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Ritchie Bros. Hosts Multi-Million Dollar Sale in Atlanta

Local Bobcat representatives, Tim Feldman (L), and Matt Cochran, both of Bobcat of Atlanta turned out to monitor the current auction pricing of skid steer loaders.
Taking a look at the huge volume of backhoe loaders in the sale line up are (L-R) Robert Mashburn, Lee Mashburn and Jerry Hawthorne, Mashburn Equipment Sales & Rentals, Ringgold, Ga.
Testing the operation of a Cat 303.5C CR mini- excavator is Danny Stewart, Crossroads, Raleigh, N.C.
At the sale specifically looking for a deal on one of the Deere 650J dozers are Joyce and Orville Cope, Cope’s Construction, Treadway, Tenn.
Looking at an older model Cat D9 for export possibilities is Mohamad Safawi of SMG Trading, Tyrone, Ga.
Internet bidding may be on the rise, but many attend the auctions specifically for swapping notes and information before making their final purchase decisions.
Carefully inspecting a Deere 200LC excavator from the top are Josh Lovingood (L), and Isaac Hughes; while Jacob Anderson checks things out below. All three are of Jacob Anderson Co., Murphy, N.C.
The 22 Case 580M’s didn’t spend a whole lot of time on the ramp as two buyers quickly purchased the first 19 of them.

More than 1,750 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta on March 29.

Bidders came from 45 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 72 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Germany, Egypt, Malaysia and Panama. Online bidders purchased close to 28 percent of the equipment lots sold.

In total, more than 1,400 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including more than 65 backhoe loaders, 40 mini-excavators, 25 hydraulic excavators, 25 telescopic forklifts, 25 multi-terrain loaders, 20 crawler tractors, 15 crawler loaders, 10 wheel loaders, as well as articulated dump trucks, truck tractors and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.