Ritchie Bros. Auctions Off More Than 3,300 Items in Md.

Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.

📅   Mon June 27, 2016 - Northeast Edition #13


Gabriel Santos, project manager of BlueRidge Inc., Camp Springs, Md., is busy inspecting equipment.
Gabriel Santos, project manager of BlueRidge Inc., Camp Springs, Md., is busy inspecting equipment.
Gabriel Santos, project manager of BlueRidge Inc., Camp Springs, Md., is busy inspecting equipment. The June 14 Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md., was the auctioneer’s largest sale there since 2008 — and it brought in bidders from all over the world, some even by helicopter. More than 50 wheel loaders rolled over the auction ramp during the Ritchie Bros. sale in North East, Md. Dan Collins (L), Harbeson branch manager, and Andy Pennington, general manager and co-founder of Asphalt Paving Equipment & Supplies Inc. The company has locations in Wilmington and Harbeson, Del. David Naab (L), regional business manager-East, Terex Cranes North America, and Jerry Davis, territory manager of ML Cranes & Equipment, Baltimore, Md., are ready for the big sale in North East. Joe Villa (L), used equipment manager, Ransome CAT, Bensalem, Pa., and Tom Linton, sales manager, Digging & Rigging Inc., Mt. Airy. Md. Tom Alfano, domestic and international sales, Foley CAT, travelled from the company’s headquarters in Piscataway, N.J., to the sale. (L-R): John Yates, Kenny Short and Charles Short are enjoying the great weather and the Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md. Gerard Dumsha of Go Away Acres Farm in Princess Ann, Md., checks out the controls on this excavator. Ian Cohen, president at Knollwood Development Corp., Largo, Md., is considering bidding on this John Deere excavator. Vince Hogan, a technician and milling operator of Easmunt Paving Inc., Millville, N.J., inspects this Roadtec milling machine. Phil DiPietro of United Pipe, Runnemede, N.J., is looking at boring machines. This is a new area at the Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., facility devoted to timed auctions and bidding. In the updated bidding area there is more room for iPads for attendees to place bids. Whatever works … bidders use phones, laptops and the auctions books to do research on equipment.

Approximately 3,000 bidders participated online and in person June 14 at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 46 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 47 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 3,300 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 140 excavators, 110 compactors, more than 50 loader backhoes, 20 dozers, 195-plus truck tractors, 300 trailers, and more.