Ritchie Bros. Sells $53M of Iron at Two-Day Houston Auction

More than 4,500 people from 58 countries registered to bid in the unreserved public auction in Houston on Aug. 24 and 25.

📅   Thu September 01, 2016 - West Edition #18


Anthony Garmon of Superior Lift in Stevens, Pa., has spent a lot of time checking out this Doosan D70S rough-terrain lift truck.
Anthony Garmon of Superior Lift in Stevens, Pa., has spent a lot of time checking out this Doosan D70S rough-terrain lift truck.
Anthony Garmon of Superior Lift in Stevens, Pa., has spent a lot of time checking out this Doosan D70S rough-terrain lift truck. 
Jeff Cavaness (L) of Kirby-Smith Crane Division, Oklahoma City, Okla., and John Arterberry of Kirby-Smith Crane Division, Fort Worth, Texas, give this Grove RT 530E crane a complete physical. 
Hague Palmer of Ring Power Crane in St. Augustine, Fla., came a long way to check out this Grove 890E crane. 
Clint Carter of MS Industries in Russellville, Ala., has decided to bid on this Terex 665 RT crane to use on an upcoming construction project. 
James Morehead of Complete Demolition Services Inc. in Carrollton, Ga., has checked all the excavators available and has this Cat 330C on his list. 
(L-R): Larry Vasques, Julio Enanorado, Nancy Lazo and Jennifer Calles of J. Construction in Conroe, Texas, have all decided that this Genie GTH 6622 high lift will be the machine they bid for. 
Bubba Paschal of P&P Trailer Sales in Pasadena, Texas, looks over this Manitou cargo mover. 
The self-service customer kiosk, which allows customers to do research on the items for sale, stays busy constantly.

Ritchie Bros. conducted its fourth Houston, Texas, auction of the year, selling nearly 4,300 equipment items and trucks over two days for more than $53 million.

More than 4,500 people from 58 countries registered to bid in the unreserved public auction in Houston on Aug. 24 and 25, including more than 2,900 online bidders. Out-of-state buyers from as far away as India, Singapore and the Netherlands purchased 60 percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 49 percent ($25 million) of the equipment.

“Coming off the heels of a strong Fort Worth auction four weeks ago, Ritchie Bros. once again proved we can bring the global market to Texas,” said Alan McVicker, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “We had record attendance for this time of year, including more than 1,550 bidders on site. Pricing on construction equipment was particularly strong and we were happy to see great results on a large number of big-ticket, heavy-lift cranes. Also, demand remains strong for vocational trucks. I would like to offer a big thank you to all of our consignors, bidders and buyers that continue to make our auctions great events.”

Ritchie Bros. sold equipment for more than 530 owners. Highlights included compactors, excavators, cranes, skid steers, dozers, loader backhoes, flatbed trucks, dump trucks, truck tractors and more.