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More Than 1,100 Lots Go on Block During Nashville Auction

Fri December 25, 2009 - Southeast Edition
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A couple quarry guys from Minnesota look over one of the five Caterpillar 769C rigid frame trucks in the auction lineup. Joe Braegelmann (in cab) and Jim Fuchs of Cold Spring Granite Company, Cold Spring, Minn.
A couple quarry guys from Minnesota look over one of the five Caterpillar 769C rigid frame trucks in the auction lineup. Joe Braegelmann (in cab) and Jim Fuchs of Cold Spring Granite Company, Cold Spring, Minn.
A couple quarry guys from Minnesota look over one of the five Caterpillar 769C rigid frame trucks in the auction lineup. Joe Braegelmann (in cab) and Jim Fuchs of Cold Spring Granite Company, Cold Spring, Minn. Ritchie Bros. Territory Manager Wheeler Johnson paces back and forth to keep warm as he awaits the next bid. With a temperature of just above freezing and a swirling wind, the Ritchie Bros. ski hat was a great idea…he may have been re-thinking the s As the auction in Nashville, Tenn., got under way, a crowd jammed into the registration area to get their auction catalogues and bidding numbers. Looking over some of the dozers before they went on the auction block, including this Caterpillar D6RXL, are Ronald Wix (L) and Tucker Wix of Tree Frog Wood Products, Hohenwald, Tenn. Early arriving registered bidders from Illinois take a few moments to discuss some machines of interest before they head to the theater area including (L-R) are Matt McVaigh and Kent Marks of Marks Farms Inc., West Salem, Ill.; and Darrell Lynch and Merle Closely inspecting a Kawasaki task master wheel loader are Jim Bolin (L) and Brian Maschhoff of Bolin Enterprises Inc., Casey, Ill. Talking about this Metso ST356 shaker (L-R) are Chris Rodway, independent contractor in middle Tennessee; Larry Harris, Wolf Creek Sand & Gravel, Antoine, Ark.; and Phil Thomason, Jim Smith Contracting, Grand Rivers, Ky. Very interested in bidding on this Caterpillar D8R dozer are Lex Carter (L) and Cullen Carter of Earth Works Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held a multi-million dollar auction on Dec. 15 in Nashville, Tenn., with the participation of more than 1,200 online and on-site bidders from 27 countries.

More than 1,100 lots were sold on auction day to buyers from as far away as Austria, Thailand and Venezuela. More than 40 percent of the equipment was purchased live and online.




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