Hopes Run High for $20M Phenix City Development

More Than 3,350 Bidders Vie for Iron in Fort Worth

Mon December 31, 2012 - West Edition
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Lori Bunger (L) of Holt Cat in Irving, Texas, studies the bidding prices with Kelly Bullin of Legends Equipment Co. in Justin, Texas.
Lori Bunger (L) of Holt Cat in Irving, Texas, studies the bidding prices with Kelly Bullin of Legends Equipment Co. in Justin, Texas.
Lori Bunger (L) of Holt Cat in Irving, Texas, studies the bidding prices with Kelly Bullin of Legends Equipment Co. in Justin, Texas. Bryan Waddle, Cross Timbers Equipment in Denton, Texas, takes a photo op before going into the bidding area. Jack Hisle (L), Hisle Bros. Inc., in Ada, Okla., and Barry Burgess, Barry Burgess Equipment in Kemp, Okla., have been studying the inventory offered at the auction. John Ballard, Ballard Equipment in Mineola, Texas, has just finished checking out this 650H John Deere dozer. Ty (L) and Charles Godwin, Godwin Farms in Cooper, Texas, are sufficiently impressed by this 260-ton Zoomline crawler crane. Del Nevius, North Texas Crane in Lewisville, Texas, is seriously thinking of adding this Grove RT 700E crane to his existing fleet. Jim Hrubes (L) of Spin Zero Construction in Fort Worth, Texas, has been learning a lot about this John Deere 120C excavator from Gene Tucker, retired of Brown & Root in Centerville, Texas.

Richie Bros. held an auction on Dec. 4 and 5, in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 3,350 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 56 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Egypt, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. Online bidders purchased close to 43 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 3,000 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, loader backhoes, articulated dump trucks, truck tractors and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.