Hopes Run High for $20M Phenix City Development

Ritchie Bros. Hold Sale in Atlanta

Tue December 11, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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Mark Klinstiver (L), and Harold Klinstiver, MK Excavating, Elizabeth, Ind., are very interested in bidding on this Cat D3G XL dozer.
Mark Klinstiver (L), and Harold Klinstiver, MK Excavating, Elizabeth, Ind., are very interested in bidding on this Cat D3G XL dozer.
Mark Klinstiver (L), and Harold Klinstiver, MK Excavating, Elizabeth, Ind., are very interested in bidding on this Cat D3G XL dozer. Making a final test run of a Cat 963C crawler loader before heading to the theater area is Billy Seals, Thompson Tractor, Birmingham, Ala. Rich Gansen (in cab), Gansen Excavation,  Dubuque, Iowa, and Kevin Wernimont, Tri-State Concrete, also in Dubuque, Iowa, inspect a Deere 624J wheel loader. Auctioning at a rapid pace, the Ritchie ring men rolled a package of seven JCB 550 loadalls across the ramp in no time with five of the units going to one buyer. Discussing what machines they plan to bid on are (L-R) Tony Land, Prince Truck Center, Tifton, Ga; Terry McCorkle and Lemmon McCorkle, M & B Construction Equipment, Claxton, Ga. Some nice cranes to be auctioned, including a Link Belt 248 HYLAB 5 and Manitowoc 555 crawler brought out some “heavy hitters” in the crane business including Dozier Cook (L) Dozier Crane, Savannah, Ga., and Jack Swan, EXACT Crane, Solon, Ohio High atop a Cat PM200 milling machine looking over the control panel at the operator’s platform are John McLean (L) and Kenneth House, Allied Paving Contractors, Pendergrass, Ga.

More than 1,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta on Nov. 29.

Bidders came from 45 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 66 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Austria, Colombia, Hong Kong and Italy. Online bidders purchased more than 30 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,100 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including loader backhoes, hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, multi-terrain loaders, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, truck tractors and more.

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