Ritchie Bros. Holds Successful March Sale in Los Angeles

More than 2,700 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction.

📅   Wed March 16, 2016 - West Edition


(L-R): Neal Davis, Jim Williamson and Ben Raffety of Barretts Minerals are on hand to bid on one of several Cat 775 rock trucks up for sale. Barretts operates a talc mine in Dillon, Mont.
(L-R): Neal Davis, Jim Williamson and Ben Raffety of Barretts Minerals are on hand to bid on one of several Cat 775 rock trucks up for sale. Barretts operates a talc mine in Dillon, Mont.
(L-R): Neal Davis, Jim Williamson and Ben Raffety of Barretts Minerals are on hand to bid on one of several Cat 775 rock trucks up for sale. Barretts operates a talc mine in Dillon, Mont.
Buying equipment for their start-up construction business are (L-R) Sean Bratcher, Bobby Bratcher and Joe Becerra of Porterville, Calif. They were interested in this Cat 446B backhoe.
Moises Mendoza of the Aries Group, Tijuana, Mexico, puts a Cat 430D backhoe through its paces.
Jamison Riley (L) and Matt Hess of Urban Jungle Contractors, traveled from Boulder City, Nev., to bid on this Cat 420F backhoe loader.
Century West Concrete’s Victor Diaz was bidding on the Ditch Witch MX352. Century West is located in Riverside, Calif.
The Byrds, Buddy (L) and Austin, were on hand to buy a Case backhoe loader for their Las Vegas company, Byrd Underground LLC.
International buyers like Danilo Rosales of El Salvador, were abundant at the auction. Rosales checks out a Cat 430D backhoe.
Among the equipment auctioned off were three Caterpillar 775F 70-ton rock trucks.

More than 3,150 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 4, 2016.

Bidders came from more than 50 countries, including 46 U.S. states. Approximately 32 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Egypt, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Online bidders purchased approximately 44 percent of the equipment sold — by dollar value.

More than 2,700 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 75 compactors, more than 50 loader backhoes, 35 excavators, more than 20 wheel loaders, more than 160 boom and scissor lifts, more than 90 truck tractors, more than 120 trailers and more. For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.