Ritchie Bros. Hosts Auction in Atlanta

📅   Wed June 28, 2017 - Southeast Edition #14


Bob Wigington of Wigington Contractors, Jasper, Ga., reads up on the excavators in the sale.
Bob Wigington of Wigington Contractors, Jasper, Ga., reads up on the excavators in the sale.
Bob Wigington of Wigington Contractors, Jasper, Ga., reads up on the excavators in the sale. Richard Wood (L) of Row Equipment, Columbia, S.C., and E.B. Atkins of E B Atkins Construction, Columbia, S.C., go over the items they plan on bidding on. Troy Motz (L) of Troy Motz Construction, Lincolnton, N.C., and Kenny Carpenter of Lincoln County Fabricators, also in Lincolnton, N.C., inspect a Volvo EC220 excavator. Randy Ward (L) and Roy LaFlamme, both of United Grading, Fairburn, Ga., consider bidding on this Cat D6K2 XL dozer. Paul (L) and  Garrett Rivers (R), both of Rivers Grading, Fayetteville, Ga., and Matt Neely, Matt Neely Homes, Sharpsburg, Ga., get a closer look at this Komatsu PC350 excavator. Skip Walker of High Hills Equipment, Ellijay, Ga., jots some notes before bidding on a Komatsu D61PX dozer. (L-R): Scott Kelly, Strack Inc., Fairburn, Ga., and Tony Kelly and Alan Pratt, both of MA-JAC Underground, Sharpsburg, Ga., talk about some of the machines at  the auction. The Ritchie Bros. staff made quick work of auctioning the backhoe loaders before the heavy iron rolled across the ramp. The auction included a nice selection of compact equipment including a package of Volvo mini-excavators.

More than 2,350 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Atlanta, Ga., on June 13.

With bidders from 45 countries, approximately 65 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as the Austria, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Online bidders purchased approximately 55 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,900 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 65 excavators, 40-plus skid steers, 60 aerial work platforms, 150 truck tractors, 140 trailers and more.

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