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Ritchie Bros.' Chicago Auction Attracts 3,900-Plus Bidders

Wed April 04, 2018 - Midwest Edition #7
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Ethan Lester of Lester’s Material Service Inc. looks over this Volvo L330D wheel loader.
Ethan Lester of Lester’s Material Service Inc. looks over this Volvo L330D wheel loader.
Ethan Lester of Lester’s Material Service Inc. looks over this Volvo L330D wheel loader. 
A selection of skid steers go over the ramp to kick off the auction on March 23. 
(L-R): Dan Mosca, owner of Dan’s Cranes, Steve Lewandowski and Dave Mosca stand in front of the Grove GMK3055. 
Mona and Kelly Dillard, both of Dig It of Champaign, came from up from Champaign, Ill., to bid on some equipment, including this Bobcat E32 excavator. 
Ethan Lester of Lester’s Material Service Inc. looks over this Volvo L330D wheel loader. 
(L-R) are John Russ of J. Russ & Company Inc..; Jim Loucks of Chief Contracting; and Darrel Smith of Jay-Hawk Equipment
Gary Peiffer (L) and Dave Reed, both of Gary’s Auto, take a look at the engine of this Case 621 wheel loader. 
Darren Peterson (L) and Matt Adam, both of J&S General Contracting, attend the auction.

More than 3,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on March 23.

With bidders from 51 countries, approximately 67 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Egypt and Thailand. Online bidders purchased approximately 60 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 2,200 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 60 compactors, 60 skid steers, 55 excavators, 40 loaders, 15 dozers, 50 boom and scissor lifts, 240 truck tractors and 180 trailers.

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