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Bidding Heats Up at Ritchie Bros. Orlando Auction

Fri September 02, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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David Hill of Maximus Demolition in Orlando, Fla., is hoping to take this Cat 330C home with him.
David Hill of Maximus Demolition in Orlando, Fla., is hoping to take this Cat 330C home with him.
David Hill of Maximus Demolition in Orlando, Fla., is hoping to take this Cat 330C home with him. Alden Perkins (L) and Marcus Sheppard (R) of APEquip LLC were enjoying the bidding with Dick Tabb of Tabb Equipment Sales. A line of backhoe loaders travelled across the ramp at the Ritchie Bros. auction site. Sergio Guarnizo, president of TransPremier LLC in Orlando, Fla., was giving this John Deere 824J a good going over. Bidders came from 47 countries, including 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces. This Volvo EC290B with long reach boom may be going to Bolivia if Luis Choque has his way. Sergio Guarnizo, president of TransPremier LLC in Orlando, Fla., was giving this John Deere 824J a good going over. Chris Capell (L) of Sloan Construction in South Carolina and Kyle Johnson of Reeve Construction in Macon, Ga., are both part of the Colas Group. This Wirtgen WR2500 may be going with one of them. This Cat SS-250B mixer is getting the once over from Dan Cherella of Equipment Management in Apopka, Fla. Justin Marshall of Trak Trades Inc. of Starkville, Miss., is shopping for good buys. This John Deere dozer might be one of them. Carlos Tolado of MIS Equipment came from Texas to look over the equipment. He was interested in this Cat 416C. (L-R): George Simmons Sr. and Jr., along with Wayne Simpson of Ornamental Horticultural in Apopka, Fla., were taking a hard look at this Cat D3G. Jeff Conte, Cleveland Brothers in Pittsburgh, Pa., was doing a little sightseeing at the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction.

Close to 1,800 bidders participated online or in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 17.

Bidders came from 47 countries, including 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces. More than 60 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Australia, India and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 26 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured more than 1,700 equipment items and trucks, including 55 wheel loaders, 45 loader backhoes, 40 crawler tractors, 20 hydraulic excavators, 15 motorgraders, 10 articulated dump trucks and 20 truck tractors.

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