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Ritchie Bros. Holds Multi-Million Auction in North East, Md.

Fri June 17, 2011 - Northeast Edition

Booms up, Ritchie flags up … it must be auction time in North East, Md.
Booms up, Ritchie flags up … it must be auction time in North East, Md.
Booms up, Ritchie flags up … it must be auction time in North East, Md. Emer Roman of Elkton, Md., works the joystick of a Kobelco hydraulic excavator. Kyle Miller of Robert T. Miller & Son, Airville, Pa., checks the pedals on a Cat D8R dozer. A Bomag BW120 tandem roller gets the once over by Tom Shumate of Affordable Paving, Brownstown, Pa. A Caterpillar 992D wheel loader heads over  the ramp. Ritchie Bros. operator Mike Brown readies a Caterpillar D3B for the lineup. Andrew Budick of Action Rental, Allentown, Pa., inspects a JLG lift. Caterpillar articulated trucks cross the auction ramp. Internet bidding can be viewed at the indoor auction ring as well as several locations throughout the Ritchie Bros. facility. Caterpillar dozers — 24 in all — begin crossing the auction ramp in North East, Md.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held a multi-million dollar auction June 7 in North East, Md.

In total, more than 1,900 bidders from 42 countries, including 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, registered to participate in the auction either onsite or online. Approximately 85 percent of the equipment was purchased by out-of-state buyers from as far away as United Arab Emirates, Chile, Lebanon, Nigeria and Singapore. More than 25 percent of the equipment was sold to online buyers.

The auction featured approximately 1,500 equipment items and trucks, including more than 35 hydraulic excavators, more than 35 crawler tractors, more than 30 loader backhoes, more than 20 wheel loaders, 20 skid steer loaders and more than 35 truck tractors.

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