Baron Burgess and his father, Barry of Barry Burgess Equipment in Kemp, Okla., listen closely to the auction prices.
More than 2,950 registered bidders participated online and in-person at the Ritchie Bros. multi-million dollar auction July 15 and 16 in Fort Worth, Texas. The bidders came from 46 states, 42 countries and nine Canadian provinces.
More than 49 percent of the trucks and equipment (based on gross auction proceeds) went to buyers from outside the state. More than 3,000 lots were sold on auction day, including close to 500 camper trailers formerly owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and used to house victims of Hurricane Katrina
For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.