Assets of Palmetto Cotton Gin For Sale at Auction

by J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC


Bidding opens 4/19/17, closes 4/26/17 2:00 Eastern


232 Gregg Street Bishopville, SC


Online Only


Complete Cotton Gin in Bishopville, SC for sale at auction.

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Palmetto Gin Company
Bishopville, SC

The owners of Palmetto Gin have made the decision to exit the cotton ginning business, as their overall operations going forward are changing focus.  We are pleased to offer the assets of Palmetto Gin Co. in Bishopville, SC for sale at auction.  This auction will feature, offered individually, or combined, gin machinery, module trucks, real estate, cottonseed storage facilities, and more!

The real estate totals nearly 20 acres of land in town in Bishopville, SC. 

Lot 97: includes two tax parcels, 030-06-00-351 and 030-06-00-509.  This is the site of the old gin and oil mill, and includes the cotton warehouse (currently licensed for 6000 bales), Muscogee house and seed tank, and two large grain/seed storage tanks.  Other than the warehouse, this site has not been operated in several years and will require work to be operational.  This site has frontage on Durant Street, Nettles Street, and Cotton Street, and has a long rail frontage.   Approximately 9.9 acres, per tax maps.

Lot 98 is a tax parcel 030-10-360 with frontage on Gregg Street, and railroad frontage.  This also has a dwelling which is uninhabited (poor condition) and has a city water supply used by several area farmers to fill tanks.  Approximately 1.4 acres, per tax assessor.

Lot 99 is the office tract, parcel # 030-10-167.  This Lot includes a spacious office building, truck scales, and railroad frontage, and is located on the corner of Gregg and Lee Streets.  Approximately 2.67 acres, per tax assessor.

Lot 100 is the gin tract, parcel # 030-10-359, and includes the gin building, large quonset seed storage building, large metal buiding (needs repair) and a smaller quonset building (currently used as parts room/shop.)   Approximately 6.6 acres, per tax assessor.

NOTE:  Lots 97-100 do not include the ginning machinery currently located within the building in Lot 100 or rolling stock that may currently be on any of the parcels.  You may combine real estate with any or all of the machinery lots for bidding purposes.

Lots 101 and higher are the various gin machines and rolling stock.

The cotton gin is a "split 96" design and features a CrustBuster module Feeder with Lipsey round bale flipper, Samuel Jackson drying components (Moisture Mirror 2X, 1208 heater, 1408 heater), 96" Big J. Feed Control, Split 96" Continental pre-cleaning, 2-Continental 141 Double Eagle gin stands, 2 Continental 93 Double Eagle gin stands, 4-96" Continental 16-D lint cleaners, 4-66" Moss lint cleaners, Continental 730 up-packing press with hydraulic pusher, tramper, Jenglo, and all fans (mostly Kimbell), dust control and other assorted machinery, including rolling stock of module trucks, forklift, loader, etc.

INSPECTION:  We welcome and encourage all prospective bidders to inspect the property.  Auction personnel will be on hand at the following times:
Wednesday, April 19, 1-4 PM
Friday, April 21, 10-2 PM
Monday, April 24, 1-4 PM
Wednesday, April 26, 9AM -Auction Closing

Other times by appointment with Rafe Dixon.  Call (803) 774-6967.

Gin and real estate will be offered in individual lots, or combined so as to allow continued operation into the future.  Cotton acreage is expected to increase in 2017.  The approximate 2016 acreages in the area:
Lee County, SC -  11,285 acres
Darlington County, SC - 24,528 acres
Sumter County, SC - 3,794 acres
Florence County, SC - 10,343 acres


Seller will consider pre-auction offers for the entire gin!
Online bidding will open 4/19/17 and close on 4/26/17!

Inspection of all real estate and equipment may be made by appointment!
Contact Rafe Dixon, (803) 774-6967


For details and online bidding, please visit:


Offered exclusively by:

J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC
J. Rafe Dixon, SCAL 4059, Auctioneer & Broker
A MarkNet Alliance Member

(803) 774-6967

Palmetto Gin Company Auction

Terms & Conditions

1. All property is sold “AS IS, WHERE IS”. No warranty is expressed or implied.

2. A Buyer’s Premium of 10% of the high bid amount will be added to the high bid, the total of the high bid plus the buyer’s premium will be the purchase price.

3. Each “lot” is offered individually, in combination with other lots, or in its entirety. The equipment, rolling stock, parts and tools are offered separately from the real estate or may be combined with the real estate. The configuration that produces the best result for the seller will determine how the property sells.

4. J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC has sole authority to resolve any bidding disputes as they may arise.

5. We welcome and encourage you to inspect all items prior to bidding. Auction personnel will be onsite at the following times to allow you to inspect any & all items:

Wednesday, April 19, 1-4 PM

Friday, April 21, 10-2 PM

Monday, April 24, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, April 26, 9AM -Auction Closing

Other times by appointment with Rafe Dixon. Call (803) 774-6967 or (803) 983-0179.

6. Auction end time: The auction will begin closing at 2 PM, Eastern Daylight Time. This auction will have a “dynamic close”. Any bid placed within 10 minutes of the advertised end time will automatically extend the bidding for 10 minutes. The auto extend dynamic close will remain active until such time as no further bids are received on the properties. J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC reserves the right to adjust the auto extension time period.

7. Bidder Registration: Bidders register online. A credit card is required for verification. Approval will be manual, and an Auction Company representative must speak with you prior to approving your registration. Please register early in order to be approved as a bidder.

