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Nearly 3,000 Bidders Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago Sale

Andy Maino (L) and Michael D’Alesio of Impressive Construction Inc. look over the Bobcat skid steers.
Carl Hoerr of Hoerr Machinery checks over this Cat 973 crawler loader.
Dustin DeKrel of Triple D Excavating is in the cab of this Cat 308D compact excavator.
Norm Manthe of Northwest Equipment & Trailer inspects this Cat 988H wheel loader.
(L-R): Tommy Taylor of Taylor Excavatingposes with the guys of McAllister Equipment Co. — Steve Ames, Park Allison.
Roger Martinez (L), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, answers some questions from Tim Brummerstedt of TBS Construction.
Joe Lampignano (L), Alamp Concrete Contractors Inc., and his son, Michael, are in the VIP lounge with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ Kieran Holm.
Michael Lampignano got to take off from school to watch all the auction action with his dad, Joe, in the VIP lounge and show off his new Ritchie Bros. hat.

Close to 3,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on March 21.

Bidders came from more than 40 countries, including 46 U.S. states. More than 57 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Guatemala, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Online bidders purchased 45 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,100 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, skid steer loaders, compactors and more.

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