More Than 2,150 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

Bidders came from 41 countries, including 47 U.S. states.

📅   Wed August 10, 2016 - Midwest Edition #17


Stanley (L) and Dominic Baran, both of MDB Mechanical, stand in front of this Volvo articulated truck.
Stanley (L) and Dominic Baran, both of MDB Mechanical, stand in front of this Volvo articulated truck.
Stanley (L) and Dominic Baran, both of MDB Mechanical, stand in front of this Volvo articulated truck. Ray Selke (R), owner of Rays Excavating, and his son, Devin, inspect this Bobcat compact excavator. Donald DeSomer, owner of DeSomer Trenching Service in Mulkeytown, Ill., shops the selection of excavators at the July 28 sale. (L-R): Dave and Tony Zell, Basil Hicks and Ray Cantore gather around this Case SV 300 skid steer that they just purchased.
Susan and Kevin Shaw, owners of Shaw Construction, consider bidding on this John Deere 160C excavator. A Cat 740 articulated truck rolls across the auction ramp during the Ritchie Bros. auction. One of two John Deere 1050 C dozers heads for the ramp at the sale in Morris, Ill.

More than 2,150 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on July 28.

Bidders came from 41 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Approximately 67 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Malaysia and Peru. Online bidders purchased close to 58 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,750 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 100 boom and scissor lifts, 30 compactors, 15 excavators, 75 truck tractors, 190 trailers and more.