More than 4,000 bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros.' multi-million-dollar unreserved public equipment auction in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 18, 2019.
With bidders from 43 countries, approximately 61 percent of the equipment in the auction was sold to out-of-state buyers, from as far away as Germany, India and Singapore. Online bidders purchased approximately 69 percent of the equipment sold (by dollar value).
More than 2,500 equipment items and trucks were sold in the auction, including excavators, loaders, dozers, cranes, truck tractors and more. All items were sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. CEG
Jim Ban of Ritchie Bros. answers some truck questions for Terry Costello of International Used Truck Center in Melrose Park, Ill.
Customers do some bidding in the virtual (Ring 2) area at the Morris, Ill., location.
Walking the auction yard and looking over the wide range of iron and trucks are Lorin Warnkes (L) of Warnkes Farms and Chuck DeBolt.
Darrell Stone of Austgen Equipment gets some stick time in this John Deere 350G excavator.
Jeremy Burkholder has a look at the excavators at the Sept. 18 auction in Morris, Ill.
There were plenty of loader backhoes to bid on.
Anthony Laudicina of Premier Concrete Construction Inc., Rockford, Ill., checks over this Cat 236B skid steer.
Fred Vilsmeier (L) of Ritchie Bros. helps Jeff Katzer of Pioneer Masonry locate some concrete equipment in the sale day catalog.