Approximately 1,000 Bidders Participate in Pittsburgh Sale

Tue April 23, 2013 - Northeast Edition

Kevin Perry of Ritchie Bros. calls out the bids.
Kevin Perry of Ritchie Bros. calls out the bids.
Kevin Perry of Ritchie Bros. calls out the bids. Brian Ullrich (top), and (L-R) Rich Winland of Reconstrux, and Lloyd Davis and Paul Miller travelled from West Virginia. Here, they get a closer look at this Caterpillar D8T dozer. Dave (L) and Chris Altiere of CBS Topsoil are happy to be taking a Caterpillar 924G loader back home to Youngstown, Ohio. Bob Young (L) and Charlie Isinghood of Isinghood Excavating take a look at a John Deere 35D compact excavator. (L-R): Mark Thomas, Evan Midler and Ray Cardillo of Outdoor Solutions attended the auction in search of attachments. Friendly competitors Larry Medvitz (L) of Three Lasers & Instruments and Ron Copley of C&B Blueprint stopped by to talk about laser and machine control technologies with auction-goers.

Approximately 1,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction April 11 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bidders came from 39 countries, including 43 U.S. states. Approximately 63 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Indonesia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased more than 52 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 370 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more. For more information, please visit