More Than 2,200 Attend Ritchie Sale in Ill.

More than 2,200 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.

📅   Mon June 08, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Chad Cailteux (L), Finkbiner Equipment Co., speaks with Ritchie Bros., Ben Arbeiter, about the auction.
Chad Cailteux (L), Finkbiner Equipment Co., speaks with Ritchie Bros., Ben Arbeiter, about the auction.
Chad Cailteux (L), Finkbiner Equipment Co., speaks with Ritchie Bros., Ben Arbeiter, about the auction. Heading out to the equipment yard to look over some of the lifting equipment is Patrick Runnion, president of Runnion Equipment Co. Checking the undercarriage of this John Deere 200C excavator is George Petronella of IHC Construction. Randy DeBoer and Max Dail of Dail Farms take a look at the Cat 320 excavator. Sam Haeamleh, lighting auto checks the inside of this bucket on the John Deere 644K wheel loader. Roland Machinery Co. had several representatives at the Morris, Ill., sale. (L to R) are Jay Germann, general manager of the springfield division; Dave Cruise, territory manager; Ed Ellis, territory manager; and A.J. Perisho, used equipment manager. The auction featured nine unused 2013 caterpillar 950K wheel loaders.

More than 2,200 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on May 28.

Bidders came from 45 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 65 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, India, Guatemala, Poland and Singapore. Online bidders purchased approximately 56 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,800 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 60 plus compactors, 45 plus skid steers, 30 wheel loaders, 25 plus excavators, 25 plus loader backhoes, 65 plus boom lifts, 30 plus scissor lifts, 25 plus flatbed trucks, 20 plus dump trucks, 30 truck tractors, 100 plus trailers, 70 plus pickup trucks and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.