Ritchie Bros. Hosts Auction Unreserved Auction in Chicago

Approximately 61 percent of the equipment was purchased by buyers from outside Illinois, from as far away as Greece, India and Japan.

Fri October 21, 2016 - Midwest Edition #22
Construction Equipment Guide


Roger Martinez (C) of Ritchie Bros. welcomes Don Causa (L), Causa Contracting, and Frank Pohar, Pohar Contracting, to the auction.
Roger Martinez (C) of Ritchie Bros. welcomes Don Causa (L), Causa Contracting, and Frank Pohar, Pohar Contracting, to the auction.
Roger Martinez (C) of Ritchie Bros. welcomes Don Causa (L), Causa Contracting, and Frank Pohar, Pohar Contracting, to the auction. Rich Evans, Ritchie Bros., scans the crowd for more bids. Craig Ferguson (L), owner of Ferguson Trailer Sales, and Jay Hawkinson, Ferguson Trailer Sales, look over the undercarriage of this Kobelco SK200 excavator. The auction featured several Volvo excavators. Willie Ross (L) inspects the controls of this Kobelco excavator while Muhammad Yaseen looks over the outside of the machine. (L-R): Susanna and Michael Doherty, Neil Jackson and Simon Bradley, all of Mast Construction,  Art Bayley (L), 1st Source Bank, discusses the auction with Dick Courts, Courts Machinery.

Close to 2,400 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 6.

Bidders came from 41 countries, including 48 U.S. states. Approximately 61 percent of the equipment was purchased by buyers from outside Illinois, from as far away as Greece, India and Japan. Online bidders purchased close to 54 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,600 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, loaders, skid steers, cranes, truck tractors, trailers and more.


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