Nearly 2,000 Bidders Participate in Orlando Ritchie Sale

Thu November 14, 2013 - Southeast Edition
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Wendell Cain of Cain & Todd Equipment looks for some good buys to take back to Lilburn, Ga.
Wendell Cain of Cain & Todd Equipment looks for some good buys to take back to Lilburn, Ga.
Wendell Cain of Cain & Todd Equipment looks for some good buys to take back to Lilburn, Ga. This 2011 Cat 962H sold for $132,500. In total, close to 2,000 equipment items were sold in the auction. Benjamin Elwell (L) and Harlan Haskins of Haskins Inc. shop the inventory of loaders. Fernanco and Rosalinda Gaya came from Houston, Texas, hoping to find a couple of large loaders. Grady (L) and Joiner Pugh of REV Construction in Tuscaloosa, Ala., consider this Cat 930G. Herb Cress shops the equipment inventory for Newman Tractor LLC. Brock Evans is interested in a few scrapers and off-road trucks for his company, Assured Excavation in Orlando, Fla. Jeff (L) and Jim Slack of Environmental Underground in Punta Gorda, Fla., check out Ritchie Bros.’ inventory. Mark Wheden hopes to find a few good deals. George Alkens (L) of Southwestern Machinery of Florida, and Bo Ross of Ross Equipment Co., enjoy a few minutes of conversation during the auction.

More than 1,925 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 24.

Bidders came from 55 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 58 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Online bidders purchased more than 42 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, close to 2,000 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, articulated dump trucks, skid steer loaders and more.

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