Howard Abell (L), president, Advantage Construction Equipment & Parts, chats with Terry North, president, Fleet Solutions, while waiting for the bus to take them to the auction site.
There were more than 1,550 registered bidders that participated online and in-person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction that was held in Orlando, Fla., on Aug.18. The bidders came from 45 countries, including 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces. More than 70 percent of the equipment and trucks (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state.
Bidders took possession of more than 1,350 lots, including more than 350 heavy and late model equipment items from Setco Grading LLC, a contractor based in Newnan, Ga. Items sold by Setco Grading included crawler tractors, articulated dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, and several 2007 and 2006 Peterbilt 379 triple-axle dump trucks.