Hopes Run High for $20M Phenix City Development

More Than 750 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Sale in Conn.

Tue July 31, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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The crowd of bidders gathers around the item being sold in hopes of taking it home.
The crowd of bidders gathers around the item being sold in hopes of taking it home.
The crowd of bidders gathers around the item being sold in hopes of taking it home. Enmanuel Rodriguez, F&E Truck Sales, New York City, visited the sale site as an interested buyer in Stafford Springs, Conn. John Vasel III, owner of J.V. III Construction  Inc., in Rocky Hill, Conn., stands in front of a Gledhill 11SSBPR12 11 ft. hydraulic snow wheel loader attachment, which he hopes to purchase. (L-R): Nick Stone, self-employed, Somers, Conn.; Jon Jonelis, Shadow Valley Farm, Somers, Conn.; Riley McRitchie, Sarasota, Fla.; and Ken Beaudry, Lawns ’N More, Ellington, Conn., discuss the sale. This colorful group of portable hydraulic power pumps proved to be both eye-catching and sought after as they were sold to the highest bidder. The men of Ritchie Bros. were hard at work in the ring scanning the crowd for the next buyer. RJ Fournier, Border View, Franklin, Conn.; and Dan Gallagher, D & D Dairy, Swanton, Vt.; perused almost 400 lots of equipment for sale at the Ritchie Bros. auction.

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.