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More Than 1,350 Lots of Equipment Sold at Ritchie Sale

Fri September 03, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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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.
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.
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. Walt Boring, president of Boring & Associates,  Ocala, Fla., took a break from the sun and watched  the auction in the air conditioning. These two Cat 430D’s went for $26,000 each. The machines kept coming across the auction ramp at Ritchie Bros. Orlando facility. Joseph Resciniti tries out this Cat D4G while his dad Michael asks a few questions.  They came down from New Jersey for the auction Robbie Udelson, president of Powertrac Machinery, hopes to take this Cat 980G back to Miami. Eduardo David came all the way from Spain to attend the auction, where he gave this New Holland LS160 a good look. Roger Fisher, branch manager of T-Quip of Florida, runs his business while also working the auction. Ron Simpson (L), checks out this Volvo A40 while Bill Jergens, poses for the camera. Both men are of R. B. Jergens Contracting, Dayton, Ohio. Chuck Easler (L), Worldnet Auctions, Greelyville, S.C., and Matt Quarrick, Quarrick Equipment, Uniontown, Pa., take a break in the shade while looking over the equipment Scott (L) and Wade Grannas were considering taking this P&H rough terrain crane home to Hollidaysburg, Pa. Alex Shaw of Cadeci International was trying out a lot of the equipment, including this Volvo EC210 excavator.

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.