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Ritchie Bros. Breaks Record With North East, Md., Auction

Fri April 08, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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More than 50 hydraulic excavators were auctioned off at the recent Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., sale.
More than 50 hydraulic excavators were auctioned off at the recent Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., sale.
More than 50 hydraulic excavators were auctioned off at the recent Ritchie Bros. North East, Md., sale. Tom Maldezzi (L) and Daniel Atansio operate the Extendascreen on a Mauldin asphalt paver. Starting up a Komatsu D61 dozer is Gerard Dumsha of Princess Anne, Md. All types of lifting equipment, including aerial lifts from several manufacturers, went on the auction block. Auction attendees came by car, truck and even a helicopter. A full house at the registration area. Cat, Deere and Komatsu crawler loaders and dozers ready for the auction ramp. More than 2,400 lots, including several Terex trucks, were auctioned off at the Ritchie Bros. sale held at its North East, Md., facility. Tony Nonn of Barksdale Nursery, Elkton, Md., on board a John Deere 444H wheel loader. Josh Weaver of Womelsdorf, Pa., is either trying to stay warm or looking over a Gradall rough-terrain forklift. A Case 580 caught the eye of Bernie Shanahan of Middle River, Md.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ March 29 North East, Md., auction set a new site record for online bidder registrations with more than 1,200—the previous record of 950-plus was set in April 2009. Online bidders purchased 29 percent of the equipment sold in the auction.

In total, more than 2,900 bidders from 39 countries, including all 50 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces and one territory, registered to participate in the auction either on site or online. Close to 90 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state of Maryland; more than 29 percent of the equipment was purchased by out-of-country buyers from as far away as United Arab Emirates, China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The auction featured 2,400-plus equipment items and trucks, including hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, loader backhoes, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more.

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