Lucky Bidders Win Big at Ritchie Bros. St. Paddy's Day Sale

Bidders came from 48 countries, including all 50 U.S. states.

📅   Mon April 04, 2016 - Northeast Edition


Corey Gadway (L) of CD Equipment and Austin Rodriguez of T.A.M. Investments were interested in bidding on some lifts.
Corey Gadway (L) of CD Equipment and Austin Rodriguez of T.A.M. Investments were interested in bidding on some lifts.
Corey Gadway (L) of CD Equipment and Austin Rodriguez of T.A.M. Investments were interested in bidding on some lifts. Doug Harrison, owner of Innovative Cutting came from Elkton, Md., to attend the auction. John Fazekas, owner of Top Notch Tree Experts in Delaware County, Pa., tries this Takeuchi mini-excavator on for size. Manuel Sylvestre, owner of Sylvestre Demolition travelled south to North East, Md., from Newark, N.J. Volvo artic trucks roll over the auction ramp. Fifty years ago the world’s first articulated hauler was completed by Volvo engineers in Sweden. “Gravel Charlie” quickly became a construction industry icon and operators’ favorite, with more than 70,000 articulated haulers produced to date. To celebrate this special year of the articulated hauler, Volvo Construction Equipment employees in Shippensburg, Pa., custom-painted a metallic gold A40G that will travel across the United States and Canada in 2016. More than 3,000 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 95 excavators. Mike Brown of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Hartford County, looks over a Caterpillar dozer. Mike Lynch (L) and Tony Nine of ProActive Equipment Solutions start up a Caterpillar dozer. One of the largest items at the Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md., was this Terex TR60 rigid frame haul truck. Gerald Barrett of Berlin, N.J., demos an Ingersoll-Rand DD-110HF tandem roller. The virtual ramp theater was packed with bidders. Ritchie personnel steam clean the equipment prior to it rolling over the auction ramp. Adelino Coste, owner of AMC Enterprises, Manassas, Va., is busy inspecting equipment before the sale begins. Pedro Couto, vice president of Deco Construction in 
Hanover, Md., might 
take home a Deere.

More than 3,350 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction March 17 in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 48 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 38 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 3,000 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 95 excavators, 60-plus loaders, more than 30 dozers, 50-plus dump trucks, more than 145 truck tractors, and 195-plus trailers, and more.

Sales highlights included:

• 10 International 5500I PayStar dump trucks sold for a combined $870,000

• A 2014 Caterpillar 938K wheel loader sold for $177,500

• A 2014 Caterpillar 320EL hydraulic excavator sold for $155,000

• An unused 2015 Doosan DX225LC hydraulic excavator sold for $152,500

• A 2011 John Deere 850K WLT crawler tractor sold for $135,000

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