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More Than 1,650 Vie for Iron at Ritchie Auction in Orlando

Mon September 10, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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Alvaro Alvarez came all the way from Costa Rica in hopes of finding a loader to take home with him; this Komatsu WA200 may be the one.
Alvaro Alvarez came all the way from Costa Rica in hopes of finding a loader to take home with him; this Komatsu WA200 may be the one.
Alvaro Alvarez came all the way from Costa Rica in hopes of finding a loader to take home with him; this Komatsu WA200 may be the one. The auction featured more than 1,500 equipment items. Dan McHugh of Brookside Equipment Sales, Mass., stands in front of a Volvo L70 for a photo. From Carthage, N.C., Dunkin Kelly came to the auction looking for the perfect motorgrader. He may have found one in the Cat 12H. Jack Rocker poses in front of a Bandit 2590, a whole tree chipper he may purchase for Middle Georgia Timber, Eatonton, Ga. Proud new Cat skid steer owner Charles Robbins of Mtn2Sea Ministries said he plans to use his purchase to help people in need around Saint Simon Island, Ga. Clayton Worley of Erosion Control of Central Florida may be able to keep this JCB 409 loader in central Florida if he can get it at the right price. This 2007 Komatsu WA500 loader sold for $95,000. Dan Dickerson looks for some equipment for his rental company RentThis, West Palm Beach, Fla. Rick Luna (L) and Peoples Padron, standing in front of a Hyundai 210LC, came up from Lake Okeechobee, Fla., to buy some equipment for their ranch.

More than 1,650 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Florida on Aug. 16.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Around 60 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Columbia, India, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 34 percent of the equipment sold.

The auction featured more than 1,500 equipment items and trucks, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks, crawler tractors, motorgraders and truck tractors.