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More Than 2,300 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros.' Auction

Wed April 25, 2018 - West Edition #9
Construction Equipment Guide

A variety of excavators await new homes.
A variety of excavators await new homes.
A variety of excavators await new homes. Mike Bahr of Sacramento, Calif., assessed this 2007 Toyota 4500 lb. forklift for his contracting business, General Engineering Technology. 
Hon Jeffs, of Shire Livestock in Cedar City, Utah, is looking for some equipment
 for lot development.
 This 2012 Kobelco
 SK485-9 excavator
 caught his eye.
Alex Beltran of MartBelt Home Builders in Salt Lake City, Utah, arrived at the auction in search of a few more pieces of equipment for company expansion. This 2002 Caterpillar 345BL Series II excavator had his full consideration.
Joe Soto, of Mini Concrete in El Paso, Texas, is having a good year and looking to grow his business and gave careful thought to this 2015 Komatsu WA380-7 wheel loader.
Eddie Morales, of Tolleson, Ariz., follows all the Ritchie Bros. auctions to promote his transport company, Heavy Equipment Transportation. Here, he is spotted measuring a 2005 Caterpillar 14H VHP motorgrader for a transportation quote. 
Mary and Frank Mommson of Sheridan, Wyo., came for a mini vacation and to look for some used, low-hour, quality equipment for their company, Wycarb & Tool. He liked this 2011 John Deere 326D skid steer so much, he was already contemplating transportation home.
Ben and Kim Prock of Portland, Ore., owners of Columbia River Rentals, are looking to expand their rental fleet. They stopped to examine this 2014 Komatsu PC228USLC-10 excavator.
Douglas Dennett, a resident of St. George, Utah, and owner of Dennett Construction, tests this 2003 Caterpillar 430D backhoe.
Cody Dellye, of Riverside, Calif., stops to take a closer look at this 1994 Peterbilt 379 truck for his growing company, Dellye Excavating.
CJ Morley, owner of Morley Grading of Las Vegas, attended the auction in search of attachments and rollers. This JBX 4000 48 in. skid steer fork might be just what he’s been searching for.

More than 2,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 20, 2018.

With bidders from 38 countries, approximately 88 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as China, Cameroon and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased approximately 59 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,200 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 30 compactors; more than 20 excavators; more than 25 loaders; more than 20 dump trucks; more than 50 truck tractors, and more.


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