(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 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.