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Heavy Equipment Solutions

We provide you with options if you are looking to sell your heavy equipment assets, have your equipment valued, or need help searching for hard-to-locate units.  

Selling, appraising, and finding used equipment is what we do, and Black Star has a way forward that works for you.

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Do you need cash flow? Do you want to sell your old equipment to buy new? Is your equipment underutilized? Are you seeking a complete dispersal? We offer personalized and customized solutions to meet all your equipment needs.

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Finding equipment can be time-consuming, labor-intensive, frustrating, and ultimately unsuccessful. Let Black Star do the heavy lifting.

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What our customers say...

“When our efforts at liquidating our equipment had stalled, we consigned with Black Star for one of their upcoming auctions and the results were fantastic. Mike’s team assessed our equipment’s value, organized photography, wrote detailed product descriptions, and handled all the marketing. We couldn’t have done this ourselves and we were beyond happy with the results. A few of our pieces are being shipped to overseas buyers — Black Star’s reach is pretty impressive. Everything sold at prices we were happy with, so we highly recommend.”

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“After completing a concrete project, we had some excess equipment to sell off. We discovered Black Star online and quickly realized they were easy to work with, trustworthy, and had the right connections to get top dollar for our equipment. At other past auctions, we had no control over the selling price, but Black Star made the negotiations super simple — they inspected our equipment, we agreed on pricing, then they actively advertised and sold it for what we wanted. Would definitely use them again and recommend to others looking to unload equipment.”

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Services at-a-glance
All services are part of our Iron Exchange® approach to selling heavy equipment.
Complete Dispersals

Retiring? Liquidating? Merging? We manage the many time-intensive tasks involved in an equipment dispersal. If you are motivated to sell, we will take care of all the details, so you don’t have to. Contact Andrew LeMaster at 312-898-5355.

Fleet Realignments

Conducting a fleet realignment will help you restructure your fleet and operate at optimal performance to increase productivity, reliability, and profitability. Contact Andrew LeMaster at 312-898-5355.


We schedule regular unreserved online auctions. Pre-bidding and auction-day bidding both take place online only. Live virtual auctions are auctioneer-led, online auctions that can run simultaneously on multiple auction platforms. Sellers can list their equipment in an upcoming auction, or for larger consignments and complete dispersals, we can schedule a dedicated auction to showcase equipment. Contact Andrew LeMaster at 312-898-5355.

Private Selling

Private selling is typically part of a customized solution. However, if you have equipment that needs a more personalized approach, we will work with you to develop an appropriate selling strategy. Contact Andrew LeMaster at 312-898-5355,


Targeted marketing goes hand-in-hand with selling. Marketing campaigns include the use of personalized marketing materials, social media channels, industry print and online publications, auction calendars, targeted e-blast messages, and sales catalogs – reaching hundreds of thousands of potential buyers, worldwide. Our Iron Exchanger™ catalog lists all equipment for sale by Black Star, either privately or at an upcoming live virtual auction - all the latest information you need in one place. 

Asset Appraisals & Reports

To find out the appraised value of your equipment, you’ll need a formal appraisal. Black Star’s experienced and accredited appraisers provide accurate, unbiased reports that are Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) compliant, and meet the industry standards of acceptance. Contact Lynn Schroeder at 309-361-5101.

Equipment Searches

We conduct custom equipment searches. With our large network of contacts, we already know who has what you're looking for. If not, we’ll find out who does. Contact Brandi Kay at 312-550-6211 - extension 705, or complete this FORM.


Want to know what your equipment is worth? We can give you an idea on values with a free valuation so that you can make an informed decision on selling. Contact Brandi Kay at 312-550-6211 - extension 705, or complete this FORM.


Equipment inspections include detailed descriptions and the capture of multiple pictures and videos for each asset. Data is uploaded to the Cloud, and listings are immediately visible to a global audience. Contact Lynn Schroeder at 309-361-5101.

Equipment Listings

Equipment available to buy now is shown on our Equipment page and in our inventory. Each listing consists of a detailed description, multiple pictures, and videos. Upcoming online and live virtual auction listings are accessible on the Inventory & Auctions page.


Staging a yard or warehouse and cataloging assets is an optional service we provide as part of a larger consignment or complete dispersal engagement. 

Technical Expertise

Black Star inspectors and equipment experts receive phone calls and answer the technical questions from potential buyers, so a seller is not repeatedly interrupted. We can also position Black Star experts onsite for buyer inspections and questions prior to auction day for larger-dispersal engagements.

After Sale Support

After sale support includes all sale documentation, personalized follow-up calls with buyers, and the coordination and scheduling of loadout appointments.


Working in collaboration with our buyers and sellers, we manage the entire loadout process after a sale, and can position team members onsite to assist and ensure smooth removal during this time. 


Ask us about our long-standing, trusted finance and transportation partners. We are happy to suggest their services if requested.