More Than 2,350 Bidders Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago, Ill., Auction

Fri October 11, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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The Rit. Bros. Auction team in Morris, Ill., put together a large display of railroad equipment at the Oct. 3 sale.
The Rit. Bros. Auction team in Morris, Ill., put together a large display of railroad equipment at the Oct. 3 sale.
The Rit. Bros. Auction team in Morris, Ill., put together a large display of railroad equipment at the Oct. 3 sale. David Mertzke, D.W. Mertzke Excavating & Trucking Inc., looks over the engine of this John Deere 790LC excavator. Ray Loftis of Ray’s Used Auto Sales gets some stick time in this Ditch Witch MX352 compact excavator. Looking over the grapples at the Morris, Ill., sale are John Hagen (L) and Joe McDaid of Landview Excavating. Gary Schnecklotch (L) and Al Kunde, both of Clinton Engineering, came to look at the excavators. Joe Montemayor (L), president of Montemayor Construction, and Fred Buerer, also of Montemayor, take time for a quick picture before heading out to the yard to look over the iron. The Cat 623G scraper drew lots of bids both online and from the attendees at the Oct. 3 auction. John Beasley (L), Ritchie Bros., and Jay Germann, used equipment manager, Roland Machinery Co., catch up at the auction. Joe LeDuc (L), Illinois Truck & Equipment, compares some notes with Bennie Helland, owner of Newark Truck & Tractor, Newark, Ill.

More than 2,350 bidders registered to participate online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, on Oct. 3.

Bidders came from 47 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Close to 73 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Ghana, Egypt, Peru, Honduras and Zimbabwe. Online bidders purchased more than 51 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, close to 2,500 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more.

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