More Than 3,400 Attend Ritchie Bros. Chicago Auction

More than 3,400 bidders participated online and in person at the auction.

📅   Fri March 27, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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The first sale of the year for the Morris, Ill., location drew a large crowd for registration.
The first sale of the year for the Morris, Ill., location drew a large crowd for registration.
The first sale of the year for the Morris, Ill., location drew a large crowd for registration. Nick Coulter of Coulter Construction checks the engine on this John Deere 550G. Independence Excavating’s Mike Switzer on the tracks of this Cat D6N. About to check the undercarriage of the Cat D6R is Carter Newt of Newt Marine. (L-R): Tanner Bauman, Joe Zimmerman, Jeremy Zimmerman and Jake Boss take a look at a few of the excavators at the March 20 sale. Old friends Roger Martinez (L), Ritchie Bros., and Carl Hoerr, Hoerr Machinery LLC, catch up. One of the new additions to the Ziegler CAT used equipment department is Robert Verworn, seen looking at this Cat 336E excavator. Mark Schobert, S&K Excavating, brought his son, John, to the March 20 sale in Morris, Ill.

More than 3,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on March 20.

Bidders came from more than 40 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 62 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Guatemala, Poland, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 41 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 65 compactors, 45 plus excavators, 30 loader backhoes, 20 plus crawler tractors, 25 plus wheel loaders, 25 plus agricultural tractors, 35 truck tractors, 30 plus dump trucks, 65 plus pickup trucks and more.For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.