The crowd of bidders gathers around the item being sold in hopes of taking it home.
More than 750 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Hartford, Conn., on June 19.
Bidders came from more than 35 countries, including 44 U.S. states. More than 94 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Bolivia, Indonesia and India. Online bidders purchased more than 52 percent of the equipment sold (based on gross auction proceeds).
The auction featured more than 400 equipment items and trucks, including 45 van trucks, 39 truck tractors, as well as wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, skid steer loaders and more.