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More Than 1,400 Lots Go on Block at Ritchie Orlando Sale

Fri November 12, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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Patrick Beame came down from Virginia to look at a wide variety of equipment, including this Ingersoll Rand SD77.
Patrick Beame came down from Virginia to look at a wide variety of equipment, including this Ingersoll Rand SD77.
Patrick Beame came down from Virginia to look at a wide variety of equipment, including this Ingersoll Rand SD77. Alden Perkins (L) and Marcus Shepard of APTquip LLC in Plant City, Fla., bid on several pieces and ultimately picked up a shooting boom forklift. Many loaders made their way across the ramp. Jack Goyke, Southern Construction Equipment, came down from Jacksonville, Fla., to look for some equipment for his used equipment business. This Caterpillar 420G was getting a good look from Ingacio Martinez of TNT Machines in Fort Lauderdale. Mike Underwood of Underwood Holdings in Moultre, Ga., was taking a look at some compact track loaders and these Volvo loaders. Mike Perdigon of M&D Trucking and Equipment, Lowell, Fla., gave this Lee G440 grader a good try out. This Caterpillar 12H may be making a short trip to Tampa if Mike Scott of Mascott Inc. has his way. Michael Spell of Spell Construction, Clinton, N.C., takes a good look at a couple of self-loading scrapers. This 2006 Komatsu WA500 went for $145,000 and was on its way to Louisiana.

More than 1,700 registered bidders participated online and in-person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction held Oct. 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Bidders came from 46 countries, including 49 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. More than 65 percent of the trucks and equipment sold in the auction (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state. More than 1,450 lots were sold on auction day, including a large selection of loader backhoes, wheel loaders, motorgraders, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, hydraulic excavators, telescopic forklifts, truck tractors and other transportation equipment.