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Ritchie Bros. Hosts More Than 2,800 Bidders at Auction in Chicago

Wed December 13, 2017 - Midwest Edition #25
Construction Equipment Guide

Case skid steers were ready to go over the auction ramp at the Dec. 8 auction.
Case skid steers were ready to go over the auction ramp at the Dec. 8 auction.
Case skid steers were ready to go over the auction ramp at the Dec. 8 auction. 
Kieran Holm (L), senior vice president of operations, Ritchie Bros., welcomes Jay Germann, Roland Machinery Co., to the Dec. 8 auction.
Kevin Whitney of K&R Construction gets a better look at his 
surroundings on this 
John Deere 470G 
Kevin Shaw (L) and Shawn Herkert, both of Shaw Construction, take a look at this Cat 345B excavator. 
Mark (L) and Garrett Hite, both of Hite Farms & Excavating, look over the excavators at the auction. 
(L-R):?Andrew and Kurt Blunier, both of Blunier Farm & Excavating, talk with Broc Colville, owner of Broc Colville Concrete & Excavating. 
Roger Martinez, Ritchie Bros., looks for more bids for the skid steers at the auction. 
(L-R): Mitchell, Jim and Joe Hamman, all of H&H Stone, check the beds of the Volvo articulated trucks.

More than 2,800 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 8.

With bidders from 40 countries, approximately 54 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as India, Ukraine and Japan. Online bidders purchased approximately 59 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 1,450 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including more than 40 excavators, 45 skid steers, 10 loaders, 15 compactors, 35 aerial work platforms, 20 dump trucks, 135 truck tractors, 105 trailers, and more.


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