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Nearly 1,100 Lots Sold in Ritchie Bros. Detroit Auction

Sat July 10, 2010 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


Friendly competitors Bill Theile of ALTA Equipment Company and Carleton Equipment Company President Phil Wurtzel catch up at the auction.
Friendly competitors Bill Theile of ALTA Equipment Company and Carleton Equipment Company President Phil Wurtzel catch up at the auction.
Friendly competitors Bill Theile of ALTA Equipment Company and Carleton Equipment Company President Phil Wurtzel catch up at the auction. Tom Greenman (L) and Matthew Schaedler of Schaedler Enterprises were in from Toledo to look at the cranes. Ritchie Bros.’ auctioneer Greg Fuqua, based out of Atlanta, Ga., calls out the bids. Michigan CAT’s Mike Johnson (L) joined Frank DiPonio of DiPonio Contracting, Shelby Twp., Mich., to watch the auction action. Leon Salenbien of Salenbien Excavating in nearby Dundee, Mich., gets a closer look at this Komatsu PC35 mini-excavator. Soundman David Kelley (L) checks in with Ritchie Bros.’ Fred Vilsmeier to make sure everything was running smoothly. Aeschliman Equipment’s Mark Wing of Whitmore Lake, Mich., stopped by to take a look at this John Deere 644E wheel loader.

More than 900 registered bidders participated online and in person for the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction June 9 in Milan, Mich., just outside of Detroit.

Bidders came from 42 states, 23 countries and all 10 Canadian provinces. Close to 1,100 lots were sold on auction day. Nearly 65 percent of the equipment and trucks (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state of Michigan.

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




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