More Than 1,900 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

Tue November 11, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Danny Hicks, Express Concrete, hopes to take some mixers back to Houston.
Danny Hicks, Express Concrete, hopes to take some mixers back to Houston.
Danny Hicks, Express Concrete, hopes to take some mixers back to Houston. Billy Sibley, owner of Sibley Equipment in Woodstock, Ala., looks at a couple of Deere excavators. This 2012 Volvo L180G sold for $185,000. Operators line up the motorgraders to go on the auction block. Bidders came from more than 60 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Dwayne Rutherford, RS Elliott, Orlando, Fla., inspects this Volvo 170E loader. Gordon Ellsworth, Ellsworth Construction Ltd., traveled from Newfoundland to look over the inventory of dump trucks. Bill Keefe of Triple E inspects this Cat D5K. Andy Matryn, AP Construction, was awarded a project constructing Wawa’s in Florida and needs machinery. Hank Meinhardt, Brandywine Truck & Equipment, attends the auction. Scott Lis, Crosstown Enterprises, plans to bid on this JCB 550. Dean Adkins, Adkins Contracting, searches for a mid-sized excavator. Jamie Wurthmann, owner of UCM Inc., Lakeland, Fla., shops the inventory.


More than 1,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 23.

Bidders came from more than 60 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 55 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Jamaica, Malaysia, Thailand and Panama. Online bidders purchased 42 percent of the equipment sold.

More than 1,400 equipment items were sold in the auction, including 55 excavators, 35-plus wheel loaders, 30-plus truck tractors, 25-plus crawler tractors and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.

Ritchie Bros.’s next auction in Orlando will be its premier global auction, held on February 16 to 20, 2015. As always, the auction will be open to the public and all items will be sold unreserved. Equipment consignments are now being accepted for the February mega-auction; contact the Orlando site directly and ensure your equipment will have a spot in the sale.

“Our February Orlando auction is one of the most anticipated global equipment events of the year, attracting thousands of enthusiastic bidders from all around the world,” said Steve Kriebel, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “Our 2014 February auction attracted more than 8,600 registered bidders from 84 countries and all 50 U.S. states. At this auction each year we see visitors on site from South America, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, as well as thousands more participating around the world online.”

The 2014 Orlando February auction featured more than 8,800 equipment items and trucks from more than 830 sellers; generating more than $166 million in gross auction proceeds, including $54 million sold online.

For more information on the February 2015 Orlando auction, call 1-863/420-9919 or visit rbauction.com/Orlando.