Bidders From More Than 50 Countires Vie for Iron During Ritchie’s North East, Md., Sale

Wed June 20, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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The ramp allows the crowd a great view of these Caterpillar crawler loaders.
The ramp allows the crowd a great view of these Caterpillar crawler loaders.
The ramp allows the crowd a great view of these Caterpillar crawler loaders. This 1974 Ford F756 S/A fire truck, with its unique detailing, was looked over by more than a few auction participants at the sale. Mauricio Mellara (L) and Martiza Ferarca of General Concrete Co. are all smiles as they enjoy posing for a picture in front of this 1996 Mack RD688S dump truck. Online auction results can be quickly viewed on these screens at the Ritchie Bros. site in North East, Md. An auctioneer calls the shots at the indoor lot of the auction. An auctioneer calls out the info for the attendees. The self-service kiosks allow users to conveniently check on the status of bids. The large screen at the indoor auction allows viewers to see all the relevant details on their prospective purchases. These dump trucks are lined up and ready to roll when the right buyer comes along. Lloyd Cobey (L) and Robert Cobey of Cobey Construction check out this John Deere 310 SG backhoe. John Keeney (L) and Traci Keeney are all smiles as they take a closer look at this 1998 Caterpillar wheel loader. Two rows of backhoes extend across the Ritchie Bros. lot. Nelson McCall (L) and Bryan Frapani pose for a picture while they discuss this 1993 Caterpillar 436B backhoe. Participants at the auction were afforded up close and personal views of these hydraulic excavators.

More than 1,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on June 5.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 85 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased more than 38 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured more than 1,600 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, motorgraders and truck tractors.