More Than 1,350 Bidders Participate in Atlanta Auction

The bidding action was heated in Hotlanta.

Tue October 01, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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Justin Murray of Flint Equipment Company in Atlanta, Ga., inspects a Deere 1050C dozer.
Justin Murray of Flint Equipment Company in Atlanta, Ga., inspects a Deere 1050C dozer.
Justin Murray of Flint Equipment Company in Atlanta, Ga., inspects a Deere 1050C dozer. Larry McGhee (L) and Jeremy McGhee of McGhee’s Clearing and Grading in Hogansville, Ga., are interested in this Cat D7R. Dan Wilcox (L) and Andy Dryburgh of Wilcox Tractor Sales, Charlotte, N.C., look over some artic trucks of interest, including this Volvo A25D. A line of Cat 615Cs are ready for auction. Skip Walker (L) of Wheels and Tracks Rentals, Covington, Ga., and Tom Bettress of Equify Financial in Fort Worth, Texas, monitor prices. Brandon Sosino (in cab) and his dad, George Sosino of SOS Constructors in Canton, Ga., check out excavators about to go on the block. Kenneth Kilby (operator), Steve Kilby (back left) and Donald Goldberg of Kilby Excavating in Oakdale, Tenn., consider this Yanmar ViO35.

More than 1,350 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 20.

Bidders came from more than 45 countries, including 46 U.S. states. More than 60 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Peru, Germany and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased more than 45 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 900 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, loader backhoes, truck tractors and more.

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

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