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Ritchie Bros. Auction in North East, Md. Draws 2,900 Bidders

Tue April 10, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Peterbilt tandem axle ready-mix trucks equipped with 10 cu. yd. (7.6 cu m) London barrels ready for the auction ramp.
Peterbilt tandem axle ready-mix trucks equipped with 10 cu. yd. (7.6 cu m) London barrels ready for the auction ramp.
Peterbilt tandem axle ready-mix trucks equipped with 10 cu. yd. (7.6 cu m) London barrels ready for the auction ramp. Bidding on iron such as this Case 621E loader came fast and furious from onsite and online at the Ritchie Bros. auction. Plenty of equipment crossed the ramp and went to new owners at the event. Raymond Luken, fleet manager of Baltimore-based Allied Contractors Inc. tries out an Ingersoll Rand compactor. Buster Varner, Varner Construction, Durbin, W.Va., checks out a Case 385 tractor with sweeper broom. Four unused Case 621E wheel loaders head across the ramp. The Joachims, Walt Jr. and Walt III, of Penn-Jersey Machinery, in front of a Volvo wheel loader. Penn-Jersey is the Volvo dealer of New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Need to refurbish your equipment? Call McCandless Company Inc. for cleaning, blasting or painting. Ritchie Bros.’ Joe Boyle catches a bid on a Cat crawler loader. Catching up on the latest industry news (L-R) are Jerry Fleming, Penn-Jersey Machinery; Steve Kriebel, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers; and Walt Joachim III and Walt Joachim Jr. More than 2,600 items, including these Cat articulated dump trucks, were auctioned off at Ritchie. Bros. recent sale at its Northeast, Md., facility.

Close to 2,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on March 26 and 27.

Bidders came from more than 45 countries, including 49 U.S. states. More than 87 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Thailand, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased more than 30 percent of the equipment lots sold.

In total, more than 2,600 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, loader backhoes, motorgraders, motorscrapers, dump trucks, truck tractors and more.

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