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Ritchie Bros. Holds Multi Million Dollar Sale in Chicago

Mon December 24, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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Kevin Michels, Michels Corporation, looks over this Cat D7E dozer.
Kevin Michels, Michels Corporation, looks over this Cat D7E dozer.
Kevin Michels, Michels Corporation, looks over this Cat D7E dozer. Larry Yoder, Farm Drainage, inspects this John Deere 350D excavator. Bob Halderson (L), and Cliff Grice, both of Corporate Contractors Inc., Beloit, Wis., came to see the well maintained cat excavators. (L-R): Jim Lindsey, Lindsey Farms, brought sons Matt and Luke to see if they could take home an excavator. This Cat D6R XL dozer got the attention of this group. (L-R) are Bill Boehm, Primary Contractors; Davey McCallion, Pro Excavating; Dale Hereau and John Hagan, both of Primary Contractors. Looking at some of the John Deere iron at the sale are Mike Frederick (L), West Side Tractor Sales of Indiana and Frank Marshall, G.E. Marshall Inc. Terry Laible, owner of Terry Laible Excavating, was very interested in bidding on this John Deere 350D excavator. (L-R): Viewing the auction from the the VIP room are John Moyna, C.J. Moyna Inc.; Roger Martinez, Ritchie Bros.; Bob Pietrantonio, Ryan Central; Jerry Thompson, T.J. Lambrecht Construction; and Nick Nicholson, senior vice president of Ritchie Bros. (L-R): Jim Ban, Ritchie Bros.; Dominic Giuffre, vice president of Giuffre Bros. Cranes Inc., and Chris Wilke, also of Giuffre Bros., stop for a quick picture before heading out to the auction yard to look over the boom trucks.

More than 2,750 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 12.

Bidders came from 40 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 70 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Malaysia, Peru and Saudi Arabia. Online bidders purchased more than 45 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,450 equipment lots were sold in the auction, including agricultural tractors, combines, hydraulic excavators, loader backhoes, crawler tractors, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, truck tractors and more. For more information, please visit

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