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

Fri April 08, 2011 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

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.

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