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Iron Fetches Higher-Than-Expected Prices in Statesville

Fri October 14, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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This pair of Liebherr 580 wheel loaders was sold to a contractor in eastern North Carolina who was going to put them to work loading trucks.
This pair of Liebherr 580 wheel loaders was sold to a contractor in eastern North Carolina who was going to put them to work loading trucks.
This pair of Liebherr 580 wheel loaders was sold to a contractor in eastern North Carolina who was going to put them to work loading trucks. The sale included a good selection of Cat scrapers including several 621F models. This particular machine was sold to a contractor from Tennessee. The sale included more than 50 Genie 26-ft. rough terrain scissor lifts and other Genie models. Jody Wall (L), Ritchie Bros.; and Steve Headden, Terex Genie division, discuss a few details about the machines. Bradley Duncan, Bryant’s Land & Development, Burnsville, N.C., was in the market for a 50-ton trailer for use on a special project the company just landed. Benny Gray (L), Benny Gray Concrete, Knoxville, Tenn., was in the market for a smaller rubber track excavator and looked over this Komatsu PC50MR machine and asked John Noble, Brandeis Machinery, a few questions about it. Rick Byrd (L), Byrd Construction, Hudson, N.C.; and Budd Faw, Buddy Faw Grading, Lenoir, N.C.; came to see what the machines were selling for, so they would both know what their own machines were worth. (L-R): John Hood and Jose Acosta, both of Carolina CAT, Charlotte, N.C.; and Doc and Jordan McGee, McGee Brothers,  Monroe, N.C. Doc makes it to most of the Ritchie Sales in Statesville and usually finds a good deal. Scott Kirkpatrick (L), Triangle Grading & Paving, Burlington, N.C., came to the sale to see if he could buy an excavator or two while Kenneth Tysinger, May Equipment, Lexington, N.C., watched the bidders to see who he could help out. (L-R) are James Jones, Peoples United Equipment Finance, Charlotte, N.C.; John Woodie, John Woodie Enterprises, Statesville, N.C.; Shaun Lackey, Lackey Excavating, Statesville, N.C.; and Brett Goodman, Commercial Credit Group. Lackey sold a small excavato

Ritchie Bros held a sale at its permanent drive- through facility in Statesville, N.C., on Sept. 28.

Many machines fetched higher-than-expected prices as 1,705 bidders competed on site and online for 940 lots. Bidders came from 49 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces and 42 foreign countries. Highlights included a 1997 Link-Belt LS138H, which sold for $240,000 and a 2007 Cat 328DLCR, which sold for $187,500.