More Than 2,000 Bidders Vie for Iron in Las Vegas

Bidders came from 42 countries, including 47 U.S. states.

📅   Fri October 14, 2016 - West Edition #21
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Joe Rexin, owner of Rexin Equipment Company, Long Beach, Calif., is always looking for bargains on used equipment.
Joe Rexin, owner of Rexin Equipment Company, Long Beach, Calif., is always looking for bargains on used equipment.
Joe Rexin, owner of Rexin Equipment Company, Long Beach, Calif., is always looking for bargains on used equipment.
Colton Van Buren (R), owner of Van Buren Inc., Flagstaff, Ariz., and colleague Gary Standifird, came to the sale with hopes of buying mining and construction equipment.
Tai Tran (L) and Miller Tran came from California in search of Bobcat skid steers. They bought three in the first hour of auction.
Steve Pokrajac, owner of Pokrajac Construction, Monrovia, Calif., checks out the selection of Hitachi excavators.
David Guevara (R) and his son, Rene, check out this Case 580 backhoe for their business, Guevara Construction of El Monte, Calif.
(L-R): Paulo Gonzales, Everardo Samaniego and Geraldo Ritchie, all contractors from Southern California, test this Cat 430E backhoe.
Jake Burton, owner of Burton Development, California, is looking for skid steers and

More than 2,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 29.

Bidders came from 42 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Approximately 86 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, including 13 percent purchased by international buyers from such countries as Thailand, Egypt and Australia. Online bidders purchased approximately 66 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

Equipment highlights in the auction included more than 30 loaders; more than 25 compactors; more than 25 skid steers; more than 25 excavators; more than 20 dozers; and more.