Almost 4,000 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

Mon May 05, 2014 - West Edition
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Bryan Waddle, Cross Timbers Equipment in Denton, Texas, decided to make the trip to Houston to see this Cat D8R.
Bryan Waddle, Cross Timbers Equipment in Denton, Texas, decided to make the trip to Houston to see this Cat D8R.
Bryan Waddle, Cross Timbers Equipment in Denton, Texas, decided to make the trip to Houston to see this Cat D8R. Jody (L) and Jan Cate of Cate Farms in Bangs, Texas, are thinking of bidding on this Cat D4C to use on their property. Vesta and Jackie Murphey, Cuda Construction in Houston, Texas, have been really checking out this Cat D8N dozer. Sandra and Lawrence Boquette,  Boquette Seafoods in Chauvin, La., are looking at this Link-Belt 330LX to use around their docks. Jeff Miller, Trophy Tractor in Irving, Texas, came a long way to check out this John Deere 350D excavator. Tommy Baker of Tommy Baker Construction in Humble, Texas, thinks he can use this John Deere 750J on one of his construction sites. Mark Trahan of Denmar Equipment LLC in Sulphur, La., takes a photo op with this Cat D3C dozer. Registration keeps the Ritchie employs hopping.

More than 3,800 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Houston, Texas., on April 16 and 17.

Bidders came from 59 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 50 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Belgium, Guatemala and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased 44 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 3,700 equipment items were sold in the auction, including 80 plus hydraulic excavators, 50 plus cranes, a large selection of oilfield transportation equipment and more.

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