Al Gunter (L), and Steve Larson, both of Flint Equipment Company, compare their thoughts on what prices certain machines will command during the auction.
More than 700 bidders participated online or in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 16.
Bidders came from 30-plus countries and 44 U.S. states. More than 80 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Bolivia, Egypt, Indonesia and Peru. Online bidders accounted for 56 percent of total sales in the auction.
The auction featured more than 400 equipment items and trucks, including 20-plus hydraulic excavators, more than 15 loader backhoes, about 15 wheel loaders and 10-plus crawler tractors.