More Than 2,500 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Phoenix Sale

Fri November 28, 2014 - West Edition
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Edward Morris, a student at Arizona State University, working on a project for his heavy civil estimating class, plans to feature this Cat 623F scraper.
Edward Morris, a student at Arizona State University, working on a project for his heavy civil estimating class, plans to feature this Cat 623F scraper.
Edward Morris, a student at Arizona State University, working on a project for his heavy civil estimating class, plans to feature this Cat 623F scraper. Lonnie Hamburg, owner of Dynamic Diesel Repair, Phoenix, Ariz., checks out a Deere 824J. This John Deere mini-excavator was just what James Callahan, owner of Rune Wines in Sonoita, Ariz., was looking for to help with the development of his vineyards. Scott Waggoner of Arizona Demolition in Maricopa has an interest in the Cat IT29B wheel loader. A few of the many loaders to be sold at the Ritchie Bros. auction in Phoenix. Donnie Rogers of Ritchie Bros. takes bids on a 2001 Freightliner ST120. International buyers like Javier Moreno of Hermosillo, Mexico, were on hand to bid on the large selection of equipment.  The Cat 14G grader would be put to use in Moreno’s contracting business, BQG Manufaturas. Geuss Wong (L) and Manuel Garcia of Freete International traveled from Mexicali, Mexico, to bid on this Cat 330D and other equipment.


More than 2,550 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’s unreserved public auction at its Phoenix site.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 69 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Guatemala, Poland and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased 39 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,700 equipment items were sold in the auction, including 90 plus scissorlifts, 70 plus truck tractors, 70 plus pickup trucks, 30 plus compactors and more.

“We are very pleased with the participation and results from our November auction here in Phoenix,” said Chris Holmberg, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “The 2006 CON-E-CO concrete batch plant which sold for $270,000 to an on-site bidder from Texas was one of the main highlights of the auction. We also saw strong results in the crushing and heavy construction equipment sectors.”