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More Than 3,000 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Chicago Auction

If you were in need of a pipelayer there were 14 to choose from.
Everything looks good to go as Ben Wadel of Wadel Stabilization looks over the gauges of this Cat 14M motorgrader.
Jim Marvel, A&B Contractors, checks the undercarriage of this Cat 365CL excavator.
The father and son team of David Jr. and David Sr. Moulton, owners of Moulton Construction Corporation Groton, Mass., look over the hoses on the stick of this Cat 345D excavator.
John Lundgren, Laverdiere Construction Inc., braves the cold to look over the excavators at the Dec. 13 sale.
Frank Marshall of G E Marshall checks the back of this Cat 740 articulated truck.
This John Deere 764 high speed dozer got the attention of Andy McElravy, McCarthy Construction.
Randy Ingratta, Ingratta Trucking & Excavating, came down from Canada to see if he could find a new home for this John Deere 555G dozer.

More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 13.

Bidders came from 49 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 70 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Peru. Online bidders purchased more than 50 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,600 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, articulated dump trucks, skid steer loaders and more.