More Than 2,100 Bidders Participate in North East Sale

Tue June 18, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Lori Gurley of Bejeski Construction Inc., Avoca, Pa., enjoyed the beautiful weather and the great selection of equipment at the Ritchie Bros. auction.
Lori Gurley of Bejeski Construction Inc., Avoca, Pa., enjoyed the beautiful weather and the great selection of equipment at the Ritchie Bros. auction.
Lori Gurley of Bejeski Construction Inc., Avoca, Pa., enjoyed the beautiful weather and the great selection of equipment at the Ritchie Bros. auction. Off-road trucks await new owners. Many backhoes from Caterpillar, Case, John Deere, Komatsu and others were available at Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md. Nathan (L) and Jesse Hill checked out a wide array of equipment for their family company, Joe Hill & Sons Construction in Hartly, Del. Jim Lindale, owner of Lindale’s Backhoe & Tree Service LLC, Greenwood, Del., is looking to add to his equipment fleet. Equipment Superintendent John Kernan (L) checks out equipment with his boss and owner of Diamond Materials, Richie Pierson Jr. of Wilmington, Del. John Schaefer, owner of Schaefer Construction, Dunkirk, Md., inspects this John Deere backhoe. Tom Manganas, foreman of Maxim Construction, Washington, Pa., had around a five-hour drive to the Ritchie Bros. sale. John Schaefer, owner of Schaefer Construction, Dunkirk, Md., inspects this John Deere backhoe. A Caterpillar 775D rock truck makes its way across the Ritchie Bros. auction ramp. The crawler tractors are lined up, waiting to be auctioned off at the Ritchie Bros. sale in North East, Md.

More than 2,100 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on June 4.

Bidders came from 45 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 83 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Panama and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased more than 36 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,850 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.