Ritchie Bros. conducted its final Orlando auction of the year Nov. 13, attracting more than 3,500 bidders from 58 countries.
More than 2,600 equipment items were sold at auction for more than 300 owners, including more than 60 excavators, 60 skid steers, 40 loaders, and 40 compactors, as well as dozers, hundreds of lifting and handling equipment items, truck tractors and more. All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
The company's next Orlando auction will be its massive six-day event on Feb. 18 to 23, 2019. The February auction typically features 10,000-plus items and bidders from nearly every corner of the world.
"Our February Orlando auction brings the onsite and online world together with huge local, national and international buyer participation, ensuring consignors get top dollar for their assets on auction day," said Jeff Jeter, president of U.S. Sales, Ritchie Bros. "Our Orlando event in February 2018 was the largest auction in our 60-year history, attracting more than 13,000 bidders from 90 countries, helping us sell more than 12,500 equipment items for a staggering $278 million."
What customers can expect with the February 2019 Orlando auction:
- Flexible contract options with full-service, turn-key selling
- Certainty of sale and payment within 21 days of the auction
- World-class facilities, including a 700-seat auction theater and onsite equipment refurb services
- Large, well-organized yard to make onsite inspection easy and convenient for buyers
- Comprehensive online equipment information with robust equipment descriptions and photography
- Multiple ways for bidders to participate including onsite and online, via mobile or tablet with the Ritchie Bros. app
- Onsite, dedicated financing support with Ritchie Bros. Financial Services, giving buyers more spending power
Consignments are now being accepted for the big February Orlando event.
For more information, visit rbauction.com/Orlando2019.
A package of five Cat 966K wheel loaders on the ramp at one time brought on some rather fast and furious bidding from the online and onsite registered bidders.
Test-operating a Volvo single-drum compactor are Richard Carpenter (L) and Jeff Carpenter of Titan Land Development, St. Cloud, Fla.
Putting a Deere 544J wheel loader to the test is Jerry Dakin of Dakin Dairy Farms, Myakka City, Fla.
Looking over some of the lifts in the sale, including this JLG 600S, is Giovan Figueroa of AF Export Equipment, Kissimmee, Fla.
A good-looking selection of Cat, Komatsu, Deere, Doosan and other hydraulic excavators were available at the Ritchie Orlando sale.
John Bollinger of Pioneer Equipment, Savannah, Ga., looks over his notes and contemplates his bidding strategy on a pair of Yanmar SV100 excavators.
A packed house in the registration area for hours and hours on sale day.
Discussing the rigid frame Cat 770 off-road truck in the sale lineup are Brian McChesney (L) of NEBB Equipment, Londonderry, N.H., and Tony Montano of A. Montano Company, Saugerties, N.Y.
All over a Cat D5K2 LGP of interest (L-R) are Rick Hatcher, Travis Ingalsbe and Tony Richards of Southern Site Services, Daytona Beach, Fla.