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Ritchie Bros. Holds Multi-Million Sale in Williamsport, Pa.

Tue March 13, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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Ritchie Bros. Vice President of Sales Joe Boyle (L) and Bill Yurkovic, corporate used equipment manager, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa., meet up at the auction in Williamsport, Pa.
Ritchie Bros. Vice President of Sales Joe Boyle (L) and Bill Yurkovic, corporate used equipment manager, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa., meet up at the auction in Williamsport, Pa.
Ritchie Bros. Vice President of Sales Joe Boyle (L) and Bill Yurkovic, corporate used equipment manager, Cleveland Brothers, Harrisburg, Pa., meet up at the auction in Williamsport, Pa. Looking over the Caterpillar dozers are Jerry Holleran (L), Machinery Services Inc., Royersford, Pa., and Chris Pomeroy, Alterra Trading Inc., Syracuse, N.Y. Joel Rauf of Abele Tractor & Equipment Company Inc., Albany, N.Y., looks inside a Caterpillar D8T dozer. Several Caterpillar D8s were auctioned off at Ritchie Bros.’ sale in Williamsport, Pa. The high bids ranged from $277,500 to $440,000. Andy Miller (L) of Alex Paris Contracting Company Inc., Atlasburg, Pa., and Tom Jamieson, used equipment sales of Cleveland Brothers track prices. (L-R): Joe Morrissey of James D. Morrissey Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.; and Mike Kernan and Frank Raus of Plasterer Equipment, Sellersville, Pa., pause for a photo in front of a Hitachi excavator. Ritchie Bros. auctioned off 24 Hitachi hydraulic excavators; six ZX450LC-3 models were purchased for $270,000 each. Pleased with the bidding on the Hitachi excavators were Catherine Elliott and Steve White of Elliott & Frantz of King of Prussia, Pa.

More than 700 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Williamsport, Pa., on Feb. 21.

Bidders registered from 30 countries, including 46 U.S. states. More than 70 percent of the equipment was sold to buyers outside the state of Pennsylvania, including buyers from as far away as Australia and India. Online bidders purchased approximately 46 percent of the equipment lots sold.

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