More Than 3,600 Participate in Ritchie Bros. Auction

Fri August 08, 2014 - West Edition
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The Virtual Ramp was very popular in the heat.
The Virtual Ramp was very popular in the heat.
The Virtual Ramp was very popular in the heat. The Yellowhouse Oklahoma Used Equipment Manager Jeff Reel (L) and Texas Manager Mitch Hoven take a close look at this John Deere 350D LC. Greg Braswell, Trak Traders, has got some interest in this Hydro-Ax 2864. Juan Trevino (L) and Miguel Angel Almaguer of Trans National Equipment and Supply, Pharr, Texas, think this Cat 320 CL needs to be in their fleet. Don Larson (L), Star Tractor Ltd., Fort Worth, Texas, and Terry Jackson, Chanas Aggregates Lano, Texas, watch the equipment cross the ramp. Rob Purnell (L) and his son, Hunter, R.E.P., came all the way from Shelbyville, Ky., to get a closer look at this JLG G10-55A. Jeff Helmericks, Spectrum LNG LLC, Palmer, Alaska, has just purchased this John Deere 1050C for one of the company’s up-coming construction projects. Lori and Mickey Smith, independents in Dallas, Texas, are quite interested in this Cat D6T XL. Jack Hisle, Hisle Brothers. Inc. in Ada, Okla., waits for a shuttle to take him to the equipment.

More than 3,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s $49 million unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas, July 23 to 24.

Bidders came from 57 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Bidders from outside Texas purchased more than $27 million of equipment, from as far away as Australia, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased $19 million of the equipment sold.

In total, close to 3,300 equipment items were sold in the auction, including a 2012 Caterpillar D6T XW crawler tractor that sold for $295,000; three 2012 Kenworth T800 sleeper truck tractors that sold for $102,000 each; and three 2012 Kenworth T800 sleeper truck tractors that sold for $100,000 each.

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