8. Terms of sale: 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the bid price on all lots to determine the sales price. Example: High bid is $100,000; the Buyer’s Premium of 10% is $10,000; the total sales price will be $110,000.

A) Equipment sold separately from real estate-payment in full will be due via cashier’s check or bank wire transfer within 24 hours of auction closing. Invoices will be sent with bank wire instructions.

9. Real Estate-any equipment sold in combination with the real estate on which the equipment is installed or located will be combined into the real estate contract. The real estate contract will be sent after the conclusion of the auction. Terms for the real estate contract are: $10,000.00 per tract non-refundable deposit due in cashier’s check or bank wire within 24 hours of auction ending, and the remaining balance due at closing which shall be on or before May 31, 2016, time being of the essence. Seller will pay for deep prep, deed stamps, and property taxes prorated to date of closing. All other costs are for buyer’s account. See the full contract!

10. While Seller has no reason to suspect any environmental issues, Seller has not had any environmental studies conducted and makes no warranty as to conditions.

11. Removal of equipment sold separately from real estate: Successful bidders shall uninstall & remove equipment from the premises at their own risk and cost. Possession of the equipment shall be granted upon full payment as described above. Successful buyers of machinery or equipment must remove their items by May 31, 2017, however in no instance shall removal begin prior to payment in full. Any extensions beyond May 31, 2017 will be subject to the approval and conditions set by the new owner of the real estate. Buyer shall leave the building and premises intact and in the same condition as which it was found.

12. Buyers that will be removing equipment will be required to sign a release of liability and provide Seller and Auctioneer proof of adequate insurance covering their workers/employees &/or those of subcontractors.

13. Auction Administrative Fee: In the event a winning bidder fails to comply with the terms and conditions, or fails to return the real estate contract with the deposit as required herein, the winning bidder will be charged an administrative fee of $2,500.00 on the credit card provided at registration. Additional default remedies as allowed at law, as provided for in the terms & conditions herein, or in the contract for sale, are reserved by Seller and J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC. All administrative fees are non-refundable.

14. Auctioneer is acting as agent of the Seller only!

15. All property offered subject to prior sale. Seller reserves the right to cancel the auction at anytime, withdraw any item from the auction, or extend bidding on any or all lots. All final bids are subject to Seller confirmation.

Use of J.R. Dixon Auctions online auction site is subject to the terms and conditions contained herein. Terms announced on individual auction pages will be in addition to the following terms and conditions. In using this site, you accept without limitation the terms and conditions of the online auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to edit the terms and conditions of this agreement, and it is the buyer's responsibility to review any changes prior to use of the site. In using this site, you agree in advance to accept such revisions/changes.

All property is sold in 'AS IS' and 'WHERE IS' condition. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Bidder understands and agrees that no refunds, exchanges, adjustments, charge backs, etc. will be allowed. Property is available for inspection at specified times and it is the bidder's responsibility to determine condition. Bidder's failure to inspect any item or lot will not constitute grounds for any claim, refund, adjustment, charge back, etc.

All description information has been gathered from sources which we believe to with respect to condition, authenticity, provenance, source, condition, suitability for a particular purpose, etc. Auctioneer reserves the right to change, modify, delete any item or lot or description in the auction as may be necessary.

A Buyer’s Premium will be added to the high bid of each item. The sum of the high bid amount plus the buyer's premium will be the sales price.

Sales tax, when applicable, will be added to the sales price at the appropriate rate. Dealers or other exempt parties must have proper documentation on file with Auctioneer prior to bidding.

A credit card is required to register. This is for verification only, and no charge will be made at registration. At the conclusion of the auction, the credit card on file may be charged, unless prior arrangements have been made. Please contact J.R. Dixon Auctions prior to bidding if you would like to make arrangements for alternative payment methods. In all instances, buyer must make full payment prior to removal of buyer's purchases. A receipt will be furnished to the buyer.

All purchased items must be removed by the buyer during the specified time. Any items that are not removed during the time allotted may, at Auctioneer's discretion, be discarded or resold with proceeds going to the Auctioneer. J.R. Dixon Auctions DOES NOT provide transportation or loading services. Any and all logistics of removal, including moving, packaging, loading, transportation, etc. are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Auctioneer is not and will not be held responsible for accidents or injuries that occur during the inspection or removal of items.

Auctioneer will not be responsible for errors or omissions caused by an interruption of internet or telephone service. Bidder acknowledges that the auction is being conducted electronically and hardware or software may malfunction without warning. Auctioneer, in his sole discretion, may void any sale, suspend bidding, or re-sell items that were affected by any malfunction. Decisions made by Auctioneer are final. Bidder is responsible for any bids place under his bidding number and password. When you place a bid, you have entered a binding contract between yourself and J.R. Dixon Auctions. Once you become the winning bidder, you are obligated to buy the item at the price indicated and in accordance with these terms and conditions. Placing a bid on this site, winning, and then not paying for the item is illegal and can result in prosecution. Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bidder or bids at his sole discretion. If bidder at any time feels that his bidder number or password have been compromised due to lack of bidder's security, notify Auctioneer immediately.

Most items offered at auction are sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price. Occasionally, a fair and reasonable reserve or minimum price is necessary. In the event of a reserve, Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on the seller's behalf up to the reserve price.

During an online auction, extended bidding will be given to items that have bids placed on them within several minutes of the close of the item. This is to allow fair time for all bidders to respond to a change in the bidding before time expires. Additionally, items may have staggered ending times. All decisions of the auctioneer are final as to methods of bidding, disputes among bidders, acceptable bidding

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Office: 803-774-6967

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