Ritchie Bros. Hosts Unreserved Public Auction in Denver

Approximately 61 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, India and New Zealand.

📅   Mon August 22, 2016 - West Edition #17


Virtual bidding was well attended with the unseasonably cool August weather.
Virtual bidding was well attended with the unseasonably cool August weather.
Virtual bidding was well attended with the unseasonably cool August weather. Trent Diekhoff of ETI Equipment & Truck, Loveland, Colo., checks out all the whistles and bells on this Cat D6R XL. Scott Lesuer (L) and Ashley Sanders of Rensel Construction in Central, Colo., pause for a photo with this International field service truck. Mark Nowicki (L) and his nephew, Ken Nowicki, president of M & M Excavating Inc., Gaylord, Mich., came a long way to bid on this Cat D6N dozer. Vince Kasperbauer, Dunrite Excavation in Berthoud, Colo., took a good look at this Komatsu PC 290 excavator before bidding. Robert Jones (L) and his son, Owen, of Jones Excavation and Dozing in Tipton, Kan., pose with their latest purchase from the auction — a John Deere 310 SG loader/backhoe. Eddie Morales of On the Road Trucking in Los Angeles, Matthew (L) and Stefanie Verderaime of Zak George Landscaping in Fort Collins, Colo., think this Ditch Witch RT 40 will be perfect for an upcoming project. Rudy Polanco of Hurricane Air & Swabbing Services LLC, Farmington, N.M., is ready to do a detailed inspection of this Cat 930 G loader before bidding. The crowd lined up for early registration.

More than 3,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 4, 2016.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 47 U.S. states.

Approximately 61 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, India and New Zealand. Online bidders purchased 57 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 2,150 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 60 compactors; more than 30 excavators; more than 30 wheel loaders; 30 skid steers; more than 15 loader backhoes; more than 100 truck tractors; more than 225 trailers; and more.