Ritchie Bros. Hosts Raleigh-Durham Equipment Auction

Mon July 07, 2014 - Southeast Edition
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Patrick Cunningham of Ritchie Bros. keeps the Cat 740B articulated trucks moving across the ramp.
Patrick Cunningham of Ritchie Bros. keeps the Cat 740B articulated trucks moving across the ramp.
Patrick Cunningham of Ritchie Bros. keeps the Cat 740B articulated trucks moving across the ramp. Stanley Moss (L) of C&J Trucking in Oxford, N.C., talks with Todd Meadows of Ritchie Bros. Butch Graham of Ritchie Bros. calls the last and highest bid on a John Deere 650J dozer. Justin Barnhill (L) of Barnhill Contracting in Tarboro, N.C., catches up with Asher Brinson of Sound Heavy Machinery in Wilmington, N.C. The Cat 740B articulated trucks are ready for a job. Jason and Amie Pierce, both of Genesis Concrete in Wake Forest, N.C., look over this Kobelco excavator with a Genesis Versi pro shear mounted on it. (L-R): Jay Sellers of Tar Heel Machinery in Raleigh stops by the Yarbrough Transfer Companies table to ask Brent Jacques and Jim Yarbrough for a shipping quote. John Hood (L) of Carolina Cat and Andy Kendall of Abington LLC talk about the auction. John Fairley (L) of Ritchie Bros. welcomes Ivan Mast of Mast Enterprises in South Boston to the sale. Guy Roof (L) of Con-Equip of the Carolinas talks with David Saintsing of Royal Contracting in Thomasville, N.C.


person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ multi-million dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on June 24.

Bidders came from 44 countries, including 47 U.S. states. More than 80 percent of the equipment was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as the United Kingdom, Singapore and Vietnam. Online bidders purchased more than 73 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).

In total, more than 870 equipment items were sold in the auction, including crawler tractors, compactors, motorgraders, excavators, loader backhoes and more.