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More Than 1,400 Bidders Vie for Nearly 650 Lots in Statesville, N.C.

Fri December 10, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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This pair of Komatsu D51PX dozers was purchased by a contractor in Alabama who said he will be using them to clear the land for a new development.
This pair of Komatsu D51PX dozers was purchased by a contractor in Alabama who said he will be using them to clear the land for a new development.
This pair of Komatsu D51PX dozers was purchased by a contractor in Alabama who said he will be using them to clear the land for a new development. Dan Beaver of CatManDu Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., checked the fluids and a few other things on this Komatsu dozer. Steve Burleyson (L) of Blythe Construction and Mark Arcilesi of ASC Construction Equipment, both in Charlotte, N.C., discuss the I-485 project that will start in the spring. Doc McGee (R) of McGee Brothers in Monroe, N.C., took a break from the bidding to catch up with (L-R) Mitch Christenbury, John Hood and John Crocker all of Carolina CAT. Gary Bryant (L) of Gary Bryant Enterprises in Burnsville, N.C., and Ronnie Rowe talk about a few machines and the deer hunting season. (L-R): Jason Payne of Atkinson Truck Sales in Chatham, Va., Robbie Udelson of Powertrak in Miami and Jackie Atkinson of J&J Truck Sales in Chatham, Va., talk about a few machines they inspected. Doc McGee (R) of McGee Brothers in Monroe, N.C., took a break from the bidding to catch up with (L-R) Mitch Christenbury, John Hood and John Crocker all of Carolina CAT. John Hood (L) of Carolina CAT and Gary Seybold of Ritchie Bros. share a few laughs while taking a break from the bidding.

More than 1,400 registered bidders from 35 countries, including 47 U.S. states, all 10 Canadian provinces and one territory, participated online and in-person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction that was held in Statesville, N.C., on Dec. 7.

Close to 650 lots were sold on auction day, 35 percent of which went to online bidders. More than 75 percent of the equipment and trucks sold in the auction (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state.

Exceeding expectations, a sampling from the sale were a 2007 Ingersoll Rand SD 116DX smooth drum vibratory roller, 400 hrs., $75,000; a 2008 Volvo A30E, 1,300 hrs. $255,000; a 2007 Cat D6RXL Series III, 1,300 hrs., $195,000; 2007 Sterling L7500 truck asphalt distributor, $95,000; an a 2008 Vermeer D36X50 directional drill, $167,500.