More Than 2,850 Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago Auction

Thu December 18, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Bill Farmer, Construction Equipment Sales Co., looks over the Cat wheel loaders.
Bill Farmer, Construction Equipment Sales Co., looks over the Cat wheel loaders.
Bill Farmer, Construction Equipment Sales Co., looks over the Cat wheel loaders. Checking the engine of this Komatsu PC400 LC is Andrew Lehenbauer of Lehenbauer farms. Tim Isley of Rochelle Highway Department takes some notes on the wheel loaders. Testing out this Cat 330D is John Hagan, Landview Excavating. Kyle Oeffling of LC Transport runs this Komatsu PC300 LC. Mike Miesiac (L) and Jack Niedzwickie check over this Doosan DX 225 LC excavator. Brian Roe of Roe Trucking came to see if he could take this Cat 272D skid steer home. (L-R): Roger Martinez, Ritchie Bros., answers some questions from Chuck Polito and Ryan Vandermast, both of Copenhaver Construction. There was quite the line up of Cat wheel loaders at the Dec. 12 auction. Jeff Barth (L) and Marc Duffy, both of B&B Ag Products, get ready to start up some of the many Cat wheel loaders.


More than 2,850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 66 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as India, Belize, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. Online bidders purchased 43 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

The auction featured nearly 1,550 equipment items, including more than 50 pickup trucks and 70 truck tractors, as well as a large selection of scissorlifts, 4WD tractors, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.