August 5, 2017

Preble Tent and Catering Retirement Auction

Auction for Jim Neal, owner of Preble Tent

Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 10 am

Preview starts at 9:00 am

4295 West Road. Cortland, NY 13045 (corner of 281 and Blue Creek Road)

Anything associated with this successful tent and catering business will be sold so don’t miss out!



See below for a list of things to be sold!


  1. 50 + tents are all vinyl and 90% of them were up last year.  These are Eureka tents with solid non-folding wooden poles.  There are also some Tops only, center and 8’ and 7’ side poles and stakes (pins) selling individually.  Tents range in size from 20x20, 20x30, 20x40, 30x60, 30x100, 30x45, 40x40, 40x60, 40x80, 40x100 and 40x120.  Also, one 40x140 brown canvas, excellent 40x100 wedding tent with metal poles and window sides.  20x20 and 20x30 red tents that are complete.  Included in this lot are 100 sides (solid or with windows), some are 10’.  Tents are in white as well as blue and white.  Also center and outside lights, 20x20 frame tops, tent storage racks, 16x24 dance floor, star shade, industrial singer 2 needle sewing machine for tent repairs, 40-8’ tables, 24-5’ round tables, 300 samsonite chairs, 100 metal chairs, 1-15’x30’ yellow and white tent, 3-12x12 tents, 2 tent stake (pin) pullers, sledge hammers (6,9,10 and 20 pounders), tent lights, small fire-proof tent, pop-up tents (15x15 and 10x10), power sprayers, rolls of tape..etc.


  • 90% of 20x20, 20x30 and 20x40 tents are EUREKA TENTS!!
  • (3)-HD Construction tents
  • (3)-HD Eureka Genesis tents (100’, 80’ and 40x40)
  • (1)-HD Eureka Genesis tent 40’x60’ (1 piece)
  • (3)-30’x60’ tent-1 Eureka, 2 construction tents (one of these is wedding quality)!

Catering equipment

  • Chicken BBQer
  • Small rotisserie
  • Large rotisserie
  • (3) clam steamers
  • Salad bar
  • Stainless serving and cookware
  • Steam table
  • Cold box
  • Cooking burners
  • Cookers
  • Flat top grills
  • Meat block
  • California dance floor
  • Metal chairs
  • 8’ tables
  • Hobart meat slicer
  • Hobart potato peeler
  • (22) 5’ round tables
  • (300) samsonite chairs


Much much more to be uncovered!!

Machines and Tools

  • 12’x6’ dual axle trailer
  • Ariens gear 5-146 lawn tractor
  • International 234 3 cylinder diesel tractor with plow/mower deck and 3pt hitch
  • Bolt chest
  • Engine stands
  • Wood chipper
  • (3) enclosed trailers
  • Truck rack
  • Generators
  • String mower
  • Acetylene welder
  • Mig welder
  • Stick welder
  • Gas water pump
  • Hand tools
  • Ladders
  • Pressure washer
  • Battery chargers
  • Compressors
  • Torches
  • 12 ton shop press
  • Tons of quality power tools (Milwaukee, Dewalt, Bostitch, B + D)
  • Drill presses
  • Vises
  • Anvils
  • Tire balancer
  • Engine rack
  • salamanders
  • Oil lamps
  • Tons of air guns and drills
  • Campbell Hausfeld 60 gallon air compressor (125 psi)
  • Air tanks
  • Table saws
  • New gas tank for 74 chevy
  • Large fan
  • Fencing
  • Wrenches
  • Grinders
  • Work benches
  • Belt sander
  • HD drills levels
  • Delta chop saw
  • Sockets
  • Pipe threader
  • Tool chests and boxes
  • Radiator pressure tester
  • Floor jacks
  • Rope
  • Impact sockets
  • Car ramps

And many more surprises!!






Standard Personal Property Auction Terms:

10% buyer’s premium added to final bid to equal the total purchase price.  Time is of the essence.  Full payment due day of auction by cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards (there will be an extra 3% added to process credit cards), checks with bank letter of guarantee.  All items sold in “As Is” condition.  Subject to errors and omissions.  Driver’s license required for bidding number.  All statements at auction take precedence over any printed material.  NOTHING removed until settled for.  


Z and R Auctions NOTE:

Whether you are looking to start your own tent and catering business or just looking for a few things to make yourself self-sufficient this is the auction for you!!