Ritchie Bros. Holds Multi-Million Dollar Sale in Md.

Wed April 09, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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It was a full house at the registration area as prospective bidders line up to register for the sale.
It was a full house at the registration area as prospective bidders line up to register for the sale.
It was a full house at the registration area as prospective bidders line up to register for the sale. Pedro Couto, vice president of Daco Construction, Hanover, Md., does some prep work before heading into the yard to look at equipment. More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person. In total, more than 2,000 equipment items were sold at the auction. A train of rollers head toward the auction ramp. Wheel loaders of all makes and models are ready to roll over the ramp. Jacob Benhoff of J G Benhoff, Baltimore, Md., looks over a Bomag tandem asphalt roller. Brandon (L) and Art Shaffer of Edgewood, Md., measure a Caterpillar 926E wheel loader. Art Rossie of Siteworks Contracting Corp., Mt. Vernon, N.Y., checks the controls of an Ingersoll Rand padfoot roller. It was a busy day in the timed auction area at the recent Ritchie Bros. auction in North East, Md. John Long, one of the owners at Long Excavating Incorporated, Annville, Pa., checks out how the Case CX160B handles. Lars Granger did not have to travel too far to the Ritchie Bros. auction. He is a general foreman of Aui Inc., located in North East, Md. Joe Foltz, co-owner of Foltz Brothers Inc., Edingburg, Va., tests a Komatsu PC35 MR.

More than 3,000 bidders participated online and in person March 20 at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.

Bidders came from 46 countries, including all 50 U.S. states. More than 85 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Bolivia, Jordan and Singapore. Online bidders purchased 40 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 2,000 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, excavators, loader backhoes, articulated dump trucks and more.

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