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Out-of-State Bidders Drive Ritchie Bros. Auction in N.C.

Wed April 12, 2017 - Southeast Edition #8
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The sale included a variety of compact track loaders and skid steers.
The sale included a variety of compact track loaders and skid steers.
The sale included a variety of compact track loaders and skid steers. This Cat backhoe was sold to a contractor from Charleston, S.C. Bidders vie for several pieces of Doosan equipment. (L-R): Richard and Rick Sowers, both of Sowers Construction Co. Inc., Mount Airy, N.C., speak with Todd Meadows of Ritchie Bros. Scott Tulloss of Tulloss Equipment in Rocky Mount, N.C., shops the selection of excavators. Sam DiFrano (L) and Steve Spencer, both of Equipment Pros, Raleigh, N.C., keep up with the bids. (L-R) Scott Jones of Scott’s Lawn Service in Emerald Isle, N.C., and  Joey and Chad Eddins, both of Eddins Oil Company in Zebulon, N.C., hope to take home a few skid steers. This Mauldin MG618 motorgrader attracts attention at the sale.

More than 1,800 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on March 29.

With bidders from 36 countries, approximately 66 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as India, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 63 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,050 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, compactors, skid steers, loaders, dozers, aerial work platforms, truck tractors and more.—CEG

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