Pitts

If moving mountains were easy, it wouldn’t be an expression. So, when Latona Trucking and Excavating, an excavation contractor based in Pittston, Pa., was awarded with a $7.2 million job that required scaling back a mountain on Route 309 between Mountain Top and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., they knew they were in for a steep challenge.

More than 1,250 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 20. Bidders came from 44 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 65 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Ethiopia, Honduras and the United Arab Emirates.

Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb 4 mi. west of downtown Pittsburgh. "We anticipate great interest in this new location from many businesses in downtown Pittsburgh seeking a better, more convenient option to obtain parts and service support for their trucks," said Chris Sipes, Kenworth of Pennsylvania vice president and branch manager of the Pittsburgh and New Stanton locations.

Cat Auction Services held an auction at the First Niagara Pavilion, in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, on Nov. 12. The auction featured a large variety of Cat excavators, dozers, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders and motorgraders as well as trucks and other construction equipment built by John Deere, Komatsu, Kobelco, Hyundai and other manufacturers.

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.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) job, which involved the Fancourt Street Bridge, called for the demolition of the existing deck, railing, sidewalk, structural steel girders, bearings and portions of the tops of the existing abutments and retaining walls.

Performing bridge repairs in a bustling urban area is never an easy task, but Trumbull Corporation rose to the challenge in its hometown city of Pittsburgh, Pa. Trumbull is the lead contractor on Phase 1 of the I-579 Veteran’s Bridge Preservation Project.

Close to 1,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 24. Bidders came from more than 35 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Close to 68 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Egypt, Italy and the United Arab Emirates.

Approximately 900 bidders from 32 countries registered to participate in the Ritchie Bros. auction in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Nov. 8. More than 65 percent of the equipment sold in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, India, Nigeria, Singapore and Thailand.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than 800 lots — including 23 crawler tractors and 22 hydraulic excavators — at its Pittsburgh, Pa., auction held Nov. 11. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.

Yoder & Frey held its 7th annual Spring Auction April 15 in Darlington, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The auction featured a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment, ranging from full-size and mini-excavators, to rollers and motorgraders. Bidding was active, with a Bobcat T250 skid steer taking $13,000, a Caterpillar 12G motorgrader bringing in $42,500, and a Mitsubishi MXR55 mini-excavator with 4,000 hours drawing a winning bid of $7,200.