Gabriel Santos, project manager of BlueRidge Inc., Camp Springs, Md., is busy inspecting equipment.
Approximately 3,000 bidders participated online and in person June 14 at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.
Bidders came from 46 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 47 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 3,300 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 140 excavators, 110 compactors, more than 50 loader backhoes, 20 dozers, 195-plus truck tractors, 300 trailers, and more.