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From dump trucks to pickups, TPWD auctions off surplus equipment

A 1982 International dump truck is being sold off as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s online auction of surplus equipment.
A 1982 International dump truck is being sold off as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s online auction of surplus equipment. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Lone Star Auctioneers

The term gently used would probably be an understatement.

But if you’ve ever yearned for a rusted yellow 1982 International dump truck or a red 1987 International tractor, now’s the time.

Texas Parks and Wildlife is getting rid of its surplus equipment. There are plenty of pickups, including a 2001 Chevrolet decked out in Texas Parks and Wildlife signature green colors. There’s also a handful of old mowers, all-terrain vehicles and even a few trailers.

It’s one big flea market.

Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Steve Lightfoot

“It’s one big flea market,” said TPWD spokesman Steve Lightfoot. “It’s done as needed.”

The online vehicle and surplus auction is currently underway at Lone Star Auctioneers Inc. It’s scheduled to run through July 1 but could be extended to a later date.

Buyers beware: no purchases are recommended without viewing the vehicles first.

To see the equipment, buyers will likely have to hit the road. Items are scattered at TPWD sites throughout the state.

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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