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More Than 2,100 Online, In-Person Bidders Vie for Equipment at Ritchie Auction in North East, Md.

Grove rough-terrain cranes form a skyline at the Ritchie Bros. auction recently held in North East, Md.
Not everything that went on the block was construction-oriented. This NASCAR off-road car went for $7,750.
Bidders research equipment and place bids via their iPads.
Two 2000 Altec AE315 rollers went to the highest bidder. One was sold for $8,500 and the other went for $9,000.
These 2008 Caterpillar 775F haul trucks were sold for $357,500.
JLG telehandlers are checked before the bidding begins.
Two John Deere 300D articulated trucks roll over the auction ramp.
Sam Sales of Windsor Locks, Conn., inspects a Hamm tandem roller.
Caterpillar soil compactors head to the auction ramp.
Dave Harlan, president of Harlon Construction Co., Parkesburg, Pa., specializes in paving and excavation.
Jerry Holloran (L) of Machinery Services, Royersford, Pa., and Norbert Hammeke of Specialty Rentals & Attachments, Hammonton, N.J., are ready to track the sale.

More than 2,100 bidders participated online and in person Dec. 17 at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 47 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 92 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Egypt. Online bidders purchased more than 57 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, close to 1,200 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, articulated dump trucks, skid steer loaders.

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