Ritchie Bros. Heads South for Big Sale in Atlanta, Ga.

📅   Wed April 12, 2017 - Southeast Edition #8


Tractor & Equipment Company, the local Komatsu dealer, makes an early morning field service call before the start of the sale
Tractor & Equipment Company, the local Komatsu dealer, makes an early morning field service call before the start of the sale
Tractor & Equipment Company, the local Komatsu dealer, makes an early morning field service call before the start of the sale James Wimpey of J.W. Truck Sales, Sugar Hill, Ga., looks over this John Deere 650J dozer. Luke (L) and Josh Smith, independent contractors, Atlanta, Ga., test out this John Deere 450C LC excavator. Josh Bragg (L) and James Warren, both of Warren Enterprises, Covington, Ga., perform a complete inspection on this Ditch Witch RT95. Anthony Reeves (L) and Shawn Reeves of Reeves Logging & Hauling, Monroe, Ga., discuss their options regarding this John Deere 200LC excavator Bobby Lee Phillips (L) and Blake Hill, both of Phillips Contracting Co., Columbus, Miss., compare notes on this Cat 740B artic dump truck. Allen Cellar of Drillers’ Choice, Marietta, Ga., looks over a Sandvik DX800 drill in the sale lineup. This 2012 Cat 740B articulated truck rolled across the ramp at a selling price of $170,000.

More than 2,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on March 22.

With bidders from 46 countries, approximately 63 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Korea, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 55 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 125-plus aerial work platforms, 60 forklifts, 70-plus truck tractors, 60-plus excavators, 25-plus compactors, 10-plus dozers and more.—CEG