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More Than 3,000 Participate in Ritchie Sale in Atlanta

Mon April 23, 2018 - Southeast Edition #9
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A great selection of Cat, Komatsu, Kobelco, John Deere and Doosan excavators were in this sale lineup.
A great selection of Cat, Komatsu, Kobelco, John Deere and Doosan excavators were in this sale lineup.
A great selection of Cat, Komatsu, Kobelco, John Deere and Doosan excavators were in this sale lineup. Getting an early start inspecting some mini-excavators are Gerald Smith (L) of Newton County, Ga., and Archie Ballard, a retiree of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Building contractors Tim Booker (L) and Jason Griswold, both of Booker & Associates in Pensacola, Fla., get started on their assessment of a Cat 312 excavator. Discussing the skid steer loaders about to be auctioned are Tom Carpenter (L) of Carpenter Design, Rutherfordton, N.C., and Jerry Saye of Saye Tree Service, Palmetto, Ga. Joe Massingill (L) and Tommy Gaberlavage, both of Dudley Lumber Company, Salem, Ala., show interest in the Cat excavators. Steve Guffey (L) and Steve Stewart, both of Marietta Recycling, Marietta, Ga., check out this Cat 930H wheel loader. Pat Waldrop gets a feel for the controls of a Genie manlift. Louie Sansalone of Louie Sand & Gravel, Lithonia, Ga., is happy with his purchase of this Cat 416F backhoe loader.

More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on March 30.

With bidders from 45 countries, approximately 73 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as New Zealand, Portugal and Taiwan. Online bidders purchased approximately 56 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,800 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 110 excavators, 35 loader backhoes, 35 compactors, 20 dump trucks, 125 boom and scissor lifts and 140 truck tractors.

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