Ritchie Bros. Holds Atlanta Auction

Wed July 25, 2012 - Southeast Edition
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Looking at their catalogues for more info on a Komatsu D39EX dozer are Rick Callihan (L), and Bob Callihan, Callihan Grading, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Looking at their catalogues for more info on a Komatsu D39EX dozer are Rick Callihan (L), and Bob Callihan, Callihan Grading, Blue Ridge, Ga.
Looking at their catalogues for more info on a Komatsu D39EX dozer are Rick Callihan (L), and Bob Callihan, Callihan Grading, Blue Ridge, Ga. Testing the hydraulics on one of the many Deere 310G’s available in this sale are Rodney Cain (L), and Justin Cain (in cab), of Cain Plantation Estates & Cain’s RV Park, Hahira, Ga. Tim Thomas (L),Tractor & Equipment Co., Birmingham, Ala.; and Skip Walker, High Hills Equipment, Smyrna, Ga., discuss machines of choice for their company’s needs. Three generations of the Linnenkohl family (L-R) Alan, Owen and Gerald Linnenkohl, Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Columbus, Ga., were out looking for skid steer loaders. Shannon Chastain, Basic Equipment, Eatonton, Ga.,inspects an Ingersoll-Rand DD24 compactor for one of his customers. Deep in discussion about some of the dozers of interest are Dan Holcomb (L), and Jeff Lacksen, TreeCo, Sparta, Ga. Talking about some of the larger sized excavators in the sale line-up are Steve Larson,  Flint Equipment Company, Albany, Ga., and Kristen Beyer, Josaky Rigging, Atlanta. A trio of Komatsu D475 dozers was in the sale line up and commanded some intense high-end bidding.

More than 1,450 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta on June 26.

Bidders came from more than 45 countries, including 44 U.S. states. More than 80 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state, from as far away as Australia, Ecuador, Egypt, Malaysia and Panama. Online bidders purchased close to 46 percent of the equipment sold (based on total gross auction proceeds).

In total, more than 1,250 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including more than 40 loader backhoes, 35 hydraulic excavators, 30 crawler tractors, 25 multi-terrain loaders, 10 wheel loaders, 10 telescopic forklifts, as well as 35 truck tractors, articulated dump trucks and more.

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