Ritchie Bros. Holds Unreserved Auction in North East, Md.

📅   Tue September 05, 2017 - Northeast Edition #18


More than 2,450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including an extensive selection of dozers.
More than 2,450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including an extensive selection of dozers.
More than 2,450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including an extensive selection of dozers. Curtis Fann, owner of 50/50 Entertainment in Washington, D.C., is considering this Ford F250. E.W Rust, owner of E Rust General Services in Delaware, checks out the Caterpillar mini-excavators Steve Lively is retired, but he attended the Ritchie sale to help a friend inspect the equipment. Piere Jony is a manager of Queens Village, N.Y, and he’s also trying to stay dry on a rainy day. Tom Miskiewicz (L), foreman of Scott Contractors in Norristown, Pa., Mike Smith, laborer of Gilbertsville Township, Pa., are ready for the auction to start. Nathan Hill, part owner of Hill Brothers Excavation, Hartly, Del., tests out equipment before the auction begins. A wide selection of backhoes went on the auction block in North East, Md. On a rainy day, it’s great to be inside bidding on equipment. Compactors are ready to roll over the auction ramp.

More than 3,550 bidders participated online and in person Aug. 29 at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md.

With bidders from 53 countries, approximately 87 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 53 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 2,450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 95 excavators, 95 compactors, 45 loaders, more than 10 dozers, 70 dump trucks, more than 150 aerial work platforms, 135-plus truck tractors, and more.