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Nearly 2,000 Bidders Participate in Ritchie Auction in North Franklin

Thu September 27, 2018 - Northeast Edition #20
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More than 1,850 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North Franklin, Conn., on Sept. 21, 2018.

With bidders from 36 countries, approximately 80 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Korea, Peru and Australia. Online bidders purchased approximately 47 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,000 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, compactors, skid steers, loaders, dozers, aerial work platforms, truck tractors and more.

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Komatsu WA250 wheel loaders are lined up and waiting for new homes.
Komatsu WA250 wheel loaders are lined up and waiting for new homes.

Greg Bodytko of Abcon Abatement and Demolition, New Haven, Conn., was interested in the Komatsu PC270LC excavator.
Greg Bodytko of Abcon Abatement and Demolition, New Haven, Conn., was interested in the Komatsu PC270LC excavator.

A potential buyer examines the Hitachi ZAXIS 60 excavator.
A potential buyer examines the Hitachi ZAXIS 60 excavator.

Ryan Dehler, a homebuilder of RD Homes, Scotland, Conn., tests out a Terex TC16 mini-excavator.
Ryan Dehler, a homebuilder of RD Homes, Scotland, Conn., tests out a Terex TC16 mini-excavator.

Craig Cypret (L) and Anthony Sacco, who sell and rent heavy equipment at T-Quip in Londonderry, N.H., check out this Komatsu PC350LC excavator.
Craig Cypret (L) and Anthony Sacco, who sell and rent heavy equipment at T-Quip in Londonderry, N.H., check out this Komatsu PC350LC excavator.

Tony Mariano of Mariano Trucking, Middlebury, Conn., is interested in this Cat 430F wheel loader.
Tony Mariano of Mariano Trucking, Middlebury, Conn., is interested in this Cat 430F wheel loader.

Peter Densen of P. Densen Equipment and Supply gives this Bobcat 630 skid steer a test.
Peter Densen of P. Densen Equipment and Supply gives this Bobcat 630 skid steer a test.

Paul Blais of Construction Support Equipment, Seabrook, N.H., likes this Komatsu PC270LC excavator.
Paul Blais of Construction Support Equipment, Seabrook, N.H., likes this Komatsu PC270LC excavator.