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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Holds Statesville, N.C., Auction

Fri July 22, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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Wayne Farrell (L), and Kenny Earnhardt (R), both of Earnhardt Grading, Stanley, N.C., had a few questions on the John Deere machines so they turned to their John Deere man, Jeff Fink of James River Equipment.
Wayne Farrell (L), and Kenny Earnhardt (R), both of Earnhardt Grading, Stanley, N.C., had a few questions on the John Deere machines so they turned to their John Deere man, Jeff Fink of James River Equipment.
Wayne Farrell (L), and Kenny Earnhardt (R), both of Earnhardt Grading, Stanley, N.C., had a few questions on the John Deere machines so they turned to their John Deere man, Jeff Fink of James River Equipment. John Laramore (L), Piedmont Equipment Exchange, Danville, Va.; and Andy Kendall, Abington LLC, Kernersville, N.C., discuss a few pending deals and plan their next venture. John Noble, general manager of K.I.T. Equipment, Louisville, Ky., checks out the undercarriage of this Komatsu D39PX dozer. Josh Bandy of Ritchie Bros. caught the high bid on this Cat 627G scraper. The sale included a good selection of scrapers from Cat, John Deere and International. (L-R) are John O’Bryan, Caterpillar; Jesus Ramirez, Gibbs, Gaston, Ala.; and Harry Hurley, used equipment manager, Blanchard Machinery. Jeff Matlock (L), Matlock Used Parts, Cleveland, N.C.; and Phil Graham and his grandson Colton Graham, Graham Farms, Cleveland, N.C., came to the sale to buy a few excavators. Looking over larger dozers with their Carolina CAT salesman Mitch Christenbury (R), are Brandon (L) and David Ervin, both of Prime Development in Kannapolis, N.C. Rick Sowers (L),  Sowers Construction Co. Inc., Mt Airy, N.C., talks with Ethan Grabill of Ritchie Bros about a few machines that will be headed over the ramp. (L-R): Ron Vincent, retired; Kenneth Tysinger, May Heavy Equipment, Lexington, N.C.; and Rick Stidham, Earthmovers Equipment, Charlotte, N.C., talk about the rising prices of the used equipment being sold. Discussing the prices of the scrapers and dozers that sold earlier in the day are Billy Seals (L), Thompson Tractor Company and Darrin Hogeboom, Ritchie Bros.

On June 30 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ held a multi-million dollar auction in Statesville, N.C. In total, more than 1,600 bidders from 36 countries, including 47 U.S. states and all 10 Canadian provinces and one territory, registered to participate in the auction either on-site or online. More than 60 percent of the equipment was purchased by out-of-state buyers from as far away as Australia, Bolivia, Peru and the United Kingdom. Approximately 24 percent of the equipment was sold to online buyers.

The auction featured 950-plus equipment items and trucks, including 25-plus hydraulic excavators, 25 crawler tractors, 20 motor scrapers, 15-plus loader backhoes, 15 wheel loaders, 15-plus agricultural tractors and more.

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