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Nearly 700 Lots of Iron Go on Block at Ritchie Conn. Sale

Fri November 04, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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This 1996 Caterpillar 312 hydraulic excavator with 3,379 hours was sold via online bidding to a lucky buyer in Thailand for $25,000.
This 1996 Caterpillar 312 hydraulic excavator with 3,379 hours was sold via online bidding to a lucky buyer in Thailand for $25,000.
This 1996 Caterpillar 312 hydraulic excavator with 3,379 hours was sold via online bidding to a lucky buyer in Thailand for $25,000. Calling for bids at Ritchie Bros. unreserved public equipment auction. Dustin Champney (L) and Robert Button are both self-employed men from Chelsea, Vt., with high hopes of obtaining the winning bid. Joe Gosselin (L). Trinity Masons, Somers, Conn., and Eric George, E.C. George Trucking, Andover, Conn., perused almost 700 listings at the Ritchie Bros. auction in Stafford Springs, Conn. Larry Vaughn (L), and Tom Finch, both of Stafford Sand & Gravel, Stafford, Conn., previewed the various lots of equipment for sale before the start of the auction. The weather was perfect for Ritchie Bros. auction, just ask (L-R) Richard Saccone, Westwood, Mass., his son, Kevin Saccone, SB General Contracting, Norwood, Mass., or Rick Annaian, self-employed contractor, R.J.A. Building, Westwood, Mass. Rough terrain, all terrain and hydraulic truck cranes towered over the auction site in Stafford Springs,, Conn. (L-R): Toby Clemens and Mark Murphy, Ritchie Bros., stand back to back in the auction ring to catch all bids on the lot being sold. (L-R): William Arment (L), Charlie Arment Trucking, Springfield, Mass., brought his dog, Casey, an Olde English Bulldog to the auction as did Bill Davis, Trackside Motors, Monson, Mass., with Astro, a Pitbull/Boxer mix.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held an unreserved public auction in Stafford Springs, Conn., on Oct. 6.

The sale featured nearly 700 lots of equipment ranging from cranes to wheel loaders to a variety of trucks and lifts. Container equipment, attachments and parts also were put on the block. Bidders competed live, by telephone proxy and in real time online.