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More Than 1,900 Bidders Participate Online, In-Person at Multi-Million Dollar Ritchie Sale in North

Fri November 05, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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Arriving at the auction early are Artie Tompkins (L), co-owner of Marshall Truck & Equipment Sales, Ringgold ,Va., and his business partner, Jim Tompkins.
Arriving at the auction early are Artie Tompkins (L), co-owner of Marshall Truck & Equipment Sales, Ringgold ,Va., and his business partner, Jim Tompkins.
Arriving at the auction early are Artie Tompkins (L), co-owner of Marshall Truck & Equipment Sales, Ringgold ,Va., and his business partner, Jim Tompkins. Going into the cab of this John Deere 310SJ backhoe is Paul Santos, president of D Santos Company, Philadelphia, Pa. Bidders wait for the dozers to come up for bid. Tim Foster, president of Bob Russell Equipment, Monkton, Md., pauses a moment for a photo in CEG. Ready to check out the equipment in the background (L-R) are Jeff Peters, president; Ron Lee, foreman; and laborer Bill Sisler, all of Jeff Peters Construction Inc., Elkton, Md. Registration was busy all day at the Ritchie sale in North East, Md. These two Mack dump trucks were sold in a package deal mid-morning at the Ritchie sale. Crowds were moving to the auction screens to follow the worldwide pricing and bidding. Relaxing and ready to bid on this Caterpillar D3G dozer is Andrew Jackson, president of Andrew Jackson Excavating, Peach Bottom, Pa. Inspecting this Caterpillar 627G is Marvin Reiff, president of Reiff Construction Services, Schuylkill County, Pa. Nick Fragos, operator of Liberty Maintenance, Youngstown ,Ohio, finishes testing out  this JCB M1D1 backhoe loader. Thinking about bidding on this Case 580 K backhoe is Tommy Yong, operator of Weir Welding Machinery, Queens, N.Y.

More than 1,900 registered bidders participated online and in-person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar unreserved auction held Oct. 19 in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 43 countries, including 49 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. More than 80 percent of the trucks and equipment (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state. More than 1,450 auction lots were sold on auction day to buyers from as far away as Australia, Asia, Europe and South America. Equipment sold included more than 130 pickup trucks, more than 60 electric golf carts, truck tractors, crawler tractors, skid steer loaders, loader backhoes, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorgraders, articulated dump trucks, boom and scissor lifts, forklifts and much more.