Michael Snelson of Diamond S. Electric in Asheville, N.C., tried out this Komatsu PC78 excavator. Snelson needed an excavator in this size range for several projects he just won.
Ritchie Bros held an auction Dec. 8 at its Statesville, N.C., permanent auction facility.
More than 1,400 unique onsite and online bidders from 22 countries, including 47 U.S. states and all 10 Canadian provinces, registered to bid in the multi-million dollar Statesville auction. Ritchie Bros. sold almost 840 equipment items to buyers from as far away as the U.K., Saudi Arabia and Italy. Online bidders purchased 39 percent of the equipment (by dollar value).