ARA Foundation Online Auction: Donated item spotlight

Oct. 17, 2021

The ARA Foundation Online Auction, centered around The ARA Show™ 2021, is now open and presents a brand-new avenue for show attendees, exhibitors and others in the equipment and event rental community to support ARA Foundation programs. These programs include scholarships, career development, disaster relief and community impact projects.

The Online Auction, which will be held in lieu of a live auction and reception in 2021, runs through Monday, Oct. 25, and features a wide variety of items donated by American Rental Association (ARA) member companies. 

Below is a preview of just a few of the items that are up for bid. You can view the full list and participate in the auction at

Paving breaker
Donated by ANA
Manufactured with the toughest jobs in mind, the MAC3 60TX paving breaker is both reliable and powerful. The 60TX comes equipped with vibro-reduced handles and a silencer that not only reduces noise but prevents freezing in lower temperature. The unit weighs 53 lbs. with an impact rate of 1300 bpm, and only requires 42.4 cfm — easily run two on a 100-cfm compressor. The 60TX is ideal for construction, heavy asphalt cutting, breaking reinforced concrete, frozen ground, rock, plant maintenance and general demolition work. MAC3's paving breakers are the perfect tools for a multitude of applications and provide ultimate ergonomics for the operator. Estimated value: $1,749.

Travel voucher
Donated by ARA Insurance
Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? ARA Insurance wants to send you there! You pick the place and ARA Insurance picks up the tab. The winner will receive $5,000 to spend on the vacation of their dreams and the chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. Estimated value: $5,000.

Virgin Experience Gifts e-gift card
Donated by Ditch Witch
Find out what it feels like to fly like a fighter pilot and man the controls. Put the pedal to the metal as you race a Lamborghini down the straightaways of a real racecourse. Explore Washington's majestic Olympic National Park during an all-inclusive hiking tour. Enjoy paddling in the beautiful San Juan Islands and enjoy award winning wines of the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, leisure traveler, spa enthusiast or a foodie, there is something for everyone! Choose from one — or several — options to indulge in. Pick from over 2,000 experiences nationwide. No expiration, redeem anytime (travel to destination is at the cost of the purchaser). Estimated value: $4,000.

NAPA Auto Parts gift cards
Donated by Herc Rentals
Three (3) separate NAPA Auto Parts gift cards. Estimated values: $2,500; $1,500; and $1,000.

Custom rental contract
Donated by James Waite Law
One custom rental contract (either party or equipment) by rental attorney and author James R. Waite. Your rental contract will incorporate your local and state laws, your mix of product, updated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements (remember, a party rental contract and equipment rental contract should not be the same) and other company-specific details. You will meet with Mr. Waite to review your document, discuss and make modifications (price includes up to two revisions prior to the finished product). Auction item is for terms and conditions in both small and large print for one company and state. Estimated value: $2,997.

Trolley for breaker and head bit combo
Donated by Makinex Construction Products
Makinex Construction Products has donated a jackhammer trolley for a 35-42 lb. breaker and Tile Smasher head bit combo (hammer not included). The combo helps the user remove ceramic tiles, thinset, cork and vinyl tiles. Estimated value: $1,750.

Travel certificate
Donated by Sunbelt Rentals
This voucher is good for a five night stay at the resort of your choice. Accommodations and reservations are provided by World Travel Service. Estimated value: $2,500.

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