More Than 2,500 Bidders Vie for Iron at Ritchie Phoenix Sale

More than 2,550 bidders participated online and in person at the auction.

📅   Wed September 16, 2015 - West Edition
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Dwight Nelson (L) and Leroy Anderson of Anderson Contracting Inc., in Solway, Minn., were on hand to bid on excavators. This Outlaw MS400 piqued their interest.
Dwight Nelson (L) and Leroy Anderson of Anderson Contracting Inc., in Solway, Minn., were on hand to bid on excavators. This Outlaw MS400 piqued their interest.
Dwight Nelson (L) and Leroy Anderson of Anderson Contracting Inc., in Solway, Minn., were on hand to bid on excavators. This Outlaw MS400 piqued their interest. The auction featured a large number of excavators. Jeremy Mitchell (L) of M&P Demolition in Phoenix, and Tom Randl of RMC Industrial, also of Phoenix, took a long look at several of the machines, including this Komatsu 220. Jaime Castillo buys and sells equipment out of Chihuahua, Mexico. Sterling (L) and Chandera Lilly bought this JD 210LE to grade their home site in Tucson, Ariz.  Daughter Emma looks like a future operator. Gabriel Lopez of Queen Creek, Ariz., was bidding on this JD 210LE loader. The CEC Screen-It 6x16 crusher had the attention of Bill Nichols, owner of Kilauea Crushers Inc., of Phoenix. Shane Dikoff (L) of Shane’s Grading & Paving in Phoenix, and Kevin Bakken of Bakken Grading & Paving of Payson, Ariz., inspected the large selection of excavators up for sale. T&H Construction owner Butch Tracey showed interest in the Komatsu 300LC. T&H is located in Prescott, Ariz.

More than 2,550 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar, unreserved, public equipment auction in Phoenix, Ariz., on Sept. 2, 2015.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 58 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Sweden and Thailand. Online bidders purchased approximately 47 percent of the equipment sold by dollar value.

More than 2,050 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 45 compactors, 30 excavators, 30 loader backhoes, 40 dump trucks, 85 truck tractors, 145 trailers, 110 pickup trucks and more.

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