More Than 950 Iron Lots Go on Block in Raleigh-Durham

Wed July 10, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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Jackie Atkinson (L) of J&J Truck Sales and Jason Payne of Atkinson Truck Sales, both in Chatam, Va., go over a few items.
Jackie Atkinson (L) of J&J Truck Sales and Jason Payne of Atkinson Truck Sales, both in Chatam, Va., go over a few items.
Jackie Atkinson (L) of J&J Truck Sales and Jason Payne of Atkinson Truck Sales, both in Chatam, Va., go over a few items. Rick Rothig (L) and Davis Mellot, both of Southeastern Equipment Corp. in Chesapeake, Va., await the auction’s start. Cat 740B trucks attract heavy interest from both the Web and those at the sale. Shaw Garrison (L) and Ben Cockerham, both of McClung Logan Crane & Equipment in Charlotte, N.C., shop for machines. Dan Wilcox (R) of Wilcox Tractor Sales in Midland, N.C., and son, Matt, look at the equipment. Ron Paschal of Ritchie Bros. receives the final bid on a dump truck. Wheeler Johnson of Pungo Machine in Pantego, N.C., follows the bidding. Don Blanton (L) of Road Builders Inc. in Wilmington, N.C., talks about his machine needs with Asher Brinson of Sound Heavy Machinery.

More than 1,300 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ unreserved public equipment auction in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on June 25.

Bidders came from 43 countries, including 45 U.S. states. More than 80 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Ecuador, Indonesia, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased close to 60 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 950 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.