Annual Forest Service Vehicle and Equipment Auction Opens Online February 1

Release Date: 

The U.S. Forest Service is offering the public an opportunity to purchase used government vehicles from several national forests at the Annual Used Vehicle and Equipment Auction scheduled online for February 1 through February 8, 2016.  A total of 23 items including pickup trucks, SUV's, crew carriers and miscellaneous ATV parts/tires will be sold to the highest bidder through an auction on the GSA website at To find this specific auction, enter the sale number 91QSCI-16-040 (don't enter dashes) on the web page. (Note: The sale number will not be effective on the website until February 1.)

"These online vehicle auctions are improving the efficiency of our fleet management program," said Forest Supervisor, Laurence Crabtree. "People also have an opportunity to look at the vehicles ahead of time, so they are ready to put in their bids during the auction."

Potential bidders can inspect the vehicles in this auction at three locations from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  (No weekend viewing is available.) Seven pickup trucks can be viewed at the Eldorado National Forest location. Two of the these trucks have major problems and must be towed due to a blown engine in one, and another that won't start. A van, two SUV's, four crew carriers and miscellaneous ATV parts/tires are also located at the Eldorado National Forest facility at 2350 Carson Road, Placerville, California. Five vehicles including two SUV's, two pickup trucks (one with accident damage and a bent frame) and one crew carrier can be viewed at the Tahoe National Forest facility at 12019 Charles Drive; Grass Valley, California. Three vehicles including two pickup trucks and one crew carrier can be viewed at the Inyo National Forest facility at 798 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA.   

For additional internet auction vehicle viewing and information, go to the GSA website at and look for instructions, registration and payment processing details. For questions about individual vehicles, contact Diana Cole at 530-621-5289.

Vehicles Available for 2016 Auction

Eldorado National Forest Location:

Pickups: (7)

  • 2004 Chevy 1500 4x4 Pickup
  • 2005 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Pickup (utility bed)
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Quad Cab Pickup
  • 2006 Ford F-150 4x4 Pickup
  • 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 Pickup (blown Engine - must be towed)
  • 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Pickup
  • 1991 Ford F-350 1 T 4X2 Pickup (utility bed) (inoperable - won't start - must be towed) color is yellow

Vans: (1)

  • 2005 Chevy Uplander 4x2 (4 door) van

SUV's: (2)

  • 2007 Ford Expedition 4x4 (4 door) with 143,318 miles
  • 2007 Ford Expedition 4x4 with (4 door) 113,849 miles

Crew Carriers: (4)

  • (4) 2002 International 10 person crew carriers 4x2 manual trans, one needs turbo

ATV Parts/Tires: (1 Lot)

  • (1 lot) dismantled Polaris Big Boss ATV parts/tires on 2 pallets, sold as one lot

Tahoe National Forest Location:

SUV's:   (2)

  • 2004 Chevy Blazer 4x4, (4 door)
  • 2008 Ford Expedition 4x4, (4 door)

Pickup's: (2)

  • 2005 Dodge Dakota 4x4 Pickup
  • 2007 Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup, (accident damage - bent frame)

Crew Carrier:   (1)

  • 2002 International 10 person crew carriers 4x2 manual trans

Inyo National Forest Location:

Pickup's: (2)

  • 2009 Chevy Silverado 4x4 ext cab Pickup
  • 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 quad cab Pickup with 12,000 lb winch

Crew Carrier: (1)

  • 2003 International 2002 10 person crew carrier 4x2 manual trans