Auctions

With the dates recently set, Ritchie Bros. already is accepting consignments for its massive, six-day Orlando auction on Feb. 15 to 20, 2021. "We're very excited to announce our 2021 auction dates for our 'Premier Global Auction' in Orlando, Florida, and, while a lot has changed since our February 2020 Orlando event, Ritchie Bros.

Mid Country Machinery held its first open house at its Bondurant, Iowa, location on Oct. 22. More than 250 attendees turned out to view equipment, speak with staff and participate in an auction conducted by Alex Lyon & Son. On display was a Bell truck with a K-tec scraper attached; John Deere dozers; Hitachi wheel loaders; SANY mini-excavators; and Gehl skid loaders.

Iron Auction Group hosted a very successful Unreserved Equipment and Truck Auction in Princeton, W.V., on Oct. 27. Hundreds of bidders from 11 countries and 44 states within the United States participated.

Ritchason Auctioneers (RA), where turning machinery into money isn't just a catchy slogan, but is a mindset for this auction company, according to Celeste Ritchason, digital marketing manager of Ritchason Auctioneers Inc. "For over 30 years, Ritchason has assembled quality equipment auctions," she said.

It was a replay of last October's sale in Blairsville, Ga. as Joey Martin Auctioneers was, once again, competing with Mother Nature and torrential downpours. Despite the rainy conditions, the crowd looked to be greater than last year, and the internet bidding was hotter than ever.

Jeff Martin held its East Coast Early Fall Construction & Transportation Public Auction Ring 1 Oct. 1, 2020, in Pelzer, S.C. It featured a wide selection of construction equipment, attachments, accessories and trucks. The bidders came from many southern states and even more registered online to bid.

Yoder & Frey has kept up a steady pace of auctions this year with no signs of slowing down. The auction company's most recent auction at its North Baltimore (Findlay), Ohio, U.S. headquarters location on Sept. 25, followed closely on the heels of an online-only fleet renewal auction conducted for a major southwest Ohio contractor.

Alex Lyon & Son conducted an auction Sept. 18, 2020, outside of Erie in Fairview, Pa. The auction sold off surplus equipment due to the recent change in ownership of Mayer Brothers Construction Co. Equipment up for bid included late-model Caterpillar, John Deere and Komatsu machines, a variety of asphalt paving equipment, miscellaneous support equipment and a large selection of trucks and trailers.

For the first time, and in conjunction with Yoder & Frey, Sunstate Equipment will hold a unique live online one day rental roll-out auction on Oct. 28. Stock for this sale will be displayed at the new facility in the Cypress / Katy area of Houston, Texas, with four viewing days where interested buyers can come and preview the lots for sale.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers Inc. is headed back to the Kissimmee, Fla., auctions for its fourth year, selling from its auction trucks on Feb. 8 to 11, 2021. The auction features heavy construction and farm equipment, trucks, trailers, cranes, vehicles, attachments, support equipment and more.

Ritchie Bros. put on another big auction in Fort Worth, selling more than 5,200 equipment items and trucks over two days for more than $68 million. More than 11,300 bidders from 72 countries registered for the Sept. 29 to 30 auction, which was conducted entirely online due to COVID-19.