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More Than 900 Participate in Ritchie Sale in Conshohocken

Tue December 18, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Rich Somers (L), president, and Mike Manieri, supervisor, both of Innovative Construction Services in Folcroft, Pa., are ready for the auction to begin.
Rich Somers (L), president, and Mike Manieri, supervisor, both of Innovative Construction Services in Folcroft, Pa., are ready for the auction to begin.
Rich Somers (L), president, and Mike Manieri, supervisor, both of Innovative Construction Services in Folcroft, Pa., are ready for the auction to begin. Rob Shirley of Ridgewood Tree Service, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., records prices aboard an Ingersoll Rand compactor. Fred Vilsmeier takes bids on a fuel/lube truck. Ritchie Bros. recently held an unreserved public auction for P. DiMarco Company Inc. at the company’s facility in Conshohocken, Pa. (L-R) are Dennis Yanick, Bucks Lawn Care, New Castle, Pa.; Joe Boyle, Ritchie Bros.; and Joe Villa, Ransome CAT, Bensalem, Pa. (L-R) are Mike Breslin, Penn Jersey Machinery; Don Swasing, Schlouch Inc., Blandon, Pa.; and Tony Rosetti and Walt Joachim III, both of Penn Jersey Machinery. Two eager buyers look at the engine and test the controls of a 1998 Kawasaki 65Z wheel loader. Bidder Number 112, Braun Wagler of Advanced Contracting, Stoneboro, Pa., stands on the tracks of a Caterpillar D8R dozer. Caterpillar crawler tractors — including a D4C Series III, a D4G Xl, a D5G Xl, a D5K LGP, a D6R XL and a D8R — are lined up and ready for new owners. Ed Glassbury (L) of Meco Constructors Inc., Bensalem, Pa., catches up with Jerry Holleran of Machinery Services Inc., Royersford Pa. Young William Gnouse (L) attends his first auction with J. Smith of Justice Excavation Inc., Aspers, Pa. (L-R): Rich Hess, Norris Sales assistant rental manager; Chris Bair, Eagle Power & Equipment inside sales manager; Don Zajick, Norris Sales president; and Dean Leonetti Sr., sales manager of Eagle Power & Equipment, get ready to track prices  at the sale. Bidding was very strong on site and online, including for this spread of hydraulic excavators. One excavator went to a bidder from Singapore. George James (L) of B&J Excavating, Downingtown, Pa., and Eric Gutt of Ransome CAT, Bensalem, Pa., take time for a photo during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Conshohocken, Pa.

More than 900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction Dec. 11, in Conshohocken, Pa.

Bidders came from 34 countries, including 46 U.S. states. More than 54 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Costa Rica, Malaysia and Singapore. Online bidders purchased more than 29 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value). In total, more than 300 equipment lots were sold, including loader backhoes, crawler tractors, hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.