Ritchie Bros. Conducts December Multi-Million Dollar

Bidders came from 45 countries, including all 50 U.S. states.

📅   Thu December 31, 2015 - Northeast Edition


Auction attendees wait to be registered for the sale.
Auction attendees wait to be registered for the sale.
Auction attendees wait to be registered for the sale. A Sennebogen 850 material handler was among the many items sold during the auction. Many dozers were available at the Ritchie Bros. sale Dec. 17. Caterpillar dozers roll over the ramp. Close to 2,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including cranes. Attendees bid online during the recent Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md. Charlie Bagnall (L), northeast territory manager of Peterson, which specializes in portable land clearing equipment, and Tom Jamieson, sales manager of Cleveland Brothers CAT, Harrisburg, Pa. Chad Haring (L), John Deere territory manager, and Mike Kernan, vice president, both of Plasterer Equipment Company Inc., are ready to follow the auction. Taylor Murphy (L) and Kathleen Llewellyn, both of Joseph Smith Enterprises of Wilmington, Del., are helping buyers price out container loading and equipment dismantling. Kevin Kobus (L) of Ritchie Bros. and Jason Rohrer, general manager of JTech Truck Services catch up at the auction. The younger generation of S&M Paving in Elkton, Md., bids on items while watching the rolling stock. Santa Claus came early, helping guide people around the Ritchie Bros. auction yard. A big selection of excavators went on the block in North East, Md.

More than 2,750 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on Dec. 17.

Bidders came from 45 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. Approximately 82 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Singapore, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 50 percent of the equipment sold.

Close to 2,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 90 compactors, 75-plus excavators, 30 wheel loaders, more than 80 scissor lifts, 45-plus boom lifts, more than 45 dump trucks, 105 truck tractors, 55-plus trailers, and more.

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