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More than 2,550 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros. North East, MD Auction

Fri March 22, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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Caterpillar 773Ds and a 777D off-highway truck roll over the auction ramp on North East, Md.
Caterpillar 773Ds and a 777D off-highway truck roll over the auction ramp on North East, Md.
Caterpillar 773Ds and a 777D off-highway truck roll over the auction ramp on North East, Md. Looking to lend a helping hand are Rich Garwood (L), vice president of sales, and David Pearson, remarketing manager, both of Marlin Equipment Finance. A Caterpillar D10R to a Caterpillar D4H were auctioned off at Ritchie Bros. recent March sale in North East, Md. A couple of seasoned Ritchie Bros. auctioneers Jim Valentine (L) and Fred Vilsmeier. The grandstand was filled as Ring Two bidding got under way. David Gates of Gates Excavating, Cedarville, N.J., looks over a Caterpillar wheel loader. Leeland Freeman of Gradeline Construction Company Inc., Baltimore, Md., is at the helm of a 250,000-lb. Komatsu PC1250LC. Andrew Budick, president of Action Rental, Allentown, Pa., scopes out the selection of equipment prior to the sale. Michael Gray, president of The Tree People, stopped by the auction from Millersville. Md. You never know what interesting items you might find at Ritchie Bros. auction.

More than 2,550 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on March 19.

Bidders came from more than 45 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 85 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased more than 35 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 2,250 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors, forklifts and more.