More Than 1,500 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Auction

Wed November 28, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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This 2010 Cat 950H went for $177,500.
This 2010 Cat 950H went for $177,500.
This 2010 Cat 950H went for $177,500. Howard Abell, president of Advantage Construction Equipment & Parts Inc., gets in a quick phone call before going inside the auction. Joe Miller, president of Miller Brothers Giant Tire Service, was hoping to pick up a little business at the auction. A line of loaders waits their turn on the auction block. Brian VanSluyters (L) and Ronnie Hedrick of Bul-Head, Polk County, Fla., took a good look at the Cat D8R. Carolos Toledo came all the way from McAllen, Texas, to get a loader. This Cat AP655D may be the one. Jose Quesada came from Costa Rico looking for a variety of equipment. This Volvo EC240B may be going back with him if the price is right. Jim Shafer of Shafer Equipment, Clendenin, W.Va., came to the sale looking for a long-reach excavator. This Cat 322C looked like it fit the bill. The JLG personnel lift was getting a good workout from George Maranuk, Western Reserve Trading Inc., Youngstown, Ohio. This American HC210 drew a lot of attention. Jerry Cole, C & C Equipment, in Hattiesburg, Miss., came lamenting the tough year Mississippi Southern’s football team was having and looking for some truck-mounted cranes.

More than 1,500 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 25.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 44 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Costa Rica, India and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 33 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured close to 1,100 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, motorgraders, forklifts and truck tractors.

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