Arriving at the auction early are Artie Tompkins (L), co-owner of Marshall Truck & Equipment Sales, Ringgold ,Va., and his business partner, Jim Tompkins.
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.