More Than 1,700 Bidders Vie for 2,000 Auction Lots at Ritchie Sale

Tue March 30, 2010 - Southeast Edition
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Taking a good look at the boom of a Cat 330CL excavator are Jerry (L) and Art Eckert of Conn-E Construction, Dellton, Pa.
Taking a good look at the boom of a Cat 330CL excavator are Jerry (L) and Art Eckert of Conn-E Construction, Dellton, Pa.
Taking a good look at the boom of a Cat 330CL excavator are Jerry (L) and Art Eckert of Conn-E Construction, Dellton, Pa. Making the journey from Illinois to get a look at some of  the dozers in the lineup, including this Deere 850C dozer, are Les Hays (L) and Don Hartsook, both of Hays Excavating, Carlinville, Ill. With more than a dozen Deere 310G backhoe loaders to inspect, Bill Darsey (L) and Hal Darsey, both of Flatlander Equipment, Lakeland, Ga., take a moment to look at the auction catalogue and compare hours and year of the machines. Soon after the 8 a.m. start of the Ritchie Bros. auction in Atlanta, the line to register for bidding stretched the length of the front office area and out the door. Perched on the tracks and discussing the condition of a couple of Cat excavators are Jonathan Snow (L), Snowco General Contractors, McIntyre, Ga.; and Shane Nelson, RSKG Equipment Rental, McIntyre, Ga.. Tommy McMillan, McMillan Machinery Sales, Thomasville, Ga., was interested in several pieces in the sale. This big Cat 988G rolled off the ramp at $92,500 and was heading to Florida. Ritchie Bros.’s Richard Nagy calls for another bid on a nice package of seven Cat MT865B Challenger tractors.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continued strong through March with a multi-million dollar unreserved public auction in Atlanta on March 25.

Bidders numbering more than 1,700 participated both in person and online representing 41 countries, including 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces. More than 2,000 auction lots were sold during the auction.