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Ritchie Bros Attracts 2,000 Bidders to In-Person, Online Auction

Fri October 26, 2012 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


(L-R): Kieran Holm, Ritchie Bros.; Jeremy Walker, Walker Ag Group; and John Beasley, Ritchie Bros.; head out to the yard to show Walker some of the iron.
(L-R): Kieran Holm, Ritchie Bros.; Jeremy Walker, Walker Ag Group; and John Beasley, Ritchie Bros.; head out to the yard to show Walker some of the iron.
(L-R): Kieran Holm, Ritchie Bros.; Jeremy Walker, Walker Ag Group; and John Beasley, Ritchie Bros.; head out to the yard to show Walker some of the iron. Willie Ross of T&B Excavation and Grading looks over this Cat 235 excavator Looking over the skid steers are C.W. Goetz (L) of C.W. Goetz Inc., and Dennis Gillan of AWSS Inc Tom Plaskota, Plaskota Limited Partnership, came to see if he could take this Link-Belt LS2650 excavator home. Ron Monroe, Canner Inc., takes a look at the cab of this Komatsu PC150 excavator. Jeff (L) and Lloyd Bisping of Bisping Construction Co. Inc., take a walk around the Ritchie Bros. yard to view the iron. Ken Copenhaver, Copenhaver Construction Inc., inspects the compact excavators. Harlan Taylor, Croell Redi-Mix checks over this Komatsu WA380 wheel loader.

Around 2,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012.

Bidders came from 43 countries. More than 63 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Peru, Vietnam and The Netherlands. Online bidders purchased more than 38 percent of the equipment sold.

In total, more than 1,400 equipment items were sold in the auction, including wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, loader backhoes, truck tractors, van trucks and more.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.




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