More than 1,600 Lots Sold at Ritchie Bros. Sale in Md.

Tue December 29, 2009 - Northeast Edition
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Bidders get ready for the Cat dozers on their way to the auction ramp.
Bidders get ready for the Cat dozers on their way to the auction ramp.
Bidders get ready for the Cat dozers on their way to the auction ramp. President Tom Logan (L) and Bruce Knapp, reconditioned equipment manager, both of McClung Logan, Baltimore, follow prices at the Ritchie auction. Curt Hinklemen (C), vice president of Ritchie Bros. Eastern USA, explains to visitors the principle of timed incremental bidding on the various auction lots. Fielding questions on Internet bidding is Brad Henson (R), customer service representative of Ritchie Bros. at the North East, Md., sale. Representing Plasterer Equipment of Sellersville, Pa., are Chris Constas (L), sales representative, and Eric Parker, sales representative. All morning, Ritchie staff members were busy registering bidders at the North East, Md., sale. Bidders gather around the customer kiosk to follow the worldwide Internet bidding while at the Ritchie auction in North East, Md. Bids are taken for two Cat D8R dozers. Ready to bid on some earthmoving equipment, including this Komatsu wheel loader, is Joe Costantini, president of JMC Contractors, Glen Mills, Pa. Ready to test this Cat 966H are Jim Dewing (L) and Peter Kittell, who traveled all the way from Franklin Vt., near the U.S./Canadian border. These Cat dozers roll toward the bidding area.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held a multi-million dollar auction on Dec. 16 and 17 in North East, Md.

Approximately 2,100 online and on-site bidders participated from 39 countries. More than 1,600 lots were sold on auction day for 255 consignors to buyers from as far away as Ireland, Singapore and Nigeria.

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