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More Than 1,000 Bidders Attend Ritchie Sale in Conn.

Fri December 03, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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Bill Krawski Jr., president, U.S.A. Exporters LLC, South Windsor, Conn., attended the Ritchie Bros. sale on Nov. 17.
Bill Krawski Jr., president, U.S.A. Exporters LLC, South Windsor, Conn., attended the Ritchie Bros. sale on Nov. 17.
Bill Krawski Jr., president, U.S.A. Exporters LLC, South Windsor, Conn., attended the Ritchie Bros. sale on Nov. 17. Steve Coots (L) and son, Adam, of ST Coots LLC, drove all the way from Bath, N.Y., to attend the Conn. auction. Steve Gullitti (L) accompanied his father, Jean Gullitti of Gullitti Builders, Middletown, Conn., to inspect the various lots of equipment for sale. This 2000 Manitowoc 2250 Series 3 maxer and luffer prepped 300-ton (272 t) crawler crane greeted auction attendees as they ventured on to the sale site. Gary Marks (L) and his son, Jeff, Marks Contracting, Lebanon, Pa., find a dry place to sit and rest their feet during the auction. (L-R): Gerry Carney, C.N. Wood Co. Inc., Woburn, Mass., Bryn Smith, The N.I.C.E. Company, Bellingham, Mass., and Gerry Carney Jr., Equipment East LLC, Dracut, Mass., stop talking business for a quick photo-op. (L-R): Josh Redwilowicz, Matt Mountain and Mike Morris, three amigos from Southwick, Mass., traveled to Stafford Springs, Conn., to survey more than 800 lots of heavy equipment for sale. Marc Cox (L), executive vice president of Novel Iron Works Inc., Greenland, N.H., chats with Stephen O’Duggan, territory manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Cohasset, Mass. Mark Doty, The W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, Conn., examines this 2006 John Deere 624J wheel loader as he determines whether or not to make a bid. Mike Pearl of Equipment Mart of N.Y. Inc. and FlangeLock, Greenwich, Conn., previews a 2006 Terex 760B after the start of the sale. Sam Beisler of Sewer Sand and Gravel, Oneonta, N.Y., climbed up this large 2007 Komatsu PC1250LC-7 hydraulic excavator to get a better look.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held an unreserved auction on Nov. 17 in Stafford Springs, (Hartford) Conn., featuring equipment from more than 70 consignors.

Online bidders from 28 countries participated while, 1,000-plus bidders explored the sale in person.

Bidders from outside the state made up 80 percent of the participants and onsite bidders took home 75 percent of the nearly 800 pieces of equipment that were sold.