With bidders from 50 countries, approximately 72 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers from as far away as Australia, France and Thailand. Online bidders purchased approximately 65 percent of the equipment sold, by dollar value.
Close to 3,000 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 105 excavators, 175 aerial work platforms and 95 truck tractors, as well as loaders, dozers, and more.
All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
Admiring the big Cats, including a pair of 775F rigid-frame trucks, are Aaron Matthews (L) and Bob Matthews of Matthews Motors, Augusta, Ga.
Putting a John Deere 75D mini-excavator to the test are Kenny Bryant (L) and his dad, Gary Bryant, of Gary Bryant Enterprises Inc., Burnsville, N.C.
Walking the yard studying the lineup for the day (L-R) are Josh Giles and Charles Cathey of Black Book, Gainesville, Ga.; and Steve Monacelli, Ritchie Bros., Chicago, Ill.
Getting an early-morning look at some of the trucks and machines of interest are Josh Harris (L) and Ashleigh Trumpour of Caswell Wrecker & Heavy Haul, Newnan, Ga.
Brent Beverly of BTM Machinery, Mount Pleasant, S.C., pauses to phone in to the office to discuss machine valuations.
Looking over a stout selection of hydraulic excavators are Chase Jordan (L) and Andy Lipham of Down South Construction, Limeville, Ala.
Test-operating a Cat 953C crawler loader are Zach Hinson (L) and Brandon Rowland of Hudgins Construction, McDonough, Ga.
There is always a good selection of military machines at the auction. Hopeful to get a bargain on a John Deere 624 loader are Rick Webb (L) and Jim Mosley of Alpha Equipment, Plant City, Fla.
A group of import-export professionals from around the globe were pleased with the selection of machines at the Ritchie Bros. sale in Atlanta.