Ritchie Bros. Hosts Largest-Ever Auction in St. Louis, Mo.

Ritchie Bros.’s St. Louis, Mo., auction site held its largest-ever auction on Dec. 16. Buyers from as far away as Australia, Alaska and western Canada took part, purchasing more than 1,700 items in to

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Mike and Taylon Lanphier both of Lanphier Excavating are interested in this Case 1650L dozer.
Mike and Taylon Lanphier both of Lanphier Excavating are interested in this Case 1650L dozer.
Mike and Taylon Lanphier both of Lanphier Excavating are interested in this Case 1650L dozer. 
John Primus of Primus Farms checks over the undercarriage of this Cat D6R dozer.
Randy Rademacher of Rocks Excavating just finished looking over the cab of this Cat D6N. 
Darrel Smith, Jayhawk Equipment, shops the inventory of Cat D6 dozers at the Dec. 16 sale.
Brian Michael of Michael Farms shops for a piece of equipment to help with his farming operation. 
(L-R): Larry Harvel, Danny Schnepper and Keith Harvel in front of a John Deere 862B scraper. 
After running this Cat D7F, Jessie Vandergriff of Marshall Tree Service takes time for a quick picture. 
Ritchie Bros.’s St. Louis, Mo., auction site held its largest-ever auction on Dec. 16. 
Jason and Michael Gill of Gill Excavating take note of this Cat 345 excavator.

Ritchie Bros.'s St. Louis, Mo., auction site held its largest-ever auction on Dec. 16. Buyers from as far away as Australia, Alaska and western Canada took part, purchasing more than 1,700 items in total.

Among the equipment highlights: a Cedarapids portable asphalt batch plant, which sold for $330,000; a large selection of late model farm equipment; and hundreds of construction equipment items, including excavators, dozers, articulated dump trucks, loaders and graders. Ritchie Bros. sold to the highest bidder, with no minimum bids or reserve prices.

More than 3,700 people registered to bid in the auction: about 1,500 in person at the auction site, and just over 2,200 online at rbauction.com. The auction attracted bidders from 49 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces and more than 40 other countries.

For more information, visit rbauction.com. The next Ritchie Bros. auction in St. Louis is currently scheduled for March 25.

For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.