More Than 1,800 Bidders Power Ritchie Bros. Chicago Sale

Wed July 21, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Luke Willis liked what he saw in this Bomag BW124 single drum roller.
Luke Willis liked what he saw in this Bomag BW124 single drum roller.
Luke Willis liked what he saw in this Bomag BW124 single drum roller. Checking out the cab of this JCB 407B compact wheel loader is Raydard Adams of Ultranic Services, Chicago, Ill. This John Deere 450J dozer looked good to Scott Rozier of Rosch Company. About to inspect this Cat D6N LGP dozer is Craig Abolt of Abolt Construction Inc., Fort Madison, Iowa. At the controls of this Cat D8R is Brett Hoerr of Hoerr Machinery, Peoria, Ill. Don (L) and Ron Wortmann of Wortmann Brothers Excavating, Rockdale, Ill., look over the skid steers at the July 13 auction in Morris, Ill. In front of this Cat 140 grader is the father and son team of Lee Wiltjer Jr. and Sr. of Wiltjer Excavating Inc., Lansing, Ill. Discussing the auction are Vince Blecha (L) of Ritchie Bros. and Doug Schultz of Herlihy Mid-Continent Company, Romeoville, Ill.

There were more then 1,800 registered bidders that participated in person and online at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction July 13 in Chicago, Ill. The bidders came from 45 states, 30 countries, nine Canadian provinces and one territory.

More than 60 percent of the trucks and equipment (based gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state. Approximately 1,650 lots were sold on auction day.

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