Ritchason Auctioneers Wraps Up 2009 With Big Sale

Fri December 25, 2009 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

When the excavators went on the auction block, bidders quickly gathered around.
When the excavators went on the auction block, bidders quickly gathered around.
When the excavators went on the auction block, bidders quickly gathered around. These three guys can be seen at almost any equipment auction in the southeast. (L-R) are Randy Raynor and Tommy Milam of Milam’s Truck Sales, Danville, Va.; and Billy Seals, Thompson Tractor, Birmingham, Ala. Dewain Ritchason, president of Ritchason Auctioneers, delivers the morning announcements. Perched on a New Holland LB75 backhoe loader are John Puryear (L) and Ross Heinen of Puryear Farms-Nursery & Landscaping, Gallatin, Tenn. Deep in discussion about this Volvo A25C artic truck are James Hickman (L) and Andy Andrews of H & H Rock, Georgetown, Tenn. This nice looking early 1990s Caterpillar D8N garnered quite a bit of attention and rolled out at $79,000. A couple of central Tennessee contractors looking for the deal of the day were Darin Lance (L) of JDL Construction, Sparta, Tenn., and Kerry Lankford of K.W. Lankford Excavating, Dickson, Tenn. Getting more information on a Hitachi excavator from Ritchason Auctioneers Sales Consultant Glen Brown (R) are Dale (L) and Jeff McPeake of McPeake Trucking in Scotts Hill, Tenn. This Deere 700H dozer was sold and headed to Kentucky with Keith Whitson (L) and Mark Peterson of Keith Whitson Trucking, Greenville, Ky.

Wrapping up its 20th anniversary year, Ritchason Auctioneers Inc. held a final big sale of 2009 Dec. 12 at its auction headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn.

A nice selection of machines greeted bidders on a frigid December day.