Buyers Luck Out in Las Vegas at Ritchie Bros. Auction

Approximately 80 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Peru and Pakistan.

📅   Sun September 06, 2015 - West Edition
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Ivan Bernal of Becho Inc., in Las Vegas, was bidding on a Cat 245 with LoDril foundation rotary drill rig.
Ivan Bernal of Becho Inc., in Las Vegas, was bidding on a Cat 245 with LoDril foundation rotary drill rig.
Ivan Bernal of Becho Inc., in Las Vegas, was bidding on a Cat 245 with LoDril foundation rotary drill rig. The Cat/LoDril drew the attention of many bidders, including (L-R) Rulon Harper, Cody Mitchel and Brayden Harper of Harper Precast, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark Jaskolski of Vegas Equipment took a long, hard look at the Grove crane before later bidding on it. Ryan (L) and Tim Washburn of Charger Construction, in Henderson, Nev., were looking for a skid steer and the JD8875 caught their eye. Mini-excavators were on the wish list of Ryan Koning of Beacon Southwest in Las Vegas. The Deere 27D had his attention. Paul Moreno was the successful bidder on this Bobcat skid steer. Moreno operates Inland Empire Equipment in Fontana, Calif. Jim Mitchell of J&H Services Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., was able to buy this Deere 420D backhoe loader. Carlos Pichardo of CPH Recycling, San Diego, put the Cat 325B through its paces before bidding.

More than 1,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar, unreserved, public equipment auction in Las Vegas, Nev. on Aug. 28, 2015.

Bidders came from 36 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 80 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Peru and Pakistan. Online bidders purchased approximately 60 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, loader backhoes, truck tractors, trailers and more.

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