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Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth Auction Attracts More Than 3,000 Bidders

Thousands of bidders from over 50 countries take part in the event.

Thu August 08, 2013 - West Edition
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Glenn Briscoe of Lufkin Production in Jacksboro, Texas, inspects this Cat D5B.
Glenn Briscoe of Lufkin Production in Jacksboro, Texas, inspects this Cat D5B.
Glenn Briscoe of Lufkin Production in Jacksboro, Texas, inspects this Cat D5B. Ben Litzenberger (L), Litzenberger Construction in Wenoka, Okla., has been checking out this SkyTrack 5028 with Byron Shirley (R) and his daughter Janson of Shirley Dozer Service in Alva, Okla. Larry (L) and Dillon Lyons of Big L. Backhoe and Dozer in Nacona, Texas, are going to bid on this Terex TA 25 off-road truck. Cayle Cutburth (L) and Tyson Deck of 3D Metal Fabricators in Graham, Texas, think this TREXLIFT is just what they need for their shop. Patsy Palacios and her pup, Minah, are helping Billy Cronk of EZ Pipeline Padding in Odessa, Texas, check out this Cat D6D 303 pipelayer. Don Mouser, J.D. Abrams in Austin, Texas, is interested in this Cat 312 excavator. Eric Clutter and Brandy Fowler of TEC Excavation, Inc. in Midland, Texas, have just finished giving this Cat 330D L excavator the once over. Donnie Leonardo of 2L Construction in Boyd, Texas, is getting ready to check out this Cat 345CL excavator.

More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 24.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 49 U.S. states. Close to 53 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Guatemala, India, Italy, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased more than 45 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 2,900 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, wheel loaders, truck tractors and more.

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