More Than 2,000 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

Bidders came from 47 countries, including all 50 U.S. states.

📅   Tue August 30, 2016 - Southeast Edition #18
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Gene Mauldin of Mauldin Excavation came down from Georgia in hopes of finding a Kobelco excavator to take home.
Gene Mauldin of Mauldin Excavation came down from Georgia in hopes of finding a Kobelco excavator to take home.
Gene Mauldin of Mauldin Excavation came down from Georgia in hopes of finding a Kobelco excavator to take home. Close to 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 35 excavators. Mark Yarbrough, owner of Intrak Corp., inspects this Case Chris Haack of Haack Excavating, Key West, Fla., considers P. T. Grant of Grant & Cook Equipment shops for dozers to bring back to Macon, Ga. Leo (L) and Gina Perez of Great American Development, West Palm Beach, Fla., look at a wide variety of equipment. Glenn Hartman of Hartman Construction Ltd. traveled all the way from Canada, hoping to purchase some equipment. These two Cat Challenger MT945C’s both brought $92,500 at the auction.

More than 2,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 16.

Bidders came from 47 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. Approximately 51 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Poland, Vietnam and Guyana. Online bidders purchased approximately 48 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

Close to 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 50 compactors, 35 excavators, 25 skid steers, 255 aerial work platforms, 110 truck tractors, 100 trailers and more.