Ritchie Bros. Holds Unreserved Auction in Atlanta, Ga.

📅   Mon July 07, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Jerre Martin (L), Jerre Martin Repair, Ephrata, Pa., and Billy Sibley of Sibley Equipment Company, Woodstock, Ala., look over their notes on the lineup of excavators.
Jerre Martin (L), Jerre Martin Repair, Ephrata, Pa., and Billy Sibley of Sibley Equipment Company, Woodstock, Ala., look over their notes on the lineup of excavators.
Jerre Martin (L), Jerre Martin Repair, Ephrata, Pa., and Billy Sibley of Sibley Equipment Company, Woodstock, Ala., look over their notes on the lineup of excavators. (L-R): Ronnie Baxley and Bobby Baxley, both of Baxley Trucking, Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., and Billy Reeves, Whitesulphur Springs Hauling, Pine Mountain, Ga., have some laughs before the auction. Johnny Dowey (L) and Charles Dowey, both of Carolina Wrecking, Columbia, S.C., enjoy their morning coffee before the sale. Carlos Rivera (L) and Orlando Zenon, both of Zenon & Zenon Contractors, Stockbridge, Ga., inspect this Cat D6K LGP. Zach Klinger of Earthworm Outdoors, Atlanta, Ga., calls for more information on a crawler loader. B. Brown (L) and his son Brett Brown of Browns Construction Company, Chattanooga, Tenn., shop for bargains on excavators. A package of 2011 Deere 772GP motorgraders rolls onto the ramp as “choice of nine machines.” Dawn Ewing and Roy Ewing of W & S Maintenance Unlimited Inc., Asheville, N.C., test out this Bobcat E32.

Close to 1,600 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on June 26.

Bidders came from 52 countries, including 48 U.S. states. More than 73 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Venezuela, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased 67 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 1,150 equipment items were sold in the auction, including hydraulic excavators, motorgraders, wheel loaders, a large selection of forklifts and more.