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Ritchie Bros. Hosts Multi-Million-Dollar Denver Auction

Wed October 10, 2018 - West Edition #21
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More than 4,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 3, 2018.

With bidders from 43 countries, approximately 57 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Australia, Egypt and Thailand. Online bidders purchased approximately 53 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

More than 2,100 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, compactors, skid steers, loaders, dozers, aerial work platforms, truck tractors and more. Specific equipment sale prices are available at rbauction.com with a free account.

 (L-R): Josh and Heather Olson of J Hangin H Trucking, Lingle, Wyo., were in Denver with Peter Chiristeleit of Lead Dog Trucking, also of Lingle, Wyo. The Olsons and Chiristeleit were each hoping to go home with a Cat D6T dozer.
(L-R): Josh and Heather Olson of J Hangin H Trucking, Lingle, Wyo., were in Denver with Peter Chiristeleit of Lead Dog Trucking, also of Lingle, Wyo. The Olsons and Chiristeleit were each hoping to go home with a Cat D6T dozer.

Victor Zubia checks out this Cat D4C XL dozer he hopes to put to use in his business, Zubia’s Stone, of Rocky Ford, Colo.
Victor Zubia checks out this Cat D4C XL dozer he hopes to put to use in his business, Zubia’s Stone, of Rocky Ford, Colo.

There were plenty of dozers up for sale in Denver. Amos Espinoza of Espinoza’s Trucking was planning to bid on this Cat D6N.
There were plenty of dozers up for sale in Denver. Amos Espinoza of Espinoza’s Trucking was planning to bid on this Cat D6N.

Jeff Biffle of Teletractors, a Pinedale, Wyo., contractor, needed an articulated truck for an upcoming project. He hoped to win this Cat 725.
Jeff Biffle of Teletractors, a Pinedale, Wyo., contractor, needed an articulated truck for an upcoming project. He hoped to win this Cat 725.

Construction Equipment Guide met up with friends Jon Woodard (L) of Jon’s Salvage, Minatare, Neb., and Nick Ellis, owner of Made in the Shade, a landscape contractor in Longmont, Colo. The pair came across this K-Tec scraper, while Ellis was looking at loaders for an upcoming snow removal contract.
Construction Equipment Guide met up with friends Jon Woodard (L) of Jon’s Salvage, Minatare, Neb., and Nick Ellis, owner of Made in the Shade, a landscape contractor in Longmont, Colo. The pair came across this K-Tec scraper, while Ellis was looking at loaders for an upcoming snow removal contract.

Isaac Sanchez (L) and Antonio Deziga, of Deziga Construction, were looking at compaction equipment and showed a lot of interest in huge selection of Storike vibratory rollers.
Isaac Sanchez (L) and Antonio Deziga, of Deziga Construction, were looking at compaction equipment and showed a lot of interest in huge selection of Storike vibratory rollers.

Jose Rodriguez said this Bobcat E35 excavator was “just what he needed” to round out his fleet at J and Sons Landscaping of Loveland, Colo.
Jose Rodriguez said this Bobcat E35 excavator was “just what he needed” to round out his fleet at J and Sons Landscaping of Loveland, Colo.

Drumming up business, Glenn Singer of Quip-Cal calls his company “The Heavy Equipment Decal Experts.” He was on hand to assist buyers in branding their equipment purchases. Quip-Cal operates out of Quakertown, Pa.
Drumming up business, Glenn Singer of Quip-Cal calls his company “The Heavy Equipment Decal Experts.” He was on hand to assist buyers in branding their equipment purchases. Quip-Cal operates out of Quakertown, Pa.