Ritchie Bros. Hosts Auction in North East, Maryland

Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as New Zealand, Peru and the UK.

📅   Wed September 07, 2016 - Northeast Edition #18
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The registration line was kept moving by the helpful folks behind the desk.
The registration line was kept moving by the helpful folks behind the desk.
The registration line was kept moving by the helpful folks behind the desk. This Cat D6K LGP track-type tractor was lot 121. The crowd awaited the next item up for bid. The self-serve customer kiosks were kept busy during the auction. Ian Hindle, an employee of Ratoskey & Trainor Inc., King of Prussia, Pa., takes a closer look at this Komatsu PC650LC excavator. Walter Mangual, owner of Mangual Excavations, Philadelphia, Pa., looks under the hood of this Cat 312E hydraulic excavator. Equipment was lined up as far as the eye could see at Ritchie Bros.’ Aug. 25 auction. Mike Bonarrigo, a manager at J.B. Industries in Keymar, Md., checks out this Genie. Dump trucks from Ford, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo and Western Star were all up for auction. Kevin Waltz (L) and Eric Snider, both independent contractors from Dover, Del., take a quick break. Justin Laczynski, owner of Elite Paving, Brick, N.J., likes this Cat AP655D paver. Danny McHenry, owner of Danny McHenry Backhoe & Paving Inc., Worton, Md., tests the controls. A parade of equipment is ready to head down the line.

More than 2,900 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in North East, Md., on Aug. 25, 2016.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 84 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as New Zealand, Peru and the UK. Online bidders purchased approximately 48 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

Close to 2,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including 95 compactors, more than 75 excavators, more than 55 dump trucks, more than 30 skid steers, more than 150 truck tractors and more than 155 trailers.