More Than 1,900 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., Sale

Fri December 16, 2011 - Northeast Edition

A Volvo A25D with optional tree spade awaits a new home.
A Volvo A25D with optional tree spade awaits a new home.
A Volvo A25D with optional tree spade awaits a new home. A Caterpillar crawler pipelayer is ready for the auction ramp. John Kernan, equipment superintendent, Diamond Materials, Wilmington, Del., works out a John Deere dozer. Eric Davidson of Charlestown Landscaping  Phoenixville, Pa., looks over a Cat wheel loader. Larry Comes, of Jarrettsville, Md., exits the cab of a Case backhoe. This Vermeer mini-excavator caught the attention of Keith Roberts (L) and Shawn Justice, both of Elkton, Md. Don Yanick (L), Castle Construction, and Bruce Evans, Ransome CAT, get ready to go into the sale room. Lot number 111, a Case 850K dozer, goes on the auction block. Ritchie Bros. recent sale in North East, Md., featured equipment from American Infrastructure as well as other owners. The next scheduled auction in North East, Md., is on March 27, 2012.

More than 1,900 bidders participated online or in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on Dec.13.

Bidders came from 40-plus countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 85 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Panama, Peru, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately36 percent of the equipment lots sold.

The auction featured more than 1,300 equipment items and trucks, including 45-plus hydraulic excavators, 25-plus wheel loaders, 25-plus crawler tractors, 25-plus truck tractors and more than 30 pick-up trucks.

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