More Than 1,400 Bidders Vie for Iron in Atlanta

Wed July 10, 2013 - National Edition
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Gary Stone of Lashley Tractor Sales in Lithonia, Ga., tests the Komatsu PC35R mini-excavator.
Gary Stone of Lashley Tractor Sales in Lithonia, Ga., tests the Komatsu PC35R mini-excavator.
Gary Stone of Lashley Tractor Sales in Lithonia, Ga., tests the Komatsu PC35R mini-excavator. James Self of Quality Earth Movers in Equality, Ala., inspects the Deere 624J wheel loader. Steve Meissen (L) of Reynolds Warren Equipment, Lake City, Ga., and James Mann of Mann Equipment & Truck Sales, Tyrone, Ga., talk about asphalt rollers up for auction. Conley Gregory (L) and Joe Upchurch of Conley Gregory Construction in Monticello, Ky., look at the controls of the Wirtgen 1900DC milling machine. Woodie Ramsay of Gulf Equipment Corp. in Mobile, Ala., considers the Cat 320CL excavator. Irfan Syed (L) and Tim Voit of Trans-Atlantic Shipping, Orlando, Fla., look for excavators. Craig Coleman (L) and Gilbert Webb of H.C. Coleman & Company Inc. in Marietta, Ga., consider the Cat 963C track loader. This Cat motorgrader is headed to Israel after an Internet bid of $107,500.

More than 1,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on June 27. Bidders came from 48 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 73 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Chile, Hong Kong, Russia and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased close to 50 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value). In total, close to 900 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, loader backhoes, truck tractors and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.