Ritchie Bros. Atlanta Attracts 2,900 Global Bidders

Mon July 16, 2018 - Southeast Edition #15

More than 100 mini-excavators were available in this sale.
More than 100 mini-excavators were available in this sale.
More than 100 mini-excavators were available in this sale.  Barron Reed (L) and Mitchell Smith, both of B&J Reed Construction in Chatsworth, Ga., test operate a Bomag BW211D compactor. 
Richard Keith McGuirt (L) and Chris Parris of New Generation Grading in Ball Ground, Ga., look over a water truck and some articulated trucks. 
Gary Scearce (L) and Jason Palmer, both of Atkinson Truck Sales in Chatham, Va., open up a Cat D6K2 LGP dozer. 
Craig Semelsberger (L) of VALCO Equipment in Canton,Ohio, and Brandon Burdett of New South Construction in Atlanta, Ga., inspect a JLG telescopic forklift. 
Joey Massingill (L) and Jeff Stewart of Dudley Lumber Company in Salem, Ala., check out a Link-Belt crane.
Raylan Vincent (L) and his father Johnny Vincent, both of Preferred Pine Straw in Branford, Fla., hope to find some machine bargains for their pine straw and farming operations — possibly this John Deere 544K loader. 
(L-R): Independent contractors Steve Kovald of Heflin, Ala.; Don Zell of Powder Springs, Ga.; and Woody Woods of Tallapoosa, Ga., look over some of the compact track loaders. 
Mark Turner (L) and Harvey Crowe, both of Mark Turner Grading in Hampton, Ga., do a complete inspection of a Morbark Woodhog 3800XL.

More than 2,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on June 27.

With bidders from 50 countries, approximately 82 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Egypt and the Philippines. Online bidders purchased approximately 58 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 3,000 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including: 145+ excavators, 70+ compactors, 35+ loader backhoes, 30+ dozers, 20+ dump trucks, 120+ boom & scissor lifts and 120+ truck tractors.