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More Than 1,700 Bidders Vie for Equipment in Orlando

Wed May 30, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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Roy Steinback came all the way from Bolivia to find some equipment and was considering this Cat 938G loader.
Roy Steinback came all the way from Bolivia to find some equipment and was considering this Cat 938G loader.
Roy Steinback came all the way from Bolivia to find some equipment and was considering this Cat 938G loader. Alden Perkins of APEquipment was enjoying the auction. Geoff Grassette (L), Grassette Machinery, and Gary Coffman, Highland Tractor Co., both of Ocala, Fla., chatted about the auction. This Cat loader backhoe may be going to Venezuela if Antonio Gais can get it for the right price. Bill Fuchswamz (L), and Bill Keefe of Triple E Equipment were taking a look at this Cat 950H. Wayne Battle, Battle Lumber Company, came  from Georgia looking for some equipment for an expansion they are undertaking. Kerry Manuel of Manuel’s Metal Recycling really needs a Cat 320. Mike Percival (L), of A-Quip and friend Steve Halliwell were looking at some hammers and anything else that might be a good buy. This 2006 Kawasaki 95ZV sold for $105,000. Jamie Wurthmann (L), UCM Equipment, and George Elkins, Southwestern Machinery of Florida, were comparing notes on pricing. George Kerr of H. Kerr Construction,Wingham, Ontario, Canada, is hoping to take this D6K home with him.

More than 1,700 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on May 16.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 66 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 36 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured more than 1,400 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, motorgraders and truck tractors.