More Than 1,700 Attend Ritchie Bros. Auction

More than 1,250 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, wheel loaders, boom lifts, truck tractors, dozers and more.

📅   Tue December 29, 2015 - Southeast Edition


Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking Inc., Columbia, S.C., test this Komatsu PC400LC excavator.
Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking Inc., Columbia, S.C., test this Komatsu PC400LC excavator.
Charles Dowey (L) and Robert Mitchum, both of Carolina Wrecking Inc., Columbia, S.C., test this Komatsu PC400LC excavator. Russ Hussey of R. Hussey Excavating & Scrap Service, Mt. Solon, Va., scales the side of a Deere 450C LC excavator. Terry (L) and Brooks Parker, both of Parker Electric, Brooks, Ga., look over a mid-sized Deere excavator in the auction line-up Brent Kaehr (L), Kaehr Excavating, Decatur, Ind., and Bill Carrico of Habig Trucking & Excavating, Bluffton, Ind., take notes on the machines. Joseph Lage (L) and Greg Anderson, both of Anderson Contracting & Roofing, Albany, Ga., plan to bid on this Cat TL943 telehandler. Greg Grier of Grier Services, Wetumpka, Ala., takes a spin on an Ingersoll Rand DD70 pad foot roller. This late model Cat 980H sold for $167,500. A package of Cat scrapers draws attention at the Ritchie sale in Atlanta.

More than 1,700 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec.1.

Bidders came from 48 countries, including all 50 states. Approximately 75 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Korea and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased approximately 48 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,250 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, wheel loaders, boom lifts, truck tractors, dozers and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.