More Than 3,100 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

📅   Mon June 12, 2017 - Northeast Edition #12


(L-R): Jim Cheeseman and David Hitchner, both of C&H Disposal Service, Elmer, N.J., talk with David Gates of Gates Excavating, Cedarville, N.J.
(L-R): Jim Cheeseman and David Hitchner, both of C&H Disposal Service, Elmer, N.J., talk with David Gates of Gates Excavating, Cedarville, N.J.
(L-R): Jim Cheeseman and David Hitchner, both of C&H Disposal Service, Elmer, N.J., talk with David Gates of Gates Excavating, Cedarville, N.J. More than 90 excavators were sold at the auction. A line of dozers were ready to go on the block. More than 75 dump trucks were sold at the North East, Md., auction. Bidders had a variety of wheel loaders to choose from. Steve Long (L) and Chris Empire, both of Equipment Rental, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.,  consider bidding on three Cat 320D L hydraulic excavators at the auction. Dan Culver, Culver Equipment, Orangeville, Pa., tests out this Case CX80C excavator. Leo Dobrinski, president of Dobrinski Brothers Inc., Falls, Pa., shops for a variety of equipment at the sale including this Komatsu PC400LC. George Nogueiras, sales manager, Newark Equipment Sales Corp., inspects this Cat 330CL hydraulic excavator. Bob Chuboy, Robert G. Chuboy Contracting, Perryopolis, Pa., said that his daughter is currently attending engineering school and has an internship at PennDOT. He hopes she will take over his business someday. Chase (L) and Richard Wojtkowski, Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor, Pittsfield, Mass., attend the sale. Nathan McCutcheon (L) and Jason Joseph, both of MEI Enterprises Inc., Apollo, Pa.,  look over their notes at the auction. Joe Hill, Joe Hill Construction, Hartley, Del., tests the tracks on this Komatsu PC400LC. Chris Andrusko, James D. Morrissey Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., purchased this Genie Z135/70 boom lift.

More than 3,100 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on June 6.

With bidders from 43 countries, approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as China, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 47 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 2,500 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 90-plus excavators, 70 compactors, 40 skid steers, 40 loaders, 15 dozers, 75 dump trucks, 240 aerial work platforms, 150 truck tractors and more.

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