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More Than 3,300 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros.' Sale

Wed May 02, 2018 - Midwest Edition #9

A large selection of late model trucks went up for bid at the auction.
A large selection of late model trucks went up for bid at the auction.
A large selection of late model trucks went up for bid at the auction. Daryl Moore (L) of Tredroc Tire Services caught up with Rudd Equipment Company Branch Vice President Martin McCutcheon at the auction.
Rodney Woodward of RW Woodward Excavation ventured out into the yard to get a close-up look at the equipment up for bid.
Bill Woronka (L) of Father and Son Property Maintenance joined Jerry Glessner of Jerry’s Trucking & Excavating to inspect this Powerscreen Chieftain at the auction.
Doug Susany (L) of S.E.T. Inc. and Jeff Coomes of Coomes Excavating looked over this Komatsu PC290LC excavator at the auction.
Brian (L) and Arlin Miller of Miller Farms put a Volvo EC55C compact excavator through its paces.
(L-R): Mark Myers of Great Lakes Equipment catches up with Ritchie Bros.’ Tim Keane and Emil Fabrizi of Fabrizi Trucking & Paving.
Ritchie Bros.’ Fred Vilsmeier (L) and Scott McGregor oversee the bidding at the auction.

More than 3,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction April 11, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

With bidders from 42 countries, approximately 64 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 56 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,700 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 50-plus excavators, 45 compactors, 20 skid steers, more than 15 dozers, 65-plus boom & scissor lifts, more than 20 agricultural tractors, more than 165 truck tractors, 135-plus trailers and more.