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Three Thousand Attend Ritchie Bros.'s December Sale

Lonny and Lonna Landers, Landers Septic Concrete Products in San Angelo, Texas, think they may have found the high lift they want in this JLG GTO 55A.
Andrei, an independent, came all the way from Russia to check out this Cat D5M LGP.
Roy Varner, Varner Excavation in Ranger, Texas, is pretty interested in this Cat D6T XL.
Luis Valencia of Grupo Covaltz Sa de CV in Guadalajara, Mexico, is thinking of taking this Cat 325 excavator back to Mexico with him.
Steve Bass (L), Wet Work Oil & Gas Co. in Midlothian, Texas, has just finished putting this LBX 290LX through its paces with Jack King.
Barry Tarp (L) and Jack Hisle, Hisle Bros. Inc. in Ada, Okla., watch the motorgraders roll through the bidding line.
Mike Byrd (L), Byrd Oilfield Service in Abilene, Texas, and Brad Johnson of Blake Fulenwider Dodge in Stephenville, Texas, think this Cat D7R XR dozer is worth bidding for.
Todd Dossett, Dossett Chipping Inc. in DeQueen, Ark., found this JLG high lift to his liking.

Three thousand bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 4 and 5.

Bidders came from 58 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 61 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Guatemala, Italy and Singapore. Online bidders purchased more than 54 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, close to 2,200 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, articulated dump trucks, skid steer loaders and more.