- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A California-based company has helped auction off equipment and vehicles used at a Hawaii sugar plantation that shut down its operations at the end of last year.

The two-day auction run by Global Partners started Wednesday, The Maui News reported (http://bit.ly/2jsIMut ). Items from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company that were up for grabs included pickup trucks, farming equipment, machine shop items and microscopes.

Auction officials say about 1,000 people registered online for the event and about 250 bidders attended the auction at a Maui hotel.

There was a 15 percent premium of the bid price for onsite bidders and an 18 percent premium of the bid price for online bidders.

During Wednesday’s auction, an all-terrain vehicle went for $9,500. The John Deere Gators have a retail price of around $13,000.

Hawaii Island resident Chris Greenwell walked away with at least two lots of lathes for less than $1,000.

A 2013 Toyota Tacoma sold for $22,500 and a 2002 Ford F350 flatbed pickup with auto crane and other amenities went for $4,500. A 2011 Ford pickup sold for $6,000.

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company was the state’s last remaining sugar plantation before it shuttered last month.

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Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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