5500 Broad River Rd. in Columbia.

Winning bidders will have 10 business days to pick up their purchases.

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