More Than 2,250 Attend Ritchie Bros.’s Multi-Million Dollar Sale

The auction featured more than 685 equipment items, including compactors, crawler tractors, skid steer loaders, agricultural tractors, combines, truck tractors and more.

Thu January 15, 2015 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Butch Graham, Richie Bros., leads the auction.
Butch Graham, Richie Bros., leads the auction.
Butch Graham, Richie Bros., leads the auction. More than 2,250 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction. Justin (L) and John Ries, both of Ries Excavating, Rockwell, Iowa, attend the sale. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held its multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis, Minn. Fran Haan, owner of A&H Construction and Viking Terrace Community Inc., checks out this  Kobelco SK330. Leon Avery, co-owner of L&D Recycling, West Concord, Minn., is interested in this Cat 320BL excavator for his company’s fleet. Tom (L) and Nathan Enz, owners of Split Enz Construction LLC, St. Peter, Minn., bought a water truck and hope to pick up a few more pieces of equipment.

More than 2,250 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Minneapolis, Minn., on Dec. 10.

Bidders came from 43 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Approximately 66 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. Online bidders purchased 40 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

The auction featured more than 685 equipment items, including compactors, crawler tractors, skid steer loaders, agricultural tractors, combines, truck tractors and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.