Dennis Fleury of Fleury Sales in New Hampshire inspects a John Deere 450G prior to the sale.
Anticipation was in the air on Aug. 5 and 6 when Petrowsky Auctioneers held its first public auction under the ownership of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Attendees had already gotten wind that something big had happened, and Sam Petrowsky started the sale by making the announcement that his company, Petrowsky Auctioneers, was now under the ownership of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
This large 2-day sale held at Petrowsky's facility in North Franklin, Conn., featured consignments from BTB Construction, Crean Equipment, Jacor Inc., and other area contractors and heavy equipment dealerships.
More than 50 excavators, a large selection of crawlers and loaders and lots of other support equipment all was sold as it went over the ramp. Hundreds of buyers were in attendance, with thousands more from across the globe placing bids.