More Than 3,600 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. Sale

Fri May 30, 2014 - West Edition
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Josh Mattern of JB Transport in Houston, Texas, is taking measurements to haul this Cat D5 N NGP pipelayer for transport for the new owner.
Josh Mattern of JB Transport in Houston, Texas, is taking measurements to haul this Cat D5 N NGP pipelayer for transport for the new owner.
Josh Mattern of JB Transport in Houston, Texas, is taking measurements to haul this Cat D5 N NGP pipelayer for transport for the new owner. Brothers Abram (L) and David Fehr, A&D Truck Sales in Seminole, Texas, have been taking in all the specs on this John Deere 850C dozer for bidding later. Chris (L) and son, O.J. Laman, Laman Equipment Sales & Rentals in Cave City, Ark., have been taking a close look at this Cat 385 CL excavator. Marvis (L) and son Greg Braswell, of TRAK Traders of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, are thinking about bidding on this John Deere 120 excavator. Billy (L) and Trent Gee of The Brothers Gee Dirt Works in Abilene, Texas, have an interest in this JCB JS 260L excavator. Rich Brannen (L) and Michael Wallace of WSISD Police Department, Texas, keep a close eye on all the equipment for sale. Coming all the way from England, Chris Burton of J.C. Construction in Houston, Texas, is becoming more familiar with the American equipment for his new company by checking out this Volvo EC 15B mini-excavator. Virtual bidding is getting so popular that Ritchie Bros. has installed two more rows of seats.


More than 3,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 14 and 15.

Bidders came from 58 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 54 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Vietnam, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased more than $23 million of equipment (49 percent of the equipment sold by dollar value), setting a new company record for the state of Texas.

In total, more than 3,050 equipment items were sold in the auction, including 80 plus hydraulic excavators, 60 plus wheel loaders, 55 plus dump trucks, 45 plus crawler tractors, a large selection of low hour, late-model equipment and more.

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