Nearly 1,800 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Bros.’s Multi-Million Dollar Auction

Wed December 24, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Kevin (L) and Starkey Coleman, both of W.S. Construction, Wesson, Miss., put a Volvo EC290B excavator to the test.
Kevin (L) and Starkey Coleman, both of W.S. Construction, Wesson, Miss., put a Volvo EC290B excavator to the test.
Kevin (L) and Starkey Coleman, both of W.S. Construction, Wesson, Miss., put a Volvo EC290B excavator to the test. Jason Ingram (L) and Robert Ingram, both of P & R Construction, Acworth, Ga., inspect this Volvo EC250D. Eric Hudder of Hudder Grading & Utilities, Temple, Ga., tests out this Cat 256C. (L-R): Mike Morgan and Bubba Peters, both of Pit Row Equipment, Lincoln, Ala.; Lucas Terry, Terry Steel Buildings, Cullman, Ala.; and Don Morgan, Pit Row Equipment, search for mini-excavators. Jody Wall, Ritchie Bros., stands ready to answer customers’ questions. This late model John Deere 624K wheel loader sold for $146,000 and is heading for Washington. John Morley (L) and John Rape of J.J. Morley Enterprises, Alpharetta, Ga., are the proud new owners of this JCB 508C reach forklift. The sale featured a large number of trucks.


Nearly 1,800 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 2.

Bidders came from 49 countries, including 47 U.S. states. Approximately 65 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Vietnam, Chile, Egypt, Jordan and Singapore. Online bidders purchased 44 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

The auction featured more than 1,100 equipment items, including more than 180 truck tractors and 80 van trucks, as well as a large selection of excavating equipment, telescopic forklifts, boom lifts, scissorlifts and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.