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More Than 2,300 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Auction

Mon January 02, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Sold! A Caterpillar 988H wheel loader, with a rated payload of 12.5 tons, awaits its turn on the auction block.
Sold! A Caterpillar 988H wheel loader, with a rated payload of 12.5 tons, awaits its turn on the auction block.
Sold! A Caterpillar 988H wheel loader, with a rated payload of 12.5 tons, awaits its turn on the auction block. Santo Mirabile, vice president of DSM Properties, Baltimore, Md., tests a 3120 paver. An extensive selection of Caterpillar crawler tractors went up for bid at Ritchie Bros.’ recent auction in North East, Md. Ron Gates of Baltimore, Md., looks over a Caterpillar 953C crawler loader. Sitting in a cab of a John Deere wheel loader is John Bureski of Charlestown Paving, Malvern, Pa. A pair of pipelayers make their way across the auction ramp. Bidders line up at the timed auction lots self-service customer kiosk area. The bids rolled in at Ritchie Bros.’ December auction in North East, Md. Keith Jordan, mechanic of E-Tech Equipment, Richmond, Va., stands in front of a Caterpillar D6M crawler tractor. Charles Mark (L) and Anthony Clanton, both of G&A Clanton Excavating, West Grove, Pa., check out a Caterpillar crawler tractor. Rob Roy (L), president of Royal Trucks, and his son, Brandon, equipment manager, inspect the bucket of a John Deere 120C excavator.

Approximately 2,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction Dec. 18 in North East, Md.

Bidders came from more than 45 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 87 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Panama, Sweden, Malaysia and Egypt. Online bidders purchased more than 55 percent of the equipment sold (based on gross auction proceeds).

The auction featured more than 1,650 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, articulated dump trucks and truck tractors.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.