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More Than 2,100 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Auction

Fri June 10, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Alan Nucci, used equipment manager of Linder Industrial Machinery in Florida and the Carolinas, can’t even get in the auction before the phone calls start.
Alan Nucci, used equipment manager of Linder Industrial Machinery in Florida and the Carolinas, can’t even get in the auction before the phone calls start.
Alan Nucci, used equipment manager of Linder Industrial Machinery in Florida and the Carolinas, can’t even get in the auction before the phone calls start. Allen Flowers, Mid Delta Equipment LLC, came from Greenwood, Miss., to look over the equipment up for sale, especially the excavators. He checked out this Kobelco but didn’t think it was the one for him. Mike Schvetrum of East Orange Machine, Orlando, Fla., is looking to buy a machine, fix it up and sell it. The Komatsu D65EX may be just the machine. Roland Ramos of ACA Tractor Inc., Miami, Fla., was taking a good look at several trucks, including this Terex TD27. One of the skid steer loaders may be going to Lakeland, Fla., if Tim Allore of TLA Inc. finds one he likes. Good, big equipment is always of interest to Robbie Udelson of PowerTrax. This Caterpillar truck may be headed to Miami. Jack Goyke, Southern Construction Equipment, has been coming to Ritchie auctions in Florida since they started. He is hoping to take a few pieces back to Jacksonville, including this Caterpillar 918F. This 2005 Caterpillar 966G sold for $117,500. It came with an air-conditioned cab.

More than 2,100 bidders participated online and in person May 18 and 19 at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla.

Bidders came from 54 countries, including 49 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. Approximately 65 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 25 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured more than 2,200 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, motorgraders and truck tractors.