More Than 2,000 Attend Ritchie Bros.’s Chicago Sale

Bidders came from 35 countries, including 49 U.S. states.

📅   Fri August 14, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Dave Appell, owner of Appell Equipment, Galva, Ill., checks the tracks of this Komatsu PC128 excavator.
Dave Appell, owner of Appell Equipment, Galva, Ill., checks the tracks of this Komatsu PC128 excavator.
Dave Appell, owner of Appell Equipment, Galva, Ill., checks the tracks of this Komatsu PC128 excavator. Discussing the auction are Mike Shane (L), M&M Equipment Sales Inc., and Mark Domeier of Ritchie Bros. Norm Manthe, owner of Northwest Equipment & Trailer, checks the undercarriage of this excavator. At the controls of this IHI compact excavator is Paco Soto. The wide range of skid steers at the July 30 sale got the attention of (L-R): Mike McCaffrey, co-owner, Channahon Tractor; Chad Cailteux, 5R Enterprises LC; and Bob Moorman, also co-owner of Channahon Tractor. The July 30 sale had a wide range of lots including skid steers, excavators, cranes, farm equipment and trucks — so if you needed something chances are it was there .

More than 2,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on July 30.

Bidders came from 35 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 63 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Poland, Nigeria and India. Online bidders purchased approximately 48 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, wheel loaders, cranes, truck tractors, lifting and material handling equipment and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